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  1. I have taken agreeing to terms and conditions away from the Create Account page and added it to the shopping checkout process. Makes more sense there. Even though many would not read them, they are there if they need to see them. They would not know if they have been changed from one order to the next, but they agree them. As long as I keep a copy of the terms and conditions which are dated when ever they are changed to comply with this EU legislation.

    I also send newsletters when changes are made but that does only get to those that subscribe to newsletters.

  2. 12 minutes ago, Heatherbell said:

    There are a number available but have not been updated - they do have instructions - for example:


    When I click download on the page that this link opens, after waiting the usual number of seconds I get the option to either open or save. If clicking on open  the file opens with two files in it. One is called catalog which includes replacement  language files, and the other is called Documentation_link.pdf. That is the instructions in PDF format.

    Are you sure that you have something on your computer to open zipped files.

  3. Before anyone starts I am fully aware of the PI modules available to some supporters, but some may not be supporters and may want a different layout to their product_info.php pages. For ease the PI modules should be obtained by becoming a supporter of Phoenix by paying either monthly or annually.

    I spent a while trying to change the look of my product pages in Phoenix but could not get the effect that I had in Edge. This is down to a change in BS4 compared to the older BS3. In BS3 it was easy to place modules next to each other in the product info pages just by using the sort order and content widths, but that functionality was removed with BS4.

    What this mod does is to replace the content block of code found in product_info.php from one to four blocks. One full width across the top, two in the centre side by side and one full width across the bottom of the page. Different widths of the centre two blocks can be altered in the product_info.php page code. It does change the code in the core product_info.php page and there is a need to create some new folders in the product info modules and languages folders. Once done any new module created for the standard product info page can be used with no changes. To fill the full width of the two centre blocks you should use a content width of 12.

    New blocks can easily be added to create greater page variation by adding similar blocks to those now found in the product_info.php file, and creating the new folders needed. Existing new blocks can also be moved around the page by changing product_info.php.

    Totally stand alone with one core code change to product_info.php.

    Has been tested on Phoenix only but may work on other versions. Will not work on pre Phoenix code.

    Some of the modules in the images may not be available to non supporters.

    Available at https://apps.oscommerce.com/wilqp&better-product-info-page-layout-phoenix




    product-info top.png

    product_info bottom.png

  4. 17 minutes ago, LeeFoster said:

    Sorry I meant in it's current iteration, there would be no Phoenix without you.

    I think you may get passed back to gary's last reply. Whilst its gary that is doing the hard work, it the store owners and developers who have supported him over the years with his 28 days of code modules and the Phoenix supporters. Without either of them oscommerce would not be here today.

    If it had been left to those that want something for nothing and are not happy with that so they want more, then there would be no oscommerce.

  5. 2 hours ago, Dr. Mary Calaveris said:

    It seemed for a number of years that the future of osCommerce was in jeopardy as new development was moving at a slow pace. However thanks to osCommerce users and community members it seems that an enthusiastic programmer community is now contributing to updating the program at a rapid rate.


    Three cheers! To valquiria23 for being an amazing encourager, and I wish you the very best. It seems that there are now 43 Phoenix-compatible add-on’s in the Apps Marketplace Showcase that has been submitted by incredibly gifted souls such as JcMagpie, raiwa, peterpil19 and others, so “Thank You All For Your Hard Work, Dedication, And Talent.”


    One can only imagine what unique feature add-ons will be coming shortly from other expert programmers such as Harald Ponce de Leon, Jan Zonjee, G Burton, Gergely Tóth, Daniel Brinkmann, John Doswell, Stefan Kanitz, Ingo Malchow, Henri Schmidhuber, Dan Cole, Fred, Jack, Jim Keebaugh, Lambros, Malcolm, and Phil.

    What a load of old tosh. As this is someones first post I can only assume that they have been put up to it by someone. I can only guess who as its been a buzz for that one person to be negative and cause trouble where they can. A person that likes things for free and does little to give back.

    I hope those mentioned take little notice of the negative comments from someone who clearly does not know what they are talking about. Without the work put in by all those listed as expert programmers osc would not be what it is today. Some of those named have moved on and good luck to them in what they do but without then we would all be worse off. May be those that instigated this post would like to give the same time to the project as others have in the past, then we can all see where we are in the future.

  6. I know someone that bought a set of bathroom fittings (large towel rail, hand towel rail, toilet roll holder, toilet brush) from a suppler of ebay. She was explaining about how great these items looked in the pictures and even showed me a picture, and thought they were cheap at £12-00 the set including postage, so she bought one. She then bent down and picked up the smallest padded envelope that you have ever seen and tipped out the set. They were for a 12th scale dolls house. I almost wet myself laughing.

  7. I have had a few funny return requests in the past.

    1. Customer contacts me and asks why the parcel they received was empty. They then insinuate that someone in the picking department must have stolen it. I explain that I am a one person business and I will check the certificate of posting to see what weight was registered when posting. The phone went dead never heard from again.

    2. The item is faulty. I ask that the item is returned  with a copy of the original invoice as proof of purchase. They refuse to return item, and I refuse a refund. Upon checking their details I find it was 13 months after they purchased the item. Never hear from again.

    3. A customer accused me of sending a short coil of wire. He bought 10m of wire which is hand measured and cut from a large reel. I ask for the item to be returned with a copy of the invoice and it does actually come back but its in about 8 short lengths. The copy invoice is not even one of mine, but one of my competitors who I get along with. We both laughed about it now, but no refund was given.

    Customers do at time try it on.

  8. I am having exactly the same trouble on my test site, my live site and a phoenix test site. The languages are not shown and only the defines are showing as if the language files are not found,  on only the stripe payment module admin edit page. The payment module does seem to work fine with no errors on all the sites. Today I am going to try to restore the working files from version 10 and see if they work. If they do I will compare the files for the stripe_sca files and leave well alone.

  9. 4 hours ago, mhsuffolk said:

    Try this, it is not very pretty but it should help to lead the blind

    includes/languages/modules/payment/stripe_sca.php Find

      define('MODULE_PAYMENT_STRIPE_SCA_CREDITCARD_TYPE', 'Credit or Debit card');

    Replace with

      define('MODULE_PAYMENT_STRIPE_SCA_CREDITCARD_TYPE', 'Credit or Debit card_____Expiry Date Security No');


    Thanks for that. That may stop the emails arriving that they dont understand a simple form. Thats the trouble with having a client based that are of the older generation.

    Now to try again with the text defines in admin area.

  10. 2 hours ago, asro2004 said:

    The prompts are declared in includes/languages/english/modules/payment/stripe_sca.php. It's probably best to just copy the ext and includes directories from the install/update and let it replace all the corresponding files in the web site. It should only be necessary to make sure the ownership and permissions of the files allow them to be read by apache/nginx.

    Check your site's error logs for any PHP errors.

    Right. No errors in the error log files related to missing text defines or files. There were some about a 50 metatag restriction which is why I was updating the code as this problem had apparently been sorted. All file permissions seem to be the same as other payment modules.

    Just uninstalled the payment module. Cleared all system and computer cache. Removed all the files from my hosts and replaced them with the latest offerings from the addon area (version 12). All files were copied to the correct locations and uploaded to my hosts. When I went to install the modules all the text defines are missing still.

    Went and removed all the files again from my hosts and uploaded all the old module files and everything works fine. As I cant waste any more time on this at the present I am leaving the old payment module as active because its working. When I get time i will look into this further and start installing this from the beginning and see where it all goes wrong. I cant even find where the language files are referenced.

  11. I am having a bit of bother with the latest version of this great addon. I removed all the old files from the server and uploaded version 12 to the system and went to install and all the language defines do not seem to be working. In the admin area where the settings are changed every title and bit of text is as if the defines are not present. I have checked and double checked that the files are in the right place including uninstalling all files and uploading them again.

    Has anyone had the same problem and if so what did you do to get them to show correctly.

    Before I uninstalled all the files version 10 was working fine. I should have left it all alone.



  12. Is there any way to get column titles on the checkout form where the card details need to be added. I have had a couple of customers get confussed about where and how to enter the required information. On looking at this the long card number is sort of easy it's the expiry date and the last 3 digits that cause confusion. If someone can tell me where the form is created I may be able to do something.

  13. I recently had this problem with outgoing welcome emails. All other emails generated by the store were sending fine. They were being reported as spam by the outgoing server filter. The emails were being prevented from being sent by my hosts 'spam expert' system. When I contacted the hosts I was told to read the CAN-SPAM regulations. I also needed to addd an unsubscribe link to every email being sent out by the store apparently, and also some kind of recaptcha. When I pointed out that the emails were not marketing emails but transactional emails and that they were part of the sales process and could not be unsubscribed from, and they were not part of the regulations my hosts went quiet on me and said they would look into it.

    In the end I changed the email title line from the original 'Welcome to', to something different and all seems to be working again, although I expect this is something to do with the hosts doing something as they were in the wrong but would not admit it. It could be worth changing the text of the email just to see.

  14. @JcMagpie Thanks.

    @puggybelle Thanks.

    @milerwan Thanks.

    @Mikepo Thanks.

    @Omar_one  Thanks.

    This is what this thread is here for. Its good to see that others have the same sort of thought processes that I do.

    I fully understand about the time and investment in the old sites we all have, and its hard to give up something that is working fine if it can be altered slightly to improve it. Do we all need to upgrade I am not sure. I use an upgrade as a time to install the latest version of addons if there is one, and a time for a bit of housekeeping. Change the look, add a few more bits and its ready to last a few more years.

    What I dont want to do is to see oscommerce die. Its a great bit of software that in many ways is better and easier to use than many of the other offerings.

  15. 27 minutes ago, JcMagpie said:

    I have never used these so if you have layout that's required then happy to take a look.

    I use them to enclose with any orders and email the invoice a few days later just to lengthen the sales timeline. The invoice email just says thanks for the order and then a bit about how to contact us if there are any problems.

    I will have a play first and see what happens as a lot of the info on the packing slip is on the invoice so it should be easy to adjust. Thanks for the offer though.

  16. 1 minute ago, valquiria23 said:

    Thank you very much Zahid @JcMagpiefor your contributions to decorate and make OSC more modern.
    These simple changes would be great to incorporate into the OSC core to give the Admin a renewed look.

    have a great day.


    @valquiria23 I wish the core had a set of files like the latest product info files so a store owner could easily customise the invoice and if necessary the packing slips. Would make the whole thing so much easier.

    @JcMagpie Do love these files though. Have had  a play to get the output like my current invoice page but the invoices do look better than standard which isnt really worth the paper its printed on. Only thing I am going to have to add is the order contents stuff but that looks easy enough to do.

  17. 7 minutes ago, LeeFoster said:

    Not sure if its a bug or if it's just me.

    I have a test store at the moment that is running Phoenix and I have removed all currencies and added GBP however the price for everything now shows 0. If I add USD back in everything shows but in Dollars.

    If you have set the language to default and nothing shows have a look in your includes/language/english.php file and change the one instance of USD to GBP and see if that helps.

  18. 1 hour ago, Kurre said:

    It is for a client of mine, but I will consider it if there is no free ones.

    If its for a client you should be able to make something. Gary did a great batch actions module that has already been metioned that is really easy to use to print and update multiple orders, that may not cost you that much if he will sell it to you. If you are looking for free then a search of the addons area and lots of trial and error to see if they work before finding something.

  19. I will answer my own question first. This is my thoughts on why I wan to upgrade my store.

    I have Phoenix as a test site that I am working on when time and finances allows. Over the years I have adapted and altered a version of Edge that is currently my live site.  My current live site runs happily on php5.6 and apart from the odd blip every now and again it works faultlessly and does what it is supposed to do. It has many addons added, and some are currently not available to work on Phoenix, but I am looking for others. My biggest worry when finally updating the site is that the database update may have to carried out by someone that knows more than I do and that may cost a few pounds.

    My reasons for wanting to upgrade the current site is because the software used to run the site have moved on. PHP versions are faster and more secure. Some are not going to be supported for much longer. Bootstrap4 is so much better than BS3 and it is easier to make small changes to the site. Phoenix gives me more options to make the site as I want it. Its modular so its really easy to add features with only one click and change a few settings. There is no cut and paste coding for now.

    I am also a monthly paid up supporter of Phoenix because I want to see the project move forward and as a business I understand that code time costs money and it should not be expected that someone gives their time for free so I can earn money. Some of my profits should go back to help the coders improve what I am using for free. In the few months since Phoenix was released so much has been done and lots of new features are available.

    If I had a bricks and mortar store I would need to pay to keep the structure of the store clean, tidy and updated and its the same with my website. It needs to be up to date and it needs to make the whole shopping experience good for my customers.

  20. This is just a simple sort of question. If you are using oscommerce in any form from 2.2 or 2.3.1 up to latest Edge or Frozen version, would you upgrade to the latest Phoenix version?  If not why not? Be honest. I am not here to push one version over another, just trying to find out store owners reasons for either upgrading or not upgrading.

    If you would not upgrade why not?