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  1. I see that the Discount Coupon Codes has several files on the contribution section. But for the past 5 or 6 uploads they are just fixes. I wanted to get a full copy of the Discount Coupon Codes with all the fixes embedded into it. Unless I am stuck downloading the full package from Sep 27, 2007 called Discount Coupon Codes 3.31. Please tell me I don't have to dowload the other 6 updates after that. Looks like the latest full package was on Sep 27.


    What is the difference between this contribution Discount Coupon Codes and the coupons built in already with osCommerce?

    If your using an MS, version then

    Forget about that one and use this one:



    Use the last version by Vger.


    Or if your using an RC version use this one:



    You wont go wrong with contributions by these two!

  2. I misunderstood the first post. I thought you installed download controller. If you install download controller, everything will work just as I stated earlier and your downloads will be secure.

    And to be on the same foot here, PayPalIPN will not update the status of an order unless payment clears.

    What you took the time to explain in your last post is a very old/well known "flaw" with osCommerce. Downloadcontroller with correct it. The super download shop will as well.

  3. I am so stumped. Does anyone know how to make paypal ipn trigger the availability of downloads?

    My understanding is that there's a loop hole - users can download products before having paid for them simply by going into their account, even before payment has been confirmed through paypal. To prevent this, I understnd that there IS the download controller contribution as an option, but it only works manually- meaning I have to approve the downloads before they're released. But this tends to take the immediacy out of having an online convenience store. I'd like my system to be able to accept payment through paypal then allow the download. Is there a way for the IPN to be connected and trigger/ allow the download?

    My brain is telling me someone else MUST have come up against this before. I'd really love it if someone could advise. It's quite urgent. Thanks so much for you help.

    :blink: :-)

    Download controller releases downloads when the order is updated to a certian status.

    Paypal IPN will update to the status you tell it too once payment clears with paypal.

    Therefore they work great together.

  4. thanks for contributing, but if you going to share and help other, why use a link that require people to login or register. Are you trying to advertise your place?

    It s apparent you dont know a flying flip what your talking about. Why dont you take that thanks a hide it someplace. Some people actually could use that module and would be willing to sign up on a place thats been around nearly as long as this place has. Thats a place that doesnt need advertising, do a search and youll find their name plastered here as much as osCommerce is there. Puta

  5. I now have one final problem to fix, I hope someone can help me.


    If you have a look at the following http://www.latiendadeltenis.com/equipamiento-t-3.html


    I need to change the title format, where says "Raquetas de Tenis", I need it bigger.


    I know, I have to make the changes in the articles.php file, but I don't know how to do it.


    Many Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!

    Look in your stylesheet.css find pageHeading and thats where you change the size.

  6. No payments here on the forums. This is a place for free help, and one of few places for help.

    What is the usual lifecycle of the osCommerce-powered webstore?

    Years, so long as you keep it updated to the newer php and sql codes when they come out.

    Usually who installs osCommerce for average Joe

    Joe usually starts out trying to install it. Sometimes Joe needs help becuase he is not savvy in these things.

    Where does the average Joe finds this consultant

    He has to search around, look at people here and go for recommendations, you cannot request paid help on these forums.

    Does the average user of osCommerce can install custom osCommerce module (with file copying and SQL operations) or is it always outsourced to module developers and consultants?

    osCommerce is open source, Everyone has full permission to try anything they want with the code, so long as they honor the GNU open source rules

    When average user of osCommerce has a specific need for a feature - what does he do? Calls a consultant or tries to fix it himself?

    Whatever he is more comfortable with. If he had a lot of help before, he will probally contact someone else to do it. If he tried and did succeed with things before, he will probally try to see if he can add the feature himself.

     I can see all these plugins for sale for osCommerce - so how people deal with installation and techsupport after they buy them? Does the plugin maker provide techsupport for installation?

    The plugin maker should provide support if he makes it. Always look at their site first to get an idea if they will really stand behind what they make, look for install tips, questions and answers, maybe a forum. Beware the ones that offer the plugin for sale, but show no signs of helping you. Always ask here first if you find a plugin you want to buy but arent sure . Some people may encrypt the plugins they make so that you can not further alter it.

    All plugins here, we call contributions, and all are free. Some have very good support topics, others dont. Sometimes you wont get an answer here, more than likely becuase it is a repetative question and the answer can be found with a google search of these forums.

  7. Yes, I think so, but I don´t know where to start. Please Help me Rob!!

    I dont think its anything anyone can fix for you as it has to do with blending into your template. You should start by opening your index.php and articles.php. These two files are very simular. Then look for blocks of HTML code and change them in articles.php to match index.php line by line. Ignore all php as thats not the problem. Ive seen the exact thing before and thats how I did it.

  8. Hi Rob,


    I just installed "Article Manager v1.5 with Spanish and french support (6 december 06)" and I have to say it is great. It was also very easy to install. It only took a few minutes.


    The only problem that I'm having is when you click in some of the section of the box. That's better you to see it in direct, to know what I'm speaking about:




    And me not knowing much about PhP, I wouldn't know where to go to fix it.


    Thanks in advance, and sorry for my English, so I'm spanish.

    You will have to weed through the HTML. Somewhere along the way of blending it to your template something got left out.

  9. One of the contrib that I installed was "center shop", it sized and centred my shop. I think it was part of the Basic Design pack. My shop is centred all right but the contribution does not work anymore when it comes to size.

    Where do I set the total size of the shop? I would liek it to strecht more and the columns to be a bit wider too.


    Should I fix the center shop contrib and how?

    or should I manually fix the shop and collumn ship and where?


    Thank you for your thoughts!

    You can change your box size in includes/application_top.php

    Your site size could be changed by finding the first ltable in each of your catalog/root files, change 100% to your desired px size. In index.php you would change it twice. Once on the first table you find at the top after </head> and <body> tags, the second near the bottom where it has a comment about show the defualt page.

  10. Hi

    Ive just installed the Optimized also_purchased_products module v1.0 for osCommerce-MS2 by Chemo and would like to find out how do I display also purchased products on my products page? Is there any code I need to edit to display it cos its not displaying on my shopping cart. Also am I suppose to make any changes to my admin panel. Could someone help me please or point me in the right direction. I have search through the threads and havent found anything that tells me how to display this page. If it has been answered could you point me to the thread or something.


    Thanks heaps

    It shows up on products that have been purchased together. So if I bought widget a and widget b on the same order then when someone came in and looked at widget a they would see customers who bought this also purchased widget b.

    You may have to do some ordering yourself to get it to start showing up.

  11. I have a table rate payment system that is based on total spend - This is working no problem


    I also have a range of products that I need to sell from my store that can not be posted, but are for collection only

    Obviously I do not charge postage on this


    My question, how can i reflect this range of products so that customer is not charged any postage

    This one product ranges from £30 ($60) up to £130 ($260) in price


    Thank you for any help you can give

    I use the code for zero weight skips shipping. Then you must assign a weight to any products being shipped no matter what type of shipping you use. It only needs to be a pound if your not worried about true weight, just something to tell the cart those items get shipping. Then your items with zero weight dont get charged shipping, and if thats all thats in the cart then checkout will skip the shipping page completely. If you have a ton of products already in place, I recommend also installing Emmets database ammender, you can add a shipping weight to all products at once, then go back and manually remove the weight from the ones that get free shipping.

  12. I dont know about sts,

    but by viewing your source code , I came up with this, YOU will need to modify it to get it to work. But its a start. You probally should cut the lettering from your current image and stick that image as a background in the table and then use the lettering for your logo.


    Note that I have cut your javascript out, Only to save space on the thread here, put it back in where I placed "CUT SCRIPT"


    <table width="100%" align="center" height="110" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" bgcolor="#319340">
    <td width="10"> </td> 
    <td valign="top" align="left">   
    <script language=Javascript><!--
    <td width="10"> </td>
    <td align="left"><?php echo'<a href="' . tep_href_link(FILENAME_DEFAULT, '', 'NONSSL') . '">' . tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'geeklogo.jpg', (tep_not_null($header_tags_array['logo_text']) ? $header_tags_array['logo_text'] : STORE_NAME)) . '</a>'; ?></td>
    <td width="10"> </td>
    <table bgcolor="#000000" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="1">
    			<tr class="headerNavigation">
    				<td class="headerNavigation">  <a href="https://helpcomputergeek.sslpowered.com//catalog/index.php" class="headerNavigation">Home</a> » <a href="https://helpcomputergeek.sslpowered.com//catalog/privacy.php" class="headerNavigation">Privacy Notice</a></td>
    				<td align="right" class="headerNavigation"><a href=https://helpcomputergeek.sslpowered.com//catalog/account.php class="headerNavigation">My Account</a> | <a href=https://helpcomputergeek.sslpowered.com//catalog/shopping_cart.php class="headerNavigation">Cart Contents</a> | <a href=https://helpcomputergeek.sslpowered.com//catalog/checkout_shipping.php class="headerNavigation">Checkout</a>  </td>

  13. I have no errors doing rest of install, leaving out step 7, but i do not get the "New Home Page Title".

    It sounds like you dont have a clickable logo. If you can figure out a way to put one in, then you really should to take full advantage of this great contribution.

    Mind showing a link to your site?

  14. I noticed earlier I was having a problem showing the product image without SSL. The changes fixed that.

    Ok, I just looked at build_cat on my site. The link is working after changing HTTPS to HTTP, BUT I dont have a category image either. I did some changes, but am getting nowhere yet. If I find a solution I will post it.

    Other than the HTTPS changes, my file is the same as original.

    Just checked again on an older site running it. You can build the categorie banner with image, this site is running with SSL on,

    I used the same file on my site with SSL off and no image.

  15. Affiliate_banners_build.php, and affiliate_banners_category.php were working fine. Just the build_cat which isn't showing the images. Either way, I replaced the HTTPS with HTTP to no avail.


    On your's, what banner is being shown for your affiliate-built category image? The default OSC image for the category?

    Would you mind posting your build_cat code here fo me to take a look at?

    I noticed earlier I was having a problem showing the product image without SSL. The changes fixed that.

    Ok, I just looked at build_cat on my site. The link is working after changing HTTPS to HTTP, BUT I dont have a category image either. I did some changes, but am getting nowhere yet. If I find a solution I will post it.

    Other than the HTTPS changes, my file is the same as original.

  16. I haven't been able to figure it out at all.

    When my affiliate goes through to "Build Category Link" from the column box, and selects a category to build a link for, the link it made up, but no image/banner shows up. Just the missing image box.


    Is anyone else having this issue?


    What I did notice however, is that this option was ommited from the main Affiliate Program: Affiliate Links page (click Affiliate Banners / Links from the Affiliate Column Box).


    Anyone know why this was omitted from that page?

    Anyone having the same problem with the category image, and if so, why?


    I tried tracking it down myself, but came up empty. Not even getting a file not found error in my server logs. I'm stumpted. I have tried including the oscommerce category image in quite a number of obvious directories to see if that is looking for that one, and not a seperate banner. Tried linking a banner to a category through admin, but it isn't bringing that one up. Thtat category banner only shows up when listing the banners. Not when the affiliate trys making the category banner himself.


    I am thinking this build category link is obsolete and should just be removed from the column box altogether? Though I would like to at least get it working anyhow.

    I was having the same problem, it works on a site with SSL. But without the SSL the image/banner wont show up. So in 4 files-- affiliate_banners_build.php affiliate_banners_build_cat.php affiliate_banners_category.php affiliate_banners_product.php

    find all instances of


    and replace with


  17. PR would have been fine Glcustoms .. but .. Oooooh nooo you had to go all the way and add bleddy hyphens as well :rolleyes:


    Just because you don't like Mr .htaccess doesn't mean you have to abuse him. (well actually validation killed it but .htaccess would have done if it were further down the rules)




    I am very abusive to this cart. If only the .htaccess were paper and I had a match.

  18. This newest version 1.0.3 on April 5th of this contribution, or any version for that matter, does not work with Information Pages Unlimited v2.04.4 contribution found here:




    I doesn't matter if there is a "pr" or "p", when a user clicks on the new pages added (html) the 404 redirect is hit. My url for the newly added page looks like this http://www.mysite.com/-i-7.html. Can someone please issue a fix to work with the above contribution that many of us use?

    It does work with information pages, I use it on a few sites. I just had that one lil glitch when writing a page with PR in the title.