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  1. For reference in case someone else runs across this "problem": I found out elsewhere that my osCommerce is working perfectly. Thanks to Jumping Rabbit for this clarification: If the product has attributes, the buy now will take you to the product page. If the products do not have attributes, it will add the selected product to the shopping cart.
  2. ok, went to a vanilla install and the BUY NOw button still goes to the product_info.php page, so this is probably not a problem with SEO. I'll quit posting here.
  3. It seems the $seo_pages array doesn't have the shopping cart page listed. Sooo...if I put 'shopping_cart.php' into the $seo_pages array, will that will fix my problem or will I be messing something up? No, that can't be right. That would just make the shopping cart pages become SE friendly. Let me keep looking for an answer. < sigh >
  4. Ok, my BUY NOW buttons are still not placing the product in the cart when clicked. I've finally found what I *think* might be the problem in html_output.php. function tep_href_link($page = '', $parameters = '', $connection = 'NONSSL', $add_session_id = true, $search_engine_safe = true) { global $request_type, $session_started, $SID; $seo = ( defined('SEO_URLS') ? SEO_URLS : false ); $seo_rewrite_type = ( defined('SEO_URLS_TYPE') ? SEO_URLS_TYPE : false ); $seo_pages = array('index.php', 'product_info.php'); if ( !in_array($page, $seo_pages) ) $seo = false; It seems the $seo_pages array doesn't have the shopping cart page listed. Sooo...if I put 'shopping_cart.php' into the $seo_pages array, will that will fix my problem or will I be messing something up?
  5. BTW Cindy... does this sound familiar: never fear the neg! LOL! For some reason, why, yes, Yes it does! Hey there! Your code and my code are exactly the same. I don't understand why my BUY NOW is taking the customer to the View item and not right to the cart like it should. Grrr! I might could figure this out if I knew how all these files were related. I wish there was some kind of chart that visually pointed out which files are being accessed by each other file. Trying to figure this out is like putting together a 1,000,000 piece puzzle. Guess I get to go back and open up each file to find the needle in the haystack. Isn't there an easier way?
  6. The form action for where the page goes is set through the admin control panel. AdminCP -> Configuration -> MyStore -> Display Cart After Adding Product -> true (or false) Thanks Bobby, I appreciate your response but that wasn't the problem. When the list of items comes up in a category (in the product_listing.php) module, it shows the BUY NOW buttons next to the items in the list. If a person were to click that, they would be taken to a page that describes the item. In otherwords, BUY NOW is not actually allowing the customer to BUY NOW but rather to VIEW item. So what would be changed in the code that would place the item in the cart? $lc_text = '<a href="' . tep_href_link(basename($PHP_SELF), tep_get_all_get_params(array('action', 'pName')) . 'action=buy_now&products_id=' . $listing['products_id']) . '">' . tep_image_button('button_buy_now.gif', IMAGE_BUTTON_BUY_NOW) . '</a> '; Hope I explained that ok.
  7. I do have one question, though. How would I change this line: $lc_text = '<a href="' . tep_href_link(basename($PHP_SELF), tep_get_all_get_params(array('action', 'pName')) . 'action=buy_now&products_id=' . $listing['products_id']) . '">' . tep_image_button('button_buy_now.gif', IMAGE_BUTTON_BUY_NOW) . '</a> '; so it would add the item to the shopping cart (instead of going to the product page) when the BUY NOW button is clicked?
  8. You beat me to it. Just found it myself. Was posting my own answer! Silly cow Not so silly at all JoeMcManus! Thanks to your posts Post #185 & #187 & 189 I was able to figure out what I had done wrong (same as you!) Chemo, thanks for a great contribution! The only one out of 4 I've tried that actually works for me!
  9. ohduh!

    Do I need more than Paypal?

    Paypal is the only online line payment processer we currently use, but you really should read the the fine print. It is wise to know your risks. Paypal User Agreement http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/ua/ua-outside Paypal Seller Protection Policy http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p...icy_spp-outside There are plenty of issues some sellers have with paypal. To be protected from chargebacks for Items Not Received, you'll need to ship ONLY to verified addresses (let's anger our customers who want the product shipped to their office by telling them "No") and put Delivery Confirmation on every shipment, Signature Confirmation for items over $249.99 value. There is virtually NO protection if a buyer does a chargeback for Item Not As Described. Despite their spin, Paypal does NOT fight for the seller. If buyer says Give Me My Money Back, Paypal hands it to them and charges the seller an extra $10 for the pleasure of getting ripped off. Of course, there are plenty of legal options for sellers to take in the event of getting scammed (and we will follow every legal option open to us), but while they might make the scammer uncomfortable, you will likely still be out your funds. I understand that a Merchant account is usually more accomodating to sellers if the seller has documentation, but can't say for sure.