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  1. wetzel

    Can't retrieve live credentials to get started

    The trouble is PayPal just redesigned their interface (again) so the fine folks on Google will only tell me where I could have found the credentials last year. I'll try again when the full spectrum CBD oil gets here tomorrow.
  2. wetzel

    Can't retrieve live credentials to get started

    Using Phoenix. Thanks. Will try again, though so far I have found the interface at PayPal where I am supposed to be able to navigate their developer tools and locate the credentials, basically, inscrutable.
  3. Hello. I am having difficult getting PayPal up and going. When I choose 'Retrieve Live Credentials' in Admin it logs me in just fine at PayPal. However, instead of returning to Admin with updated credentials, I am landing on a blank page at https://www.oscommerce.com/index.php simply displaying : {"rpcStatus":-110} There is a long query string on this oscommerce.com URL with merchantId, merchantIdInPayPal, secret etc. and a few other variables. A query string seems like an insecure way to pass these variables! What do I know? I would just like to get PayPal up and going and I can't seem to figure out how to get the live credentials.
  4. Great contribution! I have gotten it working well on my site. I am going to take it live soon for selling access codes for some premium content. It's not high stakes, so I feel pretty comfortable with the contribution. (It is academic content, so it won't be like criminals will be breaking down the door!) One thing I noticed. When I went through with some test customers, it seems that I am receiving two identical emails to the store as part of checkout process now, where before I was receiving one. I've combed through checkout_process.php and can't seem to locate where this might be coming from. Any ideas? (My site is pretty heavily modded) Thanks again for a great contribution. It is exactly what I need! Cheers!
  5. wetzel

    [Contribution]Paypal IPN - Devosc

    Hi, Thank you for a great contribution. I spent about a week trying unsuccessfully to get either of the Paypal Payments Pro contributions going on my heavily modded site. I gave up and have been successful with Paypal IPN. I have gone live and have successfully put through two small transactions using my private Paypal account. Everything looks like its working. Except that every day, I get this email. As far as I know, it doesn't correspond to an order, because I haven't begun promoting the site at all and don't have any record of orders or customer contacts. (I haven't started promoting the site at all and only recently removed my password protection, so I'm pretty positive no real order is associated). When I do my test orders, a similar email arrives full of proper information. I have searched and found others who have gotten this message, but not, apparently, auto-generated. I think the module is working, so if anyone know, please let me know what's going on and if this is a problem: ------------------------------------------------------ Unknown Post ------------------------------------------------------ An unknown POST from was received. Are you running any tests? ------------------------------------------------------ PayPal Response ------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------ Connection Type ------------------------------------------------------ curl: 1 transport: domain: www.paypal.com port: ------------------------------------------------------ Attention! ------------------------------------------------------ This is email has NOT been sent by PayPal. You have received this email via the osCommerce PayPal_Shopping_Cart_IPN Contribution To discontinue receiving this notice disable 'Debug Email Notifications' in your osCommerce PayPal configuration panel.
  6. Although I have only been working with OS Commerce a few months, I think that Article Manager is one of the best contributions. Really excellent. I am going to be trying to stretch its capabilities over the next few weeks to serve some individual needs, and I want to do it in a way that adheres to OS Commerce principles so that others may benefit. I am going to aim to allow different sets of articles to appear in different boxes in the left or right column. Object oriented programming wouldn't be necessary. Using a function based approach initiated by the scripts from either the left or right columns, a query of a new 'article_group' table in the database etc. could gather the particular 'info_box_contents' for the particular set of articles. In that case, each set wouldn't be separately 'configured'. It would just be a more flexible presentation layer. To make such a system run completely from Admin would require placing a half-dozen or so dormant articles boxes in left_column.php and right_column.php which would be activated by the configuration of a new article group. Ultimately, I think it would be a great thing to rebuild Article Manager from the ground up using object oriented techniques, so that Admin could be used to instantiate separate Article Manager objects. That would be a heck of an application. My brain hurts thinking about it. I know I can bull-doze through over the next week to get this to work for me in a patchwork way, but I would like to create something useful to this group, which has saved me enormous time and effort already. Judging from some of the latest messages, though, Article Manager is on the edge of being hard to troubleshoot already. It looks like some of the veterans of the thread have decided not to support the newcomers because of how hard it is to problem solve. What I don't want to do is overcomplicate it. Please let me know wht you guys think.
  7. wetzel

    Article Manager v1.0

    Here's the fix to do that.
  8. Thanks! Being able to search only in titles really helped weed out extraneous results. (For those interested in my question: although there isn't a direct way to sort articles by other fields, RobAnderson, the originator of Article Manager, answered a similar question in the main Article Manager thread by proposing a few easy adjustments to the query sort orders in a few files. Here's the link
  9. I am trying to find the main support thread for Article Manager. (I want to see if someone has already created a way to order the articles within a topic, other than by date submitted). I am new to the OS Commerce forums, and I am not having a very easy time learning how to optimize my searches. :( Thanks
  10. First post! Over the last few months I've given myself a good orientation with OS Commerce and I've successfully re-routed a basic store through my own presentation layer. (after I've made my drop-shadowed, rounded corner boxes more OSC compliant, I'll share them with everybody). Let me say that this is the most greatest open source communities I've ever seen :D The site I'm building is pretty ambitious as far as product relationships go, and the on-line documentation and downloads it needs to provide, and I've compiled a series of approximately thirty contributions to install over the next month. The first big hurdle is adjusting the site to accomodate the complexity of my company's products and their relationships. I need to do things like expanding the product records with more fields, enabling multiple products in the same category, setting up bundles, product families, etc. I have noticed many contributions for these purposes, and there is a lot of function overlap, and I don't have enough perspective yet on which are accepted standards and which contributions work well together. Contributions I am looking at include: 'Add_ISBN_SKU_UPC', 'Products Extra Fields', 'Products Short Description', 'Related Products', 'Bundled Products', 'Family Products', 'Multiple Categories', 'Products Multi Checkboxes'. There is also a contribution that I have seen mentioned 'Advanced Categories Admin' that I can't seen to find. (There seems to be a numerical index system for Contributions that gets referred to, but I can't seem to find the handle for this in 'Contributions'.) I would be most grateful for any advice as to which mods are the classic 'essentials' for this stage of my project. Thanks!