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  1. Hi there. I am wondering if there is a module for recurring payments for subscriptions, restricted areas etc. There looks like there is a module from 2008 for PayPal recurring payments, but I definitely don't want to go that far back because of the debugging challenge and because I am concerned it will be obsolete from the PayPal standpoint. Outside of the world of completed contributions, I am wondering if any others have implemented a system for monthly subscriptions controlling access to certain content pages within the oscommerce framework and how it was accomplished. Thanks!
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    very strange session variable behavior

    Thank you Matt! I had tried most everything you mention, but I had not actually experimented with a different browser! Seriously. So it seemed to work fine in Safari with the problem occurring in Chrome. I reset to default settings under security in Chrome and now it appears to work. If anyone has an idea as to why this was happening, it might be helpful someday for a customer. Otherwise, that's that. Thank you!
  3. So we are in the midst of adjusting to Phoenix, building out my site onto the engine. It's a very big educational site that began a long development process years ago with an oscommerce 2.2 core. A few years ago we built out a Bootstrap 3 presentation layer. Now we are putting in the new engine and and adjusting to Bootstrap 4. It's fun! We have run into an issue that has us confused, though. It doesn't make any sense at all. We log in at index.php and when we return to home the navbar tells us we still need to 'login'. It doesn't look like login was successful. $_session['customer_id'] is not available to the page. However, if we travel to products_info.php, navbar tells us we are actually logged in and $_session['customer_id'] is now available. Then if we go to account.php it redirects us to 'login.php' but when we get there $_session['customer_id'] is now available again! If you can figure this out you will have my eternal gratitude. Best.
  4. Nothing is working. The problem derives, I believe, from the mixture of bootstrap components. I think it is going to be more time efficient and ultimately more reliable to join you all in Bootstrap 4. Yuck. Thanks for your help.
  5. Thanks. With href="javascript:void(0)" the pulldown doesn't function. Neither with it removed.
  6. Thank you. Raiwa posted the code reference, which shows how to properly construct these elements. I appreciate that. However, I believe the dropdowns are properly constructed. They have been working properly for years within the presentation layer that we have had running on top of osCommerce 2.2. The basic usage of 'href="#"' within anchor tags is being prevented. It happens if I use it in a simple anchor in plain HTML text. The problem is not at the level of the bootstrap, but how the null hashtag destination is interpreted. It is supposed to be interpreted as nothing, yet serve as a clickable element which can be styled as a dropdown or for other purposes. It's essential within bootstrap to be able to do this. Somehow the hashtag is being appended as a relative link, appended to the parent URL of the page it is within. I have never been this stuck on a bug honestly. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  7. Alright. I have Phoenix running. I have a lot of work ahead of me, but for now I've installed my presentation layer onto the home page. The problem continues. For a typical dropdown such as this, instead of behaving properly, clicking sends me to 'mydomain.com#' <li class="dropdown"> <a href="#" class="dropdown-toggle btn btn-danger" data-toggle="dropdown" style="color:#fff;">Syllabus<strong class="caret"></strong></a> Any suggestions would be most helpful.
  8. Thank you for your reply, and I don't mean to be critical in any way, but in visiting oscommerce.com, it does say "Download the latest version to install on your own web server." where download is located. I assumed, apparently wrongly, that this meant is actually the latest version! Before I back out of and redo the last week's work, please let me know what has happened here? If I stay with does that mean that the community will not provide advice? It might be best for me to solve this problem and keep moving forward because I see a path to the end of this job.
  9. Hello. I have a heavily modified old 2.2 engine I'm moving into A few years ago I rebuilt the 2.2 site into a bootstrap framework. Things are going okay building it out into, except . . . I am stuck on trying to get statements like the following to behave properly. <li class="dropdown"> <a href="#" class="dropdown-toggle btn btn-danger" data-toggle="dropdown" style="color:#fff;">Syllabus<strong class="caret"></strong></a> Instead of functioning as a null anchor tag for the design element, it is adding the root URL in the rollover and onclick, so that instead of functioning as a dropdown it just redirects to www.domain.com/#. This does not seem to have anything to do with relative URLs, base URL, or anything like that. I am convinced there is a javascript event handler set up somewhere that is doing this, but I cannot find it, how essential it is, or how to fix it. Any ideas would be most helpful.
  10. 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!
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    [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.
  12. 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.
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    Article Manager v1.0

    Here's the fix to do that.
  14. 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
  15. 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