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Posts posted by burt

  1. Walls are OK depending what side you're on, right.  EG:  The illegal occupation of the West Bank by Zionists.

    Again, for clarity, because some people are so clouded by other issues;

    1 (repeat ONE) person was denied access to the Club
    Fewer than 5 have been removed for reasons other than activity - just being troublesome as is evidenced in this thread, or sharking for clients.
    A couple of people removed themselves, these sheep should not now be bleating that they have no access.

    Live with your choice(s), people.

  2. 13 hours ago, ecartz said:

    This is tested on a live shop with fopen_wrappers off - the URL is gotten via Curl then and everything appears to work as it should, both the "reading" things (dashboard, certified addon page) and the functionality (currency update).

    With both fopen_wrappers off and Curl off, the advice would have to be one of: 

    • enable fopen_wrappers
    • enable curl
    • new host"

  3. 56 minutes ago, Fast4u said:

    The website seem to work well, before going further, what will be the impact if i can't turn on this setting?


    • You will not be able to view certain things (eg the certified_addons page in admin).


    • You will not be able to update currencies

    I will look at doing something to combat that in as currencies is obviously an important part of core and the certified_addons page is important in helping to keep the whole project alive

  4. The all-new template system made by Matt is in the Phoenix Stream from onwards. 

    First example (remake of Gustavo theme from years ago): 



    More examples to follow.  

    The templating system is very powerful and extremely flexible...big thanks to Matt @ecartz for his vision and hard work in getting the template system ready for prime-time and for making it extremely straightforward to use.  

    Give it a go, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

  5. To my eye (and I do realise that beauty is in the eye of the beholder), your site looks dull, boring.  It looks like a "bolt on" that no-one really looks after or cares about.

    • Have you ever seen a successful site that has "shadows" on every box ?
      Even worse, when you mouseover a category in the index page, it expands and has a shadow.

      Get rid of all these rubbish effects.
    • You have categories and brands in the horizontal bar
      why have them in the left hand column.  Vice versa.
    • You have a *massive* white gap at the bottom of your site.
      Which is obviously some sort of error in the code.
    • Your product page is bare of data. 
      No title, description, keywords.
      Product descriptions are dull.

    Where are the videos of your tools in action?
    Where are your Customer Reviews?
    Where is your blog that explains how to use Tools, ideas of things to make and so on.

  6. 1 minute ago, Psytanium said:

    Is there any documentation or forum topic that can help us migrate from 2.3.4 to the latest version ? Because I can't start a new website with all the hardcoded modifications and huge database. Thanks :)

    No two sites from a decade or more ago are the same, therefore it is not possible to write a generic topic that would cover all sites.

    Shopowners need to get out of the habit of jumping to core code changes and instead work out ways to have *similar* functionality without having to resort to core code modifications.  The old awful ways of getting better functionality (in 2.2) were alleviated a bit in the 2.3 series and have been *almost* removed in Phoenix (where it is possible to do most things without touching core).

  7. This is going to be an ongoing problem for the foreseeable future for anyone on osCommerce 2.3.4 (and earlier) and for anyone on very early versions of the Community Edition. 

    As hosts start to enforce php7 (as it is more stable and more secure than php5, and by the way php8 is soon out), we will see more and more shopowners who have run their shop only thinking about "today" rather than also thinking (at least a little) about "tomorrow" and what would happen "tomorrow" if their site went down for a day/week while they scramble about trying to get help with an outdated version or moving to a different platform etc.

    The Community Edition has been available for over 6 years now - that's a lot of "tomorrow" time ;)