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Posts posted by blasto

  1. Hi


    This has been asked before, but I haven't found a solution:


    is there a way to ensure that the customer is automatically logged out at the end of their transaction?


    They are not aware they are logged in so this may be a potential security issue for them.

  2. I have searched all over this thread with no success so apologies if this is covering old ground.


    I need a straight through checkout with no account options at all so FEC seems to fit the bill if I strip out part of the nav bar.


    I'm looking do the following:

    Bearing in mind that as far as customers are concerned, they are not "logged in"


    ensure customers are "logged out" at the end of their purchase


    ensure customers can cancel (i.e. log out) at any stage during the order so their order history and other details are not accessible to anyone


    ensure the checkout "times out" if they accidentally leave their browser open but haven't completed the checkout process.


    Can anyone confirm FEC does this, or what approach is best to achieve this?


    Thanks in advance

  3. What if you have it say 'PayPal fee: $xx.xx'?


    That's the problem - Paypal understandably forbid it - you have to include the fee in your retail price just like everyone else.

  4. Is there any way that you can take the 3% that PayPal charges and add that 3% to your order total (behind the scenes so customers don't know) so that way you don't lose any money by using PayPal?


    This is not strictly to do with OSC, but you are risking getting on the wrong side of Paypal, the law or both:


    The price paid by a customer has to cover all your costs, unless you explicitly apply other charges or fees and many payment systems including Paypal will not allow you to do that to cover their charges. If a customer complains to paypal after they've paid, they'll get the charge refunded from your paypal account so they are quite likely to do this, especially if it means they are then getting a really good deal. Your account will then be suspended.


    If you add hidden charges you will end up dealing with Paypal, card companies, Trading Standards (or whatever your equivalent is), etc. as it is usually illegal to advertise one price and charge another.


    Remember that your customer is actually the one paying the paypal fee via your price, so Paypal (etc) is not costing YOU anything at all, its just reducing your profit margin. Therefore the only way you can "lose any money" through Paypal or another payment system is if your prices are too low to cover the cost.


    beside all that, most of your customers will be happier with an honest pricing system with no hidden charges and no nasty surprises at checkout.



  5. osCommerce uses a combination of system buttons and images. When you comment out the .cssbutton part of the style sheet you will see the alt text for the images or the un-styled system buttons that the CSS Buttons Everywhere replaces.


    To achieve the look you desire you will need to either change the way the buttons looks via the style sheet or go with image based buttons. Good luck.



    Hi Tim


    Thanks for getting back. I solved the problem by comparing the code for the two different style buttons, for example in product_info.php:


    <td class="main"><?php echo '<a href="' . tep_href_link(FILENAME_PRODUCT_REVIEWS, tep_get_all_get_params()) . '">' . tep_image_button('button_reviews.gif', IMAGE_BUTTON_REVIEWS) . '</a>'; ?></td>

    <td class="main" align="right"><?php echo tep_draw_hidden_field('products_id', $product_info['products_id']) . tep_image_submit('button_in_cart.gif', IMAGE_BUTTON_IN_CART); ?></td>


    and changed the code to:


    <td class="main"><?php echo '<a href="' . tep_href_link(FILENAME_PRODUCT_REVIEWS, tep_get_all_get_params()) . '">' . tep_image_submit('button_reviews.gif', IMAGE_BUTTON_REVIEWS) . '</a>'; ?></td>

    <td class="main" align="right"><?php echo tep_draw_hidden_field('products_id', $product_info['products_id']) . tep_image_submit('button_in_cart.gif', IMAGE_BUTTON_IN_CART); ?></td>


    and I have my browser generated buttons. Problem is they look amazing on OSX browsers like Safari but a bit dull on IE. At least they are now consistent. I guess the reverse should work to get them all css generated? Would there be issues with this?


    Thanks again

  6. I'm using css buttons but suffring from the inconsistencies of browsers. I'd like to just use default buttons (windows, osx etc), but can't figure out how to this. I'm sure this is going to be simple....




    Sorry - I realise i have been unclear abour what i want here - I've commented out the .cssbutton part of my style sheet but some buttons are not system, just plain text, such as reviews - what should I be looking for to fix these?



  7. Hi,


    Easy way:


    Create a new class in stylesheet.css , insert the style code into includes/column_left.php


    Thats it ....Finished....

    Still easy but requires a bit more work.


    Create a new class in stylesheet.css


    Now you will have to edit about all the .php files in your shops main folder


    You insert the style class into the first instance of:

    Thats it ...Finished...


    Rember to press CTRL + F5 when viewing your site after having done stylesheet changes.... B)


    Thanks for the speedy response. It may just be my low level of coding knowledge, or just tiredness, but I'm not getting the result I want. I have removed most of the info boxes from the left hand column, so the column is now quite short. When the main area extents beyond the length of the info boxes, I'm left with a white space at the bottom of the left hand column. I suspect the solution is simple, but its just not working for me. I have a new column_left class in my stylesheet, but the background colour won't extend beyond the bottom of the last info box.

  8. Hi - I have installed the basic design pack and its saved me hours of tweaking after having to start from scratch after a disk failure - so thanks.


    I am struggling trying to give the entire left hand column a background colour and can't find a class for it. I managed this on my previous site, but that wasn't using this contribution. Either something has changed or I am missing something I found before.... Where would I find one or create a class for the left_column so I can set a colour?