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Everything posted by surfalot

  1. sorry to hear about your troubles, yes, hosts can be a pain when they don't want to help. If you can't make the settings described in step 6 of the install, then move hosts, interview them before about how well they can assist with osCommerce shops. Some will some just don't care about the "little guy". the best thing I can suggest is to make sure your host has a database server on your web server and not a remote database server. That will kill the site's performance and ability to run EP.
  2. Not sure why this settings section wouldn't save you time. It was designed to do just that: // ****************************************************************** // BEGIN Define Custom Fields for your products database // ****************************************************************** // The following setup will allow you to define any additional // field into the "products" and "products_description" tables // in your shop. If you have installed a custom contribution // that adds fields to these tables you may simply and easily add // them to the EasyPopulate system. custom product fields in an instant, really.
  3. if you are running out of memory, then you want to do is discuss the Step #6 in the install instructions (my latest version) with your host to ensure you are withing policy to change those settings. 500 errors are hard to diagnose since they are so vague. My gut is telling me it is something else like file permissions, or mod_security settings, or something else.
  4. if you are using one of my latest version, you went WAY out of your way to accomplish that. Reading the docs and the settings at the top of the script would have saved you lots of time.
  5. As I mentioned in the post at the top of the page, the latest version is 2.76i. If you would like me to help further, you need to download that version which I uploaded (2.76i). I didn't upload the March version. Please use that version & those instructions. If you are not seeing EP_SHOW_EP_SETTINGS or a section of settings at the top of the script, you are using a version I can't support. Please verify you are using that version and have read through all the docs for good measure. And of course once you do, you should note the category column headings in that version are different from those that you have used in your test file. And you have a v_attribute_options_id_1 column which is useless by itself.
  6. I'm sorry there are not any featured products contributions supported in the latest versions.
  7. surfalot

    [Contribution] Additional Images Module

    this contribution will not make pics bigger for you. it needs to be larger then the largest size you wish to have, then the contribution will reduce it as your specify.
  8. A link to your file would help. See the support section of the latest version I uploaded for details.
  9. what's the OS on your computer? what are you using to edit the file? since this is an older version, I probably won't be able to help much. The latest version (2.76i) has much better docs and far more bug fixes, BUT I'm not 100% sure it supports the latest version of SPPC. If my latest version doesn't support it, I believe the version you tried won't either.
  10. You should make sure you are not hosted on a plan with a remote SQL server. That is always trouble with osC. I don't know what osCommerce flavor you have, but 3.0 easypop was never adopted well here and it's author asked folks to use something else. So replacing what you have could be trouble if your shop is not osCommerce RCx. there isn't any reason to replace your EP version. just download the latest version uploaded by me (2.76i) and look at step 6 of the html docs included. search the contributions section for easypopulate.
  11. I can't help you with 3.0. which is why you didn't see that setting in the file I suspect. But there is a pretty good detail in the latest version's installation instructions that should help with timeouts.
  12. you're looking for this section of the settings //**** Size of products_model in products table **** // set this to the size of your model number field in the db. We check to make // sure all models are no longer than this value. this prevents the database from // getting fubared. Just making this number bigger won't help your database! They must match! // If you increase the Model Number size, you must increase the size of the field // in the database. Use a SQL tool like phpMyAdmin (see your host) and change the // "products_model" field of the "products" table in your osCommerce Database. define ('EP_MODEL_NUMBER_SIZE', 12); // default is 12
  13. I can't think of any problems this would cause. there is a setting at the top of the code page in the settings.
  14. surfalot

    [Contribution] Additional Images Module

    if you remove that line and the page works, it sounds like a problem with xamp's interpreter. That code is fine.
  15. the default is 12 chars. you have to change the setting in easypopulate.php and change the field length in the products database table using something like phpMyAdmin usually supplied by your host.
  16. surfalot

    [Contribution] Additional Images Module

    check out post 1397 on the previous page.
  17. surfalot

    [Contribution] Additional Images Module

    double check that all the included files actually got uploaded to your site. Then double check that PHP errors are turned on with your host so that you may be able to debug future issues.
  18. sorry, not sure what mickthehat updated in that version. It appears by the description the docs were updated. Most folks haven't had trouble with the version I uploaded. The support for other contributions are quite specific to those contributions. I would not expect them to work with other contributions.
  19. not sure what you are referring to.
  20. any html can be included with the product description.
  21. it's really more of a community project as VJ hasn't been involved in over 6 years.
  22. step 3 says: STEP #3 - Add a link in the Admin Panel. Edit file "/catalog/admin/incudes/boxes/catalog.php" Find this code (Around Line 25): '<a href="' . tep_href_link(FILENAME_PRODUCTS_ATTRIBUTES, '', 'NONSSL') . '" class="menuBoxContentLink">' . BOX_CATALOG_CATEGORIES_PRODUCTS_ATTRIBUTES . '</a><br>' . Directly AFTER add this: '<a href="' . tep_href_link('easypopulate.php', '', 'NONSSL') . '" class="menuBoxContentLink">Easy Populate</a><br>' .
  23. I would. the install is pretty easy.
  24. the froogle part is quite out of date. please use a contribution specifically for product feeds for full compatibility with latest Googlebase standards.
  25. please see the support section of the docs for the complete list of items needed help you further.