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azpro last won the day on October 5 2016

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  1. Interesting debate ... As a shopower I learned myself the skills to maintain and develop code for osCommerce ... The past 14 years or so I have looked at different carts from time to time (Presta - Magento - osC V3 - Shopify - etc.). For most of them - started a test shop - looked into the code - and especially tried to make an analysis of the eco-system. Believe me - it doesn't get better! Off course the lack of a roadmap (time table) is killing oSC. If Harald just/only would share his direction and objectives - a lot of community members could do a vast amount of work to bring oSC to a higher level. THANKFULLY @burt started his community edition - he did a massive job. But - if I understood right - the lack of support from the community (donate money - test - give feedback etc) made Gary decide to stop further development. And that's a shame! As I said - it doesn't get better with a different cart. osCommerce is the only true Open Source Cart in my opinion/experience. Easy to maintain for different skill levels of coders. Compare this to Magento ... a nightmare in debugging ... You probably end up with a professional that's gonna cost you a lot of money. And they (also) went from V1 to V2 leaving all your extensions useless. So - off course it's important to look around and keep openminded for different carts. But as long as osC keeps developing - even at a slow / minimal pace - I prefer to stay with osC. Hope this helps to convince some people to donate @burt so maybe he will reconsider ... just look in Github what he @BrockleyJohn and @wHiTeHat Henry did the past days https://github.com/gburton/Responsive-osCommerce/pulls
  2. I would advice to never delete a product - in my experience the old / inactive / discontinued products do very well for mr G (why? short HTML? I have never had a clue ..). We use the discontinued product to point to suggested alternatives. We have a modularized product_info.php for Discontinued produsts (for which we use an extra product status : Eg 0 = inactive / 1 = active /- 2 = discontinued). The modularized page we can also use to show attachments for the discontinued product - because that's often why customers use the discontinued model in their serach in the first place. And we can point to alternative categories or products of the manufacturer ... So al lot of possibilties!
  3. Cart Market Share

    Stable framework - I agree is very important. Next important IMHO is a flawless system for themes - extensions - apps .... and following from that .. an ecosystem which is attractive for developers to earn some money ... osc will not flourish again without commercial developers I believe.
  4. Simple approach in coding solutions for shopowners seems to be a second nature of Gary @burt .... Simplicity is probably the most difficult to learn skill for developers... The past weeks I worked on a Magento 2 project ... and the complexity is mindblowing. It made me realise again that Osc still is the MOTHER of open source E-commerce! What a shame that "we" could not stay the most attractive Shopping cart. So much potential! So - please support Gary and spend a few Euros/ Dollars / Pounds!
  5. @@Jack_mcs I have seen also substantial subscribers with questionable ip's and mailadresses coming in the last days / weeks. I do use action-recorder but "they" seem to differ ip's and mailadresses all the time. So that does not keep them of... For now I have decided to stop sending the newsletter automatically after subscription. Especially because I received some bounced spam mails at my postmaster@ adress. Which made me wonder whether these bots are able to abuse php mailer class. I need to dig in deeper... Adding Capatcha should help - but I think it is putting of real subscribers. So my solution will probably be to manually evaluate and relaese subscribers in admin and then send latest newsletter. Using services like Mailchimp might also be a solution because they use techniques to filter spammers adresses .... Alltogether I am hoping to see more straightforward solutions here! Thanks in advance!
  6. @@Dan Cole yep! That could be a start .. and could be combined with product prices ????
  7. @@frankl The hint was based on just a personal preference ... But off course there is a lot to think of. I have categories with almost 1000 products so this can be tricky. But the principle of Lazy loading is IMHO good. Found this article - seems interesting - and is stating in favour of your approach: And about infinite scrolling: Here is the link: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/03/pagination-infinite-scrolling-load-more-buttons/ Cheers! Arjan
  8. @@frankl Especially mobile users like lazy loading ... but really do not like the button. You can use the viewport / scrolling to load more products. Just a thought! I am sure I have seen several jquery / bootstrap solutions in the past .. can't find them now. Like to see your final result!
  9. @@Dj-Viper Hi Anne, In stead of Try Regards!
  10. @@ecommunlimited @@MrPhil Thanks for the hints! I will test it tonight and will give feedback - hence ask for further directions.. That was indeed very vague :D .. It was allready very late in the night .... The SSL move took longer than I expected but so far so good! All important redirects work as far as I can see. But it took a fair amount of time to get rid of some smaller issues (EG embedded video - make the right changes in Google Search Console - Redirects of Payment Service Provider - Some sloppy programming issues from years ago - etc.etc) ... So for those of you who want to migrate to SSL .. do not under-estimate the amaount of work involved. Thanks again! Arjan
  11. @@greasemonkey @@MrPhil I have an old testing area xyz.domain.com that needs to be redirected to https - but i can not figure out how to do it. Rest of redirects to https are working okay. http://xyz.domain.com needs to redirect to https://www.domain.com - I came up with RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^xyz\. RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.domain.com/$1 [R=301,L] Obviously this is not wotking - Any thoughts? Thanks! Arjan
  12. HTML emails?

    @@Gergely @@CGhoST Look at this part ... They give a path to missing files. <b>Warning</b>: include(includes/modules/pages/templates/email_create_acco= unt_text.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in <b>z:\includes\modules\pages\tp_email_create_account.php</b> = on line <b>38</b> <b>Warning</b>: include(): Failed opening 'includes/modules/pages/template= s/email_create_account_text.php' for inclusion (include_path=3D'.;z:\php\includes') in <b>z:\includes\modules\pages\tp= _email_create_account.php</b> on line <b>38</b>
  13. osCommerce Online Merchant v2.4.0 Joli Beta

    @@Harald Ponce de Leon Thank you Harald for all your time and effort! And especially for your smart Apps approach! Regards, Arjan
  14. @@burt Yes :) - Could be of great use. I think @@wHiTeHaT allready backported V3.0 product class ... Can not find it right now ...
  15. @@frankl IMHO much better solution! Thanks! Arjan