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  1. bkellum

    Install Question STS

    Yes, osCommerce has a lot of files with the same name, but the key is that they are located in specific folders. For example, files that osCommerce would "include" in a page would be found in the "includes" folder. Well, since there is a frontend catalog (includes) and a backend admin(admin/includes) that would use file includes, they both have an "includes" folder. In either the admin or the catalog (frontend), both may have a modules section for example and the same name issues would be found there as well. Before installing ANY add-on to osCommerce, it is a good idea to get familiar with the folder structure and the overall flow of the program first. It will make installing contributions (add-ons) a lot easier to understand.
  2. Visit the STSv4 Forum (link in my signature below). Visit the STS Power Pack site (a site dedicated to all STS related Add-ons...hint: there is a solution available for the above issue) Link in my signature below.
  3. bkellum

    [Contribution] STS v4

    It's not that they are not compatible with STS, it's just that they have a portion that does not adhere to osCommerce coding standards and therefore you need to tell STS to ignore them. The above is mentioned in the STS User Manual as well.
  4. bkellum

    [Contribution] STS v4

    See this link when adding custom contributions. You need to add the following in the includes/modules/sts_inc/sts_column_left.php: // Article Manager if (AUTHOR_BOX_DISPLAY == 'true'){ require(DIR_WS_BOXES . 'authors.php'); $sts->restart_capture ('authorsbox', 'box'); }else{ $sts->template['authorskbox']=''; } if (ARTICLE_BOX_DISPLAY == 'true'){ require(DIR_WS_BOXES . 'articles.php'); $sts->restart_capture ('articlesbox', 'box'); }else{ $sts->template['articlesbox']=''; } Now use $articlesbox$ and $authorskbox$ in your template where you want them.
  5. bkellum

    [Contribution] STS v4

    How to exclude a page from being templated in STSv4.5.x and above: In the sts_default.php file, find the following code: if (strstr($scriptbasename, "popup") || strstr($scriptbasename, "info_shopping_cart")) return ''; // We don't use template for these scripts Add your php file that you want STS to exclude and it will not template that file. Note: Add the script name as follows: if (strstr($scriptbasename, "popup") || strstr($scriptbasename, "your_script_here")|| strstr($scriptbasename, "info_shopping_cart")) return ''; // We don't use template for these scripts That should do the trick for you. Hope this helped,
  6. bkellum

    [Contribution] STS v4

    STS has got to be the easiest contribution to install onto osCommerce. If you can't do it, then you might want to consider hiring someone to do it for you (as with any other contribution you may want installed). It only gets tougher from here folks. Take your time. Follow the instructions. Get to know the osCommerce software BEFORE you try to install add-ons (such as the Simple Template System). Doing this, would asnwer some of the very basic issues that you are experiencing above such as not knowing that when installation instructions mention "catalog", they are actually refering to the location on your server where you have osCommerce installed, either in the root of your server or in a folder (any folder name that you happend to use). With that said, the STS instructions state that you need to do 3 things: Upload all of the files included in the "STS" folder to your osCommerce store. No, this does not mean to simply upload the "STS" folder. It means, upload the files/folders INSIDE of the "STS" folder, keeping the file/folder structure in tact. Now you need to edit some core (stock) files of osCommerce. You either do this manually by following the code edits from the instructions or you simply upload the files from the "Files for RC2" folder over your osCommerce files, replacing the originals with these modified files. Again, this does not mean to simply upload the "Files for RC2" folder. It means, upload the files/folders INSIDE of the "Files for RC2" folder, keeping the file/folder structure in tact. TIP: Instead of making the edits manually and risk making a mistake, use a file comparison tool such as WinMerge or Beyond Compare to compare your core osCommerce files with the files inside of the "Files for RC2" folder. Merge in the differences and then upload these modified files to your store. Configure STS in the ADMIN of your store. Basically, click on the INSTALL button and then click on the "TRUE" button to enable STS. Leave everything else in the default settings until you get used to using STS. That's it. As a matter of fact, most of the contributions that you will install in the future will follow the same format above. One more thing...you should not be using osCv3 for a live store as it is still in development. You should use osCommerce Online Merchant (RC2a) instead. STSv4.6 will work with osCommerce RC2a perfectly.
  7. bkellum

    Easier language editing

    I think Jack's addon found here would meet your needs.
  8. bkellum

    [Contribution] STS v4

    If your shop admin moduels worked BEFORE installing STSv4.6, then look here. What version of osCommerce are you using? If older than RC2a, then look here. STS will not work with osCommerce v3.
  9. bkellum

    [contribution] Simple Template System (sts)

    This very simple to accomplish using STS. First, you need to edit a master product_info template to be used for all product pages. In this template, you would need to be sure to have the categories box variable within the template so that the box will be displayed. Now, make a master index.php template that does not include the categories box variable to prevent the categories box from showing up on any of the category pages. Make a contact_us.php.html template page with the layout that you desire. If you want to change the content contact form, you would need to edit the actual contact_us.php page itself and any modifications you make will be displayed in the contact_us.php.html template.
  10. bkellum

    [contribution] Simple Template System (sts)

    Did you include the $content$ variable tag within each of the template pages?
  11. bkellum

    [Contribution] STS v4

    Here are some Google search tips: Search the specific STS version 4 support thread: site:forums.osCommerce.com [Contribution] sts v4 site:forums.osCommerce.com [Contribution] sts v4 $templatedir By adding the search phrase "$templatedir", Google will search the entire STSv4 Forum thread for that phrase. Search the entire osCommerce forum: site:forums.oscommerce.com sts site:forums.oscommerce.com "insert your search text here without the quotes" By adding the search phrase "sts", Google will search the entire osCommerce Support Forum for that phrase. Search the contributions: site:http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions simple template system site:http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions "insert the search contribution name here without the quotes" By adding the search phrase "simple template system", Google will search the entire osCommerce contributions for that phrase. So... Do a Google search for: site:http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions Header Tags SEO And that will return the following.
  12. bkellum

    STS installation not clear to me

    Once you get to the correct support thread (STSv4 Forum link in my signature below) you would need to click on the "REPLY" button to any of the posts in that thread to post YOUR question and have it display in that thread.
  13. bkellum

    [Contribution] STS v4

    How to remove "Let's See What We Have Here": Remove method 1 or Install Header Tags Controller and control that text as well as gain search engine benefits.
  14. Nope. All STS related questions SHOULD be in one thread so that all STS users can benefit. You can then search the thread to find what you need. Here are some Google search tips: Search the specific STS version 4 support thread: site:forums.osCommerce.com [Contribution] sts v4 site:forums.osCommerce.com [Contribution] sts v4 $templatedir Search the entire osCommerce forum: site:forums.oscommerce.com sts site:forums.oscommerce.com "insert your search text here without the quotes" Search the contributions: site:http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions simple template system site:http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions "insert the search contribution name here without the quotes"
  15. bkellum

    STS installation not clear to me

    The blind leading the blind.... You guys miss the most important instruction of them all...POST IN THE STSV4 THREAD! This link is provided in the STS User Manual as well as posted in my signature below (STSv4 Forum). I provide FREE support in that thread only so as to keep all STS related questions in one place. On to the above posts.... STS has got to be the easiest contribution to install onto osCommerce. If you can't do it, then you might want to consider hiring someone to do it for you (as with any other contribution you may want installed). It only gets tougher from here folks. Take your time. Follow the instructions. Get to know the osCommerce software BEFORE you try to install add-ons (such as the Simple Template System). Doing this, would asnwer some of the very basic issues that you are experiencing above such as not knowing that when installation instructions mention "catalog", they are actually refering to the location on your server where you have osCommerce installed, either in the root of your server or in a folder (any folder name that you happend to use). With that said, the STS instructions state that you need to do 3 things: Upload all of the files included in the "STS" folder. No, this does not mean to simply upload the "STS" folder. It means, upload the files/folders INSIDE of the "STS" folder, keeping the file/folder structure in tact. Now you need to edit some core (stock) files of osCommerce. You either do this manually by following the code edits from the instructions or you simply upload the files from the "Files for RC2" folder. Again, this does not mean to simply upload the "Files for RC2" folder. It means, upload the files/folders INSIDE of the "Files for RC2" folder, keeping the file/folder structure in tact. TIP: Instead of making the edits manually and risk making a mistake, use a file comparison tool such as WinMerge or Beyond Compare to compare your core osCommerce files with the files inside of the "Files for RC2" folder. Merge in the differences and then upload these modified files to your store. Configure STS in the ADMIN of your store. Basically, click on the INSTALL button and then click on the "TRUE" button to enable STS. Leave everything else in the default settings until you get used to using STS. That's it. As a matter of fact, most of the contributions that you will install in the future will follow the same format above. One more thing...you should not be using osCv3 for a live store as it is still in development. You should use osCommerce Online Merchant (RC2a) instead. STSv4.6 will work with osCommerce RC2a perfectly. And last but not least...POST IN THE STSV4 FORUM. PLEASE!!!!
  16. bkellum

    [Contribution] STS v4

    You may have uploaded a file to the wrong folder or you did not complete the installation. Use a file comparison tool such as WinMerge or Beyond Compare to compare the files on your server with the files from the contribution. Note: You need the files in both the folders "Files for RC2" and "STS" to complete the installation. The files in the "Files for RC2" can be uploaded if your store has not be modified in any way (a new osCommerce installation), otherwise, use these files to compare to where you need to make the necessary code edits.
  17. bkellum

    [Contribution] STS v4

    Click on the STSv4.6 link in my signature below. You can also go to the "Add-ons" link at the top of this page and it will take you to all of the available add-ons. You will find Simple Template System listed as one of the if not top downloads. It is listed #2 overall downloads since the beginning of osCommerce.
  18. bkellum

    [contribution] Simple Template System (sts)

    What did it turn out to be (to help the previous poster)?
  19. The $templatedir$ issue was resolved in STSv4.6. It does however, require that you use the stop end character for all of your variables in each of your templates. See you in the STSv4 Forum (link in my signature below).
  20. bkellum

    [contribution] Simple Template System (sts)

    There are plenty of FTP programs and I didn't think it was the purpose of this forum to promote one over the other. Try Filezilla. Regarding your issue being the same as the one above just means you both may have made the same error in your installation.
  21. bkellum

    [contribution] Simple Template System (sts)

    What does your admin/modules.php file look like? Did you compare it with "Files for RC2"/admin/modules.php to see where your error was located? Also, did you upload ALL OF THE FILES within the "STS" folder to your shop's "includes" folder, especially the includes/modules folder & files? You are showing an incomplete installation of the STS contribution which requires two parts: 1. Upload each of the "new" files (STS) 2. and modify each of the effected osCommerce core files (Files for RC2).
  22. bkellum

    [contribution] Simple Template System (sts)

    That is not a reliable method of uploading files. You should purchase yourself a good FTP Client program.
  23. bkellum

    [contribution] Simple Template System (sts)

    Yes, it can be frustrating trying to find out what you did wrong. If you truly feel that you did everything correctly, then it may just be a faulty FTP upload. Try uploading the files again or get a more reliable FTP program. This addon has worked for a ton of users and it wouldn't be in the top downloads if it didn't work for them. In my opinion, STS has got to be one of the easiest contributions to install so focus on the installation instructions and keep trying. Good luck.
  24. bkellum

    [contribution] Simple Template System (sts)

    Yes, you can create a template for this page that will effect everything but the "content" (stuff in the middle). If you wanted to modify the content, you would need to edit the actual new_products.php script.
  25. Installing STS is very easy as well. Be sure to copy the files keeping the same folder structure within the folders (Everything within the STS folder, but not the STS folder and then modify the files that need to be modified (existing files within the osCommerce core files). I provided a nice set of files already modified in the contribution for you to compare with just in case you got confused. Get yourself a good file comparison program to compare your files installed on your server and the files that came with the contribution to see where you made your mistake. NOTE: You should post all STS related questions in the STSv4 Forum thread (link is listed in the STS User Manual as well as in my signature below).
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