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Hi I have a big problem installing this for my client's store because I have "Categories Descriptions 1.9" already installed and the two don't seem to be communicating well with each other. This is bad because i'm supposed to have the site done soon.

 

Has anyone gotten Wolfen Featured Sets and Categories Descriptions working together?

 

There are no parse, syntax, or database errors (which is good). But The problem here is that after installing Wolfen, I can no longer add or edit categories. Categories Descriptions 1.9 makes you add/edit categories from within a new page (not on the right side of the page in the admin). Clicking the "edit" category or "add category" button, the page simply refreshes itself with the first category highlighted.

 

I will post the admin/categories.php code if someone is willing to look at it. I'm not a programmer so I don't really know what i'm doing, but i DO KNOW how to follow directions and use WinMerge.

 

Thank you so much!

-George

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I'm a little scared of posting the entire admin/categories.php, even though both contributions have pieces throughout the entire document. It's a long document and don't want anyone getting mad that they have to scroll through over 1000 lines of code in this forum.

 

I'm making the admin/categories.php code available as a text file at http://www.arrowsicislandpottery.com/categories.php.txt

 

Thanks.

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Hi I have a big problem installing this for my client's store because I have "Categories Descriptions 1.9" already installed and the two don't seem to be communicating well with each other.  This is bad because i'm supposed to have the site done soon.

 

Has anyone gotten Wolfen Featured Sets and Categories Descriptions working together?

 

There are no parse, syntax, or database errors (which is good).  But The problem here is that after installing Wolfen, I can no longer add or edit categories.  Categories Descriptions 1.9 makes you add/edit categories from within a new page (not on the right side of the page in the admin).  Clicking the "edit" category or "add category" button, the page simply refreshes itself with the first category highlighted.

 

I will post the admin/categories.php code if someone is willing to look at it.  I'm not a programmer so I don't really know what i'm doing, but i DO KNOW how to follow directions and use WinMerge.

 

Thank you so much!

-George

 

 

It seems that people are automatically assuming that the issue is with Wolfen Featured Sets and not with categories description.

 

If you have Wolfen Featured Sets installed and then install Categories description and things stop working, do you still maintain that it is Wolfen Featured Sets that is causing the issue.

 

You have stated that Categories description uses seperate pages for the functions such as add or edit, which is a break from the normal way that functions work.

 

A default osCommerce admin categories uses the right hand side to operate the functions as does Wolfen Featured Sets, so I ask you which contribution does not follow the normal operating procedure, Categories Description or Wolfen Featured Sets, as this is a retorical question, the answer is Categories Description, this should bring a logical conclusion that the issue is then caused by the contribution which breaks the normal operating procedure.


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Hello there... i want to repley to both messages above.

meto have categories description and the wolfen sets installed, however i have maneged to get them "both" working.

i figured out that if you use a "cache" for installed modules then you can get into trouble.

However i can use both (after deleted the cache files).

my workaround was that when ever i want to feature a categorie i "disable" allow categories description" in the configuration box. Then when i want make a categories description i turn it on again.Also i took the txt insert for the wysiwyg editor, couse this 1 we use.

 

(be aware that i made this working on osc2nuke (php-nuke+oscommerce 2.2 MS2)).

 

241, i dont think the users want to say that the not working of 1 or the other , must carry the blame for it. I more think that people want to see for a solution to get it solved, so both will work.

 

Grtzz wHiTeHaT.

 

 

As pointed out the issue is derived from the categories description contribution using a seperated page, therefore the solution is to move the functions to be included for the section that uses a new page, I have just done this and have it all working without issue, however I noticed that even prior to making the changes that if edit or add were selected that this did not refresh the page however opened the new page associated with the categories description contribution, this of course did not have the featured sets functions included therefore the featured category could not be set from within this page nor the featured date.

 

This logical process results in the realisation that to have it all working together that the featured sets functions would require to be moved into the categories description function section of categories.php

 

Now there is no need to switch on or off anything.


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As pointed out the issue is derived from the categories description contribution using a seperated page, therefore the solution is to move the functions to be included for the section that uses a new page, I have just done this and have it all working without issue, however I noticed that even prior to making the changes that if edit or add were selected that this did not refresh the page however opened the new page associated with the categories description contribution, this of course did not have the featured sets functions included therefore the featured category could not be set from within this page nor the featured date.

 

This logical process results in the realisation that to have it all working together that the featured sets functions would require to be moved into the categories description function section of categories.php

 

Now there is no need to switch on or off anything.

 

Thanks for checking this out for me, Steve. I appreciate your thoughts and insight into the matter. Could you explain a little further as to what I need to do "take the featured sets function and move it into the categories description function"? I really have no programming experience, so if you can give me instructions on doing this, I would really appreciate it. Maybe you can show me the code you used to get it all working?

 

Also, I wasn't "blaming" either contribution for the problem I was having. Just simply posting here because Categories Descriptions doesn't have a support forum. I'm just looking for a solution, that's all.

 

-George

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There is also another piece of customization I'm looking to implement.

 

On the index page, I want to have the featured products appear to the right of the "New Products For [Month]" infobox. By the way, this infobox has been replaced by a categories infobox.

 

I had the index page code displayed as:

          <tr>
           <td>
	 <table width="100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0">
    <tr>
     <td><?php include(DIR_WS_MODULES . FILENAME_MAIN_CATEGORIES); ?></td>
   <td><?php include(DIR_WS_MODULES . FILENAME_FEATURED_SETS); // Wolfen Featured Sets	?></td>
    </tr>
	 </table>
	 </td>
         </tr>

 

The problem is that the featured sets appear below the infobox, not to the right of it. Any suggestions to get this to be displayed how I want it?

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There is also another piece of customization I'm looking to implement.

 

On the index page, I want to have the featured products appear to the right of the "New Products For [Month]" infobox.  By the way, this infobox has been replaced by a categories infobox.

 

I had the index page code displayed as:

          <tr>
           <td>
	 <table width="100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0">
    <tr>
     <td><?php include(DIR_WS_MODULES . FILENAME_MAIN_CATEGORIES); ?></td>
   <td><?php include(DIR_WS_MODULES . FILENAME_FEATURED_SETS); // Wolfen Featured Sets	?></td>
    </tr>
	 </table>
	 </td>
         </tr>

 

The only reason I can think of is if you have a fixed width for your site such as using center shop, which I think restricts the width to 760 and your overall width for left column, new products, featured sets, right column plus any cellpadding and spacing exceeds the fixed 760 forcing a wrapped line.

 

The problem is that the featured sets appear below the infobox, not to the right of it.  Any suggestions to get this to be displayed how I want it?


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Hello,

 

i don't know if i should have published that question in the forum or as pm but perhaps somebody else is interested too.

I've installed the Wolfen Featured Sets v1.00 and everything works fine. Now I would like to use the short description with the ... feature in the product listing page too. May somebody give me some hints, if i just have to change product_listing (for my needs there is no need for admin controling..) or if I have to make further changes?

Thanks in advance and greetings from Germany

Philipp


greetings from Germany

 

Philipp

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Hi Steve, the problem with the wolfen featured sets not having the ability to be placed to the right of the "new products for [month]" is not caused by a fixed width site page. Mine is the default 100% width. But that's not the biggest issue.

 

I'm still trying to get the categories description contribution and the wolfen featured sets contribution working together. You wrote previously about moving the wolfen category functions inside the category description function. Can you be specific as to what blocks of code you moved to where?

 

Thanks,

George

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Hi all,

 

Great contribution, just installed it in 30 mins. I have 1 problem however!

 

Only using the featured products part of the contrib on the homepage. I have 2 red X image placement boxes below the featured products infobox. Looking through the source for the page:

 

<td><img src="images/pixel_trans.gif" border="0" alt=" " width="100" height="1"></td>

</tr>

</table>

</td>

</tr>

</table>

<IMG SRC="images/info_box_left_shadow.gif" WIDTH=100% HEIGHT=13></table><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="4"><tr><td colspan="2" valign="middle" align="center"><img src="images/" border="0" alt=" "></td></tr><tr></table><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="4"><tr><td colspan="2" valign="middle" align="center"><img src="images/" border="0" alt=" "></td></tr><tr></table></td>

 

It looks as though it's trying to include an image on the page but doesn't specify it. Has anyone come across this before, have I missed out some code?

 

Any help appreciated.

Matt

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Hi all,

 

Great contribution, just installed it in 30 mins. I have 1 problem however!

 

Only using the featured products part of the contrib on the homepage. I have 2 red X image placement boxes below the featured products infobox. Looking through the source for the page:

 

    <td><img src="images/pixel_trans.gif" border="0" alt="  " width="100" height="1"></td>

  </tr>

</table>

</td>

  </tr>

</table>

<IMG SRC="images/info_box_left_shadow.gif" WIDTH=100% HEIGHT=13></table><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="4"><tr><td colspan="2" valign="middle" align="center"><img src="images/" border="0" alt="  "></td></tr><tr></table><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="4"><tr><td colspan="2" valign="middle" align="center"><img src="images/" border="0" alt="  "></td></tr><tr></table></td>

 

It looks as though it's trying to include an image on the page but doesn't specify it. Has anyone come across this before, have I missed out some code?

 

Any help appreciated.

Matt

 

Scratch that. Just changed a setting in the admin panel and they've disappeared. Freaky!!

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Hi Steve, I'm still looking for the fix that you created to get wolfen featured sets to work in conjunction with the category descriptions contribution. Thanks bro.

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Hi there,

 

I am implementing this site for a new client and I get this unfortunate error when viewing admin/categories.php

 

Parse error: parse error, unexpected '}' in /home/ecomics2/public_html/exec/admin/categories.php on line 645

 

This line refers to the following piece of code.

 

} elseif ($HTTP_GET_VARS['action'] == 'new_product_preview') {

 

Can somebody help me with this? I am curious what I have done as I have followed the instructions to the letter. I do have subcriptions module installed which uses the Categories.php file heavily so replacing the file is not an option unfortunately.

 

Any help?

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Is there a way to list featured product for only the category the user is in?

 

For example:

If a user is in DVD's, I would only want DVD's to be the featured products. If they are in CDs, then only CDs would be featured, and so on.

 

-Adrian

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Hi all,

 

Great contribution, just installed it in 30 mins. I have 1 problem however!

 

Only using the featured products part of the contrib on the homepage. I have 2 red X image placement boxes below the featured products infobox. Looking through the source for the page:

 

    <td><img src="images/pixel_trans.gif" border="0" alt="  " width="100" height="1"></td>

  </tr>

</table>

</td>

  </tr>

</table>

<IMG SRC="images/info_box_left_shadow.gif" WIDTH=100% HEIGHT=13></table><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="4"><tr><td colspan="2" valign="middle" align="center"><img src="images/" border="0" alt="  "></td></tr><tr></table><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="4"><tr><td colspan="2" valign="middle" align="center"><img src="images/" border="0" alt="  "></td></tr><tr></table></td>

 

It looks as though it's trying to include an image on the page but doesn't specify it. Has anyone come across this before, have I missed out some code?

 

Any help appreciated.

Matt

 

 

Scratch that. Just changed a setting in the admin panel and they've disappeared. Freaky!!

I have the same issue, and it doesn't go away as long as I enable the "Display featured manufacture with products" and "Display featured categories".

Is something wrong there?

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I have the same issue, and it doesn't go away as long as I enable the "Display featured manufacture with products" and "Display featured categories".

  Is something wrong there?

 

best guess without a link to the issue would be that the category with product and manufacturer with product do not have an image.

 

is this above the product or below.

 

did you add the stylesheet codes.


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best guess without a link to the issue would be that the category with product and manufacturer with product do not have an image.

 

is this above the product or below.

 

did you add the stylesheet codes.

 

:-" If the "featured manufacture with products" turned on, the blank image is above the "featured manufacture with products"; if the "featured categories" turned on, there are no other things but a blank image. the stylesheet codes? Did you mean this contri come with a stylesheet code file or not?Why didn't I see this file?

 

Anyway, I just use the "featured products". and this is the url to my site, you can check out: floweraccessories4u.

 

A few things I want to ask are:

 

1.Can I add some text above the featured products block on the index page such as"Featured Products" or on every featured product box? And if I can, how to do it?

2.Check out my "categories" section, can this contri add some featured products on each different category? If can, how? If can't, how to add some content above the product-listing?

3. I want to reduce the number of display the product-listing products on one page, maybe 5-7 per page, as well as the "Upcoming Products" on the index page, how to do that?

 

I know, to some extent, these quzs seem have not relation to this contri. I get much help on this forum these days, I usually search, search and search before I post quztions. But now, I must add my produts to my site and this is a huge amount so I don't have much time. So forgive me if I at the wrong place ask the quzs. If any of you can help me how to do these things or simple give a link to the answers to the quzs, I will very appreciate!

Thanks

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Thanks Steve works like a dream, no problems at all. Good clear instructions!

 

I am sure i will come up with something to ask soon enough, but for now its all good :thumbsup:

 

cheers

 

Mike

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Hi All,

 

Apologies if this has been answered previously, scoured the forum but not found anything.

 

At unregular intervals the featured products are turning themselves OFF, requiring me to reset them in the admin panel. A couple of days down the line and 'hey presto' they're gone again. Now I'm not saying it's a bug - as this is a fine contribution - but is there something that could be affecting this?

 

Thanks

Matt

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Hi All,

 

Apologies if this has been answered previously, scoured the forum but not found anything.

 

At unregular intervals the featured products are turning themselves OFF, requiring me to reset them in the admin panel. A couple of days down the line and 'hey presto' they're gone again. Now I'm not saying it's a bug - as this is a fine contribution - but is there something that could be affecting this?

 

Thanks

Matt

 

It certainly aint no bug, but the default setting which adds 3 days to the start date for the end date unless a date is specified.

 

The default days added where date not specified can be set to a higher number or you can set an end date.

 

This non bug is so as to allow automatic expiry of a featured product if it were being offered as a one day promotion or special of the week or part of a sale etc.


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Added this module afternoon and it worked right away!!

Very nice module to have!! The store owner now has the ability to set what are "featured products"! And more!

 

Thanks Steve!!

 

Stonez

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When I use the Admin->categories->specials or product expected

I will get

 

Special

1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '-12, 12' at line 1

select pd.products_id, pd.products_name, p.products_date_available from products_description pd, products p where p.products_id = pd.products_id and p.products_date_available != '' and pd.language_id = '1' order by p.products_date_available DESC limit -12, 12

[TEP STOP]

 

Does this has anything to do with this contribute?

I traced the code into split_page_results.php and in there

the limit was formed there -12, 12 (which should be 0, 12)

I can't figure out why...

 

 

Thanks for help!

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When I use the Admin->categories->specials or product expected

I will get

 

Special

1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '-12, 12' at line 1

select pd.products_id, pd.products_name, p.products_date_available from products_description pd, products p where p.products_id = pd.products_id and p.products_date_available != '' and pd.language_id = '1' order by p.products_date_available DESC limit -12, 12

[TEP STOP]

 

Does this has anything to do with this contribute?

I traced the code into split_page_results.php and in there

the limit was formed there -12, 12 (which should be 0, 12)

I can't figure out why...

Thanks for help!

 

 

You have it correct, this is to do with split page results and I have not had an issue with them.

 

The only time I have seen anything to do with slit page errors has been with certain contributions installed.

 

What version of osCommerce are you using and is it a cvs version

 

How did you install this contribution did you use the straight replace files or manual code change using file comparison.

 

What if any other contributions do you have installed.

 

-12, 12 would be correct if in the admin you have set the limit to 12 otherwise the normal error of this nature given in the forums before has been -20, 20


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Hello Steve,

 

I installed this contribution and i got to say it works great. This is what i was looking for but I do have a simple question.

I have set Words per short description when it's not written to 0 so no words show up but now i get ---- and i want to be able to remove the it.

You can see herehere what i'm talking about.

 

THANKS!

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