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I am very new to OsCommerce (like today new :blink: ) and I need help!

 

I have a template that I would like to use for my store, but I don't have the faintest clue as to how i install it on OsCommerce. The readme file wasn't helpful at all, so I was wondering if anyone on here would be able to give me a step-by-step of how to do it.

 

FYI:

 

I am using Cpanel, and I already downloaded OsCommerce via Fantastico, I don't know if I should have done that already or not since I was told that this template was actually the entire OsCommerce application, not just a template.

 

 

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks so much in advance!

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Unfortunatly templates contain non-standard often out-dated code that is often somewhat modified from the core version, so are impossible to support except by the template writer, I suggest you speak to them.


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I am very new to OsCommerce (like today new :blink: ) and I need help!

 

I have a template that I would like to use for my store, but I don't have the faintest clue as to how i install it on OsCommerce. The readme file wasn't helpful at all, so I was wondering if anyone on here would be able to give me a step-by-step of how to do it.

 

FYI:

 

I am using Cpanel, and I already downloaded OsCommerce via Fantastico, I don't know if I should have done that already or not since I was told that this template was actually the entire OsCommerce application, not just a template.

 

 

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks so much in advance!

Sam is correct above and you could also use the template with the latest version of osCommerce rather easily by following these steps:

 

Post #2557


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Sam is correct above and you could also use the template with the latest version of osCommerce rather easily by following these steps:

 

Post #2557

 

 

I really didn't understand anything in that post. But thanks anyways.

 

In response to Sam, that doesn't really help considering that I don't have the contact info from the person who made the template, and if I DID have it then obviously I wouldn't be here on the OsCommerce forum asking other people for help. but thanks for your suggestion anyway.

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I really didn't understand anything in that post. But thanks anyways.

 

In response to Sam, that doesn't really help considering that I don't have the contact info from the person who made the template, and if I DID have it then obviously I wouldn't be here on the OsCommerce forum asking other people for help. but thanks for your suggestion anyway.

What's not to understand???

I just followed the steps referred to in that post last night and converted the osCommerce Modern RC2a template into a STS template with ease.

 

What the steps give you is a sure way of using ANY purchased osCommerce template (no matter what version of osC it was based on) with the most recent up-to-date version of osCommerce. This allows you to have the design that you paid for integrated into a bug free version of osCommerce.

 

The problem with purchased templates is that you never know what osC version it is based on or the code is so hacked that it would be nerely impossible to try to install any additional contributions.

 

Take it or leave it.


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What's not to understand???

I just followed the steps referred to in that post last night and converted the osCommerce Modern RC2a template into a STS template with ease.

 

What the steps give you is a sure way of using ANY purchased osCommerce template (no matter what version of osC it was based on) with the most recent up-to-date version of osCommerce. This allows you to have the design that you paid for integrated into a bug free version of osCommerce.

 

The problem with purchased templates is that you never know what osC version it is based on or the code is so hacked that it would be nerely impossible to try to install any additional contributions.

 

Take it or leave it.

 

Bill, You may want to check your supplied link.

 

I think you might have meant this one: http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?showtopic=58541

 

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Bill, You may want to check your supplied link.

 

I think you might have meant this one: http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?showtopic=58541

 

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Nope, I meant the one that I posted above. My link takes you to the following (I'll paste it below):

 

POST #2587

 

*STS Tip*

How to integrate a purchased template to STS:

 

To make an STS template out of a purchased osCommerce template:

 

  1. Install the store in a test directory (meaning, follow all of the installation instructions that came with your purchased template, but be sure to do this in a test osCommerce scenario. You will use these files in your final "live" osCommerce store.
  2. Open the store in your browser
  3. View the Source Code and Save the html code to your computer
  4. Use this html code as your default template (sts_template.html) and start replacing the different elements with their corresponding STS Tags. (see the STS User Manual for details related to tags)
  5. Use the boxes class (includes/classes/boxes.php) from the template you bought in your live store since it will be used by STS as well.
  6. Modify the external stylesheet from the purchased template to your needs (if needed) to be used in your live store. Link to this stylesheet in your STS templates as you normally would.

The above should get you started in the right direction.

When buying a store with contributions already installed, be aware that it does not include BTS (Basic Template System) as it is totally incompatible with STS.


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Nope, I meant the one that I posted above. My link takes you to the following (I'll paste it below):

 

POST #2587

 

*STS Tip*

How to integrate a purchased template to STS:

 

To make an STS template out of a purchased osCommerce template:

 

  1. Install the store in a test directory (meaning, follow all of the installation instructions that came with your purchased template, but be sure to do this in a test osCommerce scenario. You will use these files in your final "live" osCommerce store.
  2. Open the store in your browser
  3. View the Source Code and Save the html code to your computer
  4. Use this html code as your default template (sts_template.html) and start replacing the different elements with their corresponding STS Tags. (see the STS User Manual for details related to tags)
  5. Use the boxes class (includes/classes/boxes.php) from the template you bought in your live store since it will be used by STS as well.
  6. Modify the external stylesheet from the purchased template to your needs (if needed) to be used in your live store. Link to this stylesheet in your STS templates as you normally would.

The above should get you started in the right direction.

When buying a store with contributions already installed, be aware that it does not include BTS (Basic Template System) as it is totally incompatible with STS.

 

IC. Your other post is referencing 2557 - when I clicked on it I was also like :blink:

 

edit: Actually takes you to 2560 but who's counting.

 

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Edited by kongfu

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IC. Your other post is referencing 2557 - when I clicked on it I was also like :blink:

 

edit: Actually takes you to 2560 but who's counting.

 

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That's strange cause it goes straight to post 2587 for me. I noticed that I put the wrong post number in the post above but the link still went to the intended target.

 

Hope it helped you out anyway. :rolleyes:

Edited by bkellum

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