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Select Product Image Directory & Instant Update For Products

This simple contribution does three things.

 

  1. A drop down is added to the product edit page of sub-folders of the images folder to allow you to select where the product image is to be stored.
  2. A field is added to allow you to create a new sub-folder of images to store your images in.
  3. A function is added in the product edit page to give a instant update option.Some folders within the images directory can be excluded from the drop down list through an exclude list.

Only one file to edit (categories.php) and only five edits to that!!

 

Tested on PHP 4 & 5, SQL 4 & 5, osC 2.2 ms2, rc1 & rc2a and is register_globals off compatible.

 

Contribution is found at http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/7088

Edited by spooks

Sam

 

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I`ve spotted that Gustavo has updated this already by making it multilingual thumbsup.gif , welll done Gustavo, thats an area I`m always lax on. blush.gif


Sam

 

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Uploaded new version 1.15

 

Corrected errors in the language files.

Added directory sort

 

 


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Hi,

 

I'm hoping Spooks will see this and lend me a hand. I got to the last update of his "Select Product Image Directory & Instant Update For Products" and found that I'm missing the following line of code in Admin/includes/languages/english/categories.php:

 

define('TEXT_PRODUCTS_MODEL', 'Model:');

 

I do have a define line that reads: define('TEXT_PRODUCTS_MODEL', 'Products Model:');

 

I tried inserting the code as instructed below the line as is and got error on that line from osC Admin,

then I tried changing define by deleting the 2nd "Products" so it reads as instructed...got same error in line #.

 

Can someone (helllooooo SAM) help me??!!?? I would really like for this add-on to work.

 

Ciao :blink:


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If u download my latest upload (v1.15) you will see i`ve changed the code insertion points to a more logical point (your existing code don`t matter) and fixed the errors in the previous that were causing your problem. smile.gif


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If u download my latest upload (v1.15) you will see i`ve changed the code insertion points to a more logical point (your existing code don`t matter) and fixed the errors in the previous that were causing your problem. smile.gif


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Thank you Sam. I had a feeling but didn't want to ASSume! I'll give it a try... :P


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Hi Sam,

 

Thank you for this very useful contribution.

I installed the updated version and it works great. I have multiple subfolders in the image folder. Is it possible to make this work with them? I have folders like this: images/english/holidays/christmas/image.jpg

 

Thank you for your help.

 

Eva

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Hi Sam,

 

Thank you for this very useful contribution.

I installed the updated version and it works great. I have multiple subfolders in the image folder. Is it possible to make this work with them? I have folders like this: images/english/holidays/christmas/image.jpg

 

Thank you for your help.

 

Eva

 

 

I may do an update sometime to allow recursive operation. smile.gif


Sam

 

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Contributions:

 

Auto Backup your Database, Easy way

 

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If u download my latest upload (v1.15) you will see i`ve changed the code insertion points to a more logical point (your existing code don`t matter) and fixed the errors in the previous that were causing your problem. smile.gif

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If u download my latest upload (v1.15) you will see i`ve changed the code insertion points to a more logical point (your existing code don`t matter) and fixed the errors in the previous that were causing your problem. smile.gif

Hi

I've tried your add-on which is just what I need i order to get a structure to my images folder. However, I have had many attempts, but it does not work yet. I have copy/pasted all the corrections in the admin/categories.php and the includes/languages/english/categories.php as well as my local language categories.php. Thus no typing errors. When executing, the images folder cannot be found. About line 600 it does not enter the "if ($handle = opendir($root_image_dir)) { ..." but executes the else part. The permissions on the images-folder and sub folders are 777. Among other things I have tried the following code in a separate php-file, and it works, listing the names of folders and files in var/www/catalog/images/.

<?php

$dir = "/var/www/catalog/images/";

// Open a known directory, and proceed to read its contents

if (is_dir($dir)) {

if ($dh = opendir($dir)) {

while (($file = readdir($dh)) !== false) {

echo "filename: $file : filetype: " . filetype($dir . $file) . "\n";

}

closedir($dh);

}

}

?>

Thank you for any help. I'm experienced in programming, but new to php and I haven't fully grasped the structure of the osCommerse yet.

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If your having trouble installing the mod, if you download Simple Multi Image Add-on (Un-Limited) with Fancy Popups http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/7008

in that package you will find a categories.php file thats the rc2a version with this added (+ the other) use a file compare tool with that.

 

I can assure you that this will work fine once correctly installed.wink.gif


Sam

 

Remember, What you think I ment may not be what I thought I ment when I said it.

 

Contributions:

 

Auto Backup your Database, Easy way

 

Multi Images with Fancy Pop-ups, Easy way

 

Products in columns with multi buy etc etc

 

Disable any Category or Product, Easy way

 

Secure & Improve your account pages et al.

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If your having trouble installing the mod, if you download Simple Multi Image Add-on (Un-Limited) with Fancy Popups http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/7008

in that package you will find a categories.php file thats the rc2a version with this added (+ the other) use a file compare tool with that.

 

I can assure you that this will work fine once correctly installed.wink.gif

Hi Sam

 

Thank you very much. I have made it work now. This is a really super add-on.

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Dear Sam, thank you so much for a very useful contribution.

I have installed it today (what a Christmas eve!).

 

A short question only:

 

I would like to have a structure like this, as an example:

 

public_html/suppliers/HP/products

 

The folder HP have one image: the logo.png

the folder have the product images, like so: article_number.jpg

 

Later on I would like to have the product descriptions there as well, like so: language_article_number.html

Where language would be (in my case): english, german, spanish and swedish

 

Using the html file format would make it so easy to have a very nice product description,

in the most advance case, incorporating a css file for each product, like so: article_number.css

or have a general css files like so: main_category.css where main_category could be for example

hardware or software or DVD... (Refering to a fresh install).

 

Merry Christmas!

 

Sara

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You cannot mix static html pages within your osC site, http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?showtopic=330479&hl

 

You can make your product description full html, then you can have any layout & imagess within the description you want.

 

Just add a wysiwyg editor like FCKeditor for Product Descriptions etc http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/2900 its an easy install.

 

 


Sam

 

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Hi Sam,

is possible to work with More Pics 6 ?

 

Thanks

 

06voip

 

I sorry, I don't like that one and I made Simple Multi Image Add-on (Un-Limited) with Fancy Popups http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/7008 which includes this. smile.gif

 

So u need to ask elsewhere if you want that to work. wink.gif


Sam

 

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Contributions:

 

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Products in columns with multi buy etc etc

 

Disable any Category or Product, Easy way

 

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Hi Sam,

Thanks for your response and I apologize for my English :blush:

 

I feel it

 

Merry Christmas! ;)

 

06voip

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I'm having trouble getting this routine to recognize a directory to save images to other then the default image directory.

 

I want to put my product images under a "skus" directory and then in various sub-directories instead of under the standard "images" directory. I can see where I should be able to specify the new directory by setting the variable $images_dir but for some reason the routine that saves the images seems to ignore the new directory when it saves the image...when I echo the variables $images_dir and $root_images_dir to the screen they show the directory structure I want to use but the image is still being saved to the default image directory.

 

Anyone know if there is something else that I need to change? I can't seem to find the routine that actually saves the image so I can see what is happening. Any idea?

 

Dan

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If things don't work as advertised u can be 99% sure its smthg u missed or did wrong, triple check it all again.

 

The update section is:

 

 

// image directory 
 $images_dir = DIR_WS_IMAGES; // default catalog images folder;
 $exclude_folders = array("banners","default","icons","mail","infobox","js"); // folders to exclude from adding new images
 $root_images_dir = DIR_FS_CATALOG .  $images_dir;
 $new_dir = preg_replace('/[^a-zA-Z0-9_.-]/i', '_',$_POST['new_directory']); 
 $dir = (tep_not_null($new_dir) ? $new_dir : $_POST['directory']);

// instant update 
  if ($action == 'new_product_preview') {
// copy image only if modified
   	if ($dir && !is_dir(DIR_FS_CATALOG_IMAGES . $dir)) { 
  	if (mkdir(DIR_FS_CATALOG_IMAGES . $dir)) $messageStack->add('Folder ' . $dir . ' created in '. $images_dir . '.', 'success');
   }
   	$products_image = new upload('products_image');
   	$products_image->set_destination(DIR_FS_CATALOG_IMAGES . ($dir ? $dir .'/' : ''));
   	if ($products_image->parse() && $products_image->save()) {
     	$products_image_name =  ($dir ? $dir . '\/' : '') . $products_image->filename;
   	} else {
     	$products_image_name = (isset($HTTP_POST_VARS['products_previous_image']) ? $HTTP_POST_VARS['products_previous_image'] : '');
   	}

if ($_POST['instant_update'] == 'on') { 
  $_POST['products_image'] = stripslashes($products_image_name);
   	$action = (isset($_GET['pID']) ? 'update_product' : 'insert_product');  
                   }
                    }
// EOF instant update &  image directory  

 

but if you missed later edits then that could also cause failure!!

 

 

 


Sam

 

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If things don't work as advertised u can be 99% sure its smthg u missed or did wrong, triple check it all again.

 

Thanks for the quick reply Sam.

 

You gave me an idea. I know your Simple Muliple Images has this functionality as well so I downloaded it...took the categories.php file and made the change to the $images_dir variable. It's a no go there too.

 

I must have really messed something up!

 

Dan

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You could try using that file, or use a file compare tool.

 

Perhaps u forgot to remove the section of code it says to!


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Contributions:

 

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Multi Images with Fancy Pop-ups, Easy way

 

Products in columns with multi buy etc etc

 

Disable any Category or Product, Easy way

 

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You could try using that file, or use a file compare tool.

 

Perhaps u forgot to remove the section of code it says to!

 

Sorry Sam I guess I wasn't very clear. I tried using the categories.php file from your Simple Multiple Images contribution and that file doesn't work for me either.

 

Dan

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Sorry Sam I guess I wasn't very clear. I tried using the categories.php file from your Simple Multiple Images contribution and that file doesn't work for me either.

 

Dan

Sam in the routine that saves the image I replaced the DIR_FS_CATALOG_IMAGES variable with the $root_images_dir variable and that seems to have solved the problem. I don't know if that is the best way to fix it or if it'll create other problems but the image is now being saved to the correct location.

 

Dan

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Sam in the routine that saves the image I replaced the DIR_FS_CATALOG_IMAGES variable with the $root_images_dir variable and that seems to have solved the problem. I don't know if that is the best way to fix it or if it'll create other problems but the image is now being saved to the correct location.

 

Dan

 

 

Yes, I was going to say that, but I`ve been busy so u beat me to it, I re-read your 1st post & realised I had mistaken your needs, soory.

 

However, that will place the images in your new dir, but osc refers to all images relative to DIR_WS_IMAGES you may have issues with images not appearing.


Sam

 

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Contributions:

 

Auto Backup your Database, Easy way

 

Multi Images with Fancy Pop-ups, Easy way

 

Products in columns with multi buy etc etc

 

Disable any Category or Product, Easy way

 

Secure & Improve your account pages et al.

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