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This is probably a really stupid question, but here goes.


I changed the text on my english index page through file manager in the admin panel, and the result was this,


Parse error: parse error in /home/httpd/vhosts/imripe.com.au/httpsdocs/shop/includes/languages/english/index.php on line 13


I went into the admin panel and checked the German language index page to see where I had gone wrong, I tried a few changes and nothing.


With this error message under Welcome Guest!... the onlu text now is



I also have

where it used to say something like "What do we have here" and further the box underneath with new product images in it is now titles


This is what the code looks like now, if anyone could point out my stupid error it would be much appreciated.




  $Id: index.php,v 1.1 2003/06/11 17:38:00 hpdl Exp $


  osCommerce, Open Source E-Commerce Solutions



  Copyright © 2003 osCommerce


  Released under the GNU General Public License



define('TEXT_MAIN', 'This is test text  for the index page in English. <br><br><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="5" cellpadding="2"><tr><td class="main" valign="top">' . tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'default/1.gif') . '</td><td class="main" valign="top"><b>Error Messages</b><br><br>If there are any error or warning messages shown above, please correct them first before proceeding.<br><br>Error messages are displayed at the very top of the page with a complete <span class="messageStackError">background</span> color.<br><br>Several checks are performed to ensure a healthy setup of your online store - these checks can be disabled by editing the appropriate parameters at the bottom of the includes/application_top.php file.</td></tr><td class="main" valign="top">' . tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'default/2.gif') . '</td><td class="main" valign="top"><b>Editing Page Texts</b><br><br>The text shown here can be modified in the following file, on each language basis:<br><br><nobr class="messageStackSuccess">[path to catalog]/includes/languages/' . $language . '/' . FILENAME_DEFAULT . '</nobr><br><br>That file can be edited manually, or via the Administration Tool with the <nobr class="messageStackSuccess">Languages->' . ucfirst($language) . '->Define</nobr> or <nobr class="messageStackSuccess">Tools->File Manager</nobr> modules.<br><br>The text is set in the following manner:<br><br><nobr>define('TEXT_MAIN', '<span class="messageStackSuccess">This is a default setup of the osCommerce project...</span>');</nobr><br><br>The text highlighted in green may be modified - it is important to keep the define() of the TEXT_MAIN keyword. To remove the text for TEXT_MAIN completely, the following example is used where only two single quote characters exist:<br><br><nobr>define('TEXT_MAIN', '');</nobr><br><br>More information concerning the PHP define() function can be read <a href="http://www.php.net/define" target="_blank"><u>here</u></a>.</td></tr><tr><td class="main" valign="top">' . tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'default/3.gif') . '</td><td class="main" valign="top"><b>Securing The Administration Tool</b><br><br>It is important to secure the Administration Tool as there is currently no security implementation available.</td></tr><tr><td class="main" valign="top">' . tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'default/4.gif') . '</td><td class="main" valign="top"><b>Online Documentation</b><br><br>Online documentation can be read at the <a href="http://wiki.oscommerce.com" target="_blank"><u>osCommerce Wiki Documentation Effort</u></a> site.<br><br>Community support is available at the <a href="http://www.oscommerce.com/forums" target="_blank"><u>osCommerce Community Support Forums</u></a> site.</td></tr></table><br>If you wish to download the solution powering this shop, or if you wish to contribute to the osCommerce project, please visit the <a href="http://www.oscommerce.com" target="_blank"><u>support site of osCommerce</u></a>. This shop is running on osCommerce version <font color="#f0000"><b>' . PROJECT_VERSION . '</b></font>.');


Thanks in advance





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Edit a fresh copy using a text editor and upload the changed file to your server - the filemanager removes backslashes, causing parse errors.



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I have had a look through the equivalent german language index.php page and compared against the english equivalent. I can't see anyhting different oter than the first sentence of text that I have changed. There does not seem to be any backslashes missing at all.


It has me stumped.


Any ideas, besides uploading a new page to the server. This could be a bit of a problem as I don't think can just d/load a new english index.php page for a start and my host has OS commerce already installed on their servr.

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Edit a fresh copy using a text editor and upload the changed file to your server - the filemanager removes backslashes, causing parse errors.




Hi Michael,

I have a copy of a freeware editor and it works great. Email me at webmaster@akingstreasures.com and I will send you a link to it. Works with HTML, JS, CSS and just about anything you want to do. I will find the link for you in case you want it.



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