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How can I change the default text in home page !


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Hi there , can any one show me how to delete this text ?


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If there are any error or warning messages shown above, please correct them first before proceeding.


Error messages are displayed at the very top of the page with a complete background color.


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.

Editing Page Texts


The text shown here can be modified in the following file, on each language basis:


[path to catalog]/includes/languages/english/index.php


That file can be edited manually, or via the Administration Tool with the Languages->English->Define or Tools->File Manager modules.


The text is set in the following manner:


define('TEXT_MAIN', 'This is a default setup of the osCommerce project...');


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:


define('TEXT_MAIN', '');


More information concerning the PHP define() function can be read here.

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I'm new to web design . Please help . thanks a lot .

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To delete and/or change the text on the index page open this file:


your store...../includes/languages/english/index.php


Look for this line:


define('TEXT_MAIN', 'This is a default setup of the osCommerce project...');


You then want to delete and/or replace this part in between the single quotes:


-----------This is a default setup of the osCommerce project-----------


HINT: you MUST leave the single quotes and the closing brackets and ; or you will get an error message.


What i did, since the text is HTML formated anyway, I copied the default text (everything in between the single quotes) and dumped it into the body of a blank html document, so i could see the page itself, and then proceeded to edit, add photos, etc from there. When I was done, I copy and pasted the HTML code back into the index doc between the double quotes and PRESTO!


You might have to play around with it a little to get it just right.




Hope this helped I was newbie like yourself at one time :thumbsup:

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