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About to install OSc - What are the contribs I should use


nigelt74

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Evening All

 

I am about to install Oscommerce this weekend, and i would like to know what contributions i should also install

I have been reading posts all day and i think I know the contributions I should use, but would just like confirmation

 

Product options

The products the site will have vary but i suppose a typical example product would be

 

t-shirt

multiple colours

multiple sizes

 

and i would like to be able to indicate if certain products are out,

for example if large Blue t-shirts are out of stock

 

I think the contribution I need would be QTpro, is that right?

 

Image handling

 

I don't like the default image handling, it just seems inefficent, I have looked at

the following replacements

Automatic Thumbnail - Seems the best?

'On the Fly' Auto Thumbnailer using GD Library - Don't quite understand how this one works

 

 

Extra Pages - this is the one I'm having problems with

 

Extra pages-info box w/ admin seems the obvious choice, but I don't think it does what i want, This site here has exactly what i want, I just can't work out what contribution it is,

to see what i mean go to the site click on the "health services" tab in the menu bar

See the way the pages are in broken up into sections (left hand infobox) which can be selected by going to the left hand side infobox and selecting the section, and then you are able to select the page, what is the name of the contribution that allows you to do this?, the "extra pages info-box" contrib description doesn't match up with what this does, i would really apreciate some help as i don't know where to look

 

But Wait theres more

 

Templates

 

Ok the sites I have liked the most are sans alcohol and nourish

Now i notice both have a very similar style sheet, which most of the sites i don't like don't have (I hope that made sense) is this the STS, BTS template thing - is it possible to tell which one the sites are using, as i would quite like to use the same

 

If you are still reading this congrats on your perserverance, sorry about the long post but well after a days reading I think i understand a lot but just need clarification and help on a few things

 

Anyway Its late and i have got to sleep

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Ok this throws me a bit

 

products don't have options by default, and i can't seem to find an add options contribution

 

how do i get the ability to add options to a product

 

like

 

T shirt

 

size

sm

med

lg

 

colour

blue

green

pink

 

There are attribute adding things is this the same?

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Ok this throws me a bit

 

products don't have options by default, and i can't seem to find an add options contribution

 

how do i get the ability to add options to a product

 

like

 

T shirt

 

size

sm

med

lg

 

colour

blue

green

pink

 

There are attribute adding things is this the same?

 

They sure are. You can have a product with multiple attributes. You can have green, red and pink shirts all available in small, medium, and large and charge different prices for them all.

 

I hope that answers your question.

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