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geoholt3

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Since I set me shop up in 2004, I have been unable to get it going. The front page has the following dialog that makes no cents. Can someone help me get this going? Below is that dialog: George

 

This is a default setup of the osCommerce project, products shown are for demonstrational purposes, any products purchased will not be delivered nor will the customer be billed. Any information seen on these products is to be treated as fictional.

 

Error Messages

 

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.

Securing The Administration Tool

 

It is important to secure the Administration Tool as there is currently no security implementation available.

Online Documentation

 

Online documentation can be read at the osCommerce Wiki Documentation Effort site.

 

Community support is available at the osCommerce Community Support Forums site.

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No offense, but if you do what it says it will answer your question.

 

Online documentation can be read at the osCommerce Wiki Documentation Effort site.

 

Community support is available at the osCommerce Community Support Forums site.

 

The documentation can be found on this site as to how to setup your store and edit files. Search the forums for answers.

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No offense, but if you do what it says it will answer your question.

The documentation can be found on this site as to how to setup your store and edit files. Search the forums for answers.

Ok, that does not help me at all. Lets just start with this: Securing The Administration Tool

 

It is important to secure the Administration Tool as there is currently no security implementation available. Ok, how do you do that? Can anyone here tell me how to do that? It told me to go here for help. HELP! George

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On the top of this screen is a Menu item for Solutions, then it will give you drop down for Documentation. Click there. Also, your best friend should be the Search feature of the forums. I will guarantee that most of your questions will have been answered here previously.

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On the top of this screen is a Menu item for Solutions, then it will give you drop down for Documentation. Click there. Also, your best friend should be the Search feature of the forums. I will guarantee that most of your questions will have been answered here previously.

OK,

 

I just found this Post Installation help and it talks about changing :catalog/includes/configure.php to 644 . I looked at my files with Front Page, and I don't have a catalog file under oscommerce. What are they taling about?

 

George :blush:

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George,

 

Dont ever use frontpage ever period!

 

If you are going to edit php files use textpad or even notepad but not frontpage!

 

There is no file called catalog that is the folder that the files are located in!

 

Now use your ftp program and find out where your store is located, is it in a folder named catalog or shop or whatever.

 

The file you need to look for is either in /catalog/includes/ or in /includes/

 

Mark

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