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Questions about layout, currencies and langauges


Jason

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Hi,

 

I have just downloaded and installed osCommerce. It looks really great and seems to be the answer to my development woes.

 

We already have a cart system which is crap (to say the least) http://toyshop.uptoten.com and I either have to rebuild that one, or transfer it to a new system, which is why I was looking at osCommerce...

 

I have a few questions, if anyone could answer, I would be grateful.

 

- I noticed that many sites have the same layout as the demo. Are there any good examples of totally different layouts that have been bulit. How hard is it to change all that code?

- Has anyone any information about using multiple currencies on items, but rather than speciying the default currency and having a conversion rate applying to that, actually defining the prices for each item in each currency (so that an item at $49.95 would be, say, EUR 49.95 rsther than EUR 51.21)

- I need to build a bi-lingual shop. That means that plush toys can use the default system I saw of chaning the display language for them as the item is the same in both langauges.

For a book, however, how would I add an option that allows the user to switch from a book in English to that same book in another language, whilst keeping the display langaue the same?

 

These are the major(?) problems I could see after a couple of hours playing around with this.

 

This community looks lively and I see that there are people in France working on this too (second language = French)....

 

All the best

 

Jason

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Hi Jason.

 

Changing layout:

Easy layout-change: edit stylesheet.css, and then ad some of the contributions in the feature-section. (What most of us do)

Harder layoutchange: edit / create different infobox-classes, hack i default.php and what ever you feel for (requires some programming skills)

But before that; search this forum for >template<

 

Fixed prices in different currencies?

I havent seen it yet.

 

Different languages-option on books:

Just create an option in (Admin -> Catalog -> Options) called language, add the languages you want, and then add these options to the books or what ever.

Best Regards

olby

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Hi Olby,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

Different languages-option on books:

Under catlog I have this :

 

Catalog

 

Categories / Products

Products Attributes

Manufacturers

Reviews

Specials

Products Expected

No otions. Am I looking in the right place (version2.1). Or am I missing something?

 

I will look around for templates, thanks. (is there no search function here?)

 

Jason

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Hi again Olby,

 

I took a look at your site - great job.

I noticed that the new products (on the welcome page) gave a Product not found message in the English version.

 

I am new to this, so please excuse the dumb questions..

I can't see where to create an option in products. I have installed 2.1 - are options only available in 2.2? If so, do you know how stable the 2.2 available for download? It seems most people are using 2.2..

 

I also have another question - I can't find where the confirmation emails are defined... Any ideas on that?

 

Thanks

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Hi Jason.

 

Thanks :oops:

I know that the latest products didn't get english desriptions. Will have in future.

 

I use 2.2, so what you saw is a stable (no errors, running live for 1 month) version. My snapshot is from july.

I don't know what 2.1 looks like (newer installed it.)

So do like the rest of us - get the 2.2

 

You change the order-confirmation in:

catalog/checkout_process.php

(search for $email_order)

Best Regards

olby

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Sorry to have pointed out the problem in public - I didn't think.

 

I just installed 2.2 - it is really VERY much better. And what people are syaing in the forums is understandable now that I have the same interface as they do!

 

Thanks for your help with getting that straight.

 

All the best

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