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Rob Bell - Inspired Graphix

Customising osCommerce in Australia, and the world!

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I'm sorry, but i cannot offer Free support via PM etc, and osCommerce forums prohibit me from putting any reference to paid support in my signauture.

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I still need help.


I no "0" amount of html!!


I'm trying to upload oscommerce to my host, but I'm having problems. I'm waiting for my host to help me, but I was wondering.


Once I upload oscommerce, will I see template options etc???


Thank you.



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No, there aren't any template options. Others have started where you are at so keep at it - it will make sense eventually.



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Pray for me, that's what it's going to take.




Kim :)



There are lots of knowlegable people here that can help.

Any snags or ? just ask. I was overwhelmed at first.

If it wasn't for the great people on this forum, I would have given up long ago.

I've spent thousands of dollars before on software and was intimidated to try open source.

I've realized the support here far exceeded my expectations.

So.... fire away


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Kim, I'm the same as you. I've been struggling with OSCommerce for 10 FREAKING HOURS and I can't get it to work.


My host is Siteground who were worse than useless when it came to trying to help me, just kept answering questions that I wasn't asking.


Can someone please help me.?


I finally got past the php.ini problem and I now have access to the OSCommerce Admin site. I created my Categories and added a couple of products. So far, so good. But now I don't know how to actually add them to my website? For instance, does the whole osCommerce 'Online Store' just get attached to a page on my website and how do I do that? (and I need BABY ENGLISH as I've tried to follow some directions on here and they made no sense whatsoever :-)


Or can I upload the products from the OSCommerce admin section directly onto my website. Honestly, I hate the look of the OSCommerce store - it's UGLY. My website looks really nice and I wanted my product pages to be integrated with the website so they look the same. Using this OSCommerce Shopping Cart, if I just have to sort of stick the 'store' at the end of my site it looks horrible.


Very disillusioned and about ready to go back to ProStores. I hate EBAY, but at least, on their ProStores website my online store was up and running in less than 5 hours.


Help me!!!! :'( Thanks



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Oh AND.....


How do I get rid of this on the front page of the Online Store??? I can't find anywhere where I can delete it.



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 Knowledge Base site.


Community support is available at the

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Raphaela: Your answer about changing the main page text lies in the information after this line:


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

It tells you which file to edit and how to edit it.


If you want something fast and easy, be prepared to pay for it. Be careful what ya pay for, it might not be what ya want.


I prefer learning how to do it myself. If there are problems then I can fix it or come here to the forum for help. I don't have to wait for a developer to get back to me.


Appearance can be changed using STS. Simple Template System. Look for the section in the forum. Lots of good info there. Also check out the Basics For Design thread.


I'm developing my site on a local install using Xampp. Help for that under the quick install section by Vger.


I'm not a coder, in any sense of the word. But I'm not afraid to try to learn. It takes time if you want to do it right. I'm learning more every day and the people on this forum are great.


Just make sure to back up before you change things in case of errors. Life preserver for newbies. :)

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