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Hi,

after doing some research, I understand that CRE Loaded includes a component to facilitate people making donations through the shopping cart. What isn't clear is how it integrates with osCommerce, and therefore, why I need it. Is there a built in method for accepting contributions in osCommerce without CRE Loaded? I want to implement the best and longer term solution.

many thanks,

Sue

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I have now completed my research and discovered that actually, CRE Loaded doesn't independently faciliate donationations but does offer significant enhancements over the basic osCommerce implementation, so for those who choose to take their cart tot the next level, it may be worthwhile.

 

Hi,

after doing some research, I understand that CRE Loaded includes a component to facilitate people making donations through the shopping cart. What isn't clear is how it integrates with osCommerce, and therefore, why I need it. Is there a built in method for accepting contributions in osCommerce without CRE Loaded? I want to implement the best and longer term solution.

many thanks,

Sue

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To be clear, since others may read this and misunderstand, CRE is just the oscommerce package with contributions installed. It doesn't offer anything an oscommerce shop can't have, will probably have code in it a shop owner does not want or need and is many cases installing the contributions you do want may prove very difficult to get installed.

 

Jack

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I am glad Jack responded to this one, since people will misunderstand it.

 

if you want to know how to really run your store, then build it from the osC framework, then you know what is there, why it is there and be able to debug when something goes wrong.

 

And it really is rewarding to make something with yer own 2 hands

 

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To be clear, since others may read this and misunderstand, CRE is just the oscommerce package with contributions installed. It doesn't offer anything an oscommerce shop can't have, will probably have code in it a shop owner does not want or need and is many cases installing the contributions you do want may prove very difficult to get installed.

 

Jack

Jack,

Do I understand this correctly that CRE Loaded does not contain code unique to itself but is simply re-packaging existing modules?

Thanks!

Sue

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I am glad Jack responded to this one, since people will misunderstand it.

 

if you want to know how to really run your store, then build it from the osC framework, then you know what is there, why it is there and be able to debug when something goes wrong.

 

And it really is rewarding to make something with yer own 2 hands

 

JMO

Hi, I agree, but wanted the enhanced features of CRE Loaded. I'm waiting to hear back from Jack concerning clarification.

kind regards,

Sue

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Jack,

Do I understand this correctly that CRE Loaded does not contain code unique to itself but is simply re-packaging existing modules?

Thanks!

Sue

I don't follow their updates so I suppose someone could have written some code that is only in the CRE code. But other than that, it just uses standard oscommerce contributions. Many won't install directly into a such a shop due to how the BTS contribution they use breaks up the files, but the code is identical.

 

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I don't follow their updates so I suppose someone could have written some code that is only in the CRE code. But other than that, it just uses standard oscommerce contributions. Many won't install directly into a such a shop due to how the BTS contribution they use breaks up the files, but the code is identical.

 

Jack

Jack,

I thank you so much for this insight. Can you advise then concerning templates which are marketing as CRE Templates? I found one which I like very much. Essentially, will they not work without CRE?

Sue

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If it is a template designed to work with CRE, then it will only work for that type of shop, without extensive editing. Most times the template makers will offer the same template for the various types of shops so if that is the only reason going with CRE, you should see if they have one for a standard oscommerce shop instead.

 

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If it is a template designed to work with CRE, then it will only work for that type of shop, without extensive editing. Most times the template makers will offer the same template for the various types of shops so if that is the only reason going with CRE, you should see if they have one for a standard oscommerce shop instead.

 

Jack

 

okie dokie. Again, many thanks Jack.

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