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cai i add oscommerce to an existing html site?


glassbak

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Hello-very new to shopping carts, can't fathom from any forums if I can add OSC to an existing html site, or one I will be creating in html using dreamweaver. Never done a php site so am reluctant to try unless i have to-looks too hard! Thanks in anticipation-glassbak

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Hello-very new to shopping carts, can't fathom from any forums if I can add OSC to an existing html site, or one I will be creating in html using dreamweaver. Never done a php site so am reluctant to try unless i have to-looks too hard! Thanks in anticipation-glassbak

You would be better off using osc as your main site and link your other stuff from it.

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of course you can, it isn't hard at all.

 

just take the core code out of the osc files in the root and copy the top php instructions to the top of your html pages and copy everything in each osc page from body text beginning to end in your main area of your html page and then add the call for application_bottom.php to the bottom of each html page.

 

I have done it many times, it works fine.

 

Of course you can edit header.php, classes/boxes.php, footer.php and stylesheet.php to get a very custom look as well.

 

I have also done this method many times and it works fine.

 

Both methods work great for giving the admin a great custom look as well.

 

there are contributions like STS and others but I have never used any of those and can not speak about them.

 

HTH

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of course you can, it isn't hard at all.

 

just take the core code out of the osc files in the root and copy the top php instructions to the top of your html pages and copy everything in each osc page from body text beginning to end in your main area of your html page and then add the call for application_bottom.php to the bottom of each html page.

 

I have done it many times, it works fine.

 

Of course you can edit header.php, classes/boxes.php, footer.php and stylesheet.php to get a very custom look as well.

 

I have also done this method many times and it works fine.

 

Both methods work great for giving the admin a great custom look as well.

 

there are contributions like STS and others but I have never used any of those and can not speak about them.

 

HTH

I totally agree with the above assesment as well as can vouch for STS. All of the above would do the trick. STS would assist greatly in implementing your current site's design into osC.

Bill Kellum

 

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I totally agree with the above assesment as well as can vouch for STS. All of the above would do the trick. STS would assist greatly in implementing your current site's design into osC.

Thanks Bill, will put aside some time to look into this seriously.

What i also need is a seamless search function to work with the shopping cart-can this be done with OSC in a dreamweaver html site? Thanks for helping me in my ignorance!

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Thanks Bill, will put aside some time to look into this seriously.

What i also need is a seamless search function to work with the shopping cart-can this be done with OSC in a dreamweaver html site? Thanks for helping me in my ignorance!

Stevan, you can use the "built-in" search function within osCommerce or add one of the other search contributions.

Bill Kellum

 

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