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hi OSC folks


im all new here and not sure if anyone gives a damn, but here it goes


1. Got introduced to oscommerce, installed it and managed to kill some CHMOD errors

2. Stumbled accross the live stores and i was amazed how this system can be changed, then i hated the stock look

3. Got greedy and decided i want the same, and came across some free templates site

4. Downloaded a template, installed it, and after lots of searching i managed to get the front page to launch

5. I thought i made it, but errors came up with every click. Everytime i fix an error, something else pops up

6. I Give up unless someone can guide me on how to do the following:



Installing a new oscommerce but with a new template added peice by peice so the structure of the code remains as the STOCK oscommerce except the skin is from the template i installed. What files would i need to replace? if that wont work, what files do i need to look at in the stock oscommerce and replace with everything from the template below the line

<html <?php echo HTML_PARAMS; ?>>



i hope that makes sense :'(

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This forum doesn't give support for templates. (I could be incorrect but I've seen people saying it so I assume it is correct)


The main files which are altered are:



includes/boxes (all files, after altering 1 it is like copy and pasting the code)



Now if you have a template downloaded then you can replace take the product_listing file and replace it in a fresh osCommerce store, open it up and make sure you find ALL the images which that file uses and ALL the classes from the stylesheet file.


You can do the same with the other files but the product listing one is most likely to be the one filled with classes and images.


The other files in catalog/ like index.php, account.php, contact_us.php etc normally only have 1 or 2 lines altered, take a look at the first TABLE line in each file, this will have been altered, other then that it would depend on the template to tell you where to look.


What ever you do, do NOT copy any other files apart from the ones I have said above, templates are normally altered to add a couple of features and they are also well known to remove features so by copying the files you will put yourself in a right mess.

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