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Can I add images/boxes w/o using code?


gartex

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Hello. I just got started using osCom. Is there a wysiwyg style editor, or do I have to write code to add every image and box to hold images & info. I need to make pages, but I'm unfamiliar with php. Is there a simple way to make pages look like I want? The info on many of these help sections say follow certain paths like (.../catalog/...) for example, but none of the files I can find have "catalog" as a file or anything. When I log in there is a catalog section, but it deals w/ creating products, etc. The online catalog is the only other link I can find that says anything about "catalog." Other paths suggested don't seem to be for this latest version. I would add the version, but I forgot it. It's this latest one. Please help. I need to get started on my site. I really like the way osCom looks and the features it offers, and I don't want to have to use a less appealing website builder because it's easier but doesn't look good or has less functions. Thanks.

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Oscommerce does have a path "catalog" although everyones different, yours may be called something different like home, shop whatever. Catalog just means your site. If you didnt have one you wouldnt be able to view your site.

 

Your looking in the wrong place, if you want to edit your files you need to edit them in your admin/file manager or cPanel or use an editing program. Once you have made the changes to your file you then upload them using a FTP program.

 

As for the wysiwyg style editor, this and more can be found HERE!

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I looked at FCKeditor on the addons page, but it doesn't look like it provides what I need. Is there an addon or editor out there that let's me add images, box areas, etc w/o having to write code? Like basically looking at the frontpage ,for example, and maybe taking auto-generated code, for say a menu box or search box, and copying it onto the page easily instead of writing code & trying to figure out what lines to replace and not replace. I've been trying to adjust my new download of osCom but I'm not getting anywhere. I have tried changing the text on the frontpage and done so successfully, but I can't see all of the sample text on the code page so I can't figure out how to remove it all. I seem to take 1 step forward & 2 steps back. I need to put images of merchandise to sell on the frontpage, for example, but I can't figure how to do it. I have only used MS Frontpage in the past. I really like the way osCom looks but I can't seem to get it. Pleas help. Thank you.

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I looked at FCKeditor on the addons page, but it doesn't look like it provides what I need. Is there an addon or editor out there that let's me add images, box areas, etc w/o having to write code? Like basically looking at the frontpage ,for example, and maybe taking auto-generated code, for say a menu box or search box, and copying it onto the page easily instead of writing code & trying to figure out what lines to replace and not replace. I've been trying to adjust my new download of osCom but I'm not getting anywhere. I have tried changing the text on the frontpage and done so successfully, but I can't see all of the sample text on the code page so I can't figure out how to remove it all. I seem to take 1 step forward & 2 steps back. I need to put images of merchandise to sell on the frontpage, for example, but I can't figure how to do it. I have only used MS Frontpage in the past. I really like the way osCom looks but I can't seem to get it. Pleas help. Thank you.

If you give specific examples of which text you wish to change, it will be easier for people to help you. The text on the front page is scattered around in various files.

 

You put products on the site in the catalog section of the admin area.

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FCKeditor only helps you to give text some style when you want to give product description.

 

For changing the entire osCommerce layout and design, you have to manually modify the codes on different files.

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When you installed osC, you were asked if you wanted to install the shopping cart in the 'root' directory of your site, or in a directory named 'catalog'. If you chose to install in the 'root' directory, there is no 'catalog' directory, in which case, when you see a file reference such as catalog/somethingorother.php, just look in your 'root' directory.

 

Yes, you must code infoboxes & images. Read the docs that came with your download and I believe there are instructions on how to create new infoboxes. Suggest you look at the Simple Template System contribution (latest version STSv4.5.8). You can search for it at http://addons.oscommerce.com. STS allows you to design your shop any way you like and then simply insert variable names into your HTML for the shopping cart functions. If you're going to work with scripted websites, you'll have to get your brain around the concept..functionality=code (php, asp, coldfusion, etc). design=html . You can use any wyswig html editor to design, but code must be inserted in text mode.

 

Hope this helps you grasp the concept.

 

 

Hello. I just got started using osCom. Is there a wysiwyg style editor, or do I have to write code to add every image and box to hold images & info. I need to make pages, but I'm unfamiliar with php. Is there a simple way to make pages look like I want? The info on many of these help sections say follow certain paths like (.../catalog/...) for example, but none of the files I can find have "catalog" as a file or anything. When I log in there is a catalog section, but it deals w/ creating products, etc. The online catalog is the only other link I can find that says anything about "catalog." Other paths suggested don't seem to be for this latest version. I would add the version, but I forgot it. It's this latest one. Please help. I need to get started on my site. I really like the way osCom looks and the features it offers, and I don't want to have to use a less appealing website builder because it's easier but doesn't look good or has less functions. Thanks.
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