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I am very new to this and I am working on my oscommerce store. I have figured out how to do the categories and catalog however I have no idea how to get rid of the oscommerce information on the main page nor do I know how to add information to the other pages ie; shipping & returns, privacy notice, consitions of use or the contact us page.

 

I have read tons of information regarding changing the front page but I don't get it. I have changed all the information in the my configuration but th front page is not showing my store name and I can not locate where I am suppose to put the all my information. There is a lot of info on changing html's but I don;t know where to find that either???

 

Can someone please help. I am so confused and as I have over a 1000 items to list I do not want to continue until I can figure thi out. Does anyone know if there is a step by step on how to change the main page to your own and add your own information?

 

Thank you in advance.

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look in the catalog / includes / languages / English folder (or your language) you will see a set of duplicated files there

index, shipping, privacy, conditions etc ...

for the index page you need to edit the bits that start

define('TEXT_MAIN',

with the first install it looks like

define('TEXT_MAIN', 'This is a default setup of osCommerce Online Merchant. Products shown are for demonstrational purposes. <b>Any products purchased will not be delivered nor will the customer be billed</b>. Any information seen on these products is to be treated as fictional.<br><br><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="5" cellpadding="2"><tr><td class="main" valign="top">' . tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'default/1.gif') . '</td><td class="main" valign="top"><b>Error Messages</b><br><br>If there are any error or warning messages shown above, please correct them first before proceeding.<br><br>Error messages are displayed at the very top of the page with a complete <span class="messageStackError">background</span> color.<br><br>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.</td></tr><td class="main" valign="top">' . tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'default/2.gif') . '</td><td class="main" valign="top"><b>Editing Page Texts</b><br><br>The text shown here can be modified in the following file, on each language basis:<br><br><nobr class="messageStackSuccess">[path to catalog]/includes/languages/' . $language . '/' . FILENAME_DEFAULT . '</nobr><br><br>That file can be edited manually, or via the Administration Tool with the <nobr class="messageStackSuccess">Languages->' . ucfirst($language) . '->Define</nobr> or <nobr class="messageStackSuccess">Tools->File Manager</nobr> modules.<br><br>The text is set in the following manner:<br><br><nobr>define(\'TEXT_MAIN\', \'<span class="messageStackSuccess">This is a default setup of the osCommerce project...</span>\');</nobr><br><br>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:<br><br><nobr>define(\'TEXT_MAIN\', \'\');</nobr><br><br>More information concerning the PHP define() function can be read <a href="http://www.php.net/define" target="_blank"><u>here</u></a>.</td></tr><tr><td class="main" valign="top">' . tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'default/3.gif') . '</td><td class="main" valign="top"><b>Online Documentation</b><br><br>Online documentation can be read at the <a href="http://www.oscommerce.info" target="_blank"><u>osCommerce Knowledge Base</u></a> site.<br><br>Support is available at the <a href="http://www.oscommerce.com/support" target="_blank"><u>osCommerce Support Site</u></a>.</td></tr></table><br>If you wish to download the solution powering this shop, or if you wish to contribute to the osCommerce project, please visit the <a href="http://www.oscommerce.com" target="_blank"><u>support site of osCommerce</u></a>. This shop is running on <font color="#f0000"><b>' . PROJECT_VERSION . '</b></font>.');

 

delete all of this so it looks like this

 

define('TEXT_MAIN', '');

 

add your text between the two '' like below

 

define('TEXT_MAIN', 'your text goes here');

make sure you leave the single quotes and );

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Thank you so much for your response. I am feeling really stupid now as I am not sure where you are wanting me to look.When I click on the catalog from the oscommerce blue administration page, it takes me to the website catelog and all I see there is the following;

 

Catalog/Products

Product Attributes

Manufactors

Reviews

Specials

Products Expected

 

Am I looking in the wrong place? I know how to make changes in html but I don't know where they are exactly. I have never tried to build a website so please bear with me all.

 

Thank you again in advance

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