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Hey everyone,

 

I'm really new to this. I was trying to add a categories box to the index above the new products section, and when I couldn't get it to work, I deleted the additional text I had added to a couple files. This made my index page functional again, but I somehow lost my categories box (upper left corner of all the screens) in the process. I reverted back to my back-up file, but, for some reason, I still don't have a category menu on any pages. I just want to get everything back to how it was! I think maybe the problem is in my includes/boxes/categories.php file

<?php

/*

$Id: categories.php,v 1.25 2003/07/09 01:13:58 hpdl Exp $

 

osCommerce, Open Source E-Commerce Solutions

http://www.oscommerce.com

 

Copyright © 2003 osCommerce

 

Released under the GNU General Public License

 

 

function tep_show_category($counter) {

global $tree, $categories_string, $cPath_array;

 

for ($i=0; $i<$tree[$counter]['level']; $i++) {

$categories_string .= "  ";

}

 

$categories_string .= '<a href="';

 

if ($tree[$counter]['parent'] == 0) {

$cPath_new = 'cPath=' . $counter;

} else {

$cPath_new = 'cPath=' . $tree[$counter]['path'];

}

 

$categories_string .= tep_href_link(FILENAME_DEFAULT, $cPath_new) . '">';

 

if (isset($cPath_array) && in_array($counter, $cPath_array)) {

$categories_string .= '<b>';

}

 

// display category name

$categories_string .= $tree[$counter]['name'];

 

if (isset($cPath_array) && in_array($counter, $cPath_array)) {

$categories_string .= '</b>';

}

 

if (tep_has_category_subcategories($counter)) {

$categories_string .= '->';

}

 

$categories_string .= '</a>';

 

if (SHOW_COUNTS == 'true') {

$products_in_category = tep_count_products_in_category($counter);

if ($products_in_category > 0) {

$categories_string .= ' (' . $products_in_category . ')';

}

}

 

$categories_string .= '<br>';

 

if ($tree[$counter]['next_id'] != false) {

tep_show_category($tree[$counter]['next_id']);

}

}

?>

<!-- categories //-->

<tr>

<td>

<?php

$info_box_contents = array();

$info_box_contents[] = array('text' => BOX_HEADING_CATEGORIES);

 

new infoBoxHeading($info_box_contents, true, false);

 

$categories_string = '';

$tree = array();

 

$categories_query = tep_db_query("select c.categories_id, cd.categories_name, c.parent_id from " . TABLE_CATEGORIES . " c, " . TABLE_CATEGORIES_DESCRIPTION . " cd where c.parent_id = '0' and c.categories_id = cd.categories_id and cd.language_id='" . (int)$languages_id ."' order by sort_order, cd.categories_name");

while ($categories = tep_db_fetch_array($categories_query)) {

$tree[$categories['categories_id']] = array('name' => $categories['categories_name'],

'parent' => $categories['parent_id'],

'level' => 0,

'path' => $categories['categories_id'],

'next_id' => false);

 

if (isset($parent_id)) {

$tree[$parent_id]['next_id'] = $categories['categories_id'];

}

 

$parent_id = $categories['categories_id'];

 

if (!isset($first_element)) {

$first_element = $categories['categories_id'];

}

}

 

//------------------------

if (tep_not_null($cPath)) {

$new_path = '';

reset($cPath_array);

while (list($key, $value) = each($cPath_array)) {

unset($parent_id);

unset($first_id);

$categories_query = tep_db_query("select c.categories_id, cd.categories_name, c.parent_id from " . TABLE_CATEGORIES . " c, " . TABLE_CATEGORIES_DESCRIPTION . " cd where c.parent_id = '" . (int)$value . "' and c.categories_id = cd.categories_id and cd.language_id='" . (int)$languages_id ."' order by sort_order, cd.categories_name");

if (tep_db_num_rows($categories_query)) {

$new_path .= $value;

while ($row = tep_db_fetch_array($categories_query)) {

$tree[$row['categories_id']] = array('name' => $row['categories_name'],

'parent' => $row['parent_id'],

'level' => $key+1,

'path' => $new_path . '_' . $row['categories_id'],

'next_id' => false);

 

if (isset($parent_id)) {

$tree[$parent_id]['next_id'] = $row['categories_id'];

}

 

$parent_id = $row['categories_id'];

 

if (!isset($first_id)) {

$first_id = $row['categories_id'];

}

 

$last_id = $row['categories_id'];

}

$tree[$last_id]['next_id'] = $tree[$value]['next_id'];

$tree[$value]['next_id'] = $first_id;

$new_path .= '_';

} else {

break;

}

}

}

tep_show_category($first_element);

 

$info_box_contents = array();

$info_box_contents[] = array('text' => $categories_string);

 

new infoBox($info_box_contents);

?>

</td>

</tr>

<!-- categories_eof //-->

 

 

I greatly appreciate any help; I am really frustrated right now.

 

-Erin

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In your Admin, try setting "Use Cache" to false

 

Save it.

If I suggest you edit any file(s) make a backup first - I'm not perfect and neither are you.

 

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In your Admin, try setting "Use Cache" to false

 

Save it.

 

Thanks for you reply. What exactly would I need to click on to get to that? (I'm somewhat remedial...)

 

Erin

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Login to your Admin, click on Configuration then Cache

 

On that page, it's at the top.

:)

If I suggest you edit any file(s) make a backup first - I'm not perfect and neither are you.

 

"Given enough impetus a parallelogramatically shaped projectile can egress a circular orifice."

- Me -

 

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"Cannot redeclare ..." - How to find/fix it

 

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Login to your Admin, click on Configuration then Cache

 

On that page, it's at the top.

:)

 

I found what you're talking about, but I already had it set to false...Any other ideas?

 

Thanks,

Erin

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Hmmmm...

 

No error showing on the page, but no categories....

 

Wanna PM me a link to the site so I can see for myself?

:unsure:

If I suggest you edit any file(s) make a backup first - I'm not perfect and neither are you.

 

"Given enough impetus a parallelogramatically shaped projectile can egress a circular orifice."

- Me -

 

"Headers already sent" - The definitive help

 

"Cannot redeclare ..." - How to find/fix it

 

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Post the contents of this file please:

 

/os_commerce/includes/column_left.php

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"Given enough impetus a parallelogramatically shaped projectile can egress a circular orifice."

- Me -

 

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"Cannot redeclare ..." - How to find/fix it

 

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Post the contents of this file please:

 

/os_commerce/includes/column_left.php

 

<?php

/*

$Id: column_left.php,v 1.15 2003/07/01 14:34:54 hpdl Exp $

 

osCommerce, Open Source E-Commerce Solutions

http://www.oscommerce.com

 

Copyright © 2003 osCommerce

 

Released under the GNU General Public License

*/

 

if ((USE_CACHE == 'true') && empty($SID)) {

echo tep_cache_categories_box();

} else {

include(DIR_WS_BOXES . 'categories.php');

}

 

if ((USE_CACHE == 'true') && empty($SID)) {

echo tep_cache_manufacturers_box();

} else {

//include(DIR_WS_BOXES . 'manufacturers.php');

}

 

require(DIR_WS_BOXES . 'whats_new.php');

require(DIR_WS_BOXES . 'information.php');

 

?>

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That looks OK.

 

Post your includes/boxes/categories.php again, but don't center it in the post this time.

 

I can't tell up from down if you do that.

:blush:

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"Given enough impetus a parallelogramatically shaped projectile can egress a circular orifice."

- Me -

 

"Headers already sent" - The definitive help

 

"Cannot redeclare ..." - How to find/fix it

 

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That looks OK.

 

Post your includes/boxes/categories.php again, but don't center it in the post this time.

 

I can't tell up from down if you do that.

:blush:

 

<?php

/*

$Id: categories.php,v 1.25 2003/07/09 01:13:58 hpdl Exp $

 

osCommerce, Open Source E-Commerce Solutions

http://www.oscommerce.com

 

Copyright © 2003 osCommerce

 

Released under the GNU General Public License

 

 

function tep_show_category($counter) {

global $tree, $categories_string, $cPath_array;

 

for ($i=0; $i<$tree[$counter]['level']; $i++) {

$categories_string .= "  ";

}

 

$categories_string .= '<a href="';

 

if ($tree[$counter]['parent'] == 0) {

$cPath_new = 'cPath=' . $counter;

} else {

$cPath_new = 'cPath=' . $tree[$counter]['path'];

}

 

$categories_string .= tep_href_link(FILENAME_DEFAULT, $cPath_new) . '">';

 

if (isset($cPath_array) && in_array($counter, $cPath_array)) {

$categories_string .= '<b>';

}

 

// display category name

$categories_string .= $tree[$counter]['name'];

 

if (isset($cPath_array) && in_array($counter, $cPath_array)) {

$categories_string .= '</b>';

}

 

if (tep_has_category_subcategories($counter)) {

$categories_string .= '->';

}

 

$categories_string .= '</a>';

 

if (SHOW_COUNTS == 'true') {

$products_in_category = tep_count_products_in_category($counter);

if ($products_in_category > 0) {

$categories_string .= ' (' . $products_in_category . ')';

}

}

 

$categories_string .= '<br>';

 

if ($tree[$counter]['next_id'] != false) {

tep_show_category($tree[$counter]['next_id']);

}

}

?>

<!-- categories //-->

<tr>

<td>

<?php

$info_box_contents = array();

$info_box_contents[] = array('text' => BOX_HEADING_CATEGORIES);

 

new infoBoxHeading($info_box_contents, true, false);

 

$categories_string = '';

$tree = array();

 

$categories_query = tep_db_query("select c.categories_id, cd.categories_name, c.parent_id from " . TABLE_CATEGORIES . " c, " . TABLE_CATEGORIES_DESCRIPTION . " cd where c.parent_id = '0' and c.categories_id = cd.categories_id and cd.language_id='" . (int)$languages_id ."' order by sort_order, cd.categories_name");

while ($categories = tep_db_fetch_array($categories_query)) {

$tree[$categories['categories_id']] = array('name' => $categories['categories_name'],

'parent' => $categories['parent_id'],

'level' => 0,

'path' => $categories['categories_id'],

'next_id' => false);

 

if (isset($parent_id)) {

$tree[$parent_id]['next_id'] = $categories['categories_id'];

}

 

$parent_id = $categories['categories_id'];

 

if (!isset($first_element)) {

$first_element = $categories['categories_id'];

}

}

 

//------------------------

if (tep_not_null($cPath)) {

$new_path = '';

reset($cPath_array);

while (list($key, $value) = each($cPath_array)) {

unset($parent_id);

unset($first_id);

$categories_query = tep_db_query("select c.categories_id, cd.categories_name, c.parent_id from " . TABLE_CATEGORIES . " c, " . TABLE_CATEGORIES_DESCRIPTION . " cd where c.parent_id = '" . (int)$value . "' and c.categories_id = cd.categories_id and cd.language_id='" . (int)$languages_id ."' order by sort_order, cd.categories_name");

if (tep_db_num_rows($categories_query)) {

$new_path .= $value;

while ($row = tep_db_fetch_array($categories_query)) {

$tree[$row['categories_id']] = array('name' => $row['categories_name'],

'parent' => $row['parent_id'],

'level' => $key+1,

'path' => $new_path . '_' . $row['categories_id'],

'next_id' => false);

 

if (isset($parent_id)) {

$tree[$parent_id]['next_id'] = $row['categories_id'];

}

 

$parent_id = $row['categories_id'];

 

if (!isset($first_id)) {

$first_id = $row['categories_id'];

}

 

$last_id = $row['categories_id'];

}

$tree[$last_id]['next_id'] = $tree[$value]['next_id'];

$tree[$value]['next_id'] = $first_id;

$new_path .= '_';

} else {

break;

}

}

}

tep_show_category($first_element);

 

$info_box_contents = array();

$info_box_contents[] = array('text' => $categories_string);

 

new infoBox($info_box_contents);

?>

</td>

</tr>

<!-- categories_eof //-->

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Change this:

 

Released under the GNU General Public License

to

 

Released under the GNU General Public License
*/

If I suggest you edit any file(s) make a backup first - I'm not perfect and neither are you.

 

"Given enough impetus a parallelogramatically shaped projectile can egress a circular orifice."

- Me -

 

"Headers already sent" - The definitive help

 

"Cannot redeclare ..." - How to find/fix it

 

SSL Implementation Help

 

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Change this:

 

Released under the GNU General Public License

to

 

Released under the GNU General Public License
*/

 

 

It worked! I guess I must have gotten rid of that by accident. Thank you so much!

 

Erin

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