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I need your advice: I plan to buy a template from Template Monster website soon. If I do not how to fix it, like erase the store name and replace with my own store's name, will the OScommerce's Beginner book help me to figure out?


I've purchased a book called Building Online Stores with osCommerce: Beginner Edition by David Mercer and it should arrives in my mailbox soon. Is it worth to have it? What about the Professional edition?


I do not want the Template Tuning to do the works for me, since they cost money, and I thought I could try to do it myself. Here's the list I only need to do for my store:


*Logo change

*Change images under "Best Sellers" and "New

*Delete "Choose your language" and "Currencies" since it'll be English 100% of the time.

*Add few afflilate banner ads.


What do you think? Thank you in advance for helping me! :)

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Unfortunatly templates contain non-standard often out-dated code that is often somewhat modified from the core version, so are impossible to support except by the template writer.

This forum is for support of core osC versions, so you wont get much help with templates here.

You best bet is only get templates where support is provided & they have regular updates, but most do niether.


Template Monster produce some very bad code, so a bad choise, especcially if you wish to mod.



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You may want to first install a version of osc from here. Then use your book to take some time learning it. Go ahead and break it a few times. Then you will learn your way around errors. Once your a bit comfortable you should take your templates design and manually apply it. If you just jump in with a template already installed, you dont give yourself much chance to learn, and you dont know what the code changes were for the template, which could leave you lost when wanting to add something on later.

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