ErikMM Posted December 15, 2010 Share Posted December 15, 2010 This is a 2.3.1 thread as the other main "how to" thread is for 2.2 1. DON'T POST QUESTIONS HERE 2. DON'T BE THE THE FIRST ASS TO POST A QUESTION HERE AND CLUTTER UP THIS THREAD 3. DO post solutions or how to's-- preferably with numbers on the (a) picture* (*see b. below) 4. DO refrain from posting questions on this thread 5. DO ignore questions if you see them, here...but you shouldn't see questions here because this is supposed to just be how to's, but we all know how may asses there are in the world (currently there are 464 forum members, don't be one of the asses) 6. DO avoid cluttering this up (like the 2.2 how to thread) to make finding answers easier 7. DO post a better how to (or edit) if someone goofed or was not proper in the change/tip they posted (bad code, or technique etc.) THE PICTURE(S) a. They say a 1,000 words sometimes so please use them b. your own (or a modified) picture of STOCK template page (demo pages) c. screen snapshots or screen grabs can be made with this: screengrab tool 1. Please leave "powered by osCommerce" -modify here: catalog/includes/languages/english.php its at the very bottom 2. modify here: Admin Tool, Tools tab, Banner Manager, turn status to on or off 3. modify here: catalog/index.php -to turn off or hide find <?php include(DIR_WS_MODULES . FILENAME_NEW_PRODUCTS); ?> change to: <?php // include(DIR_WS_MODULES . FILENAME_NEW_PRODUCTS); ?> 4. modify here: catalog/includes/languages/english.php - to modify find: define('TEXT_GREETING_GUEST', 'Welcome Guest, <a href="%s"><u>log in</u></a> or <a href="%s"><u>create an account</u></a>'); (this is not the exact syntax of the stock code, but this is where you can change it) -For my shop, I put a home page image in this spot 5. modify here: catalog/index.php If you don't want to see "What's New Here" find: <h1><?php echo $category['categories_name']; ?></h1> change to: <?php //echo $category['categories_name']; ?> If you want to modify what it says go to: ? I don't remember at the moment, sorry 6. This is your "store logo" modifying it is extremely easy in Admin Tool, Configuration, Store Logo -if you make it too wide it will mess up the cart, account, and checkout buttons -it may move the above buttons if people log in because then "log off" is added to the button set -mine happens to 617 px wide and seems to work 7. The button text can be found here: catalog/includes/languages/english/index.php find: define('HEADER_TITLE_MY_ACCOUNT', 'Account'); define('HEADER_TITLE_CART_CONTENTS', 'Cart'); define('HEADER_TITLE_CHECKOUT', 'Checkout'); * note that the example above has "contents" removed from cart, and "my" removed from account 8. modify here: catalog/includes/language/english/modules/boxes/bm_search all your boxes can be found in this box folder below is how I modified mine, so you can compare it to the stock you see in your control panel: define('MODULE_BOXES_SEARCH_TITLE', 'Search'); define('MODULE_BOXES_SEARCH_DESCRIPTION', 'Show search field'); define('MODULE_BOXES_SEARCH_BOX_TITLE', '<center>f I n D</center>'); define('MODULE_BOXES_SEARCH_BOX_TEXT', 'enter keyword(s)<br>or use'); define('MODULE_BOXES_SEARCH_BOX_ADVANCED_SEARCH', 'Advanced Search'); 9. a. want to move this box, or any of the boxes to the left or right...or hide them? Go to Admin Tool, Modules, Boxes b. the blue background you see...its for all the boxes that picture is here: catalog/ext/jquery/ui/redmond/images/ui-bg_gloss-wave_55_5c9ccc_500x100.png -if you mouse over it and right click it a pop up will ask to view the background image -see it here for example: link to the blue background picture - I made mine a transparent png, but the sky is the limit. Just name it the same and put it back in the same place. c. the look and feel of the text in the box headers (among other things) is done here: ext-jquery-ui-redmond-jquery-ui-1-8-6.css -you can also get new looks here: themeroller -how to install themeroller is here: link 10. if you add text to a page don't forget that words with an apostrophe, like "don't," must be preceded by a \ like this... \' or don\'t if you don't put the \ your page or site may not load 11. BE PATIENT, DON'T POST QUESTIONS HERE...lets keep it clean and easy to find answers...more will come...you add it...we add it...also other page view pics from stock demo store snapshots a-how-to-road-map 2.3.x road-map-for-the-newbies design basics how to make a horrible osC site ssl-how to updated-security-thread Web Developer, Firebug, and Notepad++ are powerful free tools for web design. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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