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I am new to oscommerce and one of my customers has asked me to make a change to their pages.

 

However, I can't seem to login and I don't know the url.

 

I am using a very old version

 

$Id: application_top.php,v 1.1.1.1 2004/03/04 23:40:37 ccwjr Exp $

 

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can anyone point me in the right direction please?

 

Thanks.

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@@icitdata

 

I suggest asking your client the admin URL or if the client has hired you, you should have received FTP access so you can make the changes the client wants you to make.

 

 

I also suggest that you NOT work on osCommerce if you are not familiar with osCommerce. osCommerce takes a very long time to 'master' and inexperienced programmers should not 'learn' while working on a clients site.

 

 

 

Chris

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@@icitdata

 

I suggest asking your client the admin URL or if the client has hired you, you should have received FTP access so you can make the changes the client wants you to make.

 

 

I also suggest that you NOT work on osCommerce if you are not familiar with osCommerce. osCommerce takes a very long time to 'master' and inexperienced programmers should not 'learn' while working on a clients site.

 

 

 

Chris

I have access to ftp no problem. I will continue to investigate.

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they don't have the url as my predeccesor was the one previously doing the edits. I am not changing the catalog of the storefront, but merely the contact numbers and careers pages.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

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If all you want to do is change a telephone number or two, or some text on a page, that should be within the abilities of even a novice. It would be best to use FTP to download a complete copy of the site files to your PC. Use some text search tool such as findstr or grep to locate the text to change, and edit with Notepad++ or ViM (never with Word or Dreamweaver/Expression Web/any other WYSIWYG page editor). FTP back up and you should be golden. Save a copy of the original file someplace safe, in case you really, really screw up the process and need to restore the files to original.

 

The kind of information you described should be found in PHP files, not in the database. Anything more complicated than that should probably wait until you have some more osC and PHP experience under your belt, especially if a customer is paying you for the work. In any case, make a backup before making even the most trivial change, and know how to restore the original file(s). Consider making a copy of the store off to the side under a private subdirectory, and practicing your edits in that, and testing changes there.

 

Special note when editing text on a page: Most text is stored in "language" files as PHP strings. Usually these strings are ' delimited. If you need to put an ' in the midst of the text string, you need to "escape" it: \'. If you don't, a bare ' will end the string early and PHP will complain about it.

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