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Hi folks!

i just installed osCommerce and finally i found a language pack, i have followed the installation instructions but i cant change language, i searched this excellent forum but with over 1000 hits and no hints from posttitles i´m stuck.

i really need to get some some help, and i also wonder why my site is not visible after installation? it still says "sexshop24.se is hosted by One.com" .... perhaps i should post that question in another thread or department, but i get carries away here :)

 

Please help me out i really appreciate it!!

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Hi Jack_mcs, i must have done something right because in the webshop i can see the swedish lang. but not in admin panel??

i also managed to look at my shop but only if i type in the complete path sexshop24.se/catalog/index.php, but i want the shop to be wieved by user at

sexshop24.se/ any tip?

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Some language addons only come with the file changes for the shop side. If that is the case with the one you used, you won't be able to use that language in admin. Though that is just if you need to use admin for that language. If you feel comfortable with English, there's no need to make the change.

 

For the url, you've installed the shop in a sub-directory. You either need to move it to the root or add a redirect to it.

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For the url, you've installed the shop in a sub-directory. You either need to move it to the root or add a redirect to it.

Well when i did install the osCommerce it was to the root, i had nothong except a index.php file in the directory

so i dont know how it got installed in a sub-directory?? but i guess thats´s to be figured out later.

thank´s for your replies to this "dummy"

sorry for all gramma errors and misspellings but english is not my first language...

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No need to apologize and I hope I didn't make you feel bad for asking. It wasn't my intention. I suggest you fix the location problem now before the search engines start listing too many of your pages. It is not an emergency but the longer you put it off, the more it can delay getting your site listed.

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I tried to move index.php to root, but that vent bad, and now i don´t remeber where i take it from, in wich sub-directory should i place index.php in?

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You can't just move the index files. You have to move all of the files from the catalog directory to the root and then change the configure files.

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Ok then i´ll have to reinstall everything, it´s no big deal as i am learning the thing right now, i don´t even know if this is for me, i would love to see a complete out of the box solution where you just can import your products from a csv-file and set som passwords and rights then start the business,,,, but that´s not likely to happen,....

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It's always best to leave a major application such as osC in its own folder (directory) such as /catalog. If you don't have a "landing page" in the site root with a link to your shop, use /.htaccess URL redirection to jump visitors to your shop:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/catalog [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /catalog/$1 [L]

(note that this works only with Apache ("Linux") servers, and not with Microsoft servers).

 

There are a couple of reasons to leave all major applications out of the site root:

  1. You will have various system-related support files, such as .htaccess, robots.txt, favicon.ico, nnn.shtml error pages, etc. there. You don't want to mix them in with application files and accidentally damage them when you make changes to an application.
  2. If you ever want to install another application, it would have to go into its own subdirectory anyway. Then you have to figure how to get visitors to the new application, and worse, any .htaccess for your primary application (in root) will be applied first to your URL, which may be incompatible with the new application. I see this all the time. It's so much smarter to have only a basic /.htaccess with site-wide changes, and do the application-specific stuff (e.g., SEF URL) in /catalog/.htaccess, /blog/.htaccess, etc.

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