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(Should this be somewhere else ?)

I am now trying to install 4.12 on a Windows machine with Apache 2.4 and PHP 8.1
It is hanging at step 2, unpacking.
Doesn't fail the page, just sits there with the spinner going.

I have found many posts on this subject but all from nearly 20 years ago!

Can anyone help me with 2023 issues ?

I have read https://www.oscommerce.com/wiki/index.php?title=Installing_osCommerce_v.4.0

 

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It may be that the cause is Windows Zip Is Rubbish.

Tests:
I unzipped the app files zip on local linux, it took seconds.
I used jar-xf on my local windows box and it took ~5 minutes to unpack.

The Extract Files on the remote windows box is still going, it's been ages!! At 42% and claims 55 minutes to go !

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How to...
so how to mamually edit the html for the themse? the built in theme editor needs a lot of work from what I can see - have messed about with it for close on a week now and have yet to manage to edit any part of a theme (built in one 7 a blank created test theme)...
On the older 2.3 versions you could just edit the template html/css directly and publish ..  so where is the html hidden? has to be somewhere ...
and what on earth happened to the old forums? All the old plugins? has something like nearly 15+ years worth of resources just been wiped? can't find an archice anywhere even ?

liking the idea of the new system and still poking about but without a definitive - this is how to do xxx which I could literally find an answer to on the old forums in minutes without even having to ask a question i'm sadly going to have to look to another solution...that would be a shame as i've used oscommerce now for a good few years...

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On 3/11/2021 at 5:48 PM, 14steve14 said:

How about

How to print multiple invoices, packing slips and picking lists for the days orders, plus print the address labels.
How to easy update product stocks, including buy in costs, recommended reatial prices and selling prices.
How to add comments to a customers account, including order comments on invoices.
How to change the invoice templates.
How to add customers VAT number  on B"B international sales.

There's more, but you already have loads I would imagine.

Hi,

There's more, but you already have loads I would imagine.
It seems like you have a comprehensive list of tasks that you need to handle efficiently in your business.

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Hello,

"How to" get phone and email icons into header?

I'm modifiyng forniture theme but I would like to have phone and email contacts like those of print shop theme. I tried to export the contact widget from print shop theme and import into the forniture theme: I always see Phone but not icon at all. 

I don't manage to understand where to edit class= "phone-title"

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On 8/9/2023 at 7:10 PM, eolomodellismo.com said:

Hello,

"How to" get phone and email icons into header?

I'm modifiyng forniture theme but I would like to have phone and email contacts like those of print shop theme. I tried to export the contact widget from print shop theme and import into the forniture theme: I always see Phone but not icon at all. 

I don't manage to understand where to edit class= "phone-title"

Hi Chiara,

There is no standard way to do it. It is necessary to edit styles and to write down something like:

.phone:before {
  content: '\f095';
  font-family: FontAwesome;
}
 
If you PM me with the login details to the admin area of your website we should be able to do it for you.
 
Best regards,
 
Ivan
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On 8/11/2023 at 10:16 AM, Ivan Holbi said:

Hi Chiara,

There is no standard way to do it. It is necessary to edit styles and to write down something like:

.phone:before {
  content: '\f095';
  font-family: FontAwesome;
}
 
If you PM me with the login details to the admin area of your website we should be able to do it for you.
 
Best regards,
 
Ivan

do you have a list of available icon's to codes that are used within osCommerce v4 please?

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5 hours ago, simon5968 said:

do you have a list of available icon's to codes that are used within osCommerce v4 please?

This may not answer your question but those are unicode values for font-awesome icons.  You can look at the class that has the code and change it to a new one found on the font-awesome site. The mentioned code is for a phone icon.

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When pondering typical How to questions, individuals likely seek practical guidance for various tasks or challenges. They may desire step-by-step instructions,

troubleshooting tips, or expert advice to successfully navigate... unfamiliar processes or achieve desired outcomes efficiently and effectively.

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1 hour ago, Aishamushtaq said:

I've been attempting to create a store using v4 without success. Does anyone know of a step-by-step document?

Hi,

Please have a look at our support page with all the relevant information - https://www.oscommerce.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

If you have issues with installing osCommerce v4 please see the Installation and Server Requirements section in particular.

Best regards,

Ivan

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On 4/6/2024 at 9:35 AM, Aishamushtaq said:

How can I find products to list on my website as a reseller for a trial run?

Hi,

While installing osCommerce v4 there is the option that allows you to add the demo products to your website to see how they are set up there. Or you can add your own products to your website after you install osCommerce v4.

Best regards,

Ivan

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This may have been asked here before (or perhaps another forum) but I have not located the answer.

HOW DO I CREATE A SITEMAP using OSC v4.13?

The only thing I have found is

Under SEO > XML Site Map I have 
<domain>/sitemap.xml    Not Available

System Setup

Osc v 4.13.63493
Ubuntu v 22.04.4
MySQL v 8.0.36
PHP v 8.1.2

BJ

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21 hours ago, Chadduck said:

This may have been asked here before (or perhaps another forum) but I have not located the answer.

HOW DO I CREATE A SITEMAP using OSC v4.13?

The only thing I have found is

Under SEO > XML Site Map I have 
<domain>/sitemap.xml    Not Available

System Setup

Osc v 4.13.63493
Ubuntu v 22.04.4
MySQL v 8.0.36
PHP v 8.1.2

BJ

Hi BJ,

We checked and the reason why you face this issue is that the development mode is activated on your front end. Please see the screenshot below. In order for your sitemap to work please deactivate this development mode.

Best regards,

Ivan

image.png.0e52827f58248d53b45deefac210d206.png

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1 hour ago, Ivan Holbi said:

We checked and the reason why you face this issue is that the development mode is activated on your front end. Please see the screenshot below. In order for your sitemap to work please deactivate this development mode.

@Ivan Holbi  - THANK YOU... 

I saw your team was logging in and didn't want to stress over this because I knew they would figure it out.

Please THANK YOUR TEAM for me.

BJ
 

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33 minutes ago, Chadduck said:

In order for your sitemap to work please deactivate this development mode.

@Ivan Holbi

I turned off the Development Mode as you suggested. the sitemaps did appear to be created (see graphic) HOWEVER I am now presented with a small dilemna - 

The creation indicates the files and directory to downlad them from.  Neither the files nor the directories were actually created and thus this message.

DOES using a self signed certificate (for development purposes) PREVENT them from being created? My admin directories are shown in the second graphic.  The admin direcory is 755 owned by user www-data.www-data as are ALL direcotries associated with the new store.  The only cause for non creation I can think of is the self signed certificate.

BJ

sitemaps Created.PNG

myDirectories.PNG

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16 hours ago, Chadduck said:

@Ivan Holbi

I turned off the Development Mode as you suggested. the sitemaps did appear to be created (see graphic) HOWEVER I am now presented with a small dilemna - 

The creation indicates the files and directory to downlad them from.  Neither the files nor the directories were actually created and thus this message.

DOES using a self signed certificate (for development purposes) PREVENT them from being created? My admin directories are shown in the second graphic.  The admin direcory is 755 owned by user www-data.www-data as are ALL direcotries associated with the new store.  The only cause for non creation I can think of is the self signed certificate.

BJ

sitemaps Created.PNG

myDirectories.PNG

Hi BJ,

Yes, downloding from the admin area does not work because of the self signed certificate.

But everything is accessible from the front end. Please see the screenshots below.

Best regards,

Ivan

image.thumb.png.40c3783dbc590cb833b64f9768ab232c.png

image.thumb.png.75eb54cef2a8888b72ed3c5f0b1e0bea.png

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3 hours ago, Ivan Holbi said:

But everything is accessible from the front end. Please see the screenshots below.

@Ivan Holbi

THANK YOU - I thought that was likely the case; but was uncertain.

I am such a fool, in that I didn't even think about trying to highlight the URL portion and opening in a new tab.  Sometimes I can't see the forect for the trees.  Although I must admit that I was unaware of the real culprit and cause of my original issue - the "Development Mode" factor.

THANK YOU again for your time, and considerate attitude, in answering my questions.

BJ

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