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Hi all,


Just a few questions from a newbie. I've just installed OSC and been playing with various features, and had a few not-to-serious problems.


First, I was trying to use the banner manager under the tools section of the administration page. I created a new banner, and uploaded the file, but it never seemed to show up. So then I deleted the OSC banner. And no no banner shows up at the bottom of the page. Any idea why? The image should display fine. (Note, the image size was 500x76 not the default.)


Next, at the bottom of the main site it says something like "21 requests since Saturday 19 July, 2003." However, it is March 2004 and I've just installed this. I was curious why it doesn't show the initial install date there? Can I fix that?


On the left hand side of the main page it has a little menu, and one of the options is "Shipping & Returns." When you click that item it takes you to a page where it says "Put here your Shipping & Returns information." Well, I was curious where and how I put my information there?


I'm sure I'll run into more problems, but solving these should get me started.



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One more little question. When viewing an item, on the right hand side there is a little block that says Languages and has little flags in it. I deleted the other languages, so that only English remains. However that little block is still there with the UK flag. Can I make that block go away all together? If any one knows how I'd appreciate knowing. Thanks!

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ANd jsut so you know, in order to take out the counter completely you can do the following...


Find the HTML cose in your catalog/includes/footer.php file (around line 18)


<td align="right" class="footer">  <?php echo $counter_now . ' ' . FOOTER_TEXT_REQUESTS_SINCE . ' ' . $counter_startdate_formatted; ?>  </td>


And change it to this...


<!-- Eliminated the "requests since" string in the footer bar - <td align="right" class="footer">  <?php echo $counter_now . ' ' . FOOTER_TEXT_REQUESTS_SINCE . ' ' . $counter_startdate_formatted; ?>  </td> //-->


I did it this way just incase for some reason I might want to put it back (you never know).


ANother thing I did (in case you want to change the date format in the footer bar to the US format)...


Go to catalog/includes/languages/english.php (about line 22)


Find this ...


define('DATE_FORMAT_LONG', '%A %d %B, %Y'); // this is used for strftime()


and change it to ....


define('DATE_FORMAT_LONG', '%A %B %d, %Y'); // this is used for strftime()

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I'm making similar revisions and noting them all in a log file for months from now when I can't remember what I changed:


To get ?Languages? box to not apear on index.php, I commented out lines 22-42 in /catalog/includes/boxes/languages.php

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