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can anyone assist me with installation


Pattibear

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You have all given me great help today but it might as well be written in a foriegn language. I have no idea where to go to make these changes I thought I downloaded the program and was all set. I have over 60 items in catalog but welcome page is wrong and I am lost. I have myastenia gravis and was hoping to get this project working to help support myself , but it is not looking hopefull too compicated for me I guess. Is there anyone who can simplify of help with this part of the installation

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OSC is not for the faint at heart. It does require a basic understanding of HTML and PHP. Most of the text and graphics can be altered fairly easily. Get yourself a good PHP book (would recommend PHP And MySQL Web Development or PHP4 Developer's Guide) to start. If you are looking to have something up and running overnight you are going to be greatly disappointed. However, with a little time and effort you can build a great site. You obviously have some experience with HTML. I would recommend making a copy of the entire site onto your hard drive, then, first looking around at the files and see how the interact with each other. Look at the code, refer to the book or forums for help (search the forums first, as most questions are probably already answered), once you get an understanding of the code, then you can start playing around with it and see what kind of results you get. Read the forums, get ideas, look at other people's sites, and read the wiki docs over and over. This is my best advice to you.

 

If you want a faster solution, I would recommend finding someone to develop your site for you.

 

I know this is not the answer you are looking for, but it is the truth.

 

Good luck.

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It's all going to look like a foreign language at first unless you've already done something similar.

 

Funny thing about learning this stuff though. If you just read lots of posts and about people's problems here you'll learn a lot without even trying. After a while you'll look back and realize that you've actually picked up a lot of knowledge without even realizing it. Like osmosis.

 

The mistake a lot of newbies make is to rush. "I gotta get this done!" Then they get all frustrated.

 

Hey, if it takes an extra couple days or even a week to get something the way you want it, that's OK. It's just one step at a time.

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