Monthly Archives: January 2008

osCommerce Online Merchant v2.2 RC2a Released

osCommerce Online Merchant v2.2 RC2a has been released to fix 2 bugs and replaces 2.2 RC2. The fixes are: Use of PHP 5 only stripos() function during the database restoration routine on the Administration Tool. A compatibility function has been added to work on PHP <5 servers. A PHP warning message is produced on requests… Read More »

HOW TO: create osCommerce buttons in seconds

Creating buttons for osCommerce is a chore.  There is a “css button” contribution that I recall seeing years ago – but I thought it would be nicer to point out a really cool site that creates buttons for you – have a look at The osCommerce Button Generator. Although the button sets are fairly limited… Read More »

New Sexy Admin Area

I just created a new Sexy Looking Admin Area for osCommerce RC1. It’s untested on any other osCommerce platform. It changes the look of the Admin from this: To This: As you can see, quite a difference! It’s a 1 minute install, just overwrite your base RC1 files with the files contained in the .zip… Read More »

Beautiful Template for RC2

Here’s a really nice template made specifically for osCommerce RC2; Read more. Lots of people have been asking about this template – to cut a long story short, all you need to do is upload a new RC, then upload a few more files (supplied in the template zip file). Done! It changes quite a… Read More »

Stripos used in RC2

In one place, stripos is used in RC2.  Stripos is PHP5 only, so many shops will break when used on a host that is not up-to-date. The solution is to find every instance of stripos, and change it to strpos (which is backwards PHP compatible).  I believe the only code you will need to change… Read More »

Tableless Design: Power Factory

This site, posted today in the feedback forum of the official osCommerce Forum is  promoted as a “table less” and “completely remade to css” design. Although that’s not quite true (there are some tables), it’s a massive improvement on the normal osCommerce, and well worth looking at (under the bonnet). Check it out:  POWER FACTORY 

HOW TO: show number of products in cart

Shwoing the number of products in osCommerce cart is very simple; echo $cart->count_contents(); This will show the total number of items in a persons cart. You can go further with this and say something like; You have <?php echo $cart->count_contents(); ?> items in your cart. But this will not be grammatically correct if only 1… Read More »