Monthly Archives: February 2008

Version 1.1 of Discount Coupons and Gift Vouchers for RC osCommerce

Just a quick post to let readers know that I have released version 1.1 of my Discount Coupons and Gift Vouchers contribution for RC releases of osCommerce. This version fixes 1 bug in checkout_confirmation.php and includes a whole file that I forgot to include in the first version – checkout_process.php http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/5743 For discussion/support, please see… Read More »

HOW TO: make just 1 infobox a different style

There are lots of ways to make osCommerce look different. Here is 1 way to make 1 infoBox look different to the rest – it’s easy – and is done using a CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) “trick”… Step 1: decide which infoBox to change In this example, I’m going to change the look of the… Read More »

UK Pound Question Mark – HUH?

Changing host is a simple thing – I’m not going to go into great detail about where to find a host, name server changes or any of that. I have found that moving an osCommerce site can sometimes be problematic – not least because of database issues and the sheer number of files that osCommerce… Read More »

Really Sexy osCommerce Shop

Check out this osCommerce Shop.  I think this might be the nicest design I have ever seen done with osCommerce.  It does have a couple little cosmetic things that could be done to make it nic, but overall, for design, I think it’s excellent. www.bboheme.com What do you think?  Does your site come anywhere close… Read More »

Gift Vouchers RC1 and RC2

STOP PRESS: This contribution is now updated to Version 5 and has all sorts of cool extras. Please see the latest post about this. – Offering Gift Vouchers/Discounts is an excellent way to make sales, particularly on products where margins are high. A good example of this is “digital products” where (more than likely) margin… Read More »

Paypal payment but no order

Dani asks; I use oscmmerce to sell downloadable stuff like ebooks and software, i’m finding that i get lots of paypal payments without an order so I have to contact the person to find out what they ordered. Maybe half of all my paypal payments don’t have orders and i dont know how to fix… Read More »

Update price based on attributes

Lilotanni asks; When there are attributes assigned to a product and the attribute has money value to them. I wanted the base price to update automatically before the customer add it to cart. As in if the base price is $200.00 and the attribute is -$10.00, when the customer chooses -$10.00, the displayed price would… Read More »

Sanitize the Best Sellers InfoBox

In this post, I’m going to show how to take out some of the usual osCommerce code and replace it with sanitised (clean), semantically correct code! The fiel we are working on is /includes/boxes/best_sellers.php Find this code: $bestsellers_list = ‘<table border=”0″ width=”100%” cellspacing=”0″ cellpadding=”1″>’; while ($best_sellers = tep_db_fetch_array($best_sellers_query)) { $rows++; $bestsellers_list .= ‘<tr><td class=”infoBoxContents” valign=”top”>’… Read More »

Buy Button Only after Selecting Option

I started this modification maybe 5 years ago, but abandoned it when my customer decided he did not want it anymore. I noticed someone on the official osCommerce forum ask for the same thing so I dug out my old code and got it working again. If that looks workable, I can carry on and… Read More »