Monthly Archives: March 2008

Got STS, Got the Tutorial – Now you need a Template

As readers will know, I spent some time the other day updating the STS eBook for 2008 – my own knowledge has come on leaps and bounds since I first wrote that STS Tutorial, and STS itself has had at least 2 or 3 major updates as well. Now that the eBook is up to… Read More »

Top 100 osCommerce List Update

Another couple of sites added in the past few days; VisionsXpressed This one is a real work of art. Check out (no pun intended) the “1 page” checkout… Baileys Men Wear Which brings the total list of shops up to 71.  Only 29 more to go and then the lowest voted ones start to fal… Read More »

Is osCommerce right for me?

Nicole asks; 1. Should I steer clear of the RC version until it is released? If so which version should I go for? The RC2a version of osCommerce is no more than osCommerce MS2 with a few bugs fixed and some security updates. I would go with RC2a as I believe it’s stable enough for… Read More »

The Walk of SHAME ;)

I thought it might be interesting to post up URLs of sites that are using the Green Template I made without linking back to this blog (as is required)… What I will do, when I find such sites, is send them an email asking for the link to be reinstated – if they ignore it,… Read More »

Developing osCommerce on your own computer

Caroline asks “the other day I bought an ebook showing how to design a shop, but I don’t have any spare space in which to set up a test shop. Can you help?” Caroline – yes I can help! Most “professional” coders don’t use a normal website/host to develop websites – instead they use their… Read More »

Horrible or Awesome #7 – Terms, Privacy, Conditions

Adding Terms of Use, Privacy, Conditions of Sale statements etc is a MUST Some might say that customers like to know who they are dealing with, but those people are full of it. Customers don’t care about your return policies, what to do if they receive a broken product, or what to do if the… Read More »

Top 100 osCommerce Sites Update

2 more sites added by readers today; Gardins Animes Comptoir Discount These two are different to normal osCommerce, so of course, they get added – take a look then vote them at the Top 100 list! I don’t know why but someone also added a few osCommerce sites that are pretty much out of the… Read More »

The Checkout Success Page

The very last page in the checkout procedure is “checkout_success.php” – this is a completely useless page which needs attention. My idea would be to remove the page entirely, and simply redirect the buyer to “account_history_info.php” to show him/her the summary of the order that they just made.  Obviously, you, the shop owner would need… Read More »

Top 100 osCommerce Sites Update

Another 3 great looking osCommerce Shops found and added today: Latin Territory Power Smart Velvet Ego And the Top 5 as at this moment in time are; TexereSilk Online Store 6.9/10 Click A Deal 6.1/10 Templates Shop 6.0/10 IT Stuff 5.5/10 Assault Shirts 4.9/10 Go vote for your favourite shops at the osCommerce Hot 100.… Read More »