Monthly Archives: March 2008

Get a FREE Book from osC Books

Here’s another special deal that I’ve been able to come up with. If you order any book at osC Books, you’ll get another one to equivalent value for FREE. So, if you were to order “Designing for osCommerce”, you could choose “SEO for osCommerce” or “Faster osCommerce” for free! All you have to do to… Read More »

You want a FREE osCommerce Template for RC2 ?

Ade asks; Do you know of free templates for the latest rc2 of oscommerce? Put simply, I don’t – for starters there are not that many outfits who are yet supporting RC2 and those that are charge a fair amount. However, I’ve struck a deal to offer you this template: For NOTHING!!! This is an… Read More »

Horrible or Awesome #6 – SSL

All that junk about customers “Caring about their privacy” and being “Worried about identity theft” is unfounded. Just ask my friend “John” from Indonesia. Hey, by the way, he has $30,000,000.00 he wants to send you- he just needs your credit card number along with your name and billing address. Never mind that SSL certificates… Read More »

How to use PHPMyAdmin to load SQL

Sometimes it is necessary to action a SQL file when installing contributions into osCommerce. This is really simple, and consists of you making changes to your shop database. You will need to have access to a piece of software called “PHP My Admin” – thankfully this is supplied as standard on 99.9% of all hosting… Read More »

Another 4 sites added to the HOT 100

Another 4 sites have been added to the HOT 100 list, bring the grand total up to 54 best osCommerce sites.  We still have another 46 to go before the magic 100 is reached! Todays additions are (in no particular order); Kustom Tees TexereSilk 3hmp3 Lewiskit And the Top 5 best osCommerce Stores presently look… Read More »

Adding A Delivery Date

Over in the official osCommerce Forum, someone wanted the ability to add a “delivery date” that the customer can choose to select. I have no doubt that there is a pre-existing contribution that can handle this, bt I thought it would make an interesting exercise, to see if I could come up with something that… Read More »

Horrible or Awesome #5 – Your Market

Ignore the market you are going to sell in at YOUR PERIL… Sure, there are 50,000 computer stores online, but yours is going to be better! Market research is for people who don’t know what they want to sell, right? You didn’t research for your term paper in high school and you passed, so why… Read More »

Hot 100 New Additions…

I found another 5 sites today that I feel are deserving of an entry into the osCommerce Hot 100 – taking the total number of exceptional osCommerce sites upto 50. Surely there are 50 more to complete the Top 100 ?? The 5 added today are, in no particular order: Premier Gift Ideas The Mozilla… Read More »

Currency as Flags, not Dropdown Menu

Darryl has sent in a very interesting situation and it’s one that I completely agree with; Hi, I’d like to get rid of the currencies menu and instead have flags which relate to the currency, so Dollars would get a USA flag, Euros would get the euro flag and so on. Is this easy to… Read More »

Horrible or Awesome #4 – The Checkout Process

Who needs a quick checkout? People love clicking through 8 pages of forms they have to fill in before buying stuff. Better yet, add in a couple more pages and hoodwink the customer just when they think they are finally through! Sure, you need the customer’s age, gender, and the name of their first born… Read More »