Monthly Archives: May 2008

Charges for my osCommerce Services

I’ve recently been getting more and more enquiries as to what I offer in terms of osCommerce products and services – the info is in the blog, but it is hard to find.  So, I will list my charges; Installation Most of my own contributions cost £25 ($50) to install – this is because I… Read More »

Fake Testimonials – do you use them?

Just yesterday a new UK law came into being which “outlaws” the practice of what is known as “fake testimonials”…here is a bit about it; The Consumer Protection Regulations, which implement the EU directive on unfair commercial practices, mark the biggest shake-up in UK consumer law for 40 years.  As well as a duty for… Read More »

osCommerce on your home computer

I had a few emails over the past days asking just how easy it is to install the new package of PHP, MySQL, PHPMyAdmin, Apache, osCommerce and osCommerce STS… Rather than answer all those emails individually, I decided to make a video showing just how easy it is! It’s about a 3 minute video as… Read More »

MySQL Error 20, -20 in osCommerce

Anna-Marie asks; I went into the admin section to put some products on special & it says the following & I don’t know why it is there or how to fix it. “1064 – You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right… Read More »

Shipping to US States, tiered + handling

A user on the osCommerce Forum required a way to charge $x for 1 item, $y for any other items and $z as a handling charge for Hawaii and Alaska. With a bit of lateral thinking, I came up with; Club osCommerce USA Tiered Shipping This contribution allows the Store owner to set a cost… Read More »

BUY button – is your OUT and PROUD ?

Yesterday I stumbled across a really interesting article, you can read it here. Basically, this article talks about the size of a BUY button which set me to thinking… How about changing the BUY button to something bigger and brighter. The BUY button has to be the most important button in any e-commerce site so… Read More »

PCI Compliance

PCI DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. It was developed by the major credit card companies as a guideline to help organizations that process card payments prevent credit card fraud, cracking and various other security vulnerabilities and threats. A company processing, storing, or transmitting payment card data must be PCI DSS compliant… Read More »

Shipping Quote based on Per Cent of Total Order

In the past few days I noticed a couple of people wanting to charge postage based on a percentage of the total order amount. I’ve not come across any pre-existing code that enables this in a correct way – I do know of a `hack` to the “products weight” field, but the problem with that… Read More »

Various Reader Questions; thumbanil, vouchers v2, ms2

Evan asks; I’ll be trying a contrib soon, but my problem is pixelated thumbnails. I’d like smaller images for the thumbnails and such. All about thumbnail images! and my solution… Richard asks; Im trying to find a link for Version 2 of Gift Vouchers Version 2 is available only as an installed service at this… Read More »

osCommerce Template updated to RC

A quick post to let you know that I have now updated this well known theme to RC2.  This theme makes osCommerce look, act and feel totally different than normal. The basis of this theme is making everything easy to find. The categories infoBox is “open”, it has category tabs along the top and category… Read More »