Responsive Template “Jesse” for osCommerce – Bootstrap…

Here is the very latest template for the Responsive osCommerce:


As you can see, the layout has just the main column. The sideboxes are not useful anymore, as everything needed can now be found in the header and footer.

The template comes in a very easy to install format. Simply upload a few new modules and turn them on, with NO core code changes. It as simple as going into your shop admin and clicking a few buttons.

The only file that is changed is the “new products for month” module on the index page – this has a slightly different layout to the standard responsive layout – of course, this is an option that you might choose not to install.

The base colour scheme comes as standard in 2 shades of green, along with two shades of grey. These colours are incredibly easy to change, just find a colour you like and change the user.css file to match.

It also comes with carousel module which is linked to the Banner Manager in admin – again making it incredibly easy to set up sliding banners.


Want to see the Demo? Have a play with the site, maybe open it in both your normal computer and your mobile phone or tablet. This will give you a flavour of how responsive the template is.

To use this template, you need to be using the Responsive osCommerce, the standard osCommerce will not do.

How to buy?

Get yourself over to my template site and click the Buy Button.

Why osCommerce was the king and is now the pauper

For the past decade and more, the users of osCommerce have wanted more say in what happens next, where it goes, how it is. That say was never granted, not once, ever. I fought to get the community a say, and I succeeded. I started a new vision of what osCommerce could be and asked time and time again for the community to pitch in and help to make osCommerce once again punch at it’s weight…

What help did I get?

From shopowners

– a few shopowners started helping out until they got enough “shop” to use on their live site, then they disappeared.
– a few shopowners tested bits and pieces, then they disappeared
– one or two great guys, who really got into it, and gave some excellent help.

But mainly, what I got from shopowners was a feeling that I should not be trying to move osCommerce forward, that osCommerce belongs to them and that I, as a mere developer, should ask “how high” when they say “jump”. That feeling manifested itself by way of email, private message and even out in the open forum. Well guys – you’ve lost the chance to have any further say.

From developers

– 1 developer got into the idea and started the admin changes
– a few other developers came up with singular bits and pieces
– lately other developers started to come up with ideas and code

But mainly what I got from developers was even more abuse than shopowners gave. All of the developers who contacted me rely on copy and paste, or adding addons to shopowners sites. Of course with the new osCommerce all that is gone. There is no more amend 50 files to do something incredibly simple, now it’s drop in a new mofdule, enter admin and turn it on. The developers are scared that they would lose business. They could not see that these new modules need careful code, and great attention to detail. They could not see that professional people running shops have no problem paying for perfect code. All they could see was that they had to learn new tricks and they did not want to…

As it turns out, the majority of the community is just not interested in a new osCommerce. In return I have no further interest in the community.

My involvement at the forum is over, save for my general duty as a spambuster…I won’t be reading any more posts, I won’t be replying to posts, I won’t be making status updates, I won’t be liking content, I won’t be starting any more discussion threads.

I won’t be spending 1 more minute helping to code the community version of osCommerce.

For me it’s over – thanks to a very vocal bunch of shopowners and developers who failed to see to what was right in front of them, a new osCommerce, built by them, for them, with shopowners input from start to finish. As of right now, it’s back to how it was; you get what you get when you get it.

Thanks to that handful of great guys for your support over the last 12 months, I do mean that for those who “got it”, the discussion threads, the modules, the hooks and all the rest of the cool stuff.

To those “hot air” developers and shopowners who talked much and did nothing – EPIC FAIL – polite golf clap.

What this means is that I can give more attention to my clients needs, so don’t be afraid to contact me, as I have more time to give you these days 🙂

Product Groups – for Bootstrap osCommerce

This system allows you to easily and quickly attach products into groups or sets. Each of these sets has it’s own page. This is fantastic if you have products across multiple categories, that can also be sold or displayed as one set of products.

A typical example could be clothing, where you can put together an outfit.. hat, scarf, top, belt, trousers, shoes…

Admin Side (adding of group(s)):


Admin Side (adding of product(s) into group):


Shop Side (display of chosen products in a selected group):


Of course there is also the usual extras such as a side column box to allow people to see the groups/sets you have set up:


And a Video to show it all in action:

Interested? Cost is £39. Of course, this is for the system you see in the video, customised changes can easily be made on a shop to shop basis, should you require changes.

Get in touch by email if you would like to purchase or if you have questions.

28 Days Of Code, Day 27 – Gallery

For Day 27 of the project I created a Gallery system, which has its own backend page and a cool looking page in the front end for displaying the uploaded images.



As you can see the uploades images display in grey tone. On mouseover they are colour. On popup they are colour. Images can have multilingual title.




Cost: £39

Get in touch by email if you would like to purchase.

28 Days Of Code – Day 1, Holiday or Away Message

Many moons ago I had created a fairly simple “we’re away” piece of code that changed a couple of core files. I updated this to make it into a Header Tag Module so it’s a very simple installation.

I made a version for the Bootstrapped osCommerce:


And for the normal osCommerce:



Installation takes 10 seconds, turning it on in admin takes 20 seconds, adding your message takes 30 seconds. 1 minute total to place an explanation message and/or turn off your checkout entirely.

Good For:

– 2.3 series osCommerce
– 2.3.4 Bootstrapped osCommerce

Possible uses

– shut down your checkout while you are on vacation
– shut down your checkout whilst performing site maintenance
– display any messsage you wish

Ready to buy it ? The cost is £9. Get in touch with me by email if you are interested.