Business Schema

Did you ever search Google and find really interesting details about a Business, for example opening times and email addresses and so on. It looks a bit like this:

This is achieved by letting Google know more information about your business, which is most easily done by using “Schema“. In Responsive osCommerce I strived quite hard to add in “product” schema and that is working very well for a large number of shopowners, but that’s all about the Products and not about your Business…

AND SO…

Now I have an extension which adds in some more Schema markup. It is a Header Tag module and lists the following details: Type of Business, Name, Image, Opening Hours, Price Range, Payment Methods, Telephone, Email, URL, Address – more can be added as needed…

Installation

Very easy. Upload 2 files via FTP. Enter Admin and turn on the new Module. Insert Parameters and press save.

Benefit

Allows Google to better understand your business.

Want It

GOOD FOR:
All osCommerce versions from v.2.3.1 onwards.
Including Responsive (Community Edition) osCommerce Gold or Edge.

Make a donation of £3 at this link, the donation can be anonymous and goes via Paypal – please let me know (in the Paypal Comment Box) that the donation is for “Schema Business” – thanks.

By making a donation, you are helping to support the future of the Responsive osCommerce project. Within 24 hours of your donation, I’ll get the zip to you. THANK YOU.

Mailchimp Dashboard

This new module allows you to see at a glance the number of subscribers in your list, the last send date and the number of subscribers you have gained/lost since that last send.

It looks like this:

It is a Dashboard module for osCommerce admin, so it installs very easily – simply upload it, turn it on, and insert your parameters (in this case, your Mailchimp API Key and List ID):

Want it?

GOOD FOR:
All osCommerce versions from v.2.3.1 onwards.
Including Responsive (Community Edition) osCommerce Gold or Edge.

REQUIREMENTS:
You must have a Mailchimp List!

Make a donation of £3 at this link, the donation can be anonymous and goes via Paypal – please let me know (in the Paypal Comment Box) that the donation is for “MC Dashboard” – thanks.

By making a donation, you are helping to support the future of the Responsive osCommerce project. Within 24 hours of your donation, I’ll get the zip to you. THANK YOU.

Spotlight Special

Super cool idea today from a long-standing osC client. He wanted a way to select a product from his range of products on special offer, and then to “showcase” that chosen product on the front page of his site.

Thankfully this client is pretty up to date so is using the Responsive osCommerce version which has the modular index page. So, making this a stand alone module was a simple affair. Here’s how it turned out;

The first step is, as always, upload the new files using FTP. This does not overwrite anything…now enter admin and;

Choose a Spotlight

Once the spotlight is chosen and the other parameters are set up;

Showing on the front page of the site

Pretty cool!

I made it so that when the box is mouseover’d, the “saving” shows

Let me know your thoughts? This is a pretty cool little module. Of course, you can easily change the look of the spotlight by amending its template file appropriately…it is only limited by your imagination.

Want it?

GOOD FOR: Responsive (Community Edition) osCommerce Gold or Edge.

Make a donation of £4 at this link, the donation can be anonymous and goes via Paypal – please let me know (in the Paypal Comment Box) that the donation is for “Spotlight Special” – thanks.

By making a donation, you are helping to support the future of the Responsive osCommerce project. Within 24 hours of your donation, I’ll get the zip to you. THANK YOU.

Sticky Mini Navbar

I often get inspiration from the most unlikely of sources. Today a spammer signed up at the osCommerce Forum and I followed the link back to his site (which is powered by Magento). One particular part of this guys site stood out for me, and that is a “sticky” navigation bar, which has two main components;

On the left hand side: “Got Questions? Contact Us”
On the right hand side: “X items in cart Checkout”

The reason why I liked this is because it is always in the face of the shopper. A particular problem of Responsive design is to allow a theme to easily be used by a range of devices from tiny phones to large desktops…this sticky navbar solved what I perceive as a problem. Here’s a screenshot of what I’ve come up with:

This navbar stays open all the time even at XS size. This means that it is easy to find at all times for the person who has questions or wants a quick and easy way to checkout (rather than search for the elusive checkout button)…

There are NO CORE CODE CHANGES. Simply upload, go into Admin and install. DONE!

Let me know what you think??

Want it?

GOOD FOR: Responsive (Community Edition) osCommerce Gold or Edge.

Make a donation of £5 at this link, the donation can be anonymous and goes via Paypal – please let me know (in the Paypal Comment Box) that the donation is for “Sticky Nav” – thanks.

By making a donation, you are helping to support the future of the Responsive osCommerce project. Within 24 hours of your donation, I’ll get the zip to you. THANK YOU.