Author Archives: Gary

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. Frontend: As you can see the uploades images display in grey tone. On mouseover they are colour. On popup they are colour. Images can… Read More »

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 Installation takes 10… Read More »

28 Days Of Code, Rocking osCommerce

I’ve started a “pop up” site for February 2015 over at 28 Days Of Code, where I am making available a bunch of modules and other things each day during the month. Price starts very low, and increases by £1 each day – in this way it’s possible to get some great modules at ultra… Read More »

Mailchimp for osCommerce

I wrote about this module a couple of years ago, since then more and more osCommerce users have stopped using the inbuilt Newsletter system and are instead using Mailchimp. And for good reason, the inbuilt system is simply not good enough for todays consumer or shopowner. As a shopowner you want to track opens and… Read More »

A broken leg leads to a lack of posting …

No posts from me for 4 months due to recovering from a very badly broken leg, though why that stopped me typing I have no real idea. I hope you all had a good Xmas and best wishes for a prosperous 2015 in your osCommerce shops. Responsive osCommerce We released the “gold” version of the… Read More »

Required Product that MUST be purchased

Imagine you own a shop where you need to enforce the purchase of a particular product if certain other products have been purchased. For example; you want to enforce gift wrapping at Xmas time you sell items that need to be dispatched in dry ice you sell mobile phones and want to also enforce a… Read More »

MP3 Player in osCommerce

Very simple project to add in a new upload feature on each product (in admin > categories.php) that allows the Shopowner to attach a sample MP3. In the shop, if the person browsing is looking at a product that has a MP3 attached, a nice MP3 player appears. Video (no sound): Interested Cost is 99… Read More »

Stocktake by Attribute, Modernised

I’ve previously posted about this system on the blog, but never reposted about the updates. What I am going to explain to you all in detail is an alternative to BOTH “qt pro” and “master / slave products”. Take the example of a shop selling Tshirts which come in 5 colours and 3 sizes. The… Read More »

Summer Bonanza Special Offer

I’ve put together a nice special offer for the first two weeks in August… Beer me $7 I will send you my Google Maps Interface. This interface has an admin area for adding locations as well as the interactive Google map on your contact_us page. Offer ended.     Beer me $17 I will send you my… Read More »

Google Maps on osCommerce Contact Us Page

Took a few hours out to build up a solid interface to allow shops to easily show a Google Map on their contact us page. Interface has both Shop side (contact_us page): And Admin side (new locations page), admin side deals with adding, editing and deleting locations: It’s fully multi-language, and is ready to go.… Read More »