Author Archives: Gary

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking for osCommerce

Here’s the next script that I need a couple of testers for, a cleanly coded “Header Tags” module for Adwords Conversion Tracking, written for 2.3 series of osCommerce. This basically installs very easily, like any other header_tags module and allows you to track your adwords conversions on a order by order basis. What do you… Read More »

Shop To It and osCommerce

One of my North American clients required the ability to add their products to Shop To It. What is Shop To It ? Shop To It is pretty much a shopping comparison service used almost exclusively by Canadians. Vendors can upload their products, prices etc and buyers can hunt down the items they need, click… Read More »

Twitter Cards for osCommerce

Twitter Cards are a new(ish) service from Twitter. In a nutshell, they give far more info than the standard 140 characters, including image, product name and other information. This is going to be BIG for promoting your products on Twitter. How does it work ? You add extra code (* see below) to your product… Read More »

Better Together Admin from Scott

My friend Scott over at That Software Guy is the go-to guy for discounting modules, and he has put together an Admin package for his “Better Together” system. Better Together offers the following discount possibilities: Two for one on product X Two for one across category X Buy product X, get product Y at a… Read More »

Mailchimp osCommerce Integration

One of my clients needs the ability to send professional HTML Newsletters and keep tabs on open rates, subscriber levels and all the rest of that data that should be interesting to every shop owner. So, he set out to find a Mailchimp integration that; 1. works 2. has modern code 3. looks good 4.… Read More »

Flexible Shipping Module – Per Cent + Fixed

How about the ability to create shipping costs, as so: 1. Percent of Product Cost 2. Fixed Amount Per Product 3. Extra Cost if buying multiples And then go further and say; A. I want these amounts to be different per product B. I want these amounts to compound (add up) So, for example; Speed… Read More »

Turn ordering off when on holiday?

Had a few requests for “turn ordering off when I’m on holiday” and yesterday managed to find the time to put it together. Needs 1. Ability in admin to turn off the checkout system, or leave it open 2. Ability in admin to set up a “we will be back on {date} message” and other… Read More »

Previous and Next Links in Product Info Page

Someone messaged me with the need for a “previous” and “next” link in product_info.php, which links to the previous and next product within the same category. Needs 1. If there is only 1 product in the category: do not show next link, do not show previous link 2. If the viewer is looking at the… Read More »

Currencies as Icons in 2.3.x

Almost exactly 5 years ago I posted about using icons for currency selection. The question still comes up fairly regularly in the osCommerce forum. So, here’s how to do it in 2.3.x – you’re going to end up with something like this: You need to make a “currency” icon for each currency that you have.… Read More »

Latest osCommerce 2.3.3 Theme – Penny

This theme changes around 10 core osCommerce files so is easy to install even onthe most modified of sites. Have a look at the demo. It is a 1 column design, so there is lots of available space on every page for promoting your products. It has a horizontal menu (with dropdowns), along with a… Read More »