Author Archives: Gary

VAT Relief for osCommerce

In the UK there is a system of VAT Relief which is applicable to disabled shoppers. It’s called “VAT Relief” and you can read more about it here. In a nutshell, shopowners who sell products that can be used by disabled people, can allow the shopper to certify that they are eligible for VAT Relief.… Read More »

Category Redirect to Product Page

Does your shop sometimes have just 1 product in a category? if so, you are giving your customers an extra page to visit if they navigate using your category tree… A typical example would be the Samsung Galaxy Tab product on a demo osCommerce site. To get to this product, shopper needs to click; Gadgets… Read More »

Popup – Processing Your Order…

Have you (or rather have your customers) ever noticed a delay when hitting the “do it” button on checkout_confirmation.php ? I have to say that I have never noticed it, but I don’t often buy from osCommerce shops and every test order I make is on my dev server where everything is blazing fast. One… Read More »

Product Tags (aka Keywords)

If you’ve been following my efforts to keep osCommerce alive, you’ll know that I coded (into the core) a system that allows Shopowner to easily maintain an “internal search engine” based around the concept of tagging products with a number of keywords. The idea behind the system is to allow other words (not in the… Read More »

Easy Slider for Index Page

I’ve coded up a new Slider system for the Front Page of any Responsive osCommerce. This Slider system takes as many “items” as you add, and sets them out as a multi-carousel, so let us imagine you have 8 items, and you select that each item takes 25% width (3 columns), it will show the… Read More »

Easy Stock Message

I’ve coded up a new system which allow you, shopowner, to easily update stock (in your admin) and then easily show stock in the shop-side, have a look; Admin Side Three New pages and a new box; 1. Individual Updates Click a products stock, update it, click anywhere else. Notice that for easy reference, any… Read More »

28 Days Of Code, 2017 Version…

TL;DR – no 28DoC project in 2017 For the last couple of February’s I’ve completed a “28 Days Of Code” project where I bring out an all-new module each day and sell it at very low cost. Those modules have ranged from small things such as “password strength meter” to much larger things such as… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »