Author Archives: Gary

28d 2018 Day 2 – Product Tabs

28d 2018 Day 2 – Product Tabs This is a product_info Content module that adds in a Tabbed Layout on the page. It requires child modules of which I supplied two; Product Name [this one likely will never be used, it is made only to showcase the system Product Description It looks like this: On… Read More »

28d 2018 Day 01 – Better Stock Message

28d 2018 Day 01 – Better Stock Message Changes the “in/out stock” message on shopping cart from this: To this: This change is, in my opinion, better as it gives more information to the Customer. Admin Side You can even add a generic “lead time” for getting more stock in. Type of Module This is… Read More »

GDPR for osCommerce – shop side

This is a continuation post, please also see “GDPR for osCommerce part 1“ In the previous post we talked about allowing the Shopowner to get consent from customers and saw an easy way to get that consent. In this post I’m going to look at providing a mechanism on the Shop Side to allow the… Read More »

Responsive osCommerce. Frozen and Archived

Frozen After some four and a bit years, I have officially Frozen the Responsive Build. There are still broken things and outdated things and things that should not exist, but they are what they are and I’m not putting in any more hours on it, so they stay broken and outdated. Archived, pending Deletion I… Read More »

GDPR for osCommerce – my take on it, part 1

I’m not going to explain what GDPR is, I am 110% certain that everyone reading this has been inundated with those emails and done their own reading…instead, over the next few posts, I am going to show you my take on GDPR; 1. Turn off unwanted Customer Details admin > configuration > customer details 2.… Read More »

28 Days Of Code, 2018 Version…

After a break last year, it is returning! I already have about 20 bits and pieces of code ready to go. I have another one in the final stages of being tested. And I have some ideas for 2 or 3 more… If you have an idea for a small or medium piece of code… Read More »

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 »