Category Archives: 2.3 Series

Free Taster eBook and Mailing List and News

Free Taster: If you’ve been umming and aahing about spending a tenner on my design for 2.3 eBook – then have a download of the free taster ebook. If you like the style of writing, maybe you’ll go ahead and purchase the full ebook… Free Taster eBook Mailing List: I’ve also started up a mailing… Read More »

Add Large Image (link) in Admin

How to make the “add large image” link more prominent. In a standard osCommerce, the add large image link looks like this; It’s the tiny line of text with a blue cross. I get quite a few emails a month regarding this, as it’s not obvious to see it. So, let’s make it look more… 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 »

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 »

Nice and easy modification for a beer

A person searching for a way to ensure unique data came across this post which I made for a client a couple of years ago. Within 20 minutes, that new client had paypal’d me a couple of beers, I had installed the modification, tested it and tweaked it a little ready for him to use.… Read More »

Grouping together products for easy purchasing

Imagine for example that you owned a gift shop running osCommerce, and your gifts are in categories…fairly straighforward shop setup, right? Now imagine that it is a month or so away from Valentines day, and you want to make a new page in your shop on which you will add some products from “this” category… Read More »