Category Archives: Uncategorized

New look for osC Books – check it out!

After 4 years, I decided that osC Books was a very stale design – so this morning, I rebranded it!  Have a look at and let me know what you think. I’ve tried to give it a more “modern” look and feel – as well as make it easier to navigate – I’ve also… Read More »

Top 100 Script – not an update!

I’ve been getting a lot of emails about the script that I am using to power the “Hot 100” list. It’s basically a script which was coded for me, which I call “5 Starred“. At the moment, it costs $20, but I have it on offer at 1 Month – present price is just $2.00,… Read More »

The Walk of SHAME ;)

I thought it might be interesting to post up URLs of sites that are using the Green Template I made without linking back to this blog (as is required)… What I will do, when I find such sites, is send them an email asking for the link to be reinstated – if they ignore it,… Read More »

How to use PHPMyAdmin to load SQL

Sometimes it is necessary to action a SQL file when installing contributions into osCommerce. This is really simple, and consists of you making changes to your shop database. You will need to have access to a piece of software called “PHP My Admin” – thankfully this is supplied as standard on 99.9% of all hosting… Read More »

Adding A Delivery Date

Over in the official osCommerce Forum, someone wanted the ability to add a “delivery date” that the customer can choose to select. I have no doubt that there is a pre-existing contribution that can handle this, bt I thought it would make an interesting exercise, to see if I could come up with something that… Read More »

Make A Comment, Ask A Question

When you are making a comment (on this blog) or asking a question (by email), please follow these “rules”; Be polite.  Goes without saying. Ask your question (or make your comment) usefully.  Ask your question giving as much detail as you can, if it would help to show a URL, please do so.  If you… Read More »

Sanitize the Best Sellers InfoBox

In this post, I’m going to show how to take out some of the usual osCommerce code and replace it with sanitised (clean), semantically correct code! The fiel we are working on is /includes/boxes/best_sellers.php Find this code: $bestsellers_list = ‘<table border=”0″ width=”100%” cellspacing=”0″ cellpadding=”1″>’; while ($best_sellers = tep_db_fetch_array($best_sellers_query)) { $rows++; $bestsellers_list .= ‘<tr><td class=”infoBoxContents” valign=”top”>’… Read More »

osCommerce Online Merchant v2.2 RC2a Released

osCommerce Online Merchant v2.2 RC2a has been released to fix 2 bugs and replaces 2.2 RC2. The fixes are: Use of PHP 5 only stripos() function during the database restoration routine on the Administration Tool. A compatibility function has been added to work on PHP <5 servers. A PHP warning message is produced on requests… Read More »