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You already purchased this item…

In some shopping sites, I think it’s a good idea to show people the items they’ve already purchased. In osCommerce, this is standard and is known as the “perviously purchased” infoBox. Which is good enough for most stores – but what if your store sells products that are very cheap and people might accidentally buy… Read More »

Uber Hacked osCommerce Site

This week has been one of those weeks that has been absolutely non-stop for osCommerce work. One of the more interesting jobs was to lockdown an osCommerce site that had been the subject of a hack. As usual, I cleaned the site of the hack, then made a few core code adjustments and installed a… Read More »

HAZMAT Handling Fee in osCommerce

This morning I came up with the code to enable HAZMAT Handling Fees in osCommerce. My idea was to allow the Shop Owner to set individual products to be “Hazardous” or not. If they are Hazardous then a Handling Charge is introduced at the checkout_confirmation page. Step 1 was to create the extras needed in… Read More »

RIP and YNWA Bobby Easland aka Chemo

Robert R. Easland Jr., “Bobby,” 34, of Florence, formerly of Radcliff, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at his home in Florence. Though I regularly disagreed with his strident viewpoint I will miss his input into osCommerce and osQuantum. A very sad loss for us all. I know nothing of his family, but would like to… Read More »

UPS shipping in osCommerce

I recently set live a client store that I am very pleased with how it all turned out, as is my client. We’ve been working on it off and on since deploying it on a number of things to make the site better and better. Anyway, I’ve used UPS on a number of client stores,… Read More »

vGer stands down

http://forums.osquantum.org/index.php?showtopic=1967 I cannot continue as head of the osQuantum Project but have to stand down and let the rest of the team take over. I am sure they will do a better job than I have been doing since last year.

Date Bookings in osCommerce, using jquery

We finished up a very interesting project the other day. The client basically required a way to link dates to individual products, thereby allowing his customers to select a date as an attribute. Really very easy, if you think about it. Just add the dates as options then apply to each product as required. Then… Read More »

Horizontal Menu in osCommerce

I recently found a new contribution that creates a horizontal menu in osCommerce, it can be found here. I tried an install, and here is how it looks; Ugly in the extreme, and simply does not work – I didn’t have the time to debug it unfortunately. What is supposed to happen is a mouseover… Read More »

Time to update my own osCommerce site

Mainly, my experience with osCommerce comes from helping other shop owners to realise their dreams of running a successful shop. That could be anything from coding up a bespoke shipping module, to supplying a complete osCommerce shop with a bespoke design. Another part of my business involves selling templates for osCommerce. I was one of… Read More »