Responsive osCommerce now a reality, using Bootstrap

For the last couple of months a small team of coders has been working on updating the shop side of osCommerce to be responsive… What is responsive? Responsive Web Design (RWD) is a Web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning,… Read More »

Need your Feedback on this idea please

I’m considering starting up a monthly subscription where subscribers get everything I make during the month for free – that’s all templates, all code, etc etc. So if I make something cool for a client, subscribers also get a copy of it. Cost would be £10 per month on a recurring Paypal subscription. For as… Read More »

Kripke Template for

Here’s the latest in my line of templates for which I’ve called “Kripke”… Header Area I’ve included the breadcrumb in the header area and also a “logged in” message which has been something under discussion in the official osCommerce forum; Main Content Area I have recoded the “new products” and categories “products listing” module… Read More »

Compare Products Side By Side

I’ve been spending a lot of time recently looking at other shopping cart software, particularly Magento and Opencart and Prestashop to see how they’ve gone beyond “here’s a product, here’s a buy button”. In Magento and Opencart I particularly like their “compare this product to this product” feature, where the person browsing the shop can… Read More »

Stuart Template for osCommerce

My latest template can now be seen here. I’ve called it “Stuart” after the comic book guy in Big Bang Theory. As you can see it is a “minimal” theme ready for you to build on in any way you wish. The side column infoboxes can of course be added back in should you wish… Read More »

Mailing List and wrap up 2013

In 2014 I’ve resolved to write at least a few posts per month on the blog. Now that I’m on the osCommerce Team I can share lots of interesting tidbits. Member of the Year If you are on the osCommerce forum, please cast your vote for Member of the Year 2013 at Brand New Template… Read More »

Stock Tracking via Options and Attributes

This is a follow up article to Today we are talking about an extension to the attributes and options system which we call “attribute sets”. What we have set out to do is to better utilize the built-in attribute system of osCommerce. Something that many shop owners deal with is that they need to… Read More »

How to send a Product Notification in osCommerce

osCommerce has a few “well hidden” features that not many people are aware of. One of these is the ability for the logged in customers in your shop to sign up for product notifications (eg, when a product is back in stock, or if you add another size or colour range or whatever). The subscribe… Read More » – bugfix release

New osCommerce Release – a bugfix release of 2.3.3, which is designated This solves a few important bugs in 2.3.3, namely; Who’s Online Parse REQUEST_URI with tep_db_prepare_input() before storing the value in the database. Replace REMOTE_ADDR with tep_get_ip_address(). Administration Tool -> Catalog -> Categories/Products Fix product price gross tax calculations when adding or editing… Read More »

Ultra flexible shipping module

Had a request from a long time client who needed a new shipping module where he could; 1. Set up a number of zones (in each zone is a group of countries) 2. For each zone have 5 input boxes; a. First X Kgs b. The cost for first X kgs c. Next Y Kgs… Read More »