In the latest osCommerce incarnation, it is very simple to create standalone modules which are installable and editable from within the Admin section, this means no core code changes to install addons that add “flavour” to a page. Let’s take a closer look at some modules that are available for the product_info (p_i) page – and remember…NO CORE CODE CHANGES!
1. Social Icons
Shows the product stock in a really nice layout.
3. Products Xsell
Dedicated admin page to set up Xsell products. These show on the relevant p_i page.
4. MP3 Player
Add MP3 tracks to your products, show a MP3 player in your p_i page.
5. Product Tabs
Tabbed layout for extra product data
6. Product Compare
Adds a button that powers a product comparison page.
7. Extra Product Fields
Shows product data on p_i page
8. Linked Products
Shows a link to any linked products
9. Facebook Comments
Allow people to comment on your products
10. Multi Tier Xsell
Same as #3, but supercharged – get 3 levels of Xselling!
11. FAQ System
Get lots of questions about your products? Solve that with this module.
12. Public Tagging
Aka Folksonomy. This is the way to create a faceted search system, with no work on your part!
13. Link to Parent Category
Ever needed a “show more in this range of products” link? You got it!
Show the Manufacturers Recommended Price
15. Product URL
Missing the old functionality? Bring it back, sing it back…
16. Related Products
Maybe #13 doesn’t cut it? Instead show the products from the category…
Set up slaves. Show them.
18. Personal Page
Link to a page that allows shoppers to save products into a wishlist
As you can see, with just 1 piece of extra code in product_info.php (included in Responsive osCommerce) it is simple to supercharge your product_info page. The possibilities are endless, and are only limited by your lack of imagination.
If you have an idea for a module that shows on the product_info page, comment below.