Not quite sure why this feature made it into the osCommerce 2.3, as I thought that 2.3 was to be the last in the 2.x series of osCommerce. With 3 being impossible to upgrade to, and 2.2rc2a with contributions being hard to upgrade to 2.3, it seems a redundant feature. But it’s worth explaining;
In your admin summary page, you’ll see a box like this:
If you click it, your version will be checked to show you whether you have the latest osCommerce installed. If you have the latest version it’ll look like this;
And if you do not have the latest, it’ll look a bit like this;
How does it work?
A file in your osCommerce install gives the version of osCommerce that you are running – /includes/version.php – when you press the link to check, a signal is sent to the osCommerce site, which compares your version against the version stored at osCommerce. If the version you have is older than the version osCommerce has, then a message is given, and equally a different message if the versions match.
It’s a fairly simplistic approach for Site Owners to check what they have, but it appears impossible to actually act on that information (as I explained above, the system is a bit redundant). Hmmmm.
So, how to remove this (apparently!) useless box. Easy!
Go to your admin, click on modules > Admin Dashboard and click on “Version Check” in that list;
And simply click the “- Remove Module” button;