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Old 01-09-2004, 08:53 AM
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Need Help with OS Commerce

I am a newbie trying out OSCommerce. Can anyone tell me a good way to get started or if there are any good WYSIWYG programs to help me?

What about a good web host that really simplifies the process. Too many offer it but the process is the sameas if you downloaded it yourself.
 
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Old 01-10-2004, 08:25 PM
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osCommerce is a php script driven shopping content manegement system for shopping. I would say that there is not a good WYSIWYG program to edit a script like this one. The look and feel are also ran by templates. So maybe find an already to use template to load into the system.
I would say that the OSCommerce web site forums would be your best bet to show how to edit the templates

I have installed osCommerce serveral times and have made minor adjustments for my clients.

What kind of changes do you want to make? Cosmetic? Layout or Content?
 
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Old 01-10-2004, 09:50 PM
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I just want to be able to get a store up an running simply and allow the store owner an easy way to maintain it.
 
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Also, everytime I try to install phpbb the install.php never works. I don't know what I am doing wrong.
 
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Old 01-11-2004, 06:25 AM
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OSCommerce is very easy to use. Once you install it, there is an admin panel, which allows you to change everything, from tax rates to what items you have on sale.
 
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Well I must be doing something wrong becasue I can never get it to work. Anyone available to help?
 
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Old 01-11-2004, 07:42 AM
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Is oSCommerse easy to change the layout and grpahic design?
and the logic of what is shown on each page?
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Old 01-14-2004, 06:17 AM
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No it is not Jim. If you dont mind using it out of the box it is a great application, but to really customize it you need a good degree of ability in coding.

With that said I am not sure that if my requirements are, e-commerce, and easy to use, for a NON programmer that os-commerce is the best choice.

If you like the look of os-commerce and dont mind your site looking like every other os-commerce site then it is the choice for you.
 
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Old 01-14-2004, 08:09 AM
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I would agree. I know that the osCommerce community is working on future releases that will assist with look and feel.


aberrebbi, I sent you a PM seeing if you still needed asssistance....
 
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Old 01-14-2004, 08:19 AM
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There is a serious lacking in good e-commerce development systems, I have always just made mine from the ground up in SQL so that way I get what I want. It is faster then messing with os-commerce or Miva for me.
 
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Old 01-14-2004, 12:15 PM
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I tend to disagree... I think you save so much time using a product that has already spent 1000 of hours of development and testing work on rather than building from scratch. If you can get a firm understanding php/mysql and osCommerce all together you can edit as needed making customizations and bringing the time for the web site to production much quicker.

osCommcerce has a good forum to use to help with customizations too.
 
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Oscommerce Help!

Im trying to sell downloads of my music.

But during my testing when I click the download link to get the music...a new page opens with RESERVED DIRECTORY ERROR. How do I fix this. Please help anybody.
 
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Oscommerce is best solution and i have used this on more then 40 Websites for the clients, it is fully customizable and SEO friendly solution
 
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need help osCommerce

ok heres the deal I guess im a dummy because i dont know what i did wrong.

bought domain www.tooloutriigers.com and .net from go daddy.com

bought hosting and had oscommerce installed

the problem is when i go to my site it says everything on this site is for demonstation only and nothing will be sold or billed. what happened!!!!!

Someone please help me.

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Newbie to oscommerce - need some help

Hi

I am a newbie and really want to understand it more - need to get a website up and running, My question is - how do i get the index.php to wordpad so as i can amend it ?(within catalog/includes/languages/english/index.php - its this that I am trying to download to my desktop)

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Hi

I am a newbie and really want to understand it more - need to get a website up and running, My question is - how do i get the index.php to wordpad so as i can amend it ?(within catalog/includes/languages/english/index.php - its this that I am trying to download to my desktop)

Thanks

Download it to your desktop via FTP. Edit it and upload it again in the same directory....
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