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This section deals with installing and editing OsCommerce templates. Many useful tips are included. Please use the navigation buttons below or main navigation menu to browser through topics.

osCommerce. How to set up Olark live chat

OsCommerce Tutorials
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January 13 2016
This tutorial will show you how to set up/remove Olark chat in OsCommerce.
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osCommerce. How to create custom page with a link in footer/header menu (in multilingual website)

OsCommerce Tutorials
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October 01 2015
This tutorial will show you how to create new page(s) in multilingual osCommerce site.
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osCommerce. How to edit footer contact information

OsCommerce Tutorials
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August 19 2015
This tutorial shows how to edit footer contact information in osCommerce store.
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osCommerce 2.3 How to edit footer menu

OsCommerce Tutorials
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August 08 2015
This tutorial will show you how to edit footer menu in osCommerce 2.3 templates.
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osCommerce. How to put site under maintenance

OsCommerce Tutorials
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May 06 2015
This tutorial shows how to put OsCommerce site under maintenance.
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osCommerce. How to create custom page with link in footer/header menu (in multilingual website)

OsCommerce Tutorials
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April 24 2015
This tutorial will show you how to create a new page for multilingual osCommerce site.
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OsCommerce 2.3.4. How to change default products listing view

OsCommerce Tutorials
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April 20 2015
This tutorial will show you how to change default products listing view in OsCommerce.
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Oscommerce. How to change amount of symbols in different template sections

OsCommerce Tutorials
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April 15 2015
This tutorial shows how to change amount of symbols in different template sections in OsCommerce store.
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osCommerce. How to back up a database from admin panel

OsCommerce Tutorials
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April 08 2015
This video tutorial shows how to back up a database from osCommerce admin panel.
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osCommerce. How to deal with missing translations issues

OsCommerce Tutorials
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April 07 2015
This tutorial will show you how to manage missing translations in osCommerce.
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osCommerce. How to remove Manufacturers from product listing and product details page

OsCommerce Tutorials
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March 31 2015
This video tutorial shows how to remove Manufacturers from product listing and product details page in your osCommerce store.
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osCommerce. How to assign a custom link to logo

OsCommerce Tutorials
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March 30 2015
Our Support team is ready to present you a new tutorial that will show you how to assign a custom link to logo in OsCommerce.
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osCommerce. How to set up newsletter

OsCommerce Tutorials
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March 10 2015
This tutorial will show you how to set up newsletter in osCommerce template.
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osCommerce. How to manage Minimum Values options

OsCommerce Tutorials
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February 25 2015
This tutorial will show you how to manage Minimum Values options in osCommerce.
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osCommerce. How to manage manufacturers

OsCommerce Tutorials
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February 19 2015
This tutorial will show you how to manage manufacturers in osCommerce store.
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osCommerce. How to set the default number of product reviews displayed

OsCommerce Tutorials
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February 19 2015
This tutorial shows how to set the default number of product reviews displayed in osCommerce.
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osCommerce. How to insert Google map on the Contacts page

OsCommerce Tutorials
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February 19 2015
This tutorial will show you how to insert Google map on contact us page in osCommerce.
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osCommerce. How to enable products download and manage products download settings

OsCommerce Tutorials
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February 18 2015
This tutorial shows how to enable products download in osCommerce.
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osCommerce. How to manage Maximum Values

OsCommerce Tutorials
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February 17 2015
Our Support team is ready to present you a new tutorial that will become an indispensable guide for managing Maximum Values in osCommerce store.
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osCommerce. How to put a site into catalog mode

OsCommerce Tutorials
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February 13 2015
This tutorial shows how to put osCommerce site into catalog mode.
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osCommerce. How to manage social links in footer

OsCommerce Tutorials
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February 09 2015
This tutorial will show you how edit social links in osCommerce templates
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osCommerce. How to enable and use SEO URLs

OsCommerce Tutorials
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February 06 2015
This tutorial shows how to enable and use SEO URLs in osCommerce.
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osCommerce. How to manage Customer Details

OsCommerce Tutorials
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February 06 2015
This tutorial will explain you how to edit customer details in osCommerce admin panel.
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osCommerce. How to change navigation bar pages titles (breadcrumbs)

OsCommerce Tutorials
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February 05 2015
Our Support team is ready to present a new tutorial that will show you how to change navigation bar pages titles (breadcrumbs) in OsCommerse.
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osCommerce. How to manage contact form

OsCommerce Tutorials
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January 29 2015
This tutorial shows how to edit Contact form in osCommerce.
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osCommerce. How to add a new page with the link in Information module

OsCommerce Tutorials
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January 27 2015
This tutorial will show you how to add a new page with the link in Information module in OsCommerce.
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osCommerce. How to fix missing layout elements issue (right after installation)

OsCommerce Tutorials
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January 26 2015
This tutorial is going to show you how to fix missing layout elements issue (right after installation)
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osCommerce. How to edit header links

OsCommerce Tutorials
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January 25 2015
This video tutorial shows how to edit header links in your OsCommerce template.
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osCommerce. How to change number of products per row

OsCommerce Tutorials
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January 22 2015
In our new tutorial we will be glad to teach you how to change number of categories per row shown in categories listing and number of products per row in Specials, New, Related and Featured product sections in Oscommerce.
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osCommerce. How to maintain product information page

OsCommerce Tutorials
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November 22 2014
The following tutorial will show you how to maintain the product information page in osCommerce.
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osCommerce. How to edit Privacy policy, Conditions of use, Shipping & Returns pages

OsCommerce Tutorials
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November 05 2014
This tutorial will show you how to edit Privacy policy, Conditions of use, Shipping & Returns pages in OsCommerce template
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osCommerce. How to manage products tags

OsCommerce Tutorials
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September 30 2014
This video tutorial shows how to manage product tags in your OsCommerce template
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osCommerce. How to add a new category and product

OsCommerce Tutorials
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August 18 2014
This tutorial shows how to add products and product categories in osCommerce store.
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osCommerce. How to manage currencies and setup default one

OsCommerce Tutorials
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August 15 2014
The following tutorial will show you how to manage currencies and set the default currency in osCommerce.
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OsCommerce. How to manage modules (infoboxes)

This tutorial will show you how to manage modules (infoboxes) in your OsCommerce template.
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osCommerce. How to change default products listing view

OsCommerce Tutorials
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July 17 2013
This tutorial will show you how to change default products listing view in your osCommerce template.
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osCommerce. How to move your website from one domain to another

OsCommerce Tutorials
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April 08 2013
In this tutorial we will learn how to move your osCommerce website from one domain to another.
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Troubleshooter. Cannot add header information – headers already sent

This tutorial shows how to resolve the issue causing the "Cannot add header information – headers already sent" error message.

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osCommerce. How to change a Google web font

OsCommerce Tutorials
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December 26 2012

This tutorial shows how to change a Google web font in osCommerce template.

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osCommerce. How to deal with special characters in categories/products names using Ultimate Seo URLs 5 module

OsCommerce Tutorials
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November 19 2012
This tutorial will show you how to deal with special characters in categories/products names using Ultimate Seo URLs 5 module.
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osCommerce 2.3.1. How to manage the amount of products displayed on different pages in the template

OsCommerce Tutorials
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October 04 2012
In this tutorial you will learn the way to edit the number of products displayed on different pages and sections.
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osCommerce 2.3.1. How to create custom text page with link in footer and/or header menu

OsCommerce Tutorials
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July 18 2012
In this tutorial you will learn how to create custom text page with link in footer and header menu in OsCommerce 2.3.1.
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Fatal error: Call to undefined function mb_substr()

This tutorial will explain you how to fix "Fatal error: Call to undefined function mb_substr()" error after osCommerce template installation.
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osCommerce 2.3.1. Installation over the existing store

OsCommerce Tutorials
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July 02 2012
Unfortunately, due to advanced and profound improvements implemented in our osCommerce 2.3.1 templates in comparison with clean/default osCommerce 2.3.1 engine, unique and special features in some of our osCommerce2.3.1 templates, it’s not possible to create generic instructions on installation osCommerce 2.3.1 templates over the existing store.
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osCommerce. How to manage taxes

OsCommerce Tutorials
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June 07 2012
This tutorial shows how to manage taxes in Oscommerce.
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osCommerce. How to edit social icons

OsCommerce Tutorials
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May 30 2012
This tutorial shows how to edit and manage Social Bookmarks module in Oscommerce templates.
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osCommerce. How to work with slider

OsCommerce Tutorials
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May 29 2012
This tutorial shows how to edit Slider in OsCommerce templates.
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osCommerce. How to add a favicon

OsCommerce Tutorials
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May 29 2012
This video tutorial will show you how to add favicon to your OsCommerce store.
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osCommerce. How to edit registration and order confirmation emails

OsCommerce, OsCommerce Tutorials
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May 04 2012
This tutorial is going to show you what files to edit and how to make changes to the automatic default email messages being sent out to customers such as the registration confirmation and the order confirmation on your Oscommerce site.
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osCommerce. How to move your installed osCommerce template to a different folder

OsCommerce Tutorials
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April 17 2012
In this tutorial you will learn the way to move your installed osCommerce template to different folder.
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osCommerce. How to install new language

OsCommerce Tutorials
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April 05 2012
This tutorial is going to show you how to add a new language to your osCommerce 2.2/osCommerce 2.3 website.
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osCommerce Troubleshooter. Missing graphics

OsCommerce Tutorials
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February 23 2012

After osCommerce 2.3 template installation you can have an issue with the missing images/banners. …

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osCommerce 2.3. Multiple product images

OsCommerce Tutorials
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December 26 2011

This tutorial shows how to add multiple images to a single product in osCommerce. …

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osCommerce. How to edit footer

OsCommerce Tutorials
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November 09 2011

To edit the footer copyright notification in your OsCommerce store you can follow these instructions:…

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Secure your osCommerce store!

OsCommerce Tutorials
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October 31 2011

Security question has always been one of the most important things for any e-commerce store owner. In this post we’ll show you some ways to improve the security of your osCommerce 2.2 store and increase safety of your store visitors.…

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osCommerce. Permissions warning message

OsCommerce Tutorials
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October 26 2011

This tutorial will show you how to resolve the issue with the file permissions and remove the warning message from the top of your osCommerce store. This error is triggered because the permissions on the file are set to Read, Write and Execute (UNIX) or on Windows no attributes are checked in the file properties. …

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osCommerce 2.2RC2a. All the prices show 0.

OsCommerce Tutorials
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September 30 2011

The issue could be caused by the incorrect procedure or adding/removing currencies in osCommerce 2.2RC2a. To resolve it please do the following:

1. Go to administration panel and click ‘Localization’->’Currencies‘.

2. Then add a new currency with the following settings:

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OsCommerce 2.2 RC2a. I do not see banners

OsCommerce Tutorials
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September 30 2011

The issue could be with the osCommerce installation dump. You will have to install the template locally and then on comparing osCommerce admin ‘Tools’->’Banner Manager’ settings add the banner manually. To be more specific you need to do the following:…

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osCommerce 2.3 How to change store title

OsCommerce Tutorials
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September 30 2011

The following tutorial will show you how to change the store title in osCommerce 2.3  Store title is displayed as the browser window or tab title (in the top left corner), as an alternative text for the logo and in the search results. The store title is an important part of your ecommerce website so let’s see how to change …

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osCommerce 2.3. How to change store logo

OsCommerce Tutorials
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September 30 2011

The following tutorial will show you how to change the store name in osCommerce 2.3. New osCommerce templates have the option to change the store logo in the administration panel. Let’s see how to use this feature. …

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osCommerce Warning: array_merge() error fix

OsCommerce Tutorials
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September 27 2011

This tutorial will show you how to fix the following warning at your admin panel: Warning: array_merge()… It usually looks like:

1. First of all, you need to look at the file mentioned file in the warning message. As you can see in the example it is:

/home/mgreen/public_html/adrian/osc/admin/customers.php

Open the mentioned file and find the following text (there can be …

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osCommerce 2.3 New administration panel options

OsCommerce, osCommmerce Updates
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September 27 2011

Recently our developers enhanced the OsCommerce 2.3 templates with new featured, functionality and administration panel options.

Maximum Values listing

New configuration options are available under Admin -> Configuration -> Maximum Values listing. Non-default options are marked with bold font.…

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osCommerce. How to edit static pages

OsCommerce Tutorials
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August 30 2011

This tutorial will show you how to edit static pages in OsCommerce templates (Privacy Policy, Conditions of use etc.)

  1. Login to your Admin panel.
  2. Go to Tools->Define Languages
  3. Select the file which you want to modify ( for Privacy page – ‘privacy.php’ , for Condition of Use – ‘conditions.php’)
  4. Edit the text and save the changes.
  5. Reload your browser to
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osCommerce quick guide

OsCommerce
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July 22 2011

This quick guide will help you to pass all steps of the osCommerce template installation. You can check the osCommerce template product description to learn more about osCommerce templates.

 

Preparations

Before you start working with the purchased template please check several things:

  1. Make sure you’ve already ordered hosting account and domain name.
  2. Check osCommerce template requirements from the template
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Error: Invalid administrator login attempt

OsCommerce Tutorials
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July 19 2011

The error may occur while trying to login to your oscommerce admin panel.

1. Open your database management tool (PhpMyAdmin or similar)

2. Open the SQL tab at the top

3. Into the SQL query window paste the following query and press Go button:


DROP TABLE IF EXISTS administrators;
CREATE TABLE administrators (
id int NOT NULL auto_increment,
user_name varchar(32) 
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osCommerce 2.3. How to edit user menu

OsCommerce Tutorials
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July 07 2011

This tutorial will show you how to edit header user menu in osCommerce 2.3 templates.

 

Locate menu file
  1. Open your osCommerce installation directory
  2. Go to includes\modules\boxes directory
  3. Open hm_user_menu.php file with your PHP editor

The header user menu is created using the unordered list layout.

      
$data = '<ul class="user_menu">'.
	'<li class="'.$button_act2.'"><a href="' .$acc_link. '">'.tep_draw_button_header_top().'<span>'.$acc_title.'</span>'.tep_draw_button_header_bottom().'</a></li>'.
    
	'<li class="'.$button_act1.'"><a href="'.$login_link.'">'.tep_draw_button_header_top().'<span>'.$login_title.'</span>'.tep_draw_button_header_bottom().'</a></li>'.
         '</ul>';

Each …

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How to reset admin panel password in osCommerce

OsCommerce Tutorials
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June 21 2011

This tutorial will show you how to reset or change the osCommerce admin panel login details. The procedure in case you login details are not working or you forgot them.

  1. Open your hosting control panel and get access to the database management tool (e.g. phpMyAdmin  tool)
  2. Open the administrators table clicking the Browse button
  3. There you can see a list
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Jan 28, 2011. osCommerce 2.3.1 New sample pages

osCommmerce Updates
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April 26 2011
osCommerce templates starting from #32533 are provided with new sample sub-pages.…
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osCommerce 2.3.1 templates

osCommmerce Updates
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November 24 2010
Starting from the template #31726 osCommerce templates will be compatible with osCommerce 2.3.1Changes

The following changes are included in this release:

  • Confirm new Product Reviews to the customer
  • Fix a PHP notice in Phpass
  • Fix Reviews Box language definition
  • Fix pre-defined Australian Dollar currency code
  • Label the HTML Content field for large product images
  • XHTML fixes for pop-up pages
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osCommerce. Uploading files and changing permissions

Good news for all on-line store keepers! A new video tutorial for Os Commerce is ready for you. It shows the whole procedure of uploading files to the server and changing permissions.
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Installing and encountering an error

Installing and encountering an error …

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How to activate “Tell a friend” feature

osCommerce. Final steps of installation

This tutorial will be useful to those who are going to complete their OS Commerce installation.
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osCommerce 2.2 How to add a new language and update the buttons

This tutorial shows how to add new language and update buttons in osCommerce 2.2 templates.

It is valid for template’s ID within range: 8000 – 20000. For example if you have an osCommerce template with ID 13091 – this tutorial is for you.

Please click the button below to proceed to the video…

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osCommerce 2.1 How to add product attributes

This tutorial shows how to add product attributes in osCommerce. Product attributes are usually used to create product order options (size, color, edition etc.)

Product attributes in osCommerce are controlled through administration tool . Please login to osCommerce admin panel

1. Go to Catalog > Product Attributes section

2. Input the Option name (you should define option name for each …

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How to enable Download feature

This tutorial shows how to create downloadable products in osCommerce.

1. Open osCommerce administration panel and create new product.

2. Go to Configuration > Download section and switch Enable Download feature value to True

3. Now go to Catalog > Product attributes and add new attribute Download with 2 options Available and Not Available

4. To create a downloadable item …

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How to activate “Products expected” feature

How to activate “Products expected” feature…
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How to backup a database and install it

How to backup a database and install it …

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Updated as of 01/01/2007

Now you have a possibility to turn on/off all the standard OsCommerce infoboxes.
You can use this feature starting from the template #13077.

Please, read the instructions here.

We are happy to present you an effective opportunity to set up your existing shop with no re-installing i.e. using our OsCommerce template as a skin.
This feature is…
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Updated as of 02/05/2008

OsCommerce RC2 templates have been released today! They are starting from the #18165.

Please, read the official OsCommerce news about this release here.
OsCommerce Online Merchant v2.2 RC2 Upgrade Notes are available here.…
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Changing the number of the new products

This tutorial shows how to change number of new products in osCommerce store.
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osCommerce. How to remove/edit “Powered by osCommerce”

OsCommerce Tutorials
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November 15 2010
This tutorial shows how to edit or remove "Powered by osCommerce".
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Setting up your existing shop without re-installing

Note, this instruction applies only to the osCommerce 2.2MS templates starting from the #13091.

Ok, let’s see how to install our OsCommerce Template on your existing shop without re-installing.

Open your OsCommerce shop on the server and open the OsCommerce package you received.

What you have to do:

1. Copy all the files from the root folder (excluding folders).
2.…
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How to install an osCommerce template

This tutorial shows how to install osCommerce template to your hosting server.
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How to link the template banners to a specific category/product

Any osCommerce template can contain banners in the header and side columns. The template’s programmer often links them to a category, new products, specials listing and so on.

You may want to link them to your own category or to your own featured products. It’s not difficult to do. First you need to locate where this banner is coded. That…
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How to install a contribution

Ok, if you want to install a contribution for your OsCommerce shop you should follow the steps below:

1. Please, goto http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions and download a contribution you need

2. Save and unzip a file

3. Each contribution has a detailed instruction on how to install it and implement into your OsCommerce shop, so you should check all the readme files…
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Configure.php file permissions

Q: How do I set the correct permission for configure.php files while installing an OsCommerce template?

A: Please, do the following steps:
    • Rename the “catalog/install” folder or delete it.
    • Reset the permissions on “/includes/configure.php” to 644 (if you are still getting the warning message at the top of the page after setting this configure.php files to 644 then set the
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Register Globals error in Oscommerce template

Q: I’m receiving the error that I need to enable register globals in my php.ini file.

A: It’s not a problem with our OsCommerce template or the installation process. The problem is with your hosting. You should contact your hosting provider and ask the tech guys to enable register globals. Otherwise, an OsCommerce template won’t work and you will need…
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osCommerce. How to update images

You should open your PSD file in Adobe Photoshop. Go to “\sources\psd” folder and there you will find all the PSD files for your OsCommerce Template.

You can edit any text using text tool (hotkey “T”). To add a new image open image file and then just drag and drop it to your template opened in Photoshop. When you…
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OsCommerce Template

OsCommerce
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November 15 2010
Gift Store OsCommerce Free Theme

Template ID: 53355 Free osCommerce 2.3.4 Template

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How to increase the quality of thumbnails

How to use products expected module

How to remove currencies and languages boxes

This tutorial shows how to remove languages and currencies blocks from the header of your osCommerce store.
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How to add a custom text page with the link in footer

This tutorial shows how to add new custom content page in osCommerce 2.2.
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How to define a different banner per language

This tutorial shows how to add language unique banners in osCommerce 2.2 RC2a store.
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How to maintain product listing module

Este tutorial puede ayudarle a manejar el módulo de la lista de productos en la tienda osCommerce.
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osCommerce. How to manage banners

OsCommerce Tutorials
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November 15 2010
Our Support team is ready to present you a new tutorial that will become an indispensable guide for managing banners in your OsCommerce store.
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osCommerce 2.2RC2a How to maintain product attributes module

Este tutorial puede ayudarle a agregar atributos de los productos en osCommerce.
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osCommerce 2.2 RC2a How to add a new language and update the buttons

This tutorial shows how to add new language and update buttons in osCommerce 2.2RC2a templates.
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How to maintain email configuration

Este tutorial le ofrece la forma de manejar la configuración de e-mail de la tienda en osCommerce.
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