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osCommerce 2.3 New administration panel options

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.

Width of the block of a product
Width of a product block in pixels. Allows to set the product block width in product listing.
New Products Module To List Per Row
Allows you to set the amount of products displayed in a single row in New products listing 1*
New Products Module on first page
Displays the amount of products displayed in the New products section at the home page.
New Products Module To List Per Row on First Page
The amount of products per row in the New products section at the website home page.
New Products Module Length of Description
Length of the product short description for the products in the New Products section at the website home page.
Search Results To List Per Row
The amount of products per row displayed in the the search results listing.
Search Results Length of Description
Length of the product short description at the search results listing page.
New Products Listing Length of Description
Length of the product short description at the What’s New page.
Special Products To List Per Row
Amount of products per row at the Specials page.
Special Products Length of Description
Length of the product short description at the Specials page.
Best Sellers in Slider
Amount of Bestseller products displayed in the slider.
Also Purchased To List Per Row
Amount of products displayed in the Also purchased module.
Side Box Length of Description
Length of the product short description for the products displayed in the sidebar modules (What’s New, Specials, Reviews).
Bestsellers Length of Description
Length of the product short description for the products displayed in the Bestseller module.

Images

New image configuration options are available under Admin -> Configuration -> Images. Non-default options are marked with bold font.

Box Image Width and Box Image Height
Product image dimensions for the sidebar modules (What’s New, Specials, Reviews) in pixels.
Subcategory Image Width and Subcategory Image Height
Subcategory images dimensions in pixels.
Product Info Image Width and Product Info Image Height
Product image dimensions for the Product Info page.
Show Image Category in Title
Allows you to set if you want to display the category image in the category title.
Image Category in Title Width and Image Category in Title Height
Category image dimensions displayed in the category title.

Nivo slider

New OsCommerce 2.3 templates are provided with the implemented jQuery image slider – Nivo Slider. Without any additional programming you can display the products, banners or some content blocks in a fancy way. You can learn more about Nivo slider at the official website at http://nivo.dev7studios.com

The slider configuration options are available under Admin -> Configuration -> Nivo Slider.

Effect
Allows you select the desired slider effect. Experiment with available options to acquire the most desired result.
Delay
Delay between the slider in milliseconds.
Box Columns and Box Rows
Amount of rows and columns for the box based animation effects (boxRandom, boxRain, boxRainReverse, boxRainGrow, boxRainGrowReverse).
ControlNav
Select if you want to display the slider controls (1, 2, 3 etc)
Navigation
Select if you want to display the slider navigation buttons (prev, next)
Slices
Number of slices that are used for the animation 2*.

Please reduce the number of slices if you have performance issues.

HoverPause
Select if you want to have the slider animation stopped when you put the cursor over the slider.
sDelay
Delay between the slices animation in milliseconds.
DirectionNavHide
Select if you want to display the slider navigation buttons (prev, next) only on hover (when you put the cursor over the slider).
StartSlide
Select the number of the initial slide.
PrevText and NextText
Text or symbols that would be displayed as prev and next navigation buttons.

Boxes

In new OsCommerce 2.3 templates you have the option to display the sidebar boxes at the specific pages. The option is available under Admin -> Modules -> Boxes. select any module, click Edit and at the bottom of the right column you’ll see the option.

There are also several new boxes available that give you more options to configure your store layout.

Banner in Left or Right Column, Banner in Header, Banner Set in Content
Several banner boxes that allow you to display banners in various positions.
Currencies in Header or Footer
select if you want to display currency selector in header or footer.
Languages in Header or Footer
Select if you want to display the language selector in the header or footer.
Main Menu in Footer
Select if you want to display the main menu in the footer.
Main Menu in Header
Select if you want to display the main menu in the header.
Nivo Slider
Select if you want to display the Nivo Slider box on the page.
Search in Header
Select if you want to display the search box in the header.
Shopping Cart in Header
Select if you want to display the shopping cart box in the header.
User Menu in Header
Select if you want to display the user menu in the header.
Customer Greeting in Content
Select if you want to display the customer greeting box on the page.
Welcome
Select if you want to display the welcome message on the page. 3*
Manufacturer Info
Displays the product Manufacturer info.
Product Social Bookmarks
Allows to display the social bookmarks buttons.

Some boxes have the option Content Placement that allows you to display the boxes in various positions. For example Manufacturer Info box could be placed into the Left Column, Right column or Product page.

1* – New products are usually displayed at the website home page or when clicking at the category with no products but included sub-categories. New products block displays recently added products for the last month.

2* – Nivo slider cuts the images into slices for more fancy animation. In other words the image that you are using for the slider is displayed as a bunch of small images, called slices.

3* – The welcome message would be displayed only in case the variable MODULE_BOXES_WELCOME_BOX_TEXT_MAIN in the \includes\languages\english\modules\boxes\cm_welcome.php is not empty.

 
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