Subject: osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 17/11/03 09:25pm
By: drshakagee

I have been working for quite sometime on a plugin for Geeklog to use osCommerce as a store. I think I am in the final stretch and am in need of people to help test it. There is still a bit to do but all the basics are up and running (and hopefully functional). If you have a bit of time and are intrestred in seeing this completed (I do plan on releasing it when its done), please test it out. There is a bit of adult content on the site so if your at work make sure your boss isn't looking over your shoulder when you test it. The site is in test mode so no products will ship nothing will be billed.



Make up your personal info, the only thing it needs is a proper email address so geeklog can send you your password. If you run into any issues please post them here or email them to me at osc_gl@theouldsod.com



The url for the test site is here

Thanks for your input and testing


Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 17/11/03 10:20pm
By: Anonymous

I don't want to make you mad or anything. I am just telling you the truth ok.
I looked at that site. And I don't know if it's the pulg-in or the layout.
But even a big lover of Geeklog that I am. It took me a min to understand your site.
Now think about it as someone totaly new.
They well be lost.
Most people well not even try. The thing about an oCommerce site. It needs to be easy to understand.
I hope you understand. I realy like the Idea. And want it for myself. (As Blain knows lol)
But it just needs to be easyer to understand.

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 17/11/03 10:32pm
By: Chalkhillian

Gotta disagree - I found the site and the plugin easy to follow - even learned a couple of things while I scoped the site. My wife will benefit more than I, alas - except for the OsCommerce plugin - that'll help me lots. Good work !!!

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 17/11/03 10:36pm
By: Anonymous

ya I may be wrong. Just not my kinda site layout is what I think.
I realy did not take to much time to look.
I LIKE BORDERS!
But hey thats just me.

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 17/11/03 11:01pm
By: rav

Wow this is great actually. I have an OSCommerce site, and am very frustrated with some aspects of it. There is a PHPNuke / OSCommerce package you can get, but I don't like PHPNuke.

Keep us updated on how your progress with this plugin progresses, I'd love to give it a try when you have a stable version.

Also, how does the plugin react when you have additonal "contributions" installed in oscommerce?

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 18/11/03 03:00am
By: drshakagee

[QUOTE BY= FreakWorld] I don't want to make you mad or anything. I am just telling you the truth ok.[/quote]
The more feedback the better, there is no such thing as non-constructive criticism just personally valid view points.
[QUOTE BY= FreakWorld]
I looked at that site. And I don't know if it's the pulg-in or the layout.
But even a big lover of Geeklog that I am. It took me a min to understand your site.
Now think about it as someone totaly new.
They well be lost.
Most people well not even try.
[/quote] This is true about most geeklog sites. It's basically a layout just like every other GL and osC site, except I added a couple center blocks to the GL home-page. Although I did do all the photoshop, I didn't do the basic layout design. I'm guessing your problems must be with the design, it just uses standard geeklog themes and standard osC layouts... It's not any harder, to change the look completely, then making a regular osC theme and a regular GL theme.

[QUOTE BY= FreakWorld]The thing about an oCommerce site. It needs to be easy to understand.
I hope you understand. I realy like the Idea. And want it for myself. (As Blain knows lol)
But it just needs to be easyer to understand.[/QUOTE]
I am not sure how it could be much "easyer" to understand. If the site confuses you as much as it sounds, you could use any osC compatible theme and easily convert your GL site to use a similar theme.

Although probably not as elegant as what Blaine would do, I am sure his solution came with a price tag, this one will be free (at least the first properly working version). I will release it when its done and hopefully people like yourself will make it better for everyone including myself to use.

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 18/11/03 03:07am
By: drshakagee

[QUOTE BY= rav] Keep us updated on how your progress with this plugin progresses, I'd love to give it a try when you have a stable version.

Also, how does the plugin react when you have additonal "contributions" installed in oscommerce?[/QUOTE]

How will we know how stable this version is unless people like yourself sign up for an account and test it? Make up a name and a mailing address, COD is the only shipping option, the site is in test mode nothing will ever ship. I will purge all the testing accounts before the site goes live so your email will have no chance of going beyond my eyes.

I have a few contributions installed, the things I have added to osC are basically nothing more then contributions themselves. As with any contributions compatibility with other contributions will vary depending on what they do. I have added a couple to this site already without issues.

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 18/11/03 10:33am
By: rav

Good point. Since nothing will ship, I'll sign up tonight and play around. Thanks!

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 19/11/03 10:21am
By: Anonymous

hehehehe great minds think a like.
see here

Now that I know what your using. also the fact that I changed the theme. I have lots of input. lol
This was an Idea that I was thinking about. But the osCommerce 2.2-MS2 set up is a lot deferent thin GL that I just keep them apart.
Now let me first tell you that I am looking at this as a person that wants a community, homepage, or news page first and adding the osCommerce to bring in income, but don't want to change the hole GL into a store. If you was just wanting an osCommerce site. Thin why add it to GL. see my point. lol

In the files.
osCommerce comes with 2 config files. one for the store and one for the admin.
Was you able to put these in the plug in file area?
The reason is, I just fell better if there is just no way that someone can find and/or look at them and get my passes to my database.
Better yet I rather it get that info from the GL config.

Also on languages.
I don't see the box that changes the language for the osCommerce (this is a good thing) But did you get it to work and change with the user prefs?
I see that you went with English only for the site.
Also you may want to add currency type to user prefs.

Also I see that the account page is not coming up.
I foresee problems with that. one of the big problems that may get overlooked and I want to make sure it don't. That page well now have to work under a SSL Url. Because according to what pay service you use. You may have info in there like payment info.
Also working as a community.
People like to use (like me) usernames.
But when you pay you well need a real name and other info.

Now on to the Admin.
Lets say this the easiest way I can.
If you did do a full integration with the admin. Thin you deserve some praise cuz that well be a big pain in the ars.
I am just guessing here because I am not an admin on the page and can't see the setup.
But if you just added a link to the main admin of osCommerce that well be good to.
Maybe even easier to understand.
But that well still need to be kept under a pass worded area.
But if you did do a full integration. Thin that means you can specify who can get in there.
Now on to what osCommerce can do and did you get it to work for GL.
The one thing I like about the osCommerce site is (hehehehe) you can spy on people see what there doing and were they are.
Did you get that to work with GL pages also.
And on that note. You can see and edit files in your server from the admin in osCommerce. Well that now work on the GL pages?

Now to the look of the store.
Say you come to my site. I don't want the first thing you see is "well you bye this". My site is a community first.

Placement of boxes.
Can you turn off and on the "New this month"
on the front page. Say like the center box with the forums. It well need to also need to have a way to place it were you want like the forums box can.
Also a smaller limit for how many items can be shown.
Say like if I was to add it to my site.
3 rows of items on the main page of my site is just to much. It well make my main page a mile long. lol
Also the other boxes that I am sure a lot of people well want an option to add to there main page, like Bestsellers and Specials.

Also something that osCommerce 2.2-MS2 don't have but I well really like to see added is discount codes.

Well that's it for now.
I well just like to say that. If you get this fully intergraded with GL.
I fill this well be one of the major downloads for GL and well make GL a hell of a lot more popular.

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 19/11/03 12:46pm
By: drshakagee

[QUOTE BY= FreakWorld] hehehehe great minds think a like.
see here
[/quote]

You might want to edit that link to make it work.

[QUOTE BY= FreakWorld]
Now that I know what your using. also the fact that I changed the theme. I have lots of input. lol
This was an Idea that I was thinking about. But the osCommerce 2.2-MS2 set up is a lot deferent thin GL that I just keep them apart.
Now let me first tell you that I am looking at this as a person that wants a community, homepage, or news page first and adding the osCommerce to bring in income, but don't want to change the hole GL into a store. If you was just wanting an osCommerce site. Thin why add it to GL. see my point. lol
[/quote]
If my client was satisfied with the osCommerce list of features then I wouldn't have had to gone through so much trouble. But she wasn't and the combined feature set was what she wanted.
[QUOTE BY= FreakWorld]
In the files.
osCommerce comes with 2 config files. one for the store and one for the admin.
Was you able to put these in the plug in file area?
The reason is, I just fell better if there is just no way that someone can find and/or look at them and get my passes to my database.
Better yet I rather it get that info from the GL config.
[/quote]
Since it is a plugin I didn't want to mess with the GL config file at all. So osC still uses it's own config files. Right now it uses the same database as GL but by keeping the config files separate it will allow for a future upgrade that lets it use a separate database.

[QUOTE BY= FreakWorld]
Also on languages.
I don't see the box that changes the language for the osCommerce (this is a good thing) But did you get it to work and change with the user prefs?
I see that you went with English only for the site.
Also you may want to add currency type to user prefs.
[/quote]
This is possible but my client didn't want these features thus didn't want to pay me to add them. So I didn't add them.
[QUOTE BY= FreakWorld]
Also I see that the account page is not coming up.
I foresee problems with that. one of the big problems that may get overlooked and I want to make sure it don't. That page well now have to work under a SSL Url. Because according to what pay service you use. You may have info in there like payment info.
Also working as a community.
People like to use (like me) usernames.
But when you pay you well need a real name and other info.
[/quote]

What account page are you referring to? I am assuming you mean the osC account page. This page isn't the most functional page. The address book page takes care of all the name and address functions. The first time you make a purchase it requires you to put in your default address and name.

I haven't tested the SSL features of osC yet because the payment system my client is using doesn't need them as the actual payments are done on a separate secure server. But in the future I do plan on adding the SSL features to make it more portable to different payment systems.

[QUOTE BY= FreakWorld]
Now on to the Admin.
Lets say this the easiest way I can.
If you did do a full integration with the admin. Thin you deserve some praise cuz that well be a big pain in the ars.
I am just guessing here because I am not an admin on the page and can't see the setup.
But if you just added a link to the main admin of osCommerce that well be good to.
Maybe even easier to understand.
But that well still need to be kept under a pass worded area.
But if you did do a full integration. Thin that means you can specify who can get in there.
[/quote]

The admin pages are fully integrated with GL's admin interface.

[QUOTE BY= FreakWorld]
Now on to what osCommerce can do and did you get it to work for GL.
The one thing I like about the osCommerce site is (hehehehe) you can spy on people see what there doing and were they are.
Did you get that to work with GL pages also.
And on that note. You can see and edit files in your server from the admin in osCommerce. Well that now work on the GL pages?
[/quote]
The "who's online" feature of osC only works on osC pages not on GL pages. The "file manager" feature works on all files on the site including all the GL files (assuming you have your permissions set to allow it).
[QUOTE BY= FreakWorld]
Now to the look of the store.
Say you come to my site. I don't want the first thing you see is "well you bye this". My site is a community first.
[/quote]
That may be great for your site, but my client feels differently then you.

[QUOTE BY= FreakWorld]
Placement of boxes.
Can you turn off and on the "New this month"
on the front page. Say like the center box with the forums. It well need to also need to have a way to place it were you want like the forums box can.
Also a smaller limit for how many items can be shown.
Say like if I was to add it to my site.
3 rows of items on the main page of my site is just to much. It well make my main page a mile long. lol
[/quote]
The center blocks are editable and configureable in a similar way to the forum center block. I didn't make an admin interface to change them since my client doesn't want to move them around, but you can change them in the plugin function.inc file. I might eventually get around to doing it but not in the first release.

[QUOTE BY= FreakWorld]
Also the other boxes that I am sure a lot of people well want an option to add to there main page, like Bestsellers and Specials.
[/quote]

I haven't bothered to convert all the default osC boxes into GL blocks cause my client didn't require it, but you can add php blocks to GL that can do anything you want.

[QUOTE BY= FreakWorld]
Also something that osCommerce 2.2-MS2 don't have but I well really like to see added is discount codes.
[/quote]
There are loads of "contributions" for osC that add this functionality, and although I haven't tested them with my plugin I am don't see any problems adding them to this plugin.
[QUOTE BY= FreakWorld]
Well that's it for now.
I well just like to say that. If you get this fully intergraded with GL.
I fill this well be one of the major downloads for GL and well make GL a hell of a lot more popular. [/QUOTE]
Thanks.

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 22/11/03 12:14pm
By: jef

Hi Gavin,

You have a problem on this site: new users never get their password mailed to them.

I've signed up 3 times with 3 diff. emails for the last month and I've never received an automated email with password.

Maybe you should look at this. It would make testing easyier.

For the rest, I salute your integration as I know the great potential of Geeklog and osC as separated entities. I can imagine their integration would be a wonderful answer to anyone whishing to offer great content, interactivity, community features and sales potential to a website.

I wish you'll succeed soon. It'll be good for both GL and osC.

Have fun.

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 22/11/03 02:19pm
By: drshakagee

I don't think it can be a problem with my plugin, as I haven't touched the mail functions. Perhaps your isp has my hosting company blocked? There has been about 60 people sign up in the last week and your the only who hasn't received the email. Do you use spam assassin or something similar?

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 22/11/03 02:33pm
By: jef

Well, no. I don't have spam software. I'm still getting 30+ organ enlargment/pills/or other crap offers per day...

I've tried to create account "jef" a month ago from my home. I've never had problem getting mails at home... You send me the pw after I've mailed you.

I've tried to create "jef1" and "jef2" accounts today, from work, with my 2 different emails... Well, no answer and no pw.

Still, I can create endless accounts on any osC or GL ¸and always receiving automatic emails with pw. Very frustrating.

From there, I don't know what to tell you... I'll test other ways.

PS.: I think accounts are created, but I'm not sure the emails are sent. Have you checked that these 60+ folks have received anything?

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 22/11/03 03:10pm
By: drshakagee

[QUOTE BY= jef] Well, no. I don't have spam software. I'm still getting 30+ organ enlargment/pills/or other crap offers per day...

I've tried to create account "jef" a month ago from my home. I've never had problem getting mails at home... You send me the pw after I've mailed you.

I've tried to create "jef1" and "jef2" accounts today, from work, with my 2 different emails... Well, no answer and no pw.

Still, I can create endless accounts on any osC or GL ¸and always receiving automatic emails with pw. Very frustrating.

From there, I don't know what to tell you... I'll test other ways.

PS.: I think accounts are created, but I'm not sure the emails are sent. Have you checked that these 60+ folks have received anything?[/QUOTE]

Your accounts were created, I received the emails notifying me they were indeed created. The other testers must have received their emails cause many test orders have been placed so they had to login. The account you created a month ago might not work anymore due to the fact that I changed the login process since then. This is indeed frustrating, as I didn't change any of the email settings. Do you have any kind of free web mail like yahoo or hotmail? If so could you try to use one of those for a test?

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 22/11/03 03:16pm
By: jef

OK, now I'm confused.

I've created a new account on my own GL site, and got my pw instantly.

I've tried to create a new account on LoveNectar using the work email I've used this morning and your system confirmed my email was already used, so accounts were created for sure.

I've just tried to create a fourth account (hiho) with a personal pop email I can retrieve from the web, and still no answer...

You know what? You have a problem somewhere. And when you say you never touched your email settings, well, maybe you did without knowing. Email confirmations may work differently in osC or GL and there's a conflict? This, or your automated emails are affraid to cross the canadian border...
Smile

Who knows?

I'll continue to test, keeping posting if I notice something new...

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 22/11/03 03:21pm
By: drshakagee

I have no idea what the deal is, I just used 4 different email addresses and received the account information on all of them. There is obviously a problem but I haven't figured it out YET, thanks for helping to track it down.

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 22/11/03 03:30pm
By: jef

Ok, I've just received password for account "noemail" Smile

But still sothing on the other mailboxes !!?? Weird..

Now I'll be able to order the dildo of my dream!! Mr. Green

And you know what? I'm not receiving email notifications from the GL forum either... Maybe I'm having the problem... I'll pursue the tests later at home.

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 22/11/03 03:34pm
By: drshakagee

I wonder if it is a problem with using ™ in the site name, I just noticed in a yahoo email that I received for an account that I just created it didn't put the last semi colon in the address. I took off the ™ from the site name hopefully that helps.

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 22/11/03 04:16pm
By: jef

OK, so I know I'll never recieve my new Crystal Wand Ebony super duper dildo monster, but I've ordered it anyway.

It was a painless procedure, excepted for a few things:

1) When one is creating an account, you only ask for email and login name. You really should ask for the whole thing, as in default osC: address and everything you should need to order a thing. The fact is: no matter GL stuff and everything, your site is serving 1 purpose over the rest: selling stuff. It's not logical to have to enter your shipping-billing address as you buy something. This should already be done at account creation.

2) I've entered a very silly note when ordering. A short text in the comment text field. Then the system asked me about my addresses and blah blah blah... And then, the text was gone! I didn't had the inspiration to write back my silly text involving geespotting allusions, but nevertheless, I was frustrated (again). If you'd have taken my whole pedigree from the starting point, it would have worked I guess... As in standard osC.

3) There's no explanation about Male G-Spot. I was intrigued at first to read the words Male and G-Spot in the same sentence. Then, you left me down on my way to satisfy my thirst for knowledge. Again, frustration.

4) When we are in the "store" part of your site, there's the old standard osC message greating us: Welcome back Dude... or the name you entered with the address, and then, always on top, you have «Welcome to LoveNectar.com, loginname». This is more greeting than I need. You should configure your top message for showing the "real" first name of customers, and then, you should forget about asking for a login name, as you'll follow my counsel in item 1) and go for a standard osC login system: email + password, hopefully a password chosen by customers.

Finally...) Your top graphic is quite elaborate (and very 56k modem unfriendly). I think that everything below needs redesign. I won't go as far as telling you what you should do, I understand you were on a quest for breaking the block mold in opening the frontiers, but since your template is still basic GL-osC square formed, you should obey square rule #1: clear delimitation of the space. Otherwise, I'd suggest you break the whole column pattern and explore new ways of displaying infos, which I understand is more complicated. And please, strip your site from old osC graphic stuff. I think a good start would be to work on your css.

It's only my 50 cents canadian.

Do you need to test your work an another site?

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 22/11/03 04:29pm
By: jef

Other point:

The GL footbar where you read:
«Copyright © 2003 LoveNectar.com
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective owners. Powered By GeekLog
Created this page in 0.24 seconds »

should appear at the bottom of the page, not the bottom of articles when showing stories. Look at "about Thia". Btw, she looks great for her "30 years training experience".

And don't forget to post something about Male-G-Spotting... I'm still intrigued.

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 22/11/03 04:38pm
By: drshakagee

[QUOTE BY= jef] OK, so I know I'll never recieve my new Crystal Wand Ebony super duper dildo monster, but I've ordered it anyway.

It was a painless procedure, excepted for a few things:

1) When one is creating an account, you only ask for email and login name. You really should ask for the whole thing, as in default osC: address and everything you should need to order a thing. The fact is: no matter GL stuff and everything, your site is serving 1 purpose over the rest: selling stuff. It's not logical to have to enter your shipping-billing address as you buy something. This should already be done at account creation.
[/quote]
I originally did this but the client didn't like it and only wanted the username and password. Since she is paying the bills I have to do what she says. Its not hard to change it back but some of the default osC error correction and tax zones would have to be translated over to GL.

[QUOTE BY= jef]
2) I've entered a very silly note when ordering. A short text in the comment text field. Then the system asked me about my addresses and blah blah blah... And then, the text was gone! I didn't had the inspiration to write back my silly text involving geespotting allusions, but nevertheless, I was frustrated (again). If you'd have taken my whole pedigree from the starting point, it would have worked I guess... As in standard osC.
[/quote]
When you first went to the checkout page did it not redirect you to an address page before you could even type in comments? I noticed this issue once in the past but couldn't repeat it. I will take a look at this.
[QUOTE BY= jef]
3) There's no explanation about Male G-Spot. I was intrigued at first to read the words Male and G-Spot in the same sentence. Then, you left me down on my way to satisfy my thirst for knowledge. Again, frustration.
[/quote]
Not all the content is on the site yet. Check back next week there should be plenty of info to satisfy ;-)
[QUOTE BY= jef]
4) When we are in the "store" part of your site, there's the old standard osC message greating us: Welcome back Dude... or the name you entered with the address, and then, always on top, you have «Welcome to LoveNectar.com, loginname». This is more greeting than I need. You should configure your top message for showing the "real" first name of customers, and then, you should forget about asking for a login name, as you'll follow my counsel in item 1) and go for a standard osC login system: email + password, hopefully a password chosen by customers.
[/quote]
I am going to remove the osC greeting all together due to a different issue with it.
[QUOTE BY= jef]
Finally...) Your top graphic is quite elaborate (and very 56k modem unfriendly). I think that everything below needs redesign. I won't go as far as telling you what you should do, I understand you were on a quest for breaking the block mold in opening the frontiers, but since your template is still basic GL-osC square formed, you should obey square rule #1: clear delimitation of the space. Otherwise, I'd suggest you break the whole column pattern and explore new ways of displaying infos, which I understand is more complicated. And please, strip your site from old osC graphic stuff. I think a good start would be to work on your css.
[/quote]
Once again this my clients desire overwriting mine (and apparently yours). If my client agreed with you I would be more then happy to take her money and change it.

I will most likely remove some of the default osC graphic stuff but I am not going to make more without getting properly compensated.

[QUOTE BY= jef]
It's only my 50 cents canadian.

Do you need to test your work an another site? [/QUOTE]
Thanks for helping test! Hopefully removing the ™ from the site name will fix your email issues. I didn't delete your non-working accounts yet but I will so you could test the emails again. I think its an issue with your email client, but I really don't know for sure.

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 22/11/03 04:43pm
By: drshakagee

[QUOTE BY= jef] Other point:

The GL footbar where you read:
«Copyright © 2003 LoveNectar.com
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective owners. Powered By GeekLog
Created this page in 0.24 seconds »

should appear at the bottom of the page, not the bottom of articles when showing stories. Look at "about Thia". Btw, she looks great for her "30 years training experience".

And don't forget to post something about Male-G-Spotting... I'm still intrigued.[/QUOTE]
I a closed table tag in there somewhere it shouldn't be, I haven't tracked it down yet.

There is plenty of male g-spot information on the current (non-GL/osC) site at lovenectar.com if your really interested.

[edit: It was actually a lack of a close table tag in article.thtml thanks for pointing it out]

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 22/11/03 05:00pm
By: jef

Ok, I've checked and email is working. Issue is closed. But something else is wrong:

1) When logged in, I've noticed one can't "delete" its account by himself. Right or wrong?

2) Under "User Functions >> Account Information" you ask AGAIN for Usename, pw and login name, with title: New Member User Registration. This is not good.

3) Product reviews: you should find a way to filter that info. I've just commented twice about the black dildo... Bad... Because of the nature of the product sold, maybe it's wrong to allow users who gave only an email address to put any comments... Think about it, and go fast erasing my 2 comments.

Silly me!

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 22/11/03 05:05pm
By: jef

WOW! Look at this! Because of the profusion of our lttle exchange, I've just gained my second STAR! I'm a forum junior now!!!

A tear is coming, I can feel it!

I can't wait for my 3rd one!

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 22/11/03 05:46pm
By: drshakagee

[QUOTE BY= jef] Ok, I've checked and email is working. Issue is closed. But something else is wrong:
[/quote]
So taking the ™ out of the site name worked? You are recieving emails from the site on your regular addresses now?
[QUOTE BY= jef]
1) When logged in, I've noticed one can't "delete" its account by himself. Right or wrong?
[/quote]
Hmmm the issue never came up yet, I guess that is an important one to add.
[QUOTE BY= jef]
2) Under "User Functions >> Account Information" you ask AGAIN for Usename, pw and login name, with title: New Member User Registration. This is not good.
[/quote]
Yeah it seems to be showing the wrong info there, I will have to take a look at it.
[QUOTE BY= jef]
3) Product reviews: you should find a way to filter that info. I've just commented twice about the black dildo... Bad... Because of the nature of the product sold, maybe it's wrong to allow users who gave only an email address to put any comments... Think about it, and go fast erasing my 2 comments.
Silly me!
[/QUOTE]
hmmm I guess I could use GL's filter to censor that info. Ideally I would change it to work with GL's submission queue, but that seems like a bit of work. I will probably just turn off the reviews until I fix this situation. Thanks for pointing it out.
Also when you mentioned before about your comments at the checkout page did it not ask for your address BEFORE you were even able to type in a comment?

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 23/11/03 08:39am
By: jef

Yes, your tm issue have worked. I can get emails.

Other problem:

Chain of event:

Choose the ebony crystal wand and add it to cart
Click checkout
Click New User
Receive password
Enter login and password
Click Checkout
See Delivery Info page with text area "Add Comments About Your Order"
Write stuff
Click "Continue"
Write address
See Delivery Information page again, with text area "Add Comments About but without message
Then you just continue

have fun!

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 12/12/03 05:04pm
By: drshakagee

[QUOTE BY= jef]Chain of event:

Choose the ebony crystal wand and add it to cart
Click checkout
Click New User
Receive password
Enter login and password
Click Checkout
See Delivery Info page with text area "Add Comments About Your Order"
Write stuff
Click "Continue"
Write address
See Delivery Information page again, with text area "Add Comments About but without message
Then you just continue[/QUOTE]

I have made a ton of changes that will hopefully address all these issues. I believe I have fixed all the bugs anyone has found thanks a lot for all your testing and patience.

I erased all the test accounts so go ahead and use the same email address (it doesn't require a valid email anymore but I would prefer you used one) as you did before.

This site is set to go live on the first of January. So any help testing now would be great! I have started to make a new version that works with a default GL install so I can package it as a plugin for everyone to use, but it will take a bit of time to get all the kinks worked out (and no one is paying me to do it so the motivation isn't there at the moment). Also I think I will wait until this site is running for a bit to see if there are any remaining issues before I release it.

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 16/12/03 02:17am
By: drshakagee

Thank you to all who placed test orders. Please don't place any more test orders, since google found the site people are placing real orders already. The site is now going to be live I guess (hope its ready).

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 16/12/03 10:48am
By: ronack

I think your osCommerce looks real good, I like it. However I notice that I am not on a secure connection when it's time to put in a credit card number. Will have be resolved?

Will you be making it available for download?

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 16/12/03 10:52am
By: ronack

I also like your Personal Address Book. Did you design that as well?

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 16/12/03 11:12am
By: jef

This is great Dr.
The site is great. The integration is great. You are great.

The plugin you talk about, would it be easy to have it connect an existing GL site and an already existing osC site - a site with LOTS of custom config - ?

And if the osC site has a kind of Mall system, could it be easy to plug one of the Mall's store to a GL site?

Tell me more because it might interest me in contributing for this plugin (as well as others I think).

Thx

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 16/12/03 02:15pm
By: drshakagee

[QUOTE BY= ronack] I think your osCommerce looks real good, I like it. However I notice that I am not on a secure connection when it's time to put in a credit card number. Will have be resolved?

Will you be making it available for download?[/QUOTE]

You should have been, this is the only page that uses your CC info: https://lovenectar.com/source/store/checkout_payment.php

I was working on it last night, so perhaps when you used it, it wasn't working properly.

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 16/12/03 02:16pm
By: drshakagee

[QUOTE BY= ronack] I also like your Personal Address Book. Did you design that as well?[/QUOTE]

No the personal address book is 100% osCommerce I only added a few GL specific things to it, like I did to every osC page.

Re:osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 16/12/03 02:29pm
By: drshakagee

[QUOTE BY= jef] This is great Dr.
The site is great. The integration is great. You are great.

The plugin you talk about, would it be easy to have it connect an existing GL site and an already existing osC site - a site with LOTS of custom config - ?
[/quote]

As long as you haven't changed much about the user login and such it should work. I am not sure how it will work if you are using the custom login features (I use the GL plugin login features). For the most part, if other plugins work properly then so should this one. Adding your users to the osC plugin isn't in the install code, but it shouldn't be too hard to add since it just uses a couple of tables.
[QUOTE BY= jef]
And if the osC site has a kind of Mall system, could it be easy to plug one of the Mall's store to a GL site?
[/quote]
As long you haven't changed the osC database structure to much it shouldn't be to difficult to import all your products, I think importing your osC customers to GL on the other hand would require a bit of thought/effort. But since you would be adding a ton of features to your osC site, having your customers sign up again in GL wouldn't be to difficult for them to understand.

[QUOTE BY= jef]
Tell me more because it might interest me in contributing for this plugin (as well as others I think).

Thx[/QUOTE]

I just got another job doing a flash site, that is a rush ($$&#36 job so once that's done, I will have more time to get this out the door.

osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 29/02/04 11:07am
By: jef

Wassup Doc? Did ya have time to think about a release of this GL2osC ?

Thanks ..

osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 09/06/04 11:07pm
By: Anonymous

How do you handle HTTPs and automatic credit card transactions?

osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 10/06/04 12:09am
By: Anonymous

BTW you can download it here: Geeklog-osCommerece plugin

I am making no guarantees, some people on windows servers have had issues with it. No one on linux, or unix have had issues yet, and not everyone on windows has had issues. If you have problems please email me at nappp_osc@theouldsod.com and I will try to respond. I don't have much time (and my time is very rarely free these days).

Good Luck!

Gavin - DrShakagee

osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 10/06/04 12:41am
By: Anonymous

[QUOTE BY= TagStar] How do you handle HTTPs and automatic credit card transactions?[/QUOTE]

Because Geeklog uses cookies if you want to use SSL (https) then you have to have a certificate for the same server as your geeklog site is on for instance if your Geeklog site is http://blah.com then your secure server has to be https://blah.com.

For credit cards it just uses what ever credit modules you have turned on in osComerece.

osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 08/01/06 06:27am
By: xucaen

[QUOTE BY= Gavin] BTW you can download it here: Geeklog-osCommerece plugin

[/QUOTE]

Hi, is the plugin still available? I followed the link and got a MySQL error
I guess I cought you in the kiddle of work..
Here is the error I am seeing:

Warning: mysql_connect(): Can't connect to MySQL server on 'charon.powweb.com' (60) in /www/m/mmahan/htdocs/gavin/geeklog_osc_004/system/databases/mysql.class.php on line 108
Cannnot connect to DB server



Anyways, I'm interested in trying the plugin. What versions of osCommerce
does it work with?

Thanks!

Jim

osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 01/03/06 01:39pm
By: Anonymous

I want this to and the link doesn't work for me either. Does it work for the latest GL?

osCommerce Plugin

Posted on: 01/03/06 03:27pm
By: mugen

[QUOTE BY= Chase] I want this to and the link doesn't work for me either. Does it work for the latest GL?[/QUOTE]

Hey Guys, this plugin is no longer supported by the original programmer.

Geeklog - Forum
https://www.geeklog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=26928