Subject: Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 31/01/05 02:51pm
By: Anonymous

I've read and searched the relevant sites. And, outside of oscommerce, I can't find anyone who has done a block or a plug-in for doing an on-line store. Is there anything out there?

Btw, I attmpted to download the oscommerce thing, but apparently that url is wrong or the site is down. I've tried for a few days now.

Thanks,
Rustylw

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 17/02/05 03:10pm
By: newblogger

try zen-cart zen-cart is based on oscommerce but is alot easier to configure and customize, they also have a css verison in the works. Being that zen-cart is based on oscommerce the plug-in may work. I have asked this same question earlier, and have not received very much feedback, search the forum for geeklog on steriods. zen-cart. if you want i can show you some sites running zen-cart and you can see how great they look. good luck. Anybody knowing anything about the oscommerce plugin or have it working at their site drop a link here, so i can see it in action. Thanks everyone.

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 17/02/05 04:41pm
By: beewee

I remember that someone is making a shopping basket in zClassifieds, you might try a forum search.

Other options:
install an e-commerce script and import it with a I-frame in a static page. This only works for not-logged users I guess or you could get a cookie problem.

You could also wrap Geeklog aruound that e-commerce script with the External pages plugin. Then you couldl still get the cookie problem.

But: I happen to have the tarball (about 3.5 MCool on my harddisk, so please send me a e-mail with your e-mailadress and I can mail it to you.....

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 17/02/05 05:05pm
By: drshakagee

Here is the osC plugin running in Geeklog at IMO.name.
I have made a ton of advancements to the osC plugin but I guess people are having troubles installing it on some servers. I don't have the time or energy to support this plugin for non-paying clients so I doubt it will ever make a regular release. I will provide the latest version of the plugin to anyone who wants it, but I can't give much time to support issues. Send me a PM and I will send you the plugin.

On a side note: This plugin doesn't work with the professional theme (without a minor change to the theme's header.thtml file), but every other theme I have tried works great. This plugin requires GD support to be enabled on your server, and some people have reported quite a few issues running this plugin on a windows server. If your server has all this covered then the plugin should work fine for you.

Skip this next part if you don't want to read me rant a bit.

As for the reasons the support site is down; I made a ton of graphics, icons and did quite a bit of work creating the site, and a specific geeklog developer apparently believes he owns the rights to exclusively use "GL" in his plugin names, and doesn't want anyone else to use "GL", I don't want to piss anyone off so I dropped the site. I don't have time to redo my graphics and I am quite miffed that someone feels they have the right to tell others they can't use the abbreviation of the product name in the name of a plugin for that product. Perhaps one day I will take the time to redo my graphics and re-write all the info for the site but I doubt it since I will be quite busy with paying projects for the foreseeable future.

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 17/02/05 07:29pm
By: ScurvyDawg

[QUOTE BY= drshakagee]
As for the reasons the support site is down; I made a ton of graphics, icons and did quite a bit of work creating the site, and a specific geeklog developer apparently believes he owns the rights to exclusively use "GL" in his plugin names, and doesn't want anyone else to use "GL", I don't want to piss anyone off so I dropped the site. I don't have time to redo my graphics and I am quite miffed that someone feels they have the right to tell others they can't use the abbreviation of the product name in the name of a plugin for that product. Perhaps one day I will take the time to redo my graphics and re-write all the info for the site but I doubt it since I will be quite busy with paying projects for the foreseeable future.[/QUOTE]

Hey Doc as you know I am using the GL-OSc plugin on a site that I am developing now. I have to say that it is my opinion that the GL representing Geeklog is probably OK to use on any plugin.

Maybe I will change the name of my main plugin to GL-CafePress in defiance of that. Maybe if for instance machinari used SP (for Summit Pages) or Blaine used PP (for Portal Parts) or I used SD (for ScurvyDawg) I think everyone would honour that, but GL?

No way that is just not cool. GL is what we all call GeekLog as an abbreviation and I do not think anyone could claim ownership of that specific abbreviation except maybe Dirk.Besides all this it would not be fair for someone to claim that.

This is all just my opinion from reading through this one paragraph, I have no knowledge of the original conversation that you refer too.


Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 21/02/05 09:29pm
By: tstockma

Hey Doc, how many graphics are "a ton"? I might be able to churn out some for ya, this sounds so good I hate to see it go away. If the task is one I'd take on, I'll ask you to send me the files you need to replace, so I can see if they're in my ability.

I appreciate your words about paying work being your priority...if I had more paying work I wouldn't be making this offer...!

Tom

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 27/02/05 02:42am
By: newblogger

hey dr, i sent you a pm, i would like to get your gl-osc plug-in please.

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 27/02/05 02:55pm
By: Anonymous

[QUOTE BY= newblogger] hey dr, i sent you a pm[/QUOTE]

Heh yeah you and everyone else. I guess it was a mistake to say the PM thing and not just post a link to the download.

Like I said I am pretty strapped for time right now, but if you have any issues post them here to the forums, there are a few people who are currently using the plugin and I am sure can help.

Remember to install it just like any other plugin, there isn't much else to do.

There are two directories that you need to change the permissions to 777 on. public_html/store/images/ and public_html/store/images/cache/ I think if you use the banner features and other features that I personally don't use you might need to change the permissions on the images/banners/ folder as well, but it should give you a helpful error message if that is the case.

This plugin doesn't work with the professional theme. To make it work with the professional theme remove this line from the theme's header.thtml (its the first line in the file):

<?php header ('Content-Type: text/html; charset={charset}'); ?>


Good luck! Oh yeah one more minor thing, I removed most of the default product images in order to make the download smaller so don't be alarmed when the default products don't have images.

You are also going to want to add this to your style sheet (of course adjusting it to match your current design) for your theme:
/*
====================================================================================
OSC_GL Stuff
====================================================================================
*/

TD.headerNavigation {
  background-color: transparent;
	height: 15px;
	border-color: #000000;
	border-style: solid;
	border-width: 0px;
	margin-bottom: 4px;
	padding-right: 5px;
		color: #888888;
		font-size: 10px;
		font-family: "Lucida Grande", arial, sans-serif;
		white-space: nowrap;
}

A.headerNavigation:hover {
  color: #ffffff;
}

TD.pageHeading, DIV.pageHeading {
  font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;
  font-size: 20px;
  font-weight: bold;
  color: #FFFFFF;
}

TD.smallText, SPAN.smallText, P.smallText {
  font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;
  font-size: 10px;
}





.infoBox {
  font-size: 10px;
	color: #ffffff;
	margin-top: -2px;
	background: #1B73B3;
	padding:3px;
	border-color:ffffff;
	border-width: 1px;
	border-style: solid;
	border-bottom-width: 1px;
	border-bottom-style: solid;
}

.infoBoxContents {

  font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;
  font-size: 10px;
}

.infoBoxNotice {
  background: #FF8E90;
}

.infoBoxNoticeContents {
  background: #FFE6E6;
  
}

.infoBoxHeading {
  color: #ffffff;
	font-size: 12px;
	font-weight: bold;
	margin-bottom: 3px;
	background: #59B2F3;
	padding: 2px;
	text-shadow: 2px 2px 2px #3E3E3E;
	border-width: 1px;
	border-style: solid;
	border-bottom-width: 1px;
	border-bottom-style: solid;
}

TD.infoBox, SPAN.infoBox {

}

.boxText { font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; }

.main{
background-color: transparent;
}

.product-autotag-image{
text-align:center;
background:#59B2F3;
border:solid #666666 1px;
width:150px;
float:right;
margin:2px;
display: block;
clear:both;
}

.product-autotag-image a{
color: #0F619D;
}
.product-autotag-image a:hover{
color:#ffffff;
}

.product-centerblock-image{
text-align:center;
background:#59B2F3;
border:solid #ffffff 1px;
width:150px;
margin:2px;
display: block;
clear:both;
}

.product-centerblock-image a{
color: #0F619D;
}
.product-centerblock-image a:hover{
color:#ffffff;
}


Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 13/04/05 10:18pm
By: Anonymous

I have loaded the osc plugin on my site and I am having a couple of errors that I don't know how to handle.

If you go to the site you will see what I mean: http://www.bassdaddy.com/geeklog/public_html

Any insight will be most appreciative.

Thanks.

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 13/04/05 11:13pm
By: ScurvyDawg

Seems to be working what are the issues?

Read the above post if your talking about there being no images he says above that there are few images.

Try to be a little more specific add some products and play around in the admin area.


Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 13/04/05 11:26pm
By: Anonymous

Hey ScurvyDawg,

Apparently I am the only one that can see the two blocks on the right.

One says New Products and within that block it says: "Something is wrong with the blockid that you entered. Fix this. Otherwise there could be issues
Block is not of Portal Type."

The second one is called Latest News and it says the same thing.

I know about there not being any images so that the plug in would download faster.

I was just wondering what I did wrong.

Also, where does it get the T-shirt and Music heading. I couldn't find it in the administration section. If it is there I am overlooking it really bad.

Thanks,
Lunarex

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 13/04/05 11:48pm
By: ScurvyDawg

I think some of the info your looking for is in the functions.inc in the plugins/store directory.

thats also where the block ids come from.

all of that data is coming from the functions.inc I think thats where you need to spend your time.

I hope that helps.

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 17/05/05 12:18am
By: Anonymous

I have the exact same problem. Anybody care to enlighten us?

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 18/06/05 05:23pm
By: Anonymous

I also have the same exact problem...I am running GL 1.3.11 with GL menu. But the guy that posted before is not running GL menu.
I do not know what it is...Can someone assist ?

please reply to mjh55_98@yahoo.com

thanks
mjh



Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 25/07/05 12:58pm
By: greenhil

can someone post the correct link to the gl osc plugin? the link posted earlier is broken.

thanks,
jonathan

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 26/07/05 08:30pm
By: trenchteam

yep, I cant get to it either. This is the perferct solution for a site Im building.

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 26/07/05 11:56pm
By: drshakagee

[QUOTE BY= greenhil] can someone post the correct link to the gl osc plugin? the link posted earlier is broken.

thanks,
jonathan[/QUOTE]

Try this link.

Good luck.

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 08/01/06 08:19pm
By: Anonymous

[QUOTE BY= drshakagee] [QUOTE BY= greenhil] can someone post the correct link to the gl osc plugin? the link posted earlier is broken.

thanks,
jonathan[/QUOTE]

Try this link.

Good luck.[/QUOTE]

When I started the install, and got to the point where I was ready to edit the config.php file, I opened it up in vim, and the entire source code is all on one line, including all the comments! I can not edit this file. vim reports there are no end of line characters. I have to say that this file, and quite possible all the files, have been correupted.




Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 24/02/06 04:16pm
By: mugen

Hi, is this plugin stable? Any geeklog sites out there using this plugin? I want to know it's stable before installing this for a live site.

Thx, mugen

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 24/02/06 05:49pm
By: mugen

[QUOTE BY= mugen] Hi, is this plugin stable? Any geeklog sites out there using this plugin? I want to know it's stable before installing this for a live site.

Thx, mugen[/QUOTE]

Hi, I'm trying this out on a test site running GL 1.4 ver. After copying all the files to the related directories and following the above instructions and the instructions in the install file, I can see the 'install' command under the plugins admin area. But when I click the 'install' link, I get a blank page? The plugin is also not installed. Pls advise.

Thx, mugen

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 26/02/06 03:22pm
By: mugen

I guess this isn't supported anymore?

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 26/02/06 03:52pm
By: drshakagee

[QUOTE BY= mugen] I guess this isn't supported anymore?[/QUOTE]
Nope it's not sorry. There was just too many issues with specific server settings, and a total of $0.00 in donations didn't help. osCommerce is a hugh pain, as I am sure those who have downloaded the plugin and tried to get it working have noticed. If anyone knows a better open source commerce solution I would be interested it converting it to a geeklog plugin, but alas I don't want to fuss with the mess that is osCommerce anymore (too many headaches with too little return).

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 26/02/06 05:40pm
By: mugen

[QUOTE BY= drshakagee] [QUOTE BY= mugen] I guess this isn't supported anymore?[/QUOTE]
Nope it's not sorry. There was just too many issues with specific server settings, and a total of $0.00 in donations didn't help. osCommerce is a hugh pain, as I am sure those who have downloaded the plugin and tried to get it working have noticed. If anyone knows a better open source commerce solution I would be interested it converting it to a geeklog plugin, but alas I don't want to fuss with the mess that is osCommerce anymore (too many headaches with too little return).[/QUOTE]

Sorry to hear this, I understand your position. I feel that it doesn't have to be oscommerce or zen-cart, which has a lot of features - just a simple shopping cart system that works well with GL's user management and can link up with Paypal.

Thx, mugen

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 26/02/06 11:20pm
By: ScurvyDawg

Cube Cart Rocks but he charges to remove his attribution off the bottom of the page otherwise it is fully functioning and open source.

Great little cart system.

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 27/02/06 06:47am
By: mugen

[QUOTE BY= ScurvyDawg] Cube Cart Rocks but he charges to remove his attribution off the bottom of the page otherwise it is fully functioning and open source.

Great little cart system.[/QUOTE]

Thx for the suggestion, I'm testing it and really like it, much more than oscommerce or zen-cart. If I had mad skillz like some of you, I would make this a GL plugin

Thx, mugen

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 09/03/06 10:36am
By: Anonymous

I would love to have a plugin version for GL. I have spent all day screwing with an zen-cart site and it is doing some crazy stuff. All i was trying to do was do a security update.

You spend all of your time trying to figure out the mess of the code and can not do anything creative with it.

I am going to give the cubecart a try, I would rather pay anything that screw with thing any more

UPDATE: I just installed cubecart and it is great, the forums are helpful, the templates are completely separate, it would make a good candidate for a plugin.

It is not open source though, you would probably need to get permission from the author or not distribute the source code of the cart.

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 09/03/06 03:01pm
By: beewee

Zen-Cart and OS Commerce are really 'too much' for most users. I also spent hours for a simple update, and days for figuring out the configuration.....and most of the extra modules are not mature as well...

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 09/03/06 04:56pm
By: Anonymous

This is one of those things that everybody wants, yet no one is really willing to work on. I bet you could make a killing by writing one, and charging like $50 for it. If only I knew php well enough. I've used the OSCommerce plugin in the past, and with enough tweaking it works, but because OSCommerce isn't as clean as geeklog, it has issues, mostly with templates.

-Rob

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 09/03/06 08:24pm
By: drshakagee

There is a paypal store plugin out there that someone does charge for. Search for that.

Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 18/04/06 10:23am
By: gtgillis

We do need something. I got the OSC plugin to work a few years ago but it required quite a bit of work. Now I am afraid to upgrade GL on that site for fear I will break the cart.

It would be nice if we could have a basic cart that would accept payment modules from OSC or another cart so we don't have to reinvent the wheel.

Re: Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 09/01/07 06:21pm
By: jastanle84

I was able to install the OsCommerce plugin but I get tons of errors like these:
PHP Formatted Code
An error has occurred:
2 - Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/.peke/jastanle84/stoodup.net/admin/plugins/store/configuration.php:34) @ /home/.peke/jastanle84/stoodup.net/lib-common.php line 843

An error has occurred:
2 - Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/.peke/jastanle84/stoodup.net/store/index.php:29) @ /home/.peke/jastanle84/stoodup.net/lib-common.php line 843
Can anyone tell me what these errors mean?

Re: Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 09/01/07 11:24pm
By: k74

Try talking to Vinny @ http://vinny.furiafamily.com/. He is really helpful and is working on this at the moment. Big Grin

Re: Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 10/01/07 12:32am
By: jmucchiello

Quote by: jastanle84

Can anyone tell me what these errors mean?

Sure, it means admin/plugins/store/configuration.php caused output to be written to the client on line 34. Geeklog usually doesn't send any data to the client until the very end of processing. I'm guessing this file is in the OScommerce part of the system and since it's not a normal part of geeklog it may not be written in a way to avoid making output at inopportune times.

That's what it means. How to fix it? I have no clue as I don't use that plugin. But I hope that will get you to go look at line 34 and figure why it is making output. Configuration files should not cause output.

Re: Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 10/01/07 02:56am
By: MacQuarrie

Quote by: drshakagee


As for the reasons the support site is down; I made a ton of graphics, icons and did quite a bit of work creating the site, and a specific geeklog developer apparently believes he owns the rights to exclusively use "GL" in his plugin names, and doesn't want anyone else to use "GL", I don't want to piss anyone off so I dropped the site.


Question: did this person claim to own copyright on "GL-", or did he claim trademark? The difference is extremely important. Copyright law does not protect names or titles. If he doesn't have a registered trademark, he has nothing, and you have every right to use GL- in your plugin.

Re: Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 31/01/07 10:32am
By: Anonymous

Ah, OSCommerce, how I hate thee... Those errors are because the oscommerce pages all have <head> tags. Basically you need to go in and clean up each and every page in the plugin to remove a fairly large chunk of crap. Total pain in the ass. Once you get the plugin up and running (GL version 1.3.9 is the latest I've got it working with) it works pretty well unless you want to implement a template change, in which case, good luck.

Quote by: jastanle84

I was able to install the OsCommerce plugin but I get tons of errors like these:

PHP Formatted Code
An error has occurred:
2 - Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/.peke/jastanle84/stoodup.net/admin/plugins/store/configuration.php:34) @ /home/.peke/jastanle84/stoodup.net/lib-common.php line 843

An error has occurred:
2 - Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/.peke/jastanle84/stoodup.net/store/index.php:29) @ /home/.peke/jastanle84/stoodup.net/lib-common.php line 843


Can anyone tell me what these errors mean?



Re: Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 31/01/07 04:09pm
By: drshakagee

Quote by: Rob

Ah, OSCommerce, how I hate thee... Those errors are because the oscommerce pages all have <head> tags. Basically you need to go in and clean up each and every page in the plugin to remove a fairly large chunk of crap. Total pain in the ass. Once you get the plugin up and running (GL version 1.3.9 is the latest I've got it working with) it works pretty well unless you want to implement a template change, in which case, good luck.

Quote by: jastanle84

I was able to install the OsCommerce plugin but I get tons of errors like these:

PHP Formatted Code
An error has occurred:
2 - Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/.peke/jastanle84/stoodup.net/admin/plugins/store/configuration.php:34) @ /home/.peke/jastanle84/stoodup.net/lib-common.php line 843

An error has occurred:
2 - Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/.peke/jastanle84/stoodup.net/store/index.php:29) @ /home/.peke/jastanle84/stoodup.net/lib-common.php line 843


Can anyone tell me what these errors mean?





You could do all that stuff or you could remove the:

PHP Formatted Code
<?php header ('Content-Type: text/html; charset={charset}'); ?>


from your geeklog's theme header.thtml file. No idea what it's there for but removing it fixes the problem with osc and doesn't seem to effect anything else.

Re: Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 01/02/07 09:51am
By: Anonymous

True, you could remove the header info from geeklog. I don't know why I never thought of that...

-Rob

Re: Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 02/02/07 10:16am
By: jordydme

Quote by: rustylw

I've read and searched the relevant sites. And, outside of oscommerce, I can't find anyone who has done a block or a plug-in for doing an on-line store. Is there anything out there?<br />
<br />
Btw, I attmpted to download the oscommerce thing, but apparently that url is wrong or the site is down. I've tried for a few days now.<br />
<br />
Thanks,<br />
Rustylw



I purchased a cool Paypal plugin from Vinny here:
http://vinny.furiafamily.com/paypal/product_detail.php?product=1

Re: Is there a e-commerce solution out there?

Posted on: 02/02/07 04:28pm
By: Anonymous

From what I've seen of Vinny's PayPal plugin it works great with Electronic downloads. I still need something more robust than that, plus I only have physical product that I ship out to customers. I may take another look at Vonny's plugin after the next couple of releases.

-Rob

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