chrometweaks.org

Can anyone tell me, why is this iPage not working properly.?

Click Here To View All Answers...


Got a question, hope someone can answer... Can anyone tell me, why is this iPage not working properly.? Thanks for any answer or 2. Second question of mine... Hi,.

Is there a way that when a customer looks at an item description for a product, a box appears at the bottom of the page showing all the products in that category?.

Like a related product box..

Prehaps the 'New products' box on the index page could be copied and modified for this?.

Thanks...

Comments (168)

Yep, but... you might wanna make sure and wait for another person here to confirm this as I am not quite sure. Better yet, why don't you give a call to the iPage guys because they can give you an answer better...

Comment #1

Hi, thanks I am trying to install the box but I don't seem to have the following php files,.

/includes/column_right.php.

/includes/column_right.php.

Do you have the original text so I can create the files?.

Thanks a lot...

Comment #2

/includes/column_right.php is part of stock osCommerce 2.x. If you are using 3.0, this contribution won't work, nor will most everything else out there. If you're using 2.x with a template, you'll need to find where your template generates the side columns..

Regards.

Jim..

Comment #3

I am using 2.2 and I have followed the instructions in the 'read me' file but It's not working..

'Similar Products' is showing under configuration...

Comment #4

"2.2" doesn't tell me much. There are at least six versions of osCommerce that can be considered "2.2". So which version do you really have?.

In any case, all of those versions have <catalog>/includes/column_left.php and <catalog>/includes/column_right.php, so your store is not stock. Have you installed a template system? If your side columns are not in those files, where are they?.

Regards.

Jim..

Comment #5

Sorry I have, "osCommerce 2.2 Milestone 2 Update 051112" if that helps?.

I haven't installed any templates..

I had the left and right column in the oscommerce folder but they weren't showing under the file manager..

I have uploaded them now but your add on is still not working...

Comment #6

There shouldn't be any conflict with your version of osCommerce, so we can check off that possibility..

Do not use the file manager. Ever. That is the fastest way to mess up your store that I know of. Use FTP to download your files, work on them locally, then FTP them back to the server..

If the column files were not on your server, then simply uploading them will do nothing. Obviously your code has been modified to exclude those files. Again, are you using a template? Have you made some other modification that removes the left and right columns?.

Regards.

Jim..

Comment #7

I haven't downloaded any templates, I'm using what ever was in the oscommerce folder..

My breadcrumb changes arn't working now either since installing the silmilar products..

Maybe I should start over again? Upload oscommerce again overwriting the files...

Comment #8

Hi,.

I re-installed oscommerce and have everything working fine now..

Thanks for the advice not to use the file manager!.

Is there any way to get the product box directly under the product description?.

Thanks for all your help...

Comment #9

You could move the box code from the column file to catalog/product_info.php, but it would still only show one product. There may be another addon that shows multiple products from the current category. Try searching the Contributions area..

Regards.

Jim..

Comment #10

At the moment in my store I only have 4 items-.

Concert 1.

Concert 2.

Maestro 1.

Masestro 2.

When I click on them the similar products box is not coming up. Is there a way of linking the products to show up? Product ID?.

Thanks..

Comment #11

The code uses the cPath variable to determine the category. This variable is available on all versions of osCommerce that I have seen, from 2.2MS2 to RC2a..

Regards.

Jim..

Comment #12

Change the product's category in your Admin by copying or moving it to a different category..

Regards.

Jim..

Comment #13

I've worked out what was wrong, it was because the 'no. of similar products' was less than I had in the catagory.duh...

Comment #14

Is there anyway of making it show all the similar products in the same catagory without having to put a certain number in under config?.

Because if as it is a the the moment, if I have -.

5 products in cat A.

And.

10 products in cat B.

And I set it to show 9 similar products then cat A won't show any similar products...

Comment #15

You can. Find this line.

If ($product_count['total'] >= MAX_SIMILAR_PRODUCTS) {.

And change it to this.

If ($product_count['total'] >= 1) {.

That will show the box if there is at least one product to show. You can change the number if you want a different minimum number of products in the box..

Regards.

Jim..

Comment #16

Hi,.

Is there a way that when a customer looks at an item description for a product, a box appears at the bottom of the page showing all the products in that category?.

Like a related product box..

Prehaps the 'New products' box on the index page could be copied and modified for this?.

Thanks...

Comment #17

Try the Similar Products box (link below.).

Regards.

Jim..

Comment #18


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.