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Got a question... "i just got a iPage.com name can you tell me how to build a website"? Many thanks for any comment. Another question on my mind: I think I have this done except for tnot knowing how to change the welcome page could someone please take a quick look and let me know what you think.

Www.Pattibears.com/osCommerce any suggestions would be greatly appreciated..

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Good question... I dunno what is the right answer. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I bump into an useful answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could give you an answer..

Comment #1

Greetings from the Windy City Chicago, Congratulations and hope you have a very prosperous e-cart,.

I know very basics on php and mysql, I strongly suggest you purschase a php&myql book (for begginers) try to study how dynamic pages are done, because you will need to understand how.

Include() functions work, that way you will be able to change the top portion (header) of your iPage site along with the bottom (footer) and even add them to your own native site, this will give you a consistent feel..

I read in the forum that it is very hard to change the entire layout of oscart, unless you do some hardcore programming,.

My topic is above yours and still I am having problems, see if you can change your logo?..

Comment #2

Sorry, I forgot to tell you how to alter what's on the homepage. Go to your osCommerce 'admin', then select Define Languages, and then select index.php. You'll find the text you need to alter in there. Any changes you make there will be reflected in other index.php pages further on into the hierarchy..

Vger..

Comment #3

I tried your path to change the welcome page but I get an error that says cannot write to this file , anyone out there that can help?..

Comment #4

Your Host has your back end protected so that you can't write to it. You either need to use your host's control panel (if available) or use an FTP program to load a file, open, edit, then save it back..

If your host has a control panel, they are generally the easiest way to edit..

You are looking for file....

Oscommerce/includes/languages/enlgish/index.php..

Comment #5

I think I have this done except for tnot knowing how to change the welcome page could someone please take a quick look and let me know what you think.

Www.Pattibears.com/osCommerce any suggestions would be greatly appreciated..

Comment #6

Yes, it's set up correctly. A few points -.

If I just input the address you provided I end up viewing your directory structure. The server you are on should look for index/homepages in a set hierarchy e.g. index.html then index.htm etc including index.php. It's not looking for index.php, otherwise I wouldn't have ended up looking at the parent directory..

At the moment your login and create account pages are set to http not https. Most hosts provide for a shared ssl at no extra cost. You should check this out. If your hosts is one of those that wants to charge for a shared ssl, ignore them and get your own. It only costs 49.00 a year now, plus you need one dedicated ip address..

Hope this helps - Vger..

Comment #7


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