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Got a quick question: What are the downsides of registering a domain name with iPage.com? Hoping for any answer or 2. Second question.. I just installed osCommerce and wow! What a great site. I am looking forward to building my iPage site up and contributing to the mix as well..

The install went very smooth - but I just noticed that the categories links and the ones in the manufacturers drop down box are broken..

See at >>.

Http://www.ixiim.com.

However, all the other links work fine. Also, if I click on the specials box (for the mouse), I can easily navigate trhough to the Categories page..

Any ideas where I might look to find the problem?.

Thanks,.

Chris.

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Ny10021.

: 18 January 2004, 12:48..

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I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I bump into an decent answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could give you an answer..

Comment #1

I was just wondering are you using another software also, like estore builder or some other program, as your iPage website is small Centered, look at some other oscommerce websites they fill the whole page..

I would just install the Oscommerce again but if using another program I would not bother using it, I mean the other program..

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Mocc.

: 18 January 2004, 16:38..

Comment #2

TO SunYe:.

Hmmm... Thanks for the suggestion. I checked both the configure.php and the filenames.php files..

Unfortunately, both have the correct values. In addition, I did a text search on both files for the word 'catalog' to make sure it wasn't hiding somewhere else...it's not..

Any other suggestions? Could the catalog path be hidden somewhere else?.

TO Mocc:.

I used the center shop contribution - very small addition, but very useful. You can get it here:.

Http://www.oscommerc...ntributions,266..

Comment #3

<?php.

/*.

OsCommerce, Open Source E-Commerce Solutions.

Http://www.oscommerce.com.

Copyright © 2003 osCommerce.

Released under the GNU General Public License.

*/.

// Define the webserver and path parameters.

// * DIR_FS_* = Filesystem directories (local/physical).

// * DIR_WS_* = Webserver directories (virtual/URL).

Define('HTTP_SERVER', 'https://www.ixiim.com'); // eg,.

Http://localhost.

- should not be empty for productive servers.

Define('HTTP_CATALOG_SERVER', 'http://www.ixiim.com');.

Define('HTTPS_CATALOG_SERVER', 'https://www.ixiim.com');.

Define('ENABLE_SSL_CATALOG', 'true'); // secure webserver for catalog module.

Define('DIR_FS_DOCUMENT_ROOT', '/var/www/html/'); // where the pages are located on the server.

Define('DIR_WS_ADMIN', '/admin/'); // absolute path required.

Define('DIR_FS_ADMIN', '/var/www/html/admin/'); // absolute pate required.

Define('DIR_WS_CATALOG', '/'); // absolute path required.

Define('DIR_FS_CATALOG', '/var/www/html/'); // absolute path required.

Define('DIR_WS_IMAGES', 'images/');.

Define('DIR_WS_ICONS', DIR_WS_IMAGES'icons/');.

Define('DIR_WS_CATALOG_IMAGES', DIR_WS_CATALOG'images/');.

Define('DIR_WS_INCLUDES', 'includes/');.

Define('DIR_WS_BOXES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES'boxes/');.

Define('DIR_WS_FUNCTIONS', DIR_WS_INCLUDES'functions/');.

Define('DIR_WS_CLASSES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES'classes/');.

Define('DIR_WS_MODULES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES'modules/');.

Define('DIR_WS_LANGUAGES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES'languages/');.

Define('DIR_WS_CATALOG_LANGUAGES', DIR_WS_CATALOG'includes/languages/');.

Define('DIR_FS_CATALOG_LANGUAGES', DIR_FS_CATALOG'includes/languages/');.

Define('DIR_FS_CATALOG_IMAGES', DIR_FS_CATALOG'images/');.

Define('DIR_FS_CATALOG_MODULES', DIR_FS_CATALOG'includes/modules/');.

Define('DIR_FS_BACKUP', DIR_FS_ADMIN'backups/');.

// define our database connection.

Define('DB_SERVER', 'ixiim.com'); // eg, localhost - should not be empty for productive servers.

Define('DB_SERVER_USERNAME', '****');.

Define('DB_SERVER_PASSWORD', '****');.

Define('DB_DATABASE', '****');.

Define('USE_PCONNECT', 'false'); // use persisstent connections?.

Define('STORE_SESSIONS', ''); // leave empty '' for default handler or set to 'mysql'.

?>..

Comment #4

Have you tried deleting the cache in the admin?.

I used to have some issuse with the categories box and it would allways be fixed when I emptied the cache..

Other than that,,, definatley a strange problem...

Comment #5

You got it! I just cleared the cache and the problem is solved! What a relief...I was sure I had inadvertently messed something up. AND I was about to reinstall..

Thanks so much!! Now I can go to bed without tossing and turning - it's 2:40am here!.

Good night....

Chris..

Comment #6

Cool! just remember to try that if anything happens agian. I try not to use the cache myself, just to avoid that problem...

Comment #7

Hi,.

I have a problem similar to this. I have been using osCommerce for some.

Time (It's great!), and there is a problem I can't seem to get past. I can't seem.

To edit the index.php or default.php pages in any way and keep the Categories.

Links intact. If I do manage to keep the links working at all, the Categories links won't update when Categories are added or deleted in the admin section..

The rest of the info box links work fine, it’s only the Categories links that are the problem..

I have tried many different ways of downloading the files; ( right click, view souce, save as or downloading thru the admin, file manager or downloading thru ftp ) and many different ways of editing the files; ( frontpage, editing the html code in notepad, editing the html code in the admin section, file manager.).

I have also checked my configure.php and filename.php files like the suggestion above and they are correct. I have also emptied the cache in the admin tools cache control, this hasn't helped. I have a original download of the osCommerce store and if I take those index.php and default.php file and upload them to the iPage site and then make edites to those the Categories will be updated ( there are less Categories in the admin section than what are showing up in my infobox. ) But that doesn’t really solve the problem, it's just a work around..

First of all I should have asked; What is the best way to edit the index.php and default.php files?.

Thanks for any help you can give me..

Lisa.

PS. I also tried turning on and off the search engine friendly option according to other similar topics on this forum, but that didn’t help..

Www.englishscountrycorner.com.

Choose products.

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Leedesign.

: 04 May 2004, 22:03..

Comment #8

I just installed osCommerce and wow! What a great site. I am looking forward to building my iPage site up and contributing to the mix as well..

The install went very smooth - but I just noticed that the categories links and the ones in the manufacturers drop down box are broken..

See at >>.

Http://www.ixiim.com.

However, all the other links work fine. Also, if I click on the specials box (for the mouse), I can easily navigate trhough to the Categories page..

Any ideas where I might look to find the problem?.

Thanks,.

Chris.

This post has been edited by.

Ny10021.

: 18 January 2004, 12:48..

Comment #9

I have look your site. I found this is a oddity problem. For only top level index have catalog problem. When you go into the second level page. the catalog link all right there. But the manufactory like is wrong in all level..

So I guess there are two point may be gen that problem :.

1. In your configure.php. Check the define "HTTP_SERVER" should be define ('HTTP_SERVER', 'http://www.ixiim.com'), the value not "http://www.ixiim.com/catalog"..

2. In your filenames.php. The define "FILENAME_DEFAULT" should be define('FILENAME_DEFAULT', 'index.php'); the value not 'catalog/index.php'.

Hope can help you...

Comment #10


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