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Saturday, September 21, 2013

osCommerce 2.3.3.3 Updates!

Filed under: osCommerce,That Software Guy — Tags: — thatsoftwareguy @ 7:40 am

osCommerce 2.3.3.3 has been released, with changes to the MySQL layer. If you are getting messages like:

PHP Warning:  mysql_num_rows() expects parameter 1 to be resource, object given in ...

or

Warning: mysql_num_rows(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource

then simply change the call “mysql_num_rows” to “tep_db_num_rows” in the following places:

osCommerce Better Together includes/modules/order_total/ot_better_together.php line 418(if using Buy Both Now, line 389)
osCommerce Quantity Discounts includes/modules/order_total/ot_quantity_discount.php line 547
osCommerce Big Chooser includes/modules/order_total/ot_big_chooser.php lines 55 and 1220
osCommerce Big Spender includes/modules/order_total/ot_bigspender_discount.php lines 48 and 716
osCommerce Table Discounts includes/modules/order_total/ot_table_discounts.php lines 131 and 566

So the old code looked like this:

        $this->_check = mysql_num_rows($check_query);

the new code will look like this:

 
        $this->_check = tep_db_num_rows($check_query);

Friday, September 6, 2013

Save for Later Report

Filed under: That Software Guy,Zen Cart — thatsoftwareguy @ 10:17 pm

Do you love Save for Later?   Have you ever wondered which items are most frequently saved, and see who’s saving what?

Well now you can find out! Take a look at Save for Later Report.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Combination Discounts Admin for Zen Cart

Filed under: That Software Guy,Zen Cart — thatsoftwareguy @ 7:49 pm

Want to learn more about Combination Discounts Admin for Zen Cart?  Watch this video:

 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Free Gift Chooser for Zen Cart

Filed under: That Software Guy,Zen Cart — thatsoftwareguy @ 8:27 am

Want to learn more about Free Gift Chooser for Zen Cart?  Watch this video:

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Zen Cart Better Together Admin

Filed under: That Software Guy,Zen Cart — thatsoftwareguy @ 9:36 pm

Want to see Better Together Admin for Zen Cart in action?  Watch this video!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

osCommerce Better Together Admin Video

Filed under: osCommerce,That Software Guy — thatsoftwareguy @ 12:41 pm

Here’s a screencast that shows how easy it is to create Better Together Discounts in osCommerce using osCommerce Better Together Admin:

 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

New Features in Zen Cart Big Chooser and Big Spender

Filed under: That Software Guy,Zen Cart — thatsoftwareguy @ 11:24 am

Zen Cart Big Spender and Zen Cart Big Chooser have been updated with a new command called “one_discount_only.” This allows you to stop after the first discount, which is useful for shops with several tiers of discounting (it’s less work that specifying deal ids and using no_double_dip). It’s new in Big Chooser 1.2.18 and Big Spender 1.2.15.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Perfmon – a tool for tracking down Zen Cart performance problems

Filed under: That Software Guy,Zen Cart — thatsoftwareguy @ 2:05 pm

Perfmon allows you to track down tough Zen Cart performance problems by logging notifier points (and the time difference from the last notifier point).

 

 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Zen Cart Better Together now supports One to Many linkages

Filed under: Discounting,That Software Guy,Zen Cart — thatsoftwareguy @ 8:19 pm

One to Many is a new feature in Better Together 2.5. It is best explained by example. Suppose you have the following discount structure:

      $this->add_prod_to_prod(27, 3, "%", 50);
      $this->add_prod_to_prod(27, 25, "%", 50);

Where 27 is the HP LaserJet Printer, 3 is the Mouse, and 25 is the keyboard.

Now suppose you have 1 product 27, and 2 product 3 and 2 product 5 in your cart.

The way Better Together has always worked is as follows: it would run the first rule, see that item 27 was in the cart, see that item 3 was in the cart, and discount item 3. Now item 27 would no longer be permitted for use in discounts, and that would be the end of the discount.

This is shown, using Discount Preview, by the following screenshot. Note that the discount is $20.00, 50% of the the price of the mouse (item 3).

Better Together One to Many = 0 (Classic Mode)

Better Together with One to Many = 0

Some people wanted the option of discounting both item the mouse and keyboard, even though there was only one printer in the cart. In Better Together 2.5, this can be done by setting the configuration option One to Many to 1 (in Admin->Modules->Order Total->Better Together). Note that the discount is now $54.99, which is half the price of the mouse (item 3) and the keyboard (item 27) combined.

Better Together One to Many = 1

Better Together with One to Many = 1

And finally, some people wanted unlimited mice and keyboards to be discounted, which can be done by setting One to Many to 2 (in Admin->Modules->Order Total->Better Together). Note that the discount is now $109.98, which is half off the price of two each of the mouse and the keyboard.

Better Together One to Many = 2

Better Together with One to Many = 2

Note: If you were running Better Together 2.4 or older and you download version 2.5 or higher, you must go to Admin->Modules->Order Total and Remove and Re-Install Better Together to get access to this feature.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Zen Cart Manufacturer Discount now has a Promotional Page!

Filed under: That Software Guy,Zen Cart — thatsoftwareguy @ 2:55 pm

Most of my discounting modules have “Promotional Pages” – specially built pages that list all the discounts, which can be linked to from the Information Sidebox (or any other sidebox or area on your Zen Cart page).  But because Manufacturer Discount already had several built-in promotional options – marketing text on the product info page,  a centerbox feature – I didn’t think a promotional page was truly needed.  Well, I changed my mind and added the promotional page!

You can read more about Promotional Pages for all my Zen Cart discounting modules, or if you’re a Manufacturer Discount user, you can just grab the new Manufacturer Discount Promotional Page.

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