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Installation and Configuration / installation AbanteCart cart on go daddy server
« Last post by rishabh on May 26, 2017, 10:34:33 PM »
hii.. i installed AbanteCart cart on my local xampp server and customized it according to my needs. I created local database namely "AbanteCart" on local xampp phpmyadmin. Now I have manually upload all files of abantecart from local server including database "AbanteCart" on go daddy server. but while uploading database file AbanteCart.sql it shows error. because of its large file size. How do i upload whole AbanteCart cart on go daddy?
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Customization help / Re: How to improve available menu options
« Last post by eCommerce Core on May 26, 2017, 04:16:51 PM »
I agree with you, but disagree more.

There are 1,000,000 non-coders  and 90% of them refuse to read manuals and think they can build a site by clicking.
Not to mention that most of them want to build business for free and earn a lot of money.

I bet if we spend millions of dollars on application design (which we have do not have), and still offer free application, people will find things to complain about.

Do not forget, that this is open community project, rather than complain, make the difference.
http://www.abantecart.com/contribute-to-abantecart

Do we have areas for improvement? YES.
Do we value users' feedback and strive to improve? YES.
Will we ever be perfect for everyone? NOT POSSIBLE!



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How-to questions / Re: How to force base currency to be used at checkout
« Last post by eCommerce Core on May 26, 2017, 02:52:41 PM »
If you see similar posts, you can post on of them rather than creating duplicate posts.

Anyways, if you are looking to display prices in multiple currency with switcher, this is currently possible.
If you want to force "Add to Cart" add product with fixed currency, it is not possible without code change.

You can add override for $session['currency'] in cart controller
https://github.com/abantecart/abantecart-src/blob/master/public_html/storefront/controller/pages/checkout/cart.php

Just need to find appropriate place to do this.


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Did you assign products to any category?

Do you mind sharing a short sample of your file (2-3 first lines)?
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Customization help / Re: How to improve available menu options
« Last post by DCS on May 26, 2017, 11:57:34 AM »
Thanks for the reply. 

Honestly, it didn't help me.  Not enough info.  I don't know what it means. 

Your answer was very similar to most other answers to questions about AC on this forum.  Too technical, not enough info. 

After a few weeks of intermittently playing with AC, here is my impression:

AC will never become a mainstream cart. 

In the e-commerce world, there are 1000 coders who build sites and sell sites. 
There are 1,000,000 non-coders who want to build a site. 

AC is not flexible or intuitive enough for a non-coder to customize a site to their liking.
The available tech-support does not help non-coders. 

Therefore your market is limited to 1000 users, instead of 1 million. 

The tech support is only for tech people.  Non-tech people cannot understand most of the responses given on this forum.

The AC manual suffers from the same problem as the T3 Framework manual: poor grammar and translation (this is deadly in technical writing), and an unwillingness to really spell out how to do things, with examples.  T3 has been working to overcome this issue. 

An interesting difference between joomla T3 and AC for site building is that the T3 framework is completely flexible, whereas some aspects of AC are pretty rigid. 

I think T3 Framework has less forum support than AC, but when you receive T3 forum support, the answer is usually something that a non-coder can understand.
 
I have advanced skills is some weird arenas (operation and interpretation of formation evaluation tools that use radioactive sources).  If I ever need to teach this technology to a newcomer, I know that I will be required to stoop way below my own technical skill level.  That's just how it is.  I know what that is like. 

So i understand that answering questions from non-tech people about your software can be tedious, but if you don't do a better job of it, then the only people who will ever use your cart are the tech people, and there are only 1000 of them. 

Using the manual and this forum, I cloned a template as an extension and created an AC site to customize.  So I'm not clueless.  But I can't reach my goals with AC.  Damn frustrating.  Too rigid.  Too busy.  Too AC.  Needs to be more customization-friendly.  Which means that non-tech people here need higher quality support responses than what you are giving. 

Unless of course you want to keep limiting your market only to the 1000 tech users. 

Last thing:
I've been intrigued by, and making use of, open source software for 8 years.  Yours is the first blatantly open attempt I ever seen to use OS software as a means to make money.  You ask for donations everywhere.  You find common problems with your software, then write extensions to fix the problems, then sell the extensions. 

You actually sell an extension for removing your own branding bit from the storefront.  For 15 fucking dollars!  Really? 

This isn't what open-source is about.  It violates the spirit and core of what OS is supposed to be. 

Right now, i really feel like you owe me money for spending so much time trying to wrench a simple e-commerce site out of your software. 
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Support / products not showing after CSV import (But AC says it imported OK)
« Last post by castigous on May 26, 2017, 10:30:52 AM »
Hi!

I've worked extensively on our list of products so it would be readable by AbanteCart (all folollowing the documentation on  and the CSV that are there as examples). I also checked that the [product_id] column was empty for every product.

Now after many hours, I did the procedure and the message AC was that the process was completed succesfully:
Total loaded: 3560. Updated: 0. Created: 3560. Errors: 0

But I return to the products list and I see no update, it's the same short old list.

So I eliminated the first column that says [action] and has [insert] in all the the cells below so I could try it as an update.

It also tells me it was OK:
Total loaded: 3560. Updated: 3560. Created: 0. Errors: 0

But the products still don't appear.

I checked the database with PhpMyAdmin and it seems they're there (table: abc_products) so I don't get get what is happening and I' getting frustrated after so many hours.

I cleaned AC's cache (System/Cache) and even deactivated it on the options.

Please help! I'm on a deadline and the professional support of AC is not even contacting after repeated attempts.

I don't know what to to do

Thanks!
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Hi!

I've worked extensively on our list of products so it would be readable by AbanteCart (all folollowing the documentation on  and the CSV that are there as examples). I also checked that the [product_id] column was empty for every product.

Now after many hours, I did the procedure and the message AC was that the process was completed succesfully:
Total loaded: 3560. Updated: 0. Created: 3560. Errors: 0

But I return to the products list and I see no update, it's the same short old list.

So I eliminated the first column that says [action] and has [insert] in all the the cells below so I could try it as an update.

It also tells me it was OK:
Total loaded: 3560. Updated: 3560. Created: 0. Errors: 0

But the products still don't appear.

I checked the database with PhpMyAdmin and it seems they're there (table: abc_products) so I don't get get what is happening and I' getting frustrated after so many hours.

I cleaned AC's cache (System/Cache) and even deactivated it on the options.

Please help! I'm on a deadline and the professional support of AC is not even contacting after repeated attempts.

I don't know what to to do

Thanks!
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Customization help / Re: How to improve available menu options
« Last post by abolabo on May 26, 2017, 09:49:51 AM »
look into database table block_templates. You can create your own tpl of menu block for some placeholder (parent_block_id) and put into it. It will allow to use menu block wherever you want on design-layout page
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Thank you!  Updating that line of code seemed to take care of the error.

On a side note, and not that it really matters but in case it's helpful, the line of code I replaced was slightly different than one showed as being replaced on the github page.  Here's what was in my cfg file:

if(!empty($token) && !empty($instance) && $this->session->data['csrftoken'][$instance] === $token){

I'm using v1.2.10

Thank you again to both you and Basara for your time and help!  :)
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General Support / MOVED: How to improve available menu options
« Last post by Basara on May 26, 2017, 04:45:52 AM »
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