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Customization help / making a duplicate of the default html 5 template?
« on: October 10, 2013, 05:04:06 AM »
Can anyone advise as to how i can make a duplicate of the default template?
I have edited the blues to be green, also blues to be red.

I would like to create new templates i can import into other stores i.e. default5_red, default5_green

i dont see how to export and there seems to be more involved than making a copy of the folder and renaming it?

Many thanks

I am considering using zoom search to index several AbanteCart carts, the search program can also display thumbnails of its images in search results.

first though in the html of the products page i need to add some code so zoom knows what image to use.


If i am right AbanteCart creates smaller thumbnails of images, so on the products page i need to add the above code.

but what i am stuck with is how in php i would replace HERE-GOES-THE-IMAGE-URL.JPG with that products main image url?

my guess its using the

echo $something

can anyone advise on if this can be done and what the $something should be?

Many thanks

I have spent a long time going through zones and locations adding all countries and zones so i can use for setting up postage by weight, it took a long time to add this information.

I have installed a second copy of the script and use phpmyadmin to import the already completed data..

is there a way i can create a php file that i can run so that its easier to..

1:install a new copy of AbanteCart
2:upload a copy of my default sql file
3:run it so it populates the new database

going in and out of phpmyadmin takes a while :)

currently i use scriptaculouse to do my installs.

many thanks

I thought i would just post this just in case it pops up for someone else..

I had issues when uploading larger photos so had to find out why..

in the php.ini file as it is when installing it stated this line :

max_upload_filesize =

I found that on my server setup i needed to use :

upload_max_filesize =


General Support / Resizing images automatically after uploading them.
« on: October 08, 2013, 11:34:01 AM »
I mentioned this in a previous topic however thought i would mention this again in its own thread..
i have a couple of issues..maybe its me being picky but never the less here they are :)

A:I have noticed that the product page and the zoom feature for images works differently depending on how large the original image was when it was uploaded, i wanted to make it easy for clients to not be to concerned about resizing images before they are uploaded.

B:the uploaded images retain their original file size thus its easy to start to take up lots of space when its not needed..(i know smaller thumbnails are generated - but the original image seems still to be used for the zoom)

For the moment i have edited the product page to use an open source thumbnail creator for the zoomed image (which creates and caches an 800x600 thumbnail of the original photo..this speeds up the page loading greatly..

My Request Please...

After we use the image uploader and the image gets saved into the resources folder can anyone advise how to take this image the have it resized to say 800px max (width or height maintaining aspect ratio) and re-saved?

why have a 4mb 3000x3000px plus file when a 130k 800x600 file works just as well?

Many thanks

Support / Paypal ipn question..
« on: October 08, 2013, 06:00:36 AM »
Currently i have been using coffecups cart program, with this i needed to log into paypal and add an ipn address, get a token if i remember correctly..

If i switch to AbanteCart cart will i need to edit the ipn inside paypal, or does AbanteCart cart also send a return address?

Many thanks

Support / Paypal changes on the 7th October.
« on: October 08, 2013, 04:54:13 AM »
In a bulletin dated October 18, 2011, we announced that we were going to expand the number of IP addresses for to improve our site’s performance, scalability and availability. As part of this transition, we planned to discontinue support for HTTP 1.0 protocol starting October 7, 2013.

We have recently identified that this change may impact the ability of some of our merchants to perform IPN (Instant Payment Notification) post-back validation or PDT (Payment Data Transfer) posts to and This happens when the IPN or PDT scripts use HTTP 1.0 protocol and do not include the “Host:” or “Host:” header in the HTTP request.

Additional Details

Starting October 7, 2013, we will require all incoming requests to have a “Host” header which complies with HTTP 1.1 Specifications. This header was not required under HTTP 1.0. IPN and PDT scripts using HTTP 1.0 may start failing with “HTTP/1.0 400 Bad Request” errors after October 7, 2013, which will result in IPN messages not being validated successfully, or PDT scripts not being able to retrieve transaction information.

Action Required before October 7, 2013

Merchants need to update their IPN and/or PDT scripts to use HTTP 1.1, and include the “Host” and “Connection: close” HTTP header in the IPN postback script.

Example with Host as (please make necessary changes if you are using

// post back to PayPal system to validate
$header="POST /cgi-bin/webscr HTTP/1.1\r\n";
$header .="Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded\r\n";
$header .="Host:\r\n";
$header .="Connection: close\r\n\r\n";

The PayPal Sandbox has been configured to reject any HTTP requests without the “Host” header with HTTP 400 error. Merchants can use the Sandbox environment to certify the changes to their IPN and PDT scripts.

For more information on PDT and IPN, please refer to and For additional information or questions about this change, please contact PayPal's Merchant Technical Support team via



Sorry , as yet i dont know enough about the cart to know if the above notice will require any changes made to the cart..
So i thought i would add this to the forum to see..

Kind Regards

General Support / Does AbanteCart Cart produce an rss feed?
« on: October 06, 2013, 04:01:40 PM »
Does AbanteCart Cart produce an rss feed?
Can i call it to see it using a url address in my browser?

I did search forum but either rss is to short a term, or no one has asked about it..
Or.. i completely missed it in the docs?


Customization help / Display cart blocks on non AbanteCart web pages?
« on: October 04, 2013, 10:38:43 AM »
can someone advise, is it possible to show blocks such as latest items, or most popular items from the AbanteCart cart pages and use them on external web pages such as any other php page?

Many thanks

Configuration / Postage details
« on: September 30, 2013, 02:31:57 PM »
Hello, so sorry, just sent this really quick.. i did a search for royal mail but didnt see what i was after..

a client wants to have 3 postage options and based on weight..

UK : Weights between 0 - 500g, 501g - 1000g, 1001g Upwards
Europe : Weights between 0 - 500g, 501g - 1000g, 1001g Upwards
Rest of the world : Weights between 0 - 500g, 501g - 1000g, 1001g Upwards

can anyone direct me to the easiest way to set this up?

Many thanks

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