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General Support / Re: Multiple Store Question
« on: October 06, 2013, 03:58:35 PM »
Thanks for the reply..

I have a local based website for my town, i havent yet told many people about it, i do have 3 clients at this point wanting theor own store for their products..

What i am thinking of doing is having one domain name and subdirectories for each client.
it looks like it will be best for me to install multiple carts as seperate installs..thus keeping everything seperate..if i then need to move the domain i can export the database easier :)

what i would like to figure out next is..

If i have 5, 10 or 100 stores how can i create a single page that will collect data from each store and display a "Whats new" set of images and details on the main domain name... but thats down the road a bit ;)


General Support / Re: File import issues
« on: October 06, 2013, 03:52:09 PM »
Sorry i hesitated in answering this post as i havent a solution..
A suggestion however, which you may have already tried...
Have you tried a different browser when adding an image to a product?
i noticed that my IE doesnt act the same as my Firefox so i tend to use firefox for uploading images via the browser..

I am new with using this cart.. i too remember seeing fakepath somewhere when i imported a csv database..I may be wrong here but i thought the import feature only worked on csv database files?

Talk soon

Support / Re: Some questions...
« on: October 06, 2013, 06:26:03 AM »
I think Basara (Above) said that taxes are based on tax zones that are set in admin, these zones are linked to countries, so as a guest the cart wont know which country the guest is from, thus it cant add the right tax costings..

I have set tax costs for the uk, then logged in to the system as a registered user..

with my shipping address set to the uk i then do see the product costs + tax displayed on the product pages.

Are you only using one tax zone?
or will you be seting tax according to which country the buyer lives?

Customization help / Re: Display cart blocks on non AbanteCart web pages?
« on: October 04, 2013, 05:22:35 PM »
Yes i did see that i can do as suggested..

My question may not have been worded right.. what i was asking is on a completely seperate page not at all related to the cart is it possible to have some php code to show whats latest in the cart?

Many thanks

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

General Support / Re: Multiple Store Question
« on: October 04, 2013, 10:08:21 AM »

Im i right in thinking though that if i use the multistore function i wont be able to let..

Client A only access store A
Client B only access store B

and so on?

it appears that theres only 1 admin area and any client could edit another clients store when they have access?

Many thanks

General Support / Re: Multiple Store Question
« on: October 04, 2013, 08:18:17 AM »
I have just started to use this cart and it seems great so far, thankyou..

i have 2 or 3 clients that i can set this cart up for...

heres what i would like to do..
I would like to set up a domain name, i would then like to set up subfolders/subdomains and install the cart into each folder keeping them seperate, this will limit acccess to each admin area for each cart to only the cart owners

on the main domain i would like to gather and display details that combine the other carts..

I know that AbanteCart cart offers mult stores, but it doesnt look like the admin areas, payment processors and shipping etc can be managed independantly by each client? am i wrong?

will i need to set up each cart as a completely seperate install?

Kind Regards

Support / Re: Some questions...
« on: October 04, 2013, 05:47:14 AM »
I see the line that displays the dropdown box you are talking about, unfortunatly my area of php runs out here.. so i cant advise on how to remove the weights..


Line 142

<label class="shipments"><?php echo $form_estimate['shippings']; ?></label>

theres probably some php somewhere that populates this dropdown box?
Maybe someone out there will know a better way to do this?

Support / Re: Some questions...
« on: October 03, 2013, 07:22:57 PM »
I am new with this cart so you may want to wait for a better answer ....

but here goes..


in admin >>> system >>> localization Tax clases

you can add or edit tax for different countries and zones.

System >>> settings >>> Checkout

you can turn on and off the price with or without tax

I dont yet know all the ins and outs but by also editing the product details i was able to make a £10 item read £10.85 on the product page thus it added 8.5%

not sure where you are asking about, my guess is that its on the cart page on the shipments dropdown box?
if so then i didnt see anywhere in admin to turn that on or off, my guess it would be a removal of a snippet of php code so it just doesnt display..

is this where you were talking about?


Support / Re: images verstion
« on: October 03, 2013, 04:36:37 PM »
Just a quick update to the above post..
For me it was a concern that my client could upload 10 different images to a single product directly off their digital camera..

and on looking at how the page sets up the images and displays them with the zoom feature it looks like ..

10 images at about 4mb each would give a page download size of over 40mb (Am i right?)

So i have for the moment introduced a php file set called phpthumb so now when the product page loads a set of 800x800 images are created and cached to display the larger product images and also the zoomed image..

to me it seems like by doing this i have removed the problem with file sizes when displaying the photo..(the original image uploaded will always remain its original file size) but when displaying on a product page the cached image will be much smaller in file size..

this also makes all images look similar when zoomed into..

My thoughts on this though is that the admin user should have the ability to auto resize the original image after it has been uploaded..

Kind Regards

Support / Re: Unable to login to Admin
« on: October 03, 2013, 02:46:04 PM »
so you are still having issues? after checking the file..


confirming your details and then using the same web address

what error are you getting?
could you pm me the web address?


Support / Re: Unable to login to Admin
« on: October 03, 2013, 11:28:11 AM »
Hello Montgo..
I am a new user, but it seems that what i enter to gain access is different to that shown in your post..

I installed the cart through cpanel, so i can only go by this ...

Cpanel also asked me to give a name to the admin area (lets say i entered "secretarea")

so i would enter :

this will show me the log in page for the admin area

my guess is if the admin area was left at default you would enter:


hope this helps..

on the previous post i read i saw this...

look at this file:

Look for define('ADMIN_PATH', 'xxxxxxx');

find out whats where the xxxxxxx are and enter into your browser....


Support / Re: images verstion
« on: October 03, 2013, 11:14:28 AM »
Thank you for taking the time to post a reply, thats great :)
I have worked with several cms systems and also ebay clones in the past, all if i remember have the ability to auto resize the image using imagemagik or GD Library.

here are my thoughts on this..

For me once i know that images are not auto resized i can run a batch convert and reduce the images here on my pc before i upload.Thats easy for me :)

My clients however know much less about how a pc works, its a streatch for them to even get the image off their camera onto a pc, let alone resize them before they upload.

I am a new user, but currently heres what i am seeing..

...........ok cant post external links???

the link above shows 2 images taken directly from a digital camera (total image size is over 8mb) and AbanteCart uses the full image but just shows it at a smaller size!!

The big drawback as i see it is that the Zoom feature on the product page acts differently depending on the size of the uploaded image..

for example an uploaded image of 800x600 will zoom in what seems to be a little..
an image of 3000x2000 appears to zoom in way to much..

so by auto resizing images after upload to a set size (set in admin) will also add a consistant zoom level.

for me i would like the option to say that the maximum width and maximum height of a product image should be for example 800x600 and set this in admin, then have the script resize(based on the longest side and keep aspect ratio) and re-save the image.

Theres also the file sizes, with 100+ images at full digital camera sizes (4mb each) page loading times, mobile devices with limited bandwidth using the original large file seems outdated :)

Talk soon
Kind Regards

Support / Re: images verstion
« on: October 02, 2013, 05:58:27 PM »
I hope my question also fits into this thread..

I have been trying out the cart on a couple of clients sites, one thing i just noticed is that i have just added a product and then uploaded a 4.11mb photo..
I see that the photo has had thumbnails created, the home page "Recently Added" section uses a smaller thumbnail so this is good..

But the main product page shows a smaller image that we can zoom into when the mouse is over it..
I see that this image is still 4.11mb in size and its located here :


and its 4.11mb in size..

Is it possible to have the originally uploaded photo at 2736x3648 to be automatically rezized to 800x600 (or in this case 600x800) and then saved as /shop/resources/image/18/76/9.jpg

currently when the product page opens it needs to load a 4.11mb file and this cant be right?

Many thanks

Configuration / Re: Postage details
« on: October 01, 2013, 07:02:10 PM »
Many thanks, actually was just on my way thinking this would be the best way to proceed..however i didnt see on the first look that i was able to multiple location zones to a location, so this was what stumped me to start with..

a question then..

It looks like i will need to manually add all the location zones?

the uk one is simple enough as its well.... just the uk and its zones..
But the Europe entries would at a quick guess be over 50 countries and their zones..
whats left would be Rest of world (need to count em..)

I am happy to sit here and set all of these, however i was wondering if i need to re-enter these on another install if it was possible to ...

A:Export then import the locations?
B:Export then import the Weight based shipping data?

Many thanks for the help..

Kind Regards

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