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Support / Display categories on home
« on: July 09, 2019, 06:57:33 AM »

I was wondering if there is a way to have the categories display with their picture on the home screen in place of the FEATURED, NEW or SPECIALS block.
The normal category block is active but as a header.

Any suggestions?
I think people are browsing with mobile, then leaving because they only see the items on the front page.

Support / Google Mobile Crawl Issue
« on: May 09, 2019, 03:12:41 AM »
Hello once again

I've just been emailed by Google with the following mobile error:
Text too small to read
Viewport not set

Now there is no product with url
and product reviews are disabled and have always been disabled.

So I can't understand why Google finds an issue.
I clicked VALIDATE FIX on Google Search Console to fix the error, but it says the error still exists.

How can I get rid of this URL so that Google can't find it?
Any suggested alternatives?

Support / Products with Tax
« on: April 24, 2019, 10:53:00 AM »

Another question for you gurus.


I have prices showing and I don't use the tax features in Abantecart.
The prices are including VAT, so I would like to add a message that says Incl. VAT after each price.

I know this can be done by setting up taxes and displaying tax rates - which I have done here as example

The problem is if you purchase say 10 items with engraving, then the cart total is R1190.02 with tax and it should be R1190.00

So I would like to do either:
1. fix the rounding errors and use taxes
2. leave as is and just add a message after prices that say "Incl. VAT".

Thank you

Support / Redirecting? URL Issue?
« on: April 16, 2019, 10:56:52 AM »

I wonder if anyone knows why my site is up to... well...  >:(

Have a look at
Works fine.

Now test the categories. Most work fine.
Try the WORK/BUSINESS category and hover over a product - you will end  up with a URL of and a session ID.

Same happens with SPORT-SOCCER but not any other SPORT subcategories.

Once it has that URL, then all the category links etc all have that URL, where they were fine before with

Does anyone have a suggestion?

Built-in Features / Out of Stock Different Options?
« on: December 11, 2018, 07:52:54 AM »

I wondered if there is a way to have different options with products:

1. Standard products - I don't track stock so they never go "Out of Stock"

2. Custom products - may have 1 or 2 on hand otherwise they are made to order.

So if I track stock on option 2, then at the moment it blocks from ordering when stock is 0.
Otherwise if I change DFEAULT STOCK CHECKOUT to ON then it allows adding to shopping cart and a purchase, but there is no warning that this item is then being made up specially and may take a bit longer.

Any suggestions are welcome - I may just be missing something that makes this possible.

Thank you!

How-to questions / Moving Hosting Companies - BACKUP/RESTORE?
« on: November 24, 2018, 08:07:49 AM »

As per the subject, I am moving hosting companies for many reasons.
Anyway, I have read,426.0.html for help, but it isn't very comprehensive.

I'm pretty PC savvy but just need some guidelines.

1. I can't do a backup within Abantecart - all 3 steps fail
2. I can't do a backup from CPanel as the existing host doesn't have that option.

I have exported my database

I have made FTP file download of the existing installation.
I have a backup from Softaculous of the whole installation as a .tar.gz file

New installation done on the new host but I notice they are one version ahead of my existing one, i.e. the latest version.
Used Softaculous as with the existing host using same database name (well, it was tamsco_aban619 and it is now tjncoza_aban619 because the host changed that).
Does that make a difference?
Demo products, order and customers deleted but no edits to countries, taxes etc yet.

Now how should I proceed from this point?

All advice greatly appreciated!

How-to questions / Missing Link?
« on: July 26, 2018, 03:18:14 AM »
Please have a look at my work website

On the home page I have the SPECIALS | FEATURED | NEW PRODUCTS blocks showing.

Now I am wondering if the heading should be a link.
For example SPECIALS See Products On Sale is showing but there is no link to anywhere to see all products on special.

Is this normal or should there be a link?
If a link, why is it not working? I have SEO links on and working (see any product or category and it works.

Thank you for your help!

How-to questions / Product price based on global attributes
« on: July 19, 2018, 06:24:22 AM »

Is there a trick to have a product price based on default global attributes? Example:

* Small size = $5.00
Medium = $6.00
Large = $7.00

* No = $0.00
Yes = $2.00

* is the default option.

So the actual product price is set to $0.00 and the two default options would add up to make a price.
On the main home page or even in the product page, it will show the price as $0.00 and not add the size price of $5.00.
It only shows on the product page under Total Price.

Any help would be great.
Thank you :-)

How-to questions / Permanent Redirect Issues
« on: May 24, 2018, 05:13:51 AM »

This is a new problem I'm having, never was an issue on Zencart so I am puzzled.

I want to redirect a specific URL for newsletter signups as follows: =>

Done the redirect as a permanent redirect in CPanel but it doesn't work. I always end up at my Abantecart site with the error page.

Any suggestions?

How-to questions / Tax Included Message
« on: May 23, 2018, 03:23:31 AM »

I tried using AbanteCart feature Localization Taxes to show prices with tax included, but I end up with rounding errors compared to my Quickbooks system prices. So since I am only selling in this country with tax included I have deleted the tax rate and just have the prices shown.

What I need to do now is add a message that informs customers that all prices are inclusive of VAT.

Any suggestions?

General Support / Where do I find ... ?
« on: February 10, 2018, 07:30:42 AM »

I have moved my Abantecart installation to a new host using a slightly unorthodox method.
I backed up the database and FTP transferred the whole installation to my laptop.

On the new host it is now up and running, except that the Layouts are back to default.
Please tell me which folder or file this is stored under.
(Not admin console settings - I know where that is ).

Thank you

How-to questions / One Time Set-up Fee?
« on: October 10, 2017, 03:13:28 AM »
Good morning

I have tried searching for an option to do this but not having much success.

We sell trophies, medals etc.
When a customer purchases trophies from us, they want to add engraving on the trophies.
Sometimes this includes a company logo.
I have set it up as an option to add engraving, which is added per trophy ordered.
But for the logo, we charge a one-off fee to set up the logo.
Is it possible to have this fee added somewhere?
This fee should be added ONCE, not per trophy.
Preferably it should be once only per shopping session, so if they order another different trophy it doesn't charge the fee again.

Any ideas are greatly appreciated and thank you for your time to help me with this.

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