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How-to questions / Re: Blocking states within US
« on: January 27, 2019, 04:56:58 PM »
I've looked at Avatax, and at Taxjar. They're both cost prohibitive at this time. If my sales ever spike to over half a million a year per state they might be options.

Right now the sales tax situation with the states is random and crazy, and they're writing new laws and then fining retroactively for noncompliance. The only sensible option is to block states until they get their **** sorted out.

So just to be clear: if I remove a state from the address zone, it is not possible to place an order with a shipping address in that state - or is it not possible to place an order with the credit card address in that state?

I'd be interested in a modification that would allow me to turn states on/off, like countries, instead of removing them.

How-to questions / Blocking states within US
« on: January 26, 2019, 05:37:02 PM »
Is it possible to block orders on a state by state basis within the US? Current sales tax nexus laws are a bloody mess. I want to accept orders only from those states that have joined the Streamlined Sales Tax system and adopted a threshold well above my anticipated sales. Do I delete the unwanted zones/states under localizations - locations -countries -USA?

Documentations & Manuals / Localization within US
« on: January 26, 2019, 04:40:00 PM »
Is it possible to block orders on a state by state basis within the US? Current sales tax nexus laws are a bloody mess. I want to accept orders only from those states that have joined the Streamlined Sales Tax system and adopted a threshold well above my anticipated sales. Do I delete the unwanted zones/states under localizations - locations -countries -USA?

General Support / Cannot place
« on: January 06, 2019, 05:34:44 PM »
Recently changed and updated my SSL certificate, and now I am unable to place items into the shopping cart. The cart buttons appear to be active, but after clicking to place an item in the cart, I am taken to a page that tells me there are no items in my cart.

Something in how the SSL is set up or connected appears to be blocking the creation of cookies, effectively disabling the cart. I am at a loss for what I can configure differently.

Both Store URL and Secure Store URL are set to https:


Any help is appreciated.

Built-in Features / Re: Enquiries and notifications
« on: March 18, 2018, 03:55:30 PM »
I don't want to disable the notification, what I want is for the content of the enquiry to be included with it, not just be a notification that I've had an enquiry.

Or, in other words, I'd prefer to have the enquiry sent to me instead of only getting a notice that there has been an enquiry.

AbanteCart v2.0 / Re: Improved notifications desired
« on: March 18, 2018, 03:44:50 PM »

I just wanted to say thanks for making the modification so that I'm now emailed with order details when a new order is placed. That's a valuable feature that will streamline my fulfillment process, and it's very much appreciated.

Barry Short

AbanteCart v2.0 / Re: Improved notifications desired
« on: December 23, 2017, 08:24:25 PM »

I think you misunderstand what I am requesting. I do get email notifications when a customer places an order, or sends a message - but those emails don't contain information on what was ordered, nor do they contain the actual message, just a notification that I have a message. I'd like the option (at least) to include that information in the notification. The system is already capturing that information, there's not a particularly good reason to not attach it to the notification.

Basically, what should be a one or two-step process is a three or four step process, for no particularly obvious reason.

AbanteCart v2.0 / Re: Improved notifications desired
« on: December 09, 2017, 11:50:09 AM »

I do have Alert mail on.

However, all that's contained in the alert is what I described at the beginning above: notification that an order has been placed, or that someone has sent a message through the cart. I still have to log in to my admin panel in order to see what was ordered, or to read the message.

There is no additional email in my spam folder.

I do not see any "Duplicate Contact Enquiries to Messages" setting on my system>settings>mail control page. (Image attached) Is that something to paste in to the Mail Parameters box?

I don't think I misunderstand what notifications is doing now. I'm saying I want it to do something else. It could be done as an optional messaging choice. If a customer sends me a message through the store, I want to receive that as an email I can respond to, not have to log into the control panel, read the message, copy the email address and then go out to my email program to write a response. That's four extra steps that accomplish nothing of value to me. Just forward the message to my email so I can respond.

AbanteCart v2.0 / Improved notifications desired
« on: December 01, 2017, 02:57:55 PM »
I'd like two modifications to the notifications that I get through Abantecart. I have looked in the marketplace but did not find any extensions which accomplish these goals.

1) When a customer places an order, I would like the notification that comes to include a listing of the items in the order, and the name and address of the buyer. As of now, it only tells me an order has been placed, and I must log into the admin panel to see what was ordered and by whom. Autogenerating an invoice and attaching it to the email would satisfy what I want. When necessary the seller could enter the Admin panel and revise the invoice, but that should be somewhat rare.

2) When a customer or potential customer sends a message through Abantecart, I get a notification that a message has been left - but again I have to log in to the Admin panel in order to see the message. I would like the notification that I get to include the message, and the name and email address of the person who left the message, and probably a date/time stamp.

It seems to me that a routine that would insert this content into the notifications shouldn't be all that difficult to add.

On another topic, color controls without designing a whole new template would be welcome.

Built-in Features / Enquiries and notifications
« on: November 23, 2017, 07:55:49 PM »
When a customer makes an enquiry, Abantecart sends a notification to my designated email that tells me an enquiry has been made. Is there a way to set this up so that the enquiry itself goes to the email set in sendpoint, and not just a notice to log in and retrieve the enquiry? Or is there a plugin to do this? This feels like I'm being forced to take a really unnecessary step to retrieve information.

Just for the record, for all the AC folks here: my host did manage to fix the SSL problem by adding some code:

"The issue with pictures which was showed on screen-shot is related to No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header.

So I have added following code in your /home/shortfor/public_html/ file in order to resolve this issue :


Header set Access-Control-Allow-Origin "*"



Thanks. I'm trying to get my host to help me set things up so that the domain always automatically forwards to instead of to the unsecure . I think that would move users past whatever the browser problem is.

I don't use Firefox all that much either any more. I wouldn't even have known about the problem if someone trying to buy something hadn't contacted me.

FWIW, it all seems to have started with changes to security protocol in AbanteCart 1.2.11. I'd used .9 and .10 without problems, and without an SSL certificate. Once I did the .11 update, it all became a real mess. I have made a note to be very certain to make a full backup before doing any update at all in the future!

The edit that Geoffrey suggested way up near the top fixed the issue for me, once I got it into the right style.css file:

#card-element.StripeElement {
    min-width: 280px;

May I suggest that this is a significant enough problem that the fix should be offered as a full update to the Stripe extension, and not just as an edit available on Github? Disabled mobile payments are a big deal. Make it easy for those installing the extension to not have to research this fix.

I'll talk to the host first about cleaning up all the extraneous stuff, and see where that gets me. To be honest, I really don't care to learn how all this stuff works, I just want it to work!  This started when my Stripe extension stopped working right, after the last 'update' to AbanteCart, which was what necessitated adding SSL. It all worked fine without SSL until just over a week ago. Wish I hadn't updated.

But let me make sure I understand what you're saying. If you clear your cache in Firefox 56.0.2 and go to, on the page where you land if you go to a product the "add to cart" button is active? (Mine appear, but they have a different symbol than the shopping cart, and pushing them doesn't do anything.) If in fact you're getting those as you should, maybe what I really need to do is wait for Firefox 57.0.1

Thanks, my webhost built a clone and a couple of backups while we were dealing with a problem with SSL, and I must have edited the style.css file in one of the ones that isn't powering the site. I'm still not sure which of the 9 style.css files is the right one, so I edited them all, and the problem is fixed.

Geoffrey, can I run another one past you? When I browse to the site on Chrome, everything works fine. But when I browse via Firefox, it lands on a page where the cart buttons are disabled (something to do with SSL). If I click on a product and go to that product's page, I can add it to the cart, and then when I browse back to the main page the 'add to cart' buttons are enabled. Since everything works in Chrome I assume this is a Firefox idiosyncrasy, but do you know of a way to get around it? The same thing happens in both the Windows and Android versions of Firefox. Running Firefox 57.0 on windows 7 (64bit) and Android 7.0

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