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Offline Gary Tayman

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SSL certificate
« on: July 23, 2020, 09:13:50 PM »
Brand new to this.  I've just installed AbanteCart and am starting to set up.  I've printed out the "Going live checklist from the documentation.  Step 1 is install an SSL certificate.  Note:  your domain name with and without the www part to be two different websites.

Huh?  Sorry, but it isn't taking me long to get lost.  What do I need to do here?

Thanks in advance.

While I'm here, step 2 is payment processor.  I use Paypal.  Years ago I had set up the old site, and I sure don't remember how I did it but I recall it was just a few clicks.  Anything I should watch out for?

« Last Edit: July 24, 2020, 10:55:26 AM by abantecart »

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Re: SSL ertificate
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2020, 11:07:08 PM »
What this means that your site set up with www.domain.com and domain.com would be treated and 2 separated sites. 
You need to redirect all the requests from domain.com to www.domain.com.
When you create SSL, make sure it is correct with www.domain.com and not just domain.com.
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Re: SSL ertificate
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2020, 12:10:12 AM »
Hey Gary,  your site already has an SSL  assigned to it.

https://gar****man.com/AbanteCart/

Your  URLs  start with HTTPS://   The  "S" is the indicator
and that is what the Padlock indicates on the address line.


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Re: SSL ertificate
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2020, 12:14:04 AM »
As to your Payment processor,  since you're in the trying it out stage for how to organize your site etc,  I recommend you wait until you have decided if you're staying with AbanteCart for your new store front.

But it is simple to set up your PayPal,  and it is just a few fields.

While you're in the playing around mode -  just use COD  to test out the orders and emails, etc. 

Still Lee here.

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Re: SSL ertificate
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2020, 03:47:27 AM »
Once again, thank you very very much!

Yes, I thought that I already had it secured; maybe Softand lucious did this as I was installing it, but the two website thing had me scratching my head.  So step 1 is checked off.

If steps can be skipped, and gone back to later, agreed -- maybe I can skip Paypal for the moment.

But this guide is the closest thing to "Here's what you do next."

Just poking around in there, I'm understanding a lot of it, just getting used to where everything is, as it's far different from what I've been using.

It's almost as if you trade in your 1939 Hudson for a 2020 Cadillac.  Where's the choke?  I can't find the choke.  What's this seat belt indicator mean?  What's the screen for?

Something else you might enjoy.  AbanteCart is not the only program I was considering.  There were a few others I was looking at, and I sent e-mails to a couple of them just to ask about them.  AbanteCart is what I installed, based largely on the fact that I got my questions ansered quickly, and I'm definitely on my way.  Another one, a newer version of what I was using before, I just this minute got a reply:  "Don't ask me, go to the forum for support."  This, after having been to the forum and getting nowhere.  Support is everything; this reinforces my decision to go with AbanteCart.  Thanks!
« Last Edit: July 24, 2020, 03:51:45 AM by Gary Tayman »

 

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