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Templates / Awesome Font ?????
« on: October 12, 2016, 09:02:06 AM »
The magnifying glass in my search box doesn't load when arriving at the site, but after visiting any other page, it loads correctly for the remainder of the session. Leave the site and return and the same thing happens.  I tried clearing the cache and no luck.  I've checked it on Firefox and Internet Explorer and both the same. 

See if it does it for any of you and if so how can this be fixed?


Built-in Features / Admin Notifications Not Working With Email
« on: October 06, 2016, 07:58:11 PM »
I setup notifications in admin to be notified thru Notification Settings by email for everything but Customer Enquiries(because they do come to the email set in store settings).  I get no notifications for anything to the email address set in Notification settings and the email is the same as in store settings.  Mail is set for MAIL which works fine.

I don't think I did anything wrong.

I actually set some stock to 0 to see if it would work and no luck.  I get notification through the admin messaging system, but not through email.

Am I missing something?

Installation and Configuration / Product Image Size
« on: October 06, 2016, 06:37:16 PM »
Okay gang, again I have looked around and didn't find the answer,\.

What size image is needed to represent a product and not get "empty space" on the zoom?

Here's an example

Look at the second picture in the zoom. I tried everything with size and still get the white no picture border. The pics were slapped up quick to get product on the site, but now I want to refine it and have things professional for the customer.

Any suggestions? I've tried literally everything and can't "crop" the image to stay within the zoom bounds.


General Support / Scheduled Tasks
« on: October 05, 2016, 07:10:49 AM »
Is there a way to set Cache Clear in Scheduled Tasks?  I'd like to do this a couple times a day.  I've looked over the documentation and am totally lost on how to implement this.

General Support / Screen Resolution or User Agent
« on: October 05, 2016, 06:23:23 AM »
I was setting up a laptop yesterday and visited my site before loading the video drivers.  I got something between desktop and mobile. Does the responsive template load by resolution or user agent?  I thought it was user agent.

Customization help / Mobile Menu 3 Bars Removal(Solved)
« on: September 30, 2016, 08:26:01 AM »
I have searched and can't find this anywhere. I know it's in core template files, but give me a hint.

I want to remove the 3 Bar Menu button in mobile view. The rest of my mobile works great, but the 3 bar menu at this point does nothing.  Google recognizes the site as mobile so no worry there.

Firebug returns this:

<button type="button" class="navbar-toggle collapsed" data-toggle="collapse" data-target=".navbar-collapse"><span class="sr-only"></span><span class="icon-bar"></span><span class="icon-bar"></span><span class="icon-bar"></span></button>

In header.tpl I commented out this, but still get it.

 <button type="button" class="navbar-toggle collapsed" data-toggle="collapse" data-target=".navbar-collapse">
         <span class="sr-only"></span>
         <span class="icon-bar"></span>
         <span class="icon-bar"></span>
         <span class="icon-bar"></span>

Am I close?

Opinions / Funding Abantecart Projects
« on: September 30, 2016, 07:29:54 AM »
There is a lot of discussion about features we would like to see in Abantecart and the dev team tells us that funding is needed.  Here is a simple solution. I use it on a small forum I have to help offset the cost of hosting and it works well.

There is an extension for this forum(SMF Forum) to setup a funding account. It's called Treasury 2.12 and can be found here.

It is extensive in it's capabilities.  Dev team can set an amount and we can contribute till the goal is reached.

I'd like to see a funding account setup for ERP integration out of the box with Odoo.


Maybe kick this to the Idea Polls?

General Discussion / Products and Categories
« on: September 27, 2016, 08:51:41 AM »
Can you guys possible look at a simple fix in the catalog for future releases?

In Products I select a category of products to work with, click Go and get there. I choose a product, edit it, and then click back in the browser and it takes me back to all products.  When working with an entire category it would be nice to go back to the category instead of having to repeat the whole process of choosing category, click go.........

Once inventory in the store increases, this will be a time consuming, to have to repeat the process every time.

Thanks for considering this.

Tips and Tricks / Mobile Menu Housekeeping
« on: September 25, 2016, 05:13:12 PM »
The one annoying thing with the mobile menu was the "double" menu that would appear when clicking the 3 bar thing in the upper right corner.

There is a simple fix for this but whatever you do make sure you have backed everything up before attempting this.  I installed the dev_tools and cloned the default template before I tried this. 

Anyway, here goes.

1. Find storefront/view/default/javascript/custom.js  or if you cloned the default template go to the extension folder and find the folder that you named your clone.

2. Go to about line 28 where it says // Top Main Menu mobile.

3. A few lines down you will see // Populate dropdown with menu items

4. Delete all lines in between

Also turned off cart block in layout so now the 3 bars do basically nothing. Wish I could get rid of them.  Any ideas?

You can check it out at  I rearranged some blocks to show the search box by default also.

The more I work with Abantecart tha more I like it.


General Support / Error with manufacturer.php
« on: September 23, 2016, 11:59:02 AM »
This is showing up in error log:

2016-09-23 11:28:41 - warning: AbanteCart core v.1.2.8 Illegal string offset 'start' in <b>/home/digitalt2016/public_html/</b> on line <b>66</b>

Also on line 80.

Did some research and it appears that a string is being called as an array. Not a big deal from what I have read, but it could slow down overall performance.  For newbie ecommerce sites, response is of the utmost importance. Ya'all got a simple fix?

Here's the code for that section:
Code: [Select]
$cache_key = 'manufacturer.list.'.md5((int)$data['start'].(int)$data['limit']).'.store_'.$store_id;
$output = $this->cache->pull( $cache_key );

if ($output !== false){
return $output;

$sql = "SELECT *
FROM " . $this->db->table("manufacturers") . " m
LEFT JOIN " . $this->db->table("manufacturers_to_stores") . " m2s
ON (m.manufacturer_id = m2s.manufacturer_id)
WHERE m2s.store_id = '" . $store_id . "'
ORDER BY sort_order, LCASE( ASC";

if ($data['limit']){
$sql .= " LIMIT " . (int)$data['start'] . "," . (int)$data['limit'];
$query = $this->db->query($sql);
$output = $query->rows;
$this->cache->push($cache_key, $output);
return $output;

Appears to be the $cache_key string.

New Features Discussion / ERP Integration
« on: September 23, 2016, 03:34:37 AM »
I know that Abantecart has the data export feature which is real handy, but how hard would it be to have out of the box ERP integration with Odoo for example.  This would boost Abantecart's classification from small to medium business to enterprise status. 

This would really make Abantecart tops in it's field and open a whole new world for many entrepreneurs.  If you're thinking anyway, may as well think big.

Taking a quick glance through the wishlist on this board, many would be fulfilled with ERP integration.  Odoo could literally be populated with a single click of the mouse.

Shipping Modules / USPS Error
« on: September 21, 2016, 08:15:02 AM »
I know this has been hashed over, but I have read all the suggestions here and across the internet and tried everything and USPS keeps returning the infamous

Error: No Shipping options are available. Please contact us for assistance!

Here's what I have done:

Weight Classes  Pound = 1  Ounces = .0625
Weight is pound universally through the whole site
All products use pound and if an item weighs 3 oz it has a weight of .25
All localization has been set to All Locations sitewide
I have username and password for Web Tools
All domestic services have been selected
Dimensions don't matter because USPS returns minimum size for stated weight(or at least it's supposed to)

Any other place I might look or things I might try?  USPS API has been a thorn in my side for 15 years and before I just gave up and used UPS because there API works, but for fishing tackle it's just to expensive.

No matter what I try I keep getting this error.  Could it be that there is an SSL error from USPS?  I do have SSL so I'm wondering if this could be it.  Although on my local test server I don't have SSL and still get the same error.  I set up UPS on my local server( and it works perfect so I don't think it's that.

It's a shame USPS makes it so hard. I know others opt for flat rate, per item, weight based, or free shipping simply because they can't get USPS working. And some are well established companies not using Abantecart that pay for their IT work and have decided it's not worth the hassle.

Again, maybe I'm missing something staring at me.

General Discussion / New Customers?
« on: September 20, 2016, 04:40:51 PM »
Something I noticed about "things", when a person signs up for the newsletter, it is showing them on the dashboard and under Sales>customers as new customers. Then the admin has the choice to approve them or not.

Well, if a newsletter subscriber is approved as a customer by admin before they actually register, then they can't create a new account because A-cart returns, this email address is already in use, or something to that effect..

A suggestion for future additions is to disallow the admin from turning the customer status on when a person only signs up for the newsletter without creating an account. If the status is off, a customer that has signed up for the newsletter and then chooses to become a customer can, otherwise, they can't without having an alternative email address. Follow?

General Support / Sugesstion for new board
« on: September 12, 2016, 01:52:13 PM »
Admin guys, sugesstion, really

Create a new board for Abantecart successes. I for one am in awe of this great ecommerce package for the small to medium business. It's realatively easy to setup and populating the store is a snap. Yes, it takes a couple weeks to get it accomplished, but any ecommerce package takes at least that and some more.

Please give the community a place to show off the success they have had with Abantecart. I for one am very proud and thankful that your package came along, just when I needed it.

BTW, I have a forum also based on SMF so I know it takes about 2 minutes to accomplish a Kudos Board to the dev team by giving successes a place to say, ABANTECART YOUR THE GREATEST. 

General Support / Promotion pricing
« on: September 12, 2016, 10:00:04 AM »
Attached are some screen shots of a product I want to give quantity discounts.

1-10 are regular price of 0.89
11-20 price                     0.79
21+ price                        0.69

The problem is, the quantity breaks are not shown on the product page. For the first price break it shows 11 and the next shows 21 which will totally confuse the customer. Is there an easy way to show the break points like I have listed above.  Check the screen shots, you'll see what I mean.

The pricing works flawlessly it's just the description of the price breaks that's confusing.

A suggestion for future releases would be to have a description field in the promo settings that the customer sees and have the inventory related field hidden on the storefront. It would make promo pricing a breeze.

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