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Tips and Tricks / Re: How to use a test site?
« on: January 30, 2017, 05:04:26 PM »
Thank you very much, this is exactly what I wanted to know!

Tips and Tricks / Re: How to use a test site?
« on: January 30, 2017, 01:43:12 AM »
Ok, I will re-explain my question...

I have a test site, and a live site.

The test site is used to test upgrades and new plugins, right? Then when they are tested and working on the test site, how do I put them in the live site?

Do I uninstall the live site to clone the test site on it, or do I simply have to transfer some files?

I read the "how to change domain", I get it, but if I edit my test site 2-3 times in a month, do I have to do that all over every time?

Tips and Tricks / Re: How to use a test site?
« on: January 29, 2017, 08:58:11 PM »
Thank you for your answer, but it is not entirely what I was meaning...

I meant more HOW to import the database in the new website?

My test site is updated and the backups are done, from there, what do I do to put it on my live website?

I built my test site after my live one, do I have to delete the live one first to be able to clone the test on it?

Tips and Tricks / Re: How to use a test site?
« on: January 28, 2017, 08:57:47 PM »

this is a good guide in the details of cloning your site

please read it with care -  but it will allow you to make an exact copy of your exisitng site - including keeping your login creds the same.

The easiest way I have found it to clone your site to a subfolder -  eg if you have your working site   in   then have it cloned to  or what ever name you want.   If your workinng site in in root,  you can still do it the same way,  but you may have to manually add the /test  to your htacess.  file.

Once you have this cloned you,  work in that -   running an update,  adjust some feature to see how it might affect something -  in other words  you treat this as a sandbox to test any new function and see if the results are desireable,  but you do not affect your working site.   This becomes quite important after you publicly launch your site. 

Additionally  -  softaculous is a good way to make a complete backup of your working installation with database.   I recommend you to do this prior to making any changes.   If anything goes wrong ,  the restore feature from the backup is very easy and fast.

If you did not use Softaculous for your original installation -  you will need to import your working site into the Softaculous dashboard in order to clone, etc.

Hi there, me again... :)

Now that all my 406 ans mod_security problems are finally over, I'm trying to use the test site.

I cloned the original site into a test site, then upgraded it to 1.2.9... No problem there.

I made backups of everything, and imported all from the "import/export" section too.

Now HOW do I use that? I tried to take the files from my test site to my original site (ex: the products table, import the test file into the live site) and it did not work...

Am I using it wrong? Am I supposed to be able to transfer files from one an other or do I have to do it in the test site, test it, and then do the same in the live site?

Extension Support / Heavy items, what shipping mode to choose?
« on: January 10, 2017, 07:01:40 PM »

I would like to know which shipping extension to choose and how to configure it for a specific problem:

One item in my store is a really big box and weight 50lb. I want this item to be shipped alone (with only one shipping option) or picked up at the store.

Should I choose the "Flat rate", "Per weight" or "Per item"?


Tips and Tricks / Re: How to use a test site?
« on: January 10, 2017, 03:41:31 PM »
Aaaaarrrhhh.... It DID work... until I upgraded my test site ( to 1.2.9... now I've got the same warning I had on my 406 + index.php .... It was supposed to be ok...

Positive point of that: It did NOT crash my live site... XD

Tips and Tricks / Re: How to use a test site?
« on: January 10, 2017, 03:20:50 PM »
Thank you very much for all that! I'll try this on right now... ;)

Tips and Tricks / Re: How to use a test site?
« on: January 10, 2017, 02:30:03 PM »
Yes I have CPanel and Softaculous!

Tips and Tricks / How to use a test site?
« on: January 10, 2017, 11:37:20 AM »
Hi guyz!

I was wondering, since I want to upgrade the core system files, what is the best way to create a test site?

I created a live site and I am working with only that. I make backups every day I edit something, and I also backup the files from the "import-export" section, just in case.

I tried to simply create a subdomain names "" and clone my site on it. At first, it worked, but as soon as I installed the update, I got an error message (Not acceptable 406 + index.php). I asked my hosting provider to disable the mod_security yesterday and it works for my main site, but not for the sub-site for testing. I am asking them now to check that.

So, that being said, once the test site is installed, how do you use it?
You make all your changes in the test site, then clone it to the live site? Or backup the files and export them on the live site with the import-export menu? Or do you use fpt for that?

Does the testing site has to be ssl?

I just want to be sure to use AbanteCart at its best and to have a great website for my customers... I have spent countless hours working on my first site, just to lose it all in a hosting failure and without backups, I want to be sure that never happens again!

Thanks for the infos!!

Support / Re: Warning message + Error 406
« on: January 10, 2017, 09:29:35 AM »
Thanks for the tip, but my host finally got it working today!

Support / Re: Top cart, cart page and shipping issues
« on: January 09, 2017, 11:12:43 AM »
This is a file/line there totals are built in top cart controller:

You can also remove the code in the template and not show tax and total

I tried to edit, comment and even erase those lines yesterday, I am trying today too. I will edit one again and then wait about an hour, because for the moment, even erasing it does not change anything.

If I could at least find out how to put the price a little less close to the quantity, I would be happy with the rest....XD
I tried to edit some files where I found the X for quantity and add a   in it, but still nothing

Support / Warning message + Error 406
« on: January 09, 2017, 11:01:28 AM »

I always get a warning when trying to edit 2 language definition words... see screenshot, they're the ones in yellow. They are the only files I can't translate. Everything else is working great.

As I read in the forum about it, I asked my hosting provider to disable the "mod_security" from my site... They told me it has been disabled this morning... And it did not work!

What can I do?


I have checked the ..index.php file but a did not find any permission section. Could you please tell me more information about your suggestion?

I apreciate your attenion.


Alonso Hernandez.

It can be found by using an FTP program. Do you use one or manage via a control panel from your host?

Check permission on your file /tiendaenlinea/index.php
It has to be read and execute. (755)

I have the same problem (but in 1.2.8) and only when trying to change 2 languages definitions. I tried to change permissions of my index.php file, but it doesn't work.
Any other suggestions?

Support / Top cart, cart page and shipping issues
« on: January 08, 2017, 12:27:16 PM »
Hey there!

I just stumble upon some new problems...

The top cart (little cart over the menu bar) has me thinking:

- it shows the total of the cart WITH taxes and shipping. Is it possible to make it show only the sub-total without taxes and shipping?

- The quantity of the item in the cart is too close to the price of the item, so when you add it to the cart, it shows like the price is "X 12,99" instead of "X 1  2,99". How can I change that?

Also, in the cart page, the cart listing is not properly aligned, I would like it to have all the text and images centered in the table. I looked for it in css files but could not find the good one...

Finally, the shipping option "store pickup" keeps on being shown in cart. I want my customers to select a shipping option... So is there a way to simply show "Select a shipping option" instead of it?

Thanks a lot!

Support / Re: Trouble with translations for shipping
« on: January 08, 2017, 11:01:44 AM »
I am not sure what you mean by you manually translated or how you did it. 
We are the extension providers for your Canada Post and I tested to double check there was no issue with our extension and it has the value fields for all language correctly installed within AbanteCart.

You should see a field input space for each of your enabled languages when you are in System > Localization > Language Definitions   and have selected the correct block and key for changing. I also looked at the Pickup from store (see image attached) and it has value fields for all enabled languages as it should. 

Note also,  there can be blocks for the Admin and the Storefront -  you determine that by referring to the SECTION shown on the first line

PS  - sorry I was composing mine when you posted yours - 

What AbanteCart version are you working with?

I have installed AbanteCart 1.2.8, and paid for the Canada Post extension, installed it, ect.
The trouble is to remember to CREATE the translations files in the extension files for the language definitions to be enabled for that extension in that language. Just by doing a copy of the English files and renaming it "French", it worked.

When I say I manually translated all files, I mean I spent hours translating all language definitions from the admin (the panels from the attached image you sent) to be sure the translation would be accurate, so you can understand why I was upset that it did not work... ;)

Now that that works, I applied those changes to all my extensions, and it seems to have resolved a lot of my translation problems...!

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