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My first question is I have question about Verisign SSL (secure socket layer)someone help please!!? Looking forward for any comment. My 2nd question... I just finished installing oscommerce. I've done basic editing, mostly graphic. Im having major problems with the basic stuff. Just trying to edit the text in the front page has taken me hours to do.

Im really fustrated and I'm about to throw my computer out the window..

I tried editing includes/languages/english/index.php I put basic html code to change the text. (i know html atleast, not to familiar with php) and every time I upload index.php and check my browser it just takes me to a white page..

So then I decided to install define mainpage thinking it was going to be easier.... ITS NOT. Maybe I'm just stupid. I followed every instruction to the teeth..

"2) Copy the mainpage.php files into place:.

Catalog/includes/language/english/mainpage.php.

Catalog/includes/language/german/mainpage.php.

Catalog/includes/language/espanol/mainpage.php".

I was stumped, because the pack didn't bring those files..

"4) Edit admin/includes/application_top.php and add:.

Define('FILENAME_DEFINE_MAINPAGE', 'define_mainpage.php');.

_________________________________________________________.

5) Edit catalog/includes/application_top.php and add:.

Define('FILENAME_MAINPAGE', 'mainpage.php');.

_________________________________________________".

Where? I dont know in which line so I just put it where I thought would be the best place.

So after that I did the most I could and went to read manual hack. which drove me even crazy.

"""___________________________________________________________________________.

___________________________.

1) in /catalog/default.php replace.

<td class="main"><br><?php echo TEXT_MAIN; ?></td>.

With this:.

<td class="main"><br><?php include(DIR_WS_LANGUAGES$language'/'FILENAME_MAINPAGE); ?></td>.

Don't us require because the rest of the page will stop rendering if the mainpage file does not.

Exists / can't be read. Include will make sure the rest is displayed as well!.

________________________________________________________________________________.

______________________.

2) in admin/includes/boxes/catalog.php replace.

'<a href="'tep_href_link(FILENAME_PRODUCTS_EXPECTED, '', 'NONSSL')'" class="menuBoxContentLink">'BOX_CATALOG_PRODUCTS_EXPECTED'</a>');.

}.

With this:.

'<a href="'tep_href_link(FILENAME_PRODUCTS_EXPECTED, '', 'NONSSL')'" class="menuBoxContentLink">'BOX_CATALOG_PRODUCTS_EXPECTED'</a><br>''<a href="'tep_href_link(FILENAME_DEFINE_MAINPAGE, '', 'NONSSL')'" class="menuBoxContentLink">'BOX_CATALOG_DEFINE_MAINPAGE'</a>');.

}.

"""".

A) I don't have that first file in the first step and b in the second step I couldn't find that line in the file they told me to edit..

So this lead to me getting another WHITE screen when I tried to access my control panel..

Im pissed because of my ignorance. Sorry if this post annoyed anyone. I'm just trying to get some help...

Comments (58)

Good question... I dunno what is the answer to that question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I discover an anything. You should email the people at Verisign as they probably could assist you..

Comment #1

Where do I check server logs? sorry if this sounds stupid.....

Just saying sorry ahead of time. I dont see any error on my Verisign site if thats what you are saying.

Edit.. just found it... looks very hard to read through it all. I have no idea where the errors are....

This post has been edited by.

Tmanfresh.

: 15 December 2008, 04:39..

Comment #2

Your host probably has php error display turned off, that is why you are just seeing a blank page without errors. Nevertheless, there is an error that will be in your logs..

Try to access your admin and then immediately go to your error logs and look for errors that state: "PHP.

Fatal Error.

" and post them here. I will be able to help you more...

Comment #3

Thanks. I fixed the problem. I reinstalled the whole thing. Fixed my problem...

Comment #4

Hi Jimmy,.

I remember feeling the same way as you about editing the front page. I, too, installed the mainpage contribution - but I only used it for a couple of days. In the mean time I learned enough about osCommerce and PHP, just by fiddling around, that the mainpage contribution became more trouble than it was worth. I went back to editing.

Includes/languages/english/index.php.

Directly..

And yepp, the tiniest PHP error will cause a blank page in your browser. When this happens I go back and look through the file for the error - usually an apostrophe without a slash preceding it to "escape" it. My editing software, Dreamweaver, at least gives me a clue as to where the error is by making the code a different colour after it..

Best of luck - we've all been there,.

~Wendy..

Comment #5

I just finished installing oscommerce. I've done basic editing, mostly graphic. Im having major problems with the basic stuff. Just trying to edit the text in the front page has taken me hours to do. And still no luck. Im really fustrated and I'm about to throw my computer out the window..

I tried editing includes/languages/english/index.php I put basic html code to change the text. (i know html atleast, not to familiar with php) and every time I upload index.php and check my browser it just takes me to a white page..

So then I decided to install define mainpage thinking it was going to be easier.... ITS NOT. Maybe I'm just stupid. I followed every instruction to the teeth..

"2) Copy the mainpage.php files into place:.

Catalog/includes/language/english/mainpage.php.

Catalog/includes/language/german/mainpage.php.

Catalog/includes/language/espanol/mainpage.php".

I was stumped, because the pack didn't bring those files..

"4) Edit admin/includes/application_top.php and add:.

Define('FILENAME_DEFINE_MAINPAGE', 'define_mainpage.php');.

_________________________________________________________.

5) Edit catalog/includes/application_top.php and add:.

Define('FILENAME_MAINPAGE', 'mainpage.php');.

_________________________________________________".

Where? I dont know in which line so I just put it where I thought would be the best place.

So after that I did the most I could and went to read manual hack. which drove me even crazy.

"""___________________________________________________________________________.

___________________________.

1) in /catalog/default.php replace.

<td class="main"><br><?php echo TEXT_MAIN; ?></td>.

With this:.

<td class="main"><br><?php include(DIR_WS_LANGUAGES$language'/'FILENAME_MAINPAGE); ?></td>.

Don't us require because the rest of the page will stop rendering if the mainpage file does not.

Exists / can't be read. Include will make sure the rest is displayed as well!.

________________________________________________________________________________.

______________________.

2) in admin/includes/boxes/catalog.php replace.

'<a href="'tep_href_link(FILENAME_PRODUCTS_EXPECTED, '', 'NONSSL')'" class="menuBoxContentLink">'BOX_CATALOG_PRODUCTS_EXPECTED'</a>');.

}.

With this:.

'<a href="'tep_href_link(FILENAME_PRODUCTS_EXPECTED, '', 'NONSSL')'" class="menuBoxContentLink">'BOX_CATALOG_PRODUCTS_EXPECTED'</a><br>''<a href="'tep_href_link(FILENAME_DEFINE_MAINPAGE, '', 'NONSSL')'" class="menuBoxContentLink">'BOX_CATALOG_DEFINE_MAINPAGE'</a>');.

}.

"""".

A) I don't have that first file in the first step and b in the second step I couldn't find that line in the file they told me to edit..

So this lead to me getting another WHITE screen when I tried to access my control panel..

Im pissed because of my ignorance. Sorry if this post annoyed anyone. I'm just trying to get some help...

Comment #6

Let's start with your first issue. Check your server logs for php errors. You probably have a misplaced or unescaped apostrophe. You error logs will tell what line has the problem...

Comment #7


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