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Al Brookbanks

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  1. This possibly means the store is running a mix of code from various versions or the admin skin is out of date. I'd suggest upgrading to the latest version manually or replacing the current version manually. When I say manually I mean uploading the files over the existing ones via FTP.

  2. 1 minute ago, keat said:

    I'm guessing (but clarification required) that something somewhere within cubecart is looking for /var/cpanel/php/sessions/ea-php71

    CubeCart wouldn't set that path. It would take the value set in the php.ini

  3. I just wanted to put feelers out concerning a Point Of Sale systems for CubeCart.

    Would any merchants reading this be interested in a new POS system for CubeCart that synchronises product inventory between the two?

    Do any merchants reading this have such a system already and if so can you let us know how your provider is and the scope of its functionality?

    Any other feedback?




  4. This is a maintenance release with a few minor new features. Upgrade is recommended but not essential.

    What's new?
    - 8 new features including removal of 350Kb image upload limit.
    - miscellaneous bug fixes and optimisations.

    Download: CubeCart-6.4.5.zip

    Other news
    Our PayPal Commerce integration now supports Venmo! To take advantage of this please make sure your PayPal Commerce extension is at 1.6.0 or higher.


    1Focus Vision, Commissioned by PayPay, October 2020. The Venmo Behaviour Study explores valuable insights for merchants to consider to reach a broader audience including 2,217 Venmo customers' financial habits, purchasing behaviours and perceptions of Venmo as a payment tool. 
    2Statista Global Consumer Surveys as on July 2020. The target population are internet users in U.S. between 18 and 64 years of age.

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  5. 32 minutes ago, havenswift-hosting said:

    You should also take a look at our Retail Therapy skin which is a modern design and obviously responsive but has a big advantage in that it comes with a free skin configuration plug-in which allows you to configure a huge amount of things for the skin in an easy and intuitive way including colours 

    This is a great option too!! :)

  6. 39 minutes ago, dave said:

    Thanks for the quick response, main suspect is the GD file as I had to downgrade the PHP to get the cart to install. I shell check both first thing in the morning, just seem very odd behaviour so thought I would ask. Having default "no image" images makes it a tad difficult to investigate. Liking the cart so far, not using it for anything fancy just a personal car boot sort of sale on my blog.

    Downgraded PHP? CC will be fine so long as it's not PHP 8

  7. 8 minutes ago, bsmither said:

    The wording of the OP suggests that the web page's <meta description> is to contain some sort of the product's review data.

    The image of Google's console, SERP Snippet tab, suggests all data has been manually entered (but, really, I have no knowledge of this console and cannot conclude this 100%).

    We can use the Smarty code found in the template element.product.review_score.php template modified to fit the constraints of statements in the <head> section of the HTML document found in the template element.meta.php.

    <meta name="description" content="{if isset($META_DESCRIPTION)}{$META_DESCRIPTION}{/if} {if $SECTION_NAME eq 'product'}{for $i = 1; $i <= 5; $i++}{if $PRODUCT.review_score gte $i}&starf;{elseif $PRODUCT.review_score gt ($i - 1) && $PRODUCT.review_score lt $i}&#11240;{else}&star;{/if}{/for}{/if}">

    We first make sure that a View Product page is showing. Then we use the logic to show full stars or empty stars, or a half-star for the product's review average rating.

    It would be impractical to specify generic images in the <head> section (even though a product thumbnail image is specified for FBOG). So, we use HTML Entities. See:


    There is a means to use a HEX code for the half-star, but the having the browser render that character will likely fail.

    There might be (or was) an extension to collect testimonials concerning a store, but otherwise, each product can have multiple reviews, each with its own rating.

     Which actual review content is to be shown?

    Is it that crude or do search engines take into account microdata? I'd hope the latter.

  8. I asked Richard to post here as my knowledge in this area is poor. The website already has valid Schema Markup for products with review data.


    I can't see any reason why Google can't show the rating on their listing but does anyone know much about the criteria for this to get it showing?

    No doubt this is a fairly hot topic for all CC merchants.

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