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  1. That wasn’t my point ! You are setting up continents as zones where most people would never do that and would have three or four different shipping zones for Europe. Your “obvious” way of doing things would almost never be used by anyone else The extension marketplace clearly shows CubeCart as the developer although I do agree that showing “Estelles Winterflood” as the developer under the “Manage Extensions” option in admin could be confusing @Al Brookbanks could easily change that In YOUR limited experience maybe ! There is a place for each of the shipping modules that exist and people will be using them - really do not understand your negativity over these being available - you are not forced to use or even install them
  2. There is no way within CubeCart admin - simply use FTP or your hosting control panel will have a File Manager option Ian
  3. You covered the reason why it isnt part of core - all plugins were removed to separately installable items to make the install lighter weight and not cluttered with hundreds of unwanted and mostly unused plugins - there are also good security reasons for doing this. While the All in One plugin is used by a great many stores, it isnt used by all and a significant number can trade very well without it - therefore it should be outside of core. I agree although search is always an issue in all applications - it has been improved a bit recently but also the "Suggestive Search" plugin really helps with this as well. Foundation was never designed to actually be used - it was always meant to be a starting point for the development of other skins Agreed, the extension marketplace is relatively small but that is because most store owners are not willing to pay anything - the cost of developing, supporting and maintaining any plugin is high and I would guess that most of the 3rd party plugins dont make enough to cover the original and on-going costs It certainly is and the built in functionality is far better than most of the other "more successful" products out there most of which are clunky at best and at worst are massively heavy on server resources and extremely difficult to maintain or upgrade and often have more security issues per quarter than CubeCart has had in years. The lack of choice of quality themes / skins is probably CubeCart's main failing but again, the cost of creating and maintaining skins is huge - I have two commercial skins and have spent far, far more hours on them than I will ever get back in revenue, as people baulk at spending a few tens of pounds. You are right though that while there may be loads for many other applications, the quality is often extremely poor. It is not a five or ten hour job to develop a skin and when you factor in support plus maintenance, it is a lot of effort
  4. It was a very localised issue with session handling and all fixed. I removed some of the content from your post Claudia as best not to display some of what was there Ian
  5. Sound like they have a proxy installed which isnt configured correctly and isnt passing the originating IP address through correctly - as @bsmither says, check other customers registering on your site to see if any IP addresses are recorded correctly
  6. Or are you talking about the verification code that is needed to verify the property within Webmaster Console - if so the best way to do it is via a DNS TXT record added to you domain DNS zone but you can also do it by uploading a small .html file provided by Google - best to avoid adding the verification code to your store skin as it can get overwritten Ian
  7. The All in One Module was originally written by a third party but is now (and has been for quite a few years) a CubeCart maintained and developed plugin so no real idea what you are going on about there. The AIO shipping can pretty much do whatever type of shipping setup you can imagine and can cover the requirements for 85% or more of CubeCart customers. You are also judging the plugin based on your very specific requirements - if CubeCart defined a set of countries by continents to suit you, there would immediately be people saying they wanted something different. It is extremely easy to define your shipping zones and these need to be based on the shipping rates set by the organisation that YOU are using - shipping companies treat Europe as one, two, three or even four zones and often with a different group of countries in each zone - there will never be one solution that would fit everyone. Once you have your zones, you then define what shipping areas fit into those zones. It is a one time setup task Even if you do require one of the paid plugins - these are offered at extremely low prices if you look at the development, maintenance and support costs involved.
  8. Enabling Google ReCaptcha would stop most of that but a firewall is the only reasonable way to stop visitors from specific countries from reaching your website and unless it is your own server, you wont have control over that. You could use an external web application firewall where you would have that option - we use Cloudflare with many of our clients with great success Ian
  9. Disabling it that way simply stops the errors it doesnt "fix" the problem which can only be done by the server administrator running the command that Keat gave earlier. We run this as part of our server build on every server we run
  10. It is always good to get the other issues sorted as you have done but those are highly unlikely to have been causing the problems with images not being displayed. If you go onto a product page with missing images and type CTRL and F5 keys together to force a refresh, do the images then show ?
  11. A neat and useful addition so thanks Al - would be great to have something similar for product options and also customer group prices as well
  12. Webp images are better quality and smaller than gif and so can help a page load faster but if you only have a few images per page and these are optimised already and then compressed (use a site like tinypng (for png and jpg formats) then the speed difference will be negligible. Obviously if you are uploading images that are many MB in size it will have a speed effect on first load. Browser caching will also help and using a service like Cloudflare (all sites on our fully-managed plans have this setup for them as part of the service !) which use CDN data centres around the world will have a much bigger effect. Webp format is also not supported in older versions of all browsers - see https://developers.google.com/speed/webp/faq Much larger changes can be realised by looking at a number of other aspects - gtmetrix.com is a good site for analysis Ian
  13. Have you recently upgraded ? Using url with the admin directory path no longer works. The best way is to use FTP or your hosting control panel to login into the root directory of your store and see what the admin.php file is now called - it could be something like admin_AbCdEf.php where the six characters will be a random set of letters and numbers
  14. There should be no issues using MySQL 5.7 but going back to use 5.5 is a massive backward step ! 5.6 is petty old by itself and is being replaced / removed from many hosting environments
  15. 1 and 1 rarely have databases on localhost and generally use separate / external database servers but Brian is correct that to get as far as you are indicates that you are connected - are you sure that the error you saw is happening now and isnt a old issue since solved ? If the database issue is now fixed then a deeper investigation would be required to see what is going on as it could be a number of things Ian
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