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Hello I have some setup questions, I’m new to this platform and would like make some changes (if possible) so I can get rolling.

 

1. Search our store and advance search, I don’t need I have one product and maybe the possibility  different sizes down the road. How do I get rid of it?

 

2. Customer reviews, is there a way to add pictures to this in a mod? Would be nice to have reviews with customers picture using or holding product.

 

3. Logo space is too small, if there is a way to remove search box will this free up space for a larger logo?

 

4. I don’t need a featured product cause I have one, when I uncheck box in admin for this it also took away latest products and I was left with the home page slider and nothing else it might have been the other way around either way, nothing on home page except slider. I want it simple, if they make it to the website they just want to buy my product.

 

5.  Do you have to have a SSL for PayPal to work correctly? Is there a tutorial in the forum for paypal some where that has eluded me?  I setup install with http: and not https would I have to re install if ssl is needed?

 

6. I would like to put a video on home page, is there an easy way to do this?

 

7. Its quite simple, I have one product that I would like for the consumer to have the ability to buy on home page without registering (or does this affect shipping) to my site, pay through paypal express checkout.

 

Sorry for all the questions but I need to get this site the way it should be and quickly,

Thanks for any advice and replying.

 

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1. There is no admin setting to disable the Search feature. So, an edit to the skin will be required. In the skin template main.php:

Find:
<div class="right text-center show-for-small"><a class="left-off-canvas-toggle button white tiny" href="#"><i class="fa fa-bars fa-2x"></i></a> <a class="button white tiny show-small-search" href="#"><i class="fa fa-search fa-2x"></i></a></div>

Change to:
{* <div class="right text-center show-for-small"><a class="left-off-canvas-toggle button white tiny" href="#"><i class="fa fa-bars fa-2x"></i></a> <a class="button white tiny show-small-search" href="#"><i class="fa fa-search fa-2x"></i></a></div> *}

Find:
                  <div class="row show-for-medium-up">
                     <div class="small-12 columns">{include file='templates/box.search.php'}</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
            </div>
            <div class="row hide" id="small-search">
               <div class="small-12 columns">
                  {include file='templates/box.search.php'}
               </div>
            </div>

Change to:
                  {* <div class="row show-for-medium-up">
                     <div class="small-12 columns">{include file='templates/box.search.php'}</div>
                  </div> *}
               </div>
            </div>
            {* <div class="row hide" id="small-search">
               <div class="small-12 columns">
                  {include file='templates/box.search.php'}
               </div>
            </div> *}

That removes the HTML for the various locations of the Search button/field from the rendered template.

2. A mod would be required, but I have not seen one to do that.

3. After the Search box has been removed, we will revisit this.

4. There isn't a way to go straight to the Product Description page when first arriving at a CubeCart store. But, go ahead and disable the Featured Product, Sale Items, Best Sellers, and Latest Products, and let the slider do most of the talking for you. You can still add some more language to the Homepage document discussing why your store exists.

5. There is more than one way for PayPal to work. The payment gateway bounces the customer to PayPal's site to make payment. You do not need an SSL for that. There are other PayPal merchant account types (PayPal Express?), some which keep the customer on your site. Those require SSL. Installing an SSL certificate on your server makes no difference to CubeCart. You will not need to change anything.

6. There may be a third-party plugin. But otherwise, the Homepage document should be able to be edited to add the javascript necessary to embed a player.

7. The customer can add the product to the Shopping Basket from the panel that shows it in Latest Products. The layout of the Latest Products template can be edited to make the one product show more 'cleanly' since it is the only product being shown. If/When you have options for this product, that may need to be handled in a special way. The customer can be taken directly to the Checkout screens. Since you mention shipping, CubeCart will provide the means for the customer to provide shipping details during checkout, but otherwise, no account is necessary.

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  • 2 weeks later...

1. Ok finally, did number 1 and search box is gone. Finally being it has taken me this long to get to this because of spending so much time making actual product. 

2. if you can't add pics to review, is there a way to add another page upload pics to server like for logos and products and set up that way? Or should I let this one go?

3. you said we will revisit this when search box is remove, so can we please revisit this. I did find some stuff on this here but they didn't remove search box.

4. Where can I add language to homepage doc discussing why store exists? About us? I'm pretty good and finding and changing stuff I just don't know where to go to do.

5. I used Softaculous to auto install and I remember or at least I think I do, that if you were going to use ssl you had to https:/ and yes I have free plugin for paypal express. I would like to keep customers on my site because it's confusing for some and i think it looks more professional. But I'm just learning the ropes.

New question: Testing paypal, I have no clue, I tried to watch vid but I guess I'm just not with it. So hows the best way to test once I get ssl setup for paypal express?

6. Should be able to edit where? and can a iframe be used? cause that all I know how to do.

7. Where do I edit layout of the latest products template?

I don't mean to sound short or stern, I'm very long winded, so I'm told, so I'm trying to get straight to the point. I'm very very very appreciative and thankful you have helped my along the way.

New question: What are the correct pic sizes for the slider? Mine seem to get squished

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3. We will now give more space to the logo, and less space to "Login, Currency, and Cart" area.

main.php, find near line 59:
            <div class="row marg-top" id="top_header">
               <div class="small-4 large-3 columns">
                  <a href="{$STORE_URL}" class="main-logo"><img src="{$STORE_LOGO}" alt="{$META_TITLE}"></a>
               </div>
               <div class="small-8 large-9 columns nav-boxes">

Change to:
            <div class="row marg-top" id="top_header">
               <div class="small-8 large-7 columns"> {* This area is 8 (or 7) columns of 12 total in the 'top_header' row *}
                  <a href="{$STORE_URL}" class="main-logo"><img src="{$STORE_LOGO}" alt="{$META_TITLE}"></a>
               </div>
               <div class="small-4 large-5 columns nav-boxes"> {* This area is 4 (or 5) columns of 12 total in the 'top_header' row *}

On the small size, we changed 4 columns to  8 columns for the logo, and 3 to 7 columns for the large size. We had to make sure the two parts add up to 12 columns for each size.

The pictures for the BXSlider should be 1000x300 pixels.

4. In admin, Documents.The document marked as "Homepage" is where you want to sell your store, idea, brand, whatever. The About Us document is how customers can find you, short biographies of you and your staff, etc.

5. If you manage your own server, it will be up to you to install the SSL Certificate. Otherwise, begin coordinating the installation of this with your hosting provider.

I have very little knowledge with PayPal.

6. See 4.

7. In admin, Languages, click the Edit icon of the language being used in your store. From the Phrase Group selector, choose Catalogue. Scroll to the key 'latest_products'. Change the phrase to Our Product. Click Save.

The template content.homepage.php is where the Latest Products are shown. There are two areas: "content_homepage" and "content_latest_products". You can place the latest products area inside the homepage area and have the homepage document flow around the product panel.

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Thanks again!

1. Now that there is more room for the logo is there a certain size for the logo that works best? Or is this hit or miss?

2. I have the box checked to enable customer reviews but I don't see link. I signed up or set up account thinking this would make the link magically appear but it didn't. Where would the link normally appear?

 

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No, you don't have to have a "title" for a Homepage SiteDoc. You will find, however, the table listing the Documents are now blank and it will be impossible to know what document is what. On the other hand, the Homepage document is flagged as such, so you can tell which is which in that regard.

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Depending how much of the background you want affected:

* Add CSS rules to cubecart.default.css
* Create a code snippet

If you want a background that covers just the section (everything below the breadcrumbs), make this edit to cubecart.default.css:

Add:

/* !Begin Section Wrappers
 * Use these to customise specific sections
 * Copy this group to other sub-style CSS files
 * Add names of new sections as appropriate
 */
.account_wrapper {}
.category_wrapper {}
.checkout_wrapper {}
.document_wrapper {}
.download_wrapper {}
.gateway_wrapper {}
.giftcertificate_wrapper {}
.home_wrapper {}
.login_wrapper {}
.order_wrapper {}
.product_wrapper {}
.register_wrapper {}
.saleitems_wrapper {}
/* !End Section Wrappers */

Then, you will add styling properties to each section.

If you want the entire page, then a code snippet that loads the template variable CSS with a filename having your styling based on the page being delivered.

A code snippet is the most versatile.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hello back again trying to figure out some stuff.

1. Is there a way to get rid of sale items?

2. I can't figure out a way to get rid of test category setup, where the heck is it?

many thanks

sale items.png

test account.png

On 2/23/2016 at 1:05 PM, bsmither said:

Depending how much of the background you want affected:

* Add CSS rules to cubecart.default.css
* Create a code snippet

If you want a background that covers just the section (everything below the breadcrumbs), make this edit to cubecart.default.css:

Add:

/* !Begin Section Wrappers
 * Use these to customise specific sections
 * Copy this group to other sub-style CSS files
 * Add names of new sections as appropriate
 */
.account_wrapper {}
.category_wrapper {}
.checkout_wrapper {}
.document_wrapper {}
.download_wrapper {}
.gateway_wrapper {}
.giftcertificate_wrapper {}
.home_wrapper {}
.login_wrapper {}
.order_wrapper {}
.product_wrapper {}
.register_wrapper {}
.saleitems_wrapper {}
/* !End Section Wrappers */

Then, you will add styling properties to each section.

If you want the entire page, then a code snippet that loads the template variable CSS with a filename having your styling based on the page being delivered.

A code snippet is the most versatile.

Where do I add or input the picture? Sorry I probably just need to pay someone to do this, just short of funds.

 

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1. An edit can be made to the template to remove the link that would request the page to show a "category" of items on sale. This assumes you want some items to still be on sale. Otherwise, set the Sale Mode to off.

In your skin's template box.navigation, using a programmer's text editor (your hosting account's control panel (Cpanel?) has one), find:

{if $CTRL_SALE}

Change to:

{if false && $CTRL_SALE}

2. In CubeCart's admin, Categories, edit the "Change Island" category to have a new name and different Description.

3. Place the background picture in the skin folder /images/. Then, in the CSS file cubecart.default.css, for whichever page you want the backgroung image to appear, code the CSS as follows, for example:

.category_wrapper { background-image: url("../images/background_image.jpg"); }

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Hello again, thought I had everything set to start taking orders, but i guess not. Now when I proceed to check I get the message in the attached image. I have also attached version of usps and how I set it up. I set up usps business account and am using username. My product weight is 1.5 pounds in the production section. Any idea what might be causing this snag? Any help and or advice would be greatly appreciated as I'm so close to getting it working.

suitable shipping.png

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Please be certain that the USPS Username is the name the USPS gave you in a confirmation email, not the username you, yourself, created when you created your USPS Business Account.

Visit: https://www.usps.com/business/web-tools-apis/welcome.htm

(Not getting the whole API page at the moment.)

In CubeCart's admin, look in the Request Log. There may be a log entry that shows the USPS Rate Request and Response.

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That was it my friend, there should be one of those question marks next to username in the usps plugin you scroll over that would direct to the link you posted. Or something that would explain that you need to setup an usps account and then proceed to api to setup another account to get the appropriate username.

Works great even allows shopper to select several different shipping methods. Almost there though. I haven't tried some of the skin and or other changes you were helping me with, thought I would try and get site functional and worry about other things latter. 

I really appreciate your help, without it I would have thrown in the towel a long time ago.

 

Username came with a password, there was no input for a password but worked anyways FYI

1 hour ago, Dirty Butter said:

I notice Handling Cost is a numeral, not a currency amount. Could that be meaningful?

No that didn't seem to be the issue, just having the api username and not using the username to log into usps. Thanks though. I'm sure a lot of people already know this, me I'm new to this whole ballgame, but i hope if someone else has any of my aforementioned setup issues they search and find all of the stuff I have been helped with and can benefit from this thread.

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You might be using PayPal. This banner gets displayed if the info sent to PayPal is not correct.

The PayPal gateway (not the PayPal Pro plugin) also uses the Request function, so see if there is a log entry in the Request Log that may explain what the error is with PayPal, if it is PayPal.

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3 hours ago, Dirty Butter said:

What do you have on the SSL tab of Store Settings?

I have Yes

http://dirtybutter.com/plushcatalog

.dirtybutter.com

 

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ssl.png

3 hours ago, bsmither said:

You might be using PayPal. This banner gets displayed if the info sent to PayPal is not correct.

The PayPal gateway (not the PayPal Pro plugin) also uses the Request function, so see if there is a log entry in the Request Log that may explain what the error is with PayPal, if it is PayPal.

No Log errors, also using api info from previous website and biz, I might have to start from scratch. I didn't think it mattered other than other biz name showing up on paypal statement and receipt. You can't change the business name already tried on paypal. I'll see if you can change web address.

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I've been searching online to try and figure out my paypal issue, and now i"m so confused. I did find mention of having to setup an sandbox api to use your merchant gateway for testing I think, also that particular security error code I'm receiving looks like it needs some coding, but I'm not sure if that applies to the plugin I'm using. So I'm still kinda stuck out in the middle of the ocean.

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