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This is a bit out there....old cubecart


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I know this is a bit out there....but, well, i cut my teeth on php and mysql with cubecart v.1.  I'm familiar with it, I can work with it, i like it. But that was....many....yeas ago.
I find myself in a situation now, where I am in need of an ecommerce site. I dont like (read: I can't understand) any of the new freely available shopping carts...PHP has changed since v.3. lol

What I want to ask...is if anyone had an old copy of the cubecart v1.7/8/9?
I know it had security issues, and old php ... but I could understand it. I've been boning up on newer versions of php and feel i could handle them if only I could first re-familiarise myself with php by  playing with an old cubecart. I also really like it ease of modifiability (is that a word? lol).

Can anyone help? Brooky?

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Well, I said it was many years ago....whatever version was in existence around 2003-4. The original one that was free before you started charging a licence fee.

The store I just recently installed is through cpanels softaculous installer? I would assume its the latest....6.something.

But as I said, i'm not a fan of these stores. I want to get a hold of the original cubecart.

Cubecart is your baby, Brooky....surely you still have a copy of the original floating adound somewhere?

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Ok, i explained in the original post about why i want to use it.

And its not version 3....i'm after version 2, the one before version 3, the one before cubecart started using templates, and skins, and modules and classes and php that i didn't understand.

Look, never mind....I can sesne your reluctance. Forget I asked.

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In cPanel installatron there is a V2 version which I have just tried to install but without success. I ran V3 for many years and this was very stable so was reluctant to change to V6. However things move on and V6 is a much more modern platform suitable for use on modern day devices such as mobile phones and tablets,V3 does not look good on them. Maybe give it a go it's FREE and the support on here probably already covers any issues you come accross. If not just ask for help.

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On 2017-5-15 at 4:29 AM, ayz1 said:

In cPanel installatron there is a V2 version ......

Yeah, no there's not.

This will probably get me banned from here, or better still, get my account closed, which I'd do myself if there was any way to actually do that.
I don't know if you are deliberately  avoiding my actual question, or are simply truly not understanding what I'm asking for.

I don't want v3...I want the one BEFORE it. WHY I want it, besides having already explained this, twice, is really of no concern.
I refuse to believe that you, Brooky, as the founder and developer of cubecart, do not have a copy of every version, and every iteration of each version, right back to version, or whatever the very first cubecart script was labelled.

Ok, so its not stable and has security issues....thats why I am trying to learn the latest php and procedural sql (which may not be as clever as OOP or PDO, but is easier for me to learn) so that I can address those issues.
As I have said, more than once, I LIKED v2 (although, even though you claim there was never a v1, I am positive the last iteration I actually used, was 1.9), thats why I want it. If its old, if its vulnerable....well, thats my problem, isn't it.

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because I missed a bit
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20 minutes ago, nzfreemo said:

If its old, if its vulnerable....well, thats my problem, isn't it.

To be fair, it could become a problem for CubeCart if their brand gets negative press due to a compromised store - how many people do you think will bother to read that it was a super obsolete version that someone self-professedly inexperienced with PHP and web security had taken upon themselves to try and update?

Are you really so confident that you can secure such an outdated version against today's attacks, or will you be hiring a professional internet security and PHP expert to secure your outdated store?

How about your customers, will you inform them that you are knowingly using an outdated and very likely insecure storefront?

The answers to these questions could have serious repercussions, both for yourself and anyone who uses your site. I highly suggest you reconsider the situation.

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@nzfreemo the oldest version of CubeCart available for download is 3.0.0 which has been made available for reference purposes. We do not recommend using it.

We simply do not have any version 2 package available. CubeCart was called eStore for version 1 and version 2. Source code for it doesn't exist and isn't available. You need to either use a more recent version or alternate e-commerce package.

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OMG.....I understand your concerns and arguments.....but NOBODY seems to be understanding or listening to what i've been saying!

If I shout, will it help?

I will be building my own store/cart from scratch. It wil not say "Powered by cubecat" as it will not be a cubecart store/script. so any issues with my store will not relfect on cubecart. Payment processing will be handleD by either paypal api or paynow api, so payment security is handled by them.

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