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#324716 Module: Webp Converter

Posted by remoteone on 17 February 2020 - 04:24 AM

I agree, old images should remain,  csc needs to serve original images to browsers that dont support Webp.

#322644 Feature Variants > Product Variations & Product Feature Groups

Posted by remoteone on 10 December 2019 - 12:33 PM

Right,  thanks.
Since we use portrait orientated monitors, the LHS block is hidden by default,  I keep forgetting to un-hide it to check for stuff. 

But even then, for some reason, the Features & Groups links were partially underneath the big notification to fix old product listings. I was expecting to see the links  on the product_features.manage page or as a item of the action button dropdown.. . too many different menu groups.
That damn Slider button is so greyed out I dont notice it there!  Styled it with a bit more contrast:

These geyed-out low contrast styles are hard to read for we oldies with thick spectacles..Might look fine for storefronts but IME the admin side needs better readability,  more contrast.

.admin-content-wrap .sidebar-toggle {
    background: rgba(255, 0, 0, .7);
.admin-content-wrap .sidebar-toggle .sidebar-icon {
    color: rgba(255, 255, 255, .7);
    font-size: 36px;
.admin-content-wrap .sidebar.sidebar-open .sidebar-icon {
    color: #000;
    opacity: 0.5!important;
    font-size: 14px;


#313811 Shipping Costs

Posted by remoteone on 30 March 2019 - 04:54 PM

Reopened with another bug report:


#309052 Introducing A New Prototype—Product Variations (A Better Implementation Of Pr...

Posted by remoteone on 16 November 2018 - 08:09 AM

OMFG! Still in Beta,  gonna run out of sub-versions soon, hope it is finalized before it reaches 5.0!


Addons > Product Variations [Beta]

#304804 Introducing A New Prototype—Product Variations (A Better Implementation Of Pr...

Posted by remoteone on 02 August 2018 - 04:30 AM

Suggestion to fix some critical sources of confusion with products that have Product Variations.


1. The General Tab should not show editable fields for [Pricing / inventory] and [Availability] sections when these fields are overridden by the same fields of each PV. Having them showing is very confusing and user un-freindly


2. Along the same lines as 1. All other settings made redundant by the same overriding setting in each PV should be unavailable to the other product Tabs.

EG: [Shipping Properties] [Quantity discounts] [Subscribers] [Features]


3. However, what if a product  has  PVs. Admins should not have to spend hours setting the same [Quantity discounts] settings for each PV individually.

What is needed is for the Products MAIN settings to be used if those same setting of a PV are unset. This way, the MAI product settings are treated as the DEFAULT settings, only overridden by non-blank PV settings.


4. (minor) Since one PV must be selected as default, there really isnt a need for the products main image to be set. So, in admin, the product list and product edit page should show the image of the default PV in cases where no main image is defined.


5. Supplier setting for each PV. Again, this should not replace the General setting, but override it if set.


One more very important thing. Without malice or prejudice.


PLEASE give us all an ETA as to when the Product Variations functionality will be finalized and out of Beta.

This has dragged on for too long. It has been more than a year since "Cs-Cart 4.6.1 With Product Variations" was announced!

Q1. What is the expected ETA for Product Variations functionality will be finalized and out of Beta.


As I understand it, the PV addon must be completed as a prerequisite to fixing / updating the eBay Sync addon.

Q2. Is my understanding of this correct.?

Q3. What is the expected ETA for eBay Sync addon will be finally updated?


Product Variations functionality and a fully functional EBay Sync are of utmost importance to our business and thus our decision as to which eCommece software we will use moving forward. I know of other csc license holders that have given up waiting and charged platforms for these reasons.

#301338 Cs-Coding Addon: Seo Optimization Pro

Posted by remoteone on 08 May 2018 - 02:59 PM

с нетерпением жду английской версии  :grin:

#296515 Ebay Synchronization Add-On: Improvements And New Features

Posted by remoteone on 25 February 2018 - 11:03 PM

I think that CSC is needing to finalise the Product Variations functions before they proceed again with updates to the eBay addon.

From memory, discussed elswhere on this forum, the PV functions are needed to allow correct eBay syncing.

Things do seem to proceed quite slowly....

#287840 Best Seo Add-On

Posted by remoteone on 04 November 2017 - 12:41 AM

Interesting, but unfortunately, there us no "Ultimate" (unlimited) licence for the 4Sprung addon.

Not keen on having to purchase a new bunch of addon licences each time we add a storefront.

#282816 Introducing Cs-Cart 4.6.1 With Product Variations

Posted by remoteone on 15 August 2017 - 03:33 PM

Why don't you use mass edit of products?



Sure, thats a standard method from the products list view, but it requires a number of steps, especially if many products need removing from a particular category. And correct me if Im wrong, but the "Apply values to all the selected products" function will overwrite category assignments so that cant be used to remove a particular category from multiple products.


What we are talking about here is the ability to quickly remove the selected products association from the Category view (product list view) .

Its the ability to "remove a product(s) from a category", rather than "remove a category from a product" as is the current method. 

I said,  for me, just a nice-to-have...

#281917 Cs-Cart Multivendor Vs Open-Cart. Who Is The Best?

Posted by remoteone on 01 August 2017 - 02:29 AM

Just thought I would add my opinion here, even tho this thread is a little old, i dont see any posts from end users (admins).

My conclusion from investigations some months ago is that, regardless of which "base software" you go with.. you are going to need to pay for it. If its free, then youll most likely find that you need to spend a lot of money on Addons and mods. But I also found similar for paid software such as CSCart.

If you need only one store, then the cost of the standard cscart is so cheap for what you get, that its not an issue.

Im not sure about the addon licensing schemes for OpenCart, but for cscart there is currently (Im hanging on in hope that this will improve one day) a considerable cost disadvantage:

Each time there is an update to cscart version, the addon devs need to release an update also. And there's been a lot of updates recently.

Its great that there is the Ultimate Licence to run multiple stores, if you are serious about running multistore, then IMHO the cost isnt a problem.

The downside is what I lovingly refer to as the "Prolonged Licence Gravy Train":

Most addon developers require you to purchase licenses for each Domain (storefront).

Some are offering Unlimited licenses, not many tho'


The gripe I have with this is not so much the cost, but the time and effort required to periodically be:

- Purchasing "Prologed cscart license$"

- Prolonging Addon licence$ , to get updates that will work with the latest cscart version.

- Time spent installing, and re-installing addons to update purchase

- Purchasing new addon licence$ when a new store is added.


Now I understand that addon devs are currently having a hard time keeping up with the time they spend to keep their addons compatible with successive updates.. there a number of complaints about this... this cost needs to be transferred to the licence purchaser, as devs cant keep working for free.

Currently I have decided not to go forward with adding or updating any addons until CSCart is at a more major version, with the current Beta functions ratified and most of the issues fixed.


After investigating a few other ecom' software, we decided to stay with cscart, due to being familiar with the quite user friendly and intuitive interface. 
My advice to those contemplating purchase of cscart
1. If contemplating multistore, get the ultimate version straight up.

2. But dont purchase ANY addon at first unless the function is an absolute must.

3. Get busy arranging Categories, Pages, SEO and product listings. Depending on the number and complexity, this could take a lot of time. In our case years due to time required running our primary v2 store.

4. Meanwhile keep installing the version updates that come along.

5. Once you are ready to launch, this is the time to consider improving functionality by purchasing addons.

Hopefully cscart will be at a more "stable", major version. Dont go crazy with "nice-to-have" addons, just get the function most needed. This way, you'll only need to prolong your addon and cscart licence$ every few years...hopefully minimising the cost and time imposition.

Hope that helps.

#280488 Better Product Tabs: Show Block Name In Admin List

Posted by remoteone on 08 July 2017 - 04:22 AM

So lets say we have 10 product , all with a Product Tab called "Instructions" but these all use different Blocks for content. Some may be "Pages in Blocks", others html Blocks..

Under Design > Product tabs

We would have a list of 10 Product Tabs, all called "Instructions" with no hint as which tab is which !

This current state is not admin freindly.


Have the List of Product tabs in admin show the Block Name to the right of the tabs Name.

So instead of just seeing (Block), show (Block: BlockNane)

This would make cscart Product Tabs so much easyier to use.2w3ax5g.jpgAnd as pointed out by johnbo1, this issue applies eaqually to Global Options.

Again, Different products may have Global Options that have the same name but different variants.

For example there is no way in admin to distinguish between 5 different G.O.'s all called "Length"

If anyone knows of an addon that fixes this shortcomming, I'd be very interested.

#277761 Where Shines And Where Is Cs Cart Lacking In Terms Of Default Seo

Posted by remoteone on 28 May 2017 - 02:38 PM

Yes,I'm wondering the same thing, mainly from an Automated SEO viewpoint.

Out of the Box you need to manually enter all the Meta-tag fields, page Title, Image Alt/Titles and Search words.

It bothers me that CSCart is lacking in this area out of the box.

What bothers me more , to the point of not buying any addons for this until cscart v5 is released, is that there are warnings from the addon devs about overrides from other third party addons and changes to core files needed due to the lack of hooks.


At the very lease, cscart should be talking with the addon devs to provide the needed hooks in the standard cscart.

It would be good to hear from CSCart Dev's here to get some recommendations.

And from the addon, devs regarding which addons conflict with which?

#271842 Add-Ons By Simtech Development: One Page Checkout

Posted by remoteone on 28 February 2017 - 11:50 PM

I find it disconcerting that Simtech, being the architects of CS-Cart, are selling Addons in completion with other third-party addon providers. On the flip-side, if the addons are lifetime upgrades, being fully compatible with all future CSC updates then its not such a bad thing.

Our One-Page Checkout addon  from cscartrocks stopped working as a result of one of the updates.

IMO something as fundamental as a single-page checkout, with intelligent, customer friendly work flow is so important that it should be built into the standard cart. Store owners want to sell online, not spend days stuffing about installing and updating addons. Please dont go down the Prestashop path where every additional function requires an addon!

#260230 Cart-Power Add-On: Shipping And Payments Restrictions

Posted by remoteone on 28 September 2016 - 12:44 AM

In this situation he/she will see the default CS-Cart notification: Sorry, it seems that we have no shipping options available for your location. [/size]Please check your shipping address and contact us if everything is okay. We'll see what we can do about it.[/size]


@ Cart-Power. It is important to have an alternate message here that pertains more closely to the reason for for Payment or Shipping restrictions. The standard  cscart still needs to remain to deal with standard addressing problems like the customer entering the postcode incorrectly (we get that alot).

Ifthe customer enconters cart issues , such as some/all items being removed . then they need a message alerting them as to the reason.

#256454 Show Company Name On Orders List

Posted by remoteone on 04 August 2016 - 03:23 PM

Id also like to see the customer phone number in the list. But everyone has different requirements, so maybe better to make the list fields customizable.