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#303053 Good Vs Bad Bots

Posted by P-Pharma on 22 June 2018 - 12:39 PM

This recent list has 1200 bad bots that you can block through htaccess:



We are getting a lot of bot registrations specifically targetting CS-Cart because it has no protection. This seems to be done through Xrumer spammer software which changes the user agent and can therefore not be blocked by user agent.

#259384 Shipping Cost Based On Dimensional Weight, Multiple Product Types

Posted by P-Pharma on 13 September 2016 - 12:02 PM

Honestly, we are getting so many problems from customers due to incorrect shipping rates. Some orders are being shipped out at a loss or we need to contact customers to tell them that they cannot receive the order they made, because the shipping cost is a multitude of what they paid for. You can image the frustration and trouble with this.


This issue is really stalling our growth and damaging our company reputation online.


I really can't image that we will use CS-Cart for our next large project. We will NEED to use software that has good shipping functionality and integrates with all shipping options. Including COD, insurance, delivery options, box size calculation, exact dimensional weight, distinguish between box sizes, multi-box shipping, transit times, real time tracking status, shipping labels, restrict shipping methods per product, restrict shipping area's per product/category.


Our shipping partners have awesome services for us to take advantage of. But CS-Cart simple can't handle any of it currently. it simply doesn't work.

#248321 Dismiss Notifications

Posted by P-Pharma on 17 April 2016 - 02:32 PM

Admin panel notifications are handy and informative, but once you have seen them they are useless.
Yet, the notifications keep pestering us every day of the year. We need to keep clicking them all away. On mobile its difficult to do.
Please make all non-critical notifications dismissible, so that once a user closes a notification it will not be displayed to that user again.

#248045 Please Allow Us To Ignore Russian Forum Threads

Posted by P-Pharma on 13 April 2016 - 01:25 PM

Quite a lot of forum discussions here are in Russian.
As most English speaking customer do not read Russian at all, we need to wade through unreadable threads to spot the discussions relevant to us.
This forum software has a number of addons available to let us filter / ignore forums.
For example this one: https://invisionpowe...-ignore-topics/

Please implement this here.

#247567 Presenting A Lightning-Fast And Enduring Cs-Cart Demo With 200,000 Products

Posted by P-Pharma on 07 April 2016 - 05:04 PM

Please support LiteSpeed. LiteSpeed is much easier to manage for non-technical webmasters. NGINX is quite complex. We use LiteSpeed on all our servers and it saves us a lot of money on hosting costs.
We really need LiteSpeed support.

Adding LiteSpeed support would also complete this feature request: https://cscart.userv...rt-with-litespe

#239761 Php 7 Set For Release In November. Will Cs-Cart Support It?

Posted by P-Pharma on 09 January 2016 - 06:20 PM

CSC 4.3.6 should support PHP7 and ETA is February. I would not be surprised if 4.3.7 will have additional fixes related to PHP7.

#232267 Why Is There No Company Registration And Vat Number In Cs-Cart?

Posted by P-Pharma on 09 October 2015 - 02:18 PM

By law every invoice is required to have a VAT and company reg number on it. But it seems that CS-Cart does not have these fields. Any EU tax agency will therefore reject CS-Cart invoices without these details.

Am I missing something or is this really not in CS-Cart?

#229014 Cart-Power Add-On: Live Search

Posted by P-Pharma on 06 September 2015 - 06:52 PM

Great product. There are some issues with the log that I hope you could address in future versions:


  • The logs show many duplicate searches, obviously by the same user. Often with the same date/time. These duplicate searches can be exact duplicates or obviously the same search but a new character added to it for each instance. i.e. ja, jac, jack, jack d, jack da, jack dan, jack dani, jack danie, jack daniel, jack daniels
    This pollutes the log greatly and its hardly usable when most searches have a dozen of duplicates.
  • Search is used by both staff and customers. Only customer searches are interesting. Staff searches are noise when it comes to finding out what customers are searching for. Please consider to ignore or filter out searches by certain IP's.


For future versions it would be nice to see the most popular search phrases from the last month.

#227254 Vbulletin + cs-cart integration.

Posted by P-Pharma on 19 August 2015 - 04:18 PM

Cart power created it for me. Its not an integration, but rather a xenforo content block.

It does not link accounts, orders, singe login.
I'm sure that there is a developer willing to create this integration.

#225746 1-Year Licenses Discontinued

Posted by P-Pharma on 05 August 2015 - 01:31 PM

Im glad you are getting rid of the yearly subscriptions. Keeping things simple works better. I do see a price hike in this. Will you increase the number of storefronts?
The argument about the 1st party addons are moot for those of us who have no use for it.
Please stop changing your licenses over and over again. Its confusing. Especially if the license name is not descriptive.

#219367 2 Factor Verification For Csc Admin?

Posted by P-Pharma on 18 June 2015 - 12:35 PM

Is there a function or addon that allows/forces 2 factor verification for CS-Cart admin panel?
Google: https://www.gauthify.com/

#217879 [Free addon] Track all your shipments for 120+ carriers

Posted by P-Pharma on 08 June 2015 - 04:36 PM

We are using the following shipment methods:
  • UPS express (UPS Europe)
  • UPS express saver(UPS Europe)
  • UPS insurance option (can be selected by customer)
  • UPS C.O.D.
  • PostNL
  • PostNL EPS
  • PostNL COD
  • DPD
Do you support these methods? Mind that UPS Europe uses a different API than UPS USA.

Can we print shipping labels from this addon?

#217353 Cart-Power: First Theme

Posted by P-Pharma on 04 June 2015 - 05:29 PM

IMHO its not as good as your other styles.
I hope to see more styles from you.

#213816 Speeding Up Cs-Cart (Attempts)

Posted by P-Pharma on 08 May 2015 - 05:17 PM

Such modules should be included in CS-Cart by default. Great to see this from Alt Team. Hopefully the same will also become available for other webservers.

#209781 Speed Boost In Cs-Cart 4.3.1 Beta

Posted by P-Pharma on 01 April 2015 - 02:23 AM


What problems do you have with current protocol, and do you have any ideas on how to make it better?

Yes, but this was already discussed at length. The solution is:
Replace the current bug track (IP.tracker) for a real bug tracker.
Implement a good bug scrubbing protocol. The current one does not work. Because of this people give up on reporting bugs.
Stop closing bug reports before they are fixed.
Make it easy to see what the status of each bug is.
Only mark it fixed if the fix is included in a specific release. Make this easy to see.
Create an overview of all open bugs. For everyone to see.

Unreported - probably, but not lost or forgotten. I assume that there can be exceptions, and we can find some cases when bug was not fixed, but each such case is discussed individually, and if you have some of those let me know and will take it under control.

It is almost always needed to check back on bugs and ask when a fix will be provided. Especially if a fix has been promised long ago. Its needed to remind you, because it seems bugs are simply forgotten.
I dont think this is strange because your bug tracking software does not show which 'closed' bugs are bugs that need to be fixed.