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#303408 Site Displaying Pages Extremely Slow

Posted by Flow on 29 June 2018 - 05:36 AM

Home page is huge at over 4MB.  You have images being scaled down to less than a 1/4 of their original size.  I would start with images before messing with server config.


I don't think that's it though. If you look at the waterfall, you see everything loads really fast once the page has been generated: https://prnt.sc/k0o2pt

#302918 Gdpr Cookie Addon

Posted by Flow on 20 June 2018 - 06:58 PM

Hre is the latest demo




Any news about the availability for the new version? I'd love to start using it. Thanks!

#302700 Quick Order Form For Trade Customers?

Posted by Flow on 14 June 2018 - 08:45 AM

Option should have been possibility. Do you see this when you click my link? https://prnt.sc/jutc9p

#302105 Upgrading To Mariadb Requirements On Part Of Current Install

Posted by Flow on 29 May 2018 - 09:09 AM

Upgraded. All good.

#299452 Why Cs Cart Lacks Of Good Looking (Modern) Themes

Posted by Flow on 31 March 2018 - 12:14 PM

While many of the themes on marketplaces look nice, it's mostly the photos that make them so good. I see very nice themes being ruined by shopowners all the time. I also see shops all using the same theme, creating  copy cats of one another.


My advice is to start with a very basic theme (cs-carts default theme will do just fine) and adjust it to your liking, with your own images, to make something unique, instead of a copy of someone else.


@Johnbol1, now those were the days, playing that game on my 8088 4.8 Mhz I believe it was :)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder  :)


#296102 Sales Performance Of 4.x.x Compared To 2.x.x

Posted by Flow on 20 February 2018 - 03:26 PM

How does wordpress has these statistics from google analytics incorporated in dashboard?







And how does wordpress have multi-language integrated? Oh wait they don't. It's only available with crappy add-ons that keep breaking. It's so easy to compare tools like this and say "they have this why do you not have it?"


How much work is it to login to google analytics? Is it really worth it to create an add-on that has to be maintained like crazy so that is keeps functioning? Because google changes things, constantly.


Do you realise how much resources this takes up from a company? I'd rather have cs-cart spend time on things that matter.

#295595 Sales Performance Of 4.x.x Compared To 2.x.x

Posted by Flow on 15 February 2018 - 08:47 AM

I totally agree with the above post. I NEVER worry or worried much about SEO and page optimization yet I took several cs-cart stores (including the one I'm still running) to 7 figure numbers turnaround with no marketing, let alone, SEO budget. Still we rank high. Why? Because:


1. We have excellent service and people post about us on forums, etc

2. Bloggers love us, our style, our products, and write about us

3. We create good unique content ourselves that google as well as people appreciate and link to


The platform might make 1% of a difference, but not much more I expect. Stop blaming, take responsibility, and work to get back the ranking you lost because your competitors got ahead of you.

#295574 Sales Performance Of 4.x.x Compared To 2.x.x

Posted by Flow on 15 February 2018 - 06:02 AM

It's not a problem for b2 business which CS-Cart is primary focused on. 

I think you meant B2C (business to consumer)

#295401 Sales Performance Of 4.x.x Compared To 2.x.x

Posted by Flow on 13 February 2018 - 06:54 AM

Well, I for one am extremely happy with version 4. We used version 2 for many years but I'm very impressed with how cs-cart improved and added a lot of functionality that we use. The time of simple shopping carts that is over guys, time to realize that. You need more so you can compete with your competitors.  


  • Because of the api we were able to easily integrate our helpdesk system.
  • Cs-cart 4 is extremely fast. I dare say v4 is just as fast as v2 even though our images are now 2 times larger. 
  • How many customers are online - this can be easily seen in google analytics. Or with a simple add-on. Stats was slowing down large websites and was not showing nearly as much as google analytics, so it made sense that they removed it. 
  • Checkout - we have not had complaints so far and while it shows a bit more info than version 2, now it is 99% compliant with for example EU law (which version 2 was not). 
  • Better in search engines - We saw our visitors go up by 10 to 30% after we switched to v4 and full https.
  • Sales - we saw sales increase by 10 - 20% after we switched to version 4 (although this might have also happened had we stayed with version 2, i think it's very safe to say V4 definitely does not do worse than V2). 
  • Options - ok this is the one thing I agree on with the post above. Not sure how and why this was messed up (see my bug post here: http://forum.cs-cart...ns-as-default/)


Then, most importantly - our customers do not complain and stayed with us. Switching to a new design is always tricky, but we did our best to keep the look and functionality like the menu the same as much as possible, only to improve in very small steps after that. So maybe this is good advice for other switching: don't make the step too big for your customers. 

#294259 Gdpr Policy In The Eu

Posted by Flow on 29 January 2018 - 08:34 PM

I would also like to know this. I guess cs-cart will have to implement changes so that it complies with the new regulations. For example, we need to be able to delete all customer data, as well as his/her personal info from orders in 1 go if someone would request that.

#293775 My Opinion

Posted by Flow on 23 January 2018 - 01:38 PM

PS that is just me ranting and giving my view on these socalled "protect the customer" bullshit that EU regulators want you to implement.


I couldn't agree more. But if you grow your store bigger and competitors sue you (it happens all the time), at a certain point you'll have to follow their rules. 

#293757 My Opinion

Posted by Flow on 23 January 2018 - 08:41 AM

I would never run a store on wordpress. We use it for our blog and always have problems with it. Broken plugins after updates, etc etc etc.


Cs-cart is 100 times more stable than wordpress with many plugins.

#293731 My Opinion

Posted by Flow on 22 January 2018 - 07:49 PM


He meant that there are hardly France websites using cs-cart. Not that cs-cart needs a French website. 

Concerning EU, please see this example: http://doc.prestasho...ean legislation


Otherwise let me state that I love cs-cart, have used it since 2011 with great success (in the EU!) and really appreciate you defending it. 

#293618 Pre Start Questione

Posted by Flow on 20 January 2018 - 10:34 AM

You can not have the main language without it showing in the url, unfortunately. It would need some custom coding. 


You could however, with some 301 redirect rules, redirect all links that don't have a language code in them to your main language. This way your links will continue to work. At least I think this is possible. 


As for filters - yes this is possible. You could place a block on category view. Say your category is tires, you could filter them by size, brand, for X brand car, etc.

#293033 Eu Legislation On Cookies In 2018

Posted by Flow on 11 January 2018 - 10:14 AM

It's going to change again this year. I believe pop-ups won't be necessary anymore, just having the info on your website with a direct linnk would be enough.