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#318443 Cart Power Power Blog Ready For Cs Cart V4.10.x ?

Posted by Mongoose on 02 August 2019 - 11:37 AM

The good fellas at Cart Power supplied me with the lastest iteration of Power Blog and it works just fine

#302565 Bitcoin Module Bitkassa Integration

Posted by Mongoose on 11 June 2018 - 05:58 PM

Has this ever been completed?

Is there an addon available for this?

We decided not to go for an implementation for Bitkassa instead Bitkassa suggested the following:

When an client places an order in our store they  will receive a notice from us where we sent them a notification with a paylink

in that mail that directs them to Bitkassa where they can either scan the QR code or manually fill in the biticoin address.



Dear Customer,

Thanks for choosing to pay with bitcoins, the digital currency of the future.
We politely request you to go to the following website from BitKassa: www.bitinvoice.eu/pasioonline

When you arrive at this website, you will see a form where the following information is needed :
- invoice number
- your email address
- the euro-amount you find on the invoice.
upon which the amount of bitcoins is being calculated, you need to transfer.

You will be led to another page, where a unique QR-code is shown with both the the bitcoin address as well as the requested amount in bitcoins.

Scan the QR-code with your smart phone, provided you already have a bitcoin wallet.

If you don't already have one, read up on the specific help page of BitKassa, the owner of bitinvoice.eu what wallets are suitable for your particular smart phone.

In case you changed your mind and want to choose another payment method, go back to Pasio Online and repeat your order.
Don't forget to cancel the other order, so that you are able to use your reward points.

Kind regards,

Customer Service Pasio


With all this the customer is directed to Bitkassa

Seen this screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/pBTf98m.png

Since we do not see big future for Bitcoin to really challenge the EUR or the USD for the near future we do not invest into a true addon for the moment. Bitpay is for us not doable by the way due to regulations.


#302085 Best Seo Add-On

Posted by Mongoose on 28 May 2018 - 10:02 PM

Not encrypted. Open source. You can find demo at the module page






Is there not an overlap between your addon and Simtech Dev's Schema.org + JSON-LD + SEO Template addon ? or even 4Sprungs ?


#299435 Why Cs Cart Lacks Of Good Looking (Modern) Themes

Posted by Mongoose on 30 March 2018 - 06:29 PM

I am planning of migrating a quite large eshop from Magento to CS Cart.

Although I have been convinced from the CS Cart usability, built-in addons etc, I think that it lacks of really good designed, modern style themes.

Of course, this is a matter of taste, but really I believe that most of the themes available (as far as I have seen at least) seem too "outdated" and "old-fashioned", compared to the ones that are available for other platforms (Magento, Opencart, Prestashop, Woocommerce etc).


How can I deal with this?


Have you looked at these two themes ?






I can't say these are old-fashioned but then again I maybe biased.

#293423 Modifying The Promo Page Excluding View Of Cart Promotions

Posted by Mongoose on 17 January 2018 - 03:19 PM



It just a matter of hide the promotions in the admin panel and you are done.


#292970 Eu Legislation On Cookies In 2018

Posted by Mongoose on 10 January 2018 - 12:35 PM

Interesting law, anyone can interpret differently. :)


Also depends on the prio of your government

#280005 Throwing In The Towel With Cs-Cart Addon Development

Posted by Mongoose on 02 July 2017 - 04:15 PM

Well if I may add I have also had very good experiences with the people from eCom Labs, CSCartRocks and a few others. Hungryweb is doing great work also as does Fotis from DVS.gr and not forget Tony B. (ez-ms.com) but the latter ones suffer from what I believe to be some what of a disadvantage as they are all third party developers as in the sense that  they are not offsprings of Simtech the parent company of CS Cart which is an advantage by itself, also the higher tax burden for the latter ones (US and Europe).

I plan to stay with CS Cart as long as the trend is still going the right direction. PS that is just my take on things.

In general I have no real bad experience with anyone of the developers, small and large. I just consult eCom Labs a lot more. PS I do not have shares in that company (LOL).

#276421 Bitcoin Module Bitkassa Integration

Posted by Mongoose on 03 May 2017 - 08:56 AM



Could someone from the developer community sent me an offer for implemantion of this Bitkassa API

(bitcoin) module for CS Cart ?




Thanks in advance.

#276375 Paypal Alternative Needed As A Merchant

Posted by Mongoose on 02 May 2017 - 02:32 PM

Well I can give a reason why we do not recommend 2CO. 2CO does not want any customers who sell dietary supplements, any related to vitamins and possibly sports nutrition and dietary supplements based on herbs.


Great for IT services and all but not in our line of business.

#273028 Server Choice For Cs Cart Ultimate

Posted by Mongoose on 15 March 2017 - 07:13 PM

I would at least start with a VPS if you are a serious with starting your e-com webstore and get yourself a decent SSL installed or do it yourself.

WHM/Cpanel are the panels I personally have the best experience with and I used on our VPS which is based on CentOS 6.8 on a XenServer.

I have 10 GB of dedicated memory assigned to this VPS.

#271429 Siteground hosting is a disaster!

Posted by Mongoose on 22 February 2017 - 03:30 PM

But when you buy a VPS, you don't get a VPS.  You get an instance of a shared environment.

I.e. commands like ps, uptime, df, etc. are all disabled because they don't want you to see that "your server" is not really private.


Their support is excellent, but there is a degree of deception in what you get for what you thought your purchased based on standard industry definition of terms like VPS (I.e. virtual PRIVATE server).





I am trying for over 2 years now to get a partner on board who is willing to share our bare metal unmanaged XenServer which currently holds 4 virtual private servers sharing 64 GB and 2 500GB SSD's. I posted this here and elsewhere but no response.

Now i must say I am not certified hosting provider nor a linux systems administrator but I know my way around it and getting an expert onboard who is willing to invest time and can chip in a few bucks each month would do it for us.

#270343 Store Upgrade Available Till June 2017 - Store Upgr Notification Says Different

Posted by Mongoose on 07 February 2017 - 04:33 PM

The temp workaround Martfox did not do it for me.

#265138 General Questions About Server Management

Posted by Mongoose on 28 November 2016 - 02:49 PM


I don't want to be rude, but it sounds like you don't have enough experience with Linux systems. We use CentOS 6.x and 7.x on our servers without any problems and disadvantages. It just works as expected.


I am no snowflake so I do not perceive your answer as offensive, I appreciate some honesty. 
I do not have that much experience that is true. In a way the GUI of Windows has spoiled me. If would certainly appreciate link to a handbook / linux cookbook Server Management for Dummies if that exists. Sofar no such luck on my part.

#265082 General Questions About Server Management

Posted by Mongoose on 28 November 2016 - 10:31 AM

By the way I see very often that Russion CS Cart theme and or addon developers use Ubuntu and the tutorials I see in the CS Cart documentation regarding how to install CS Cart on a VPS usually involves using the command line while operating on a Ubuntu VPS. Is there a special reason why ? 

#265072 General Questions About Server Management

Posted by Mongoose on 28 November 2016 - 10:05 AM

I'm sorry to hear that. I'm totally agree that information about condition are very necessary before any work would be paid. I apologize for misunderstanding from our side and we'll try not to repeat this mistake once again. However, we're not working with control panels such as cPanel, ISPManager, Plesk and so forth for several reasons:


- Control panels compiles their own versions of software, often without security patches from software's vendors such as Microsoft, RedHat etc.. Software versions are either terribly old. We're worried about security and do not want to maintain possible vulnerable systems and couldn't guarantee our clients, that all will be fine.


- Configuration and log files in non-standard locations. Control panels also totally ignore all the conventions of the host operating system and does it's own thing, that makes diagnostics and support incredibly difficult.


- Custom and complex configurations aren't possible because it wan't factored into the design of control panels. Sometimes we couldn't do anything because we know that control panel will override what we have done. Absolutely impossible to use software configuration management tools like Ansible, Puppet, Chef etc. on the same reason.


Please don't get me wrong. These products does a amazing job at making complex tasks much easier for people that aren't interested in administration skills. Of course they might be useful, but unreliable on production environments. 


A few questions and a critique on that what you said Gleb.


What do are actually saying here:




Please don't get me wrong. These products does a amazing job at making complex tasks much easier for people that aren't interested in administration skills. Of course they might be useful, but unreliable on production environments. 


Is it that you regard Cpanel as rubbish for any production environment and any UI control panel out there ?


If so what yet fool proof easy way of doing is there to manage your and and I mean yours Gleb prefered Linux server if you lack some knowledge and or experience with managing it from the command line.


I know that CentOS has for instance it's own control panel have you tried that one and if so what is your view on it.

Secondly the main issue with Linux distributions is that one time this works another time it does not, Windows is much more consistent in that regard and that is why I think I am using Cpanel with all it's imperfections however I am willing to be openminded for a better solution.

As long as it the manual does not keep changing from one time to another as happens with Linux distributions in general. What works in versio 6.8 might now work in 7.0 in case of CentOS for instance.