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#330702 Merge Variants (Product Feature)

Posted by HareRama on 22 August 2020 - 07:15 AM

Not difficult but could be this option for save time!


UPDATE cscart_product_features_values SET variant_id='new-value-catch-from-x-button' WHERE variant_id='old-value-catch-from-x-button';


#330470 Designer Can Access Add-Ons

Posted by HareRama on 13 August 2020 - 07:13 AM

I made quick solution, however something is wrong. I can select Add-ons to restrict rules but it doesn't work.

Just add: $auth['user_id'] == in /app/addons/xxx-add/controllers/backend

#328720 Improvements To Multi-Vendor In April & May 2020 And Our Plans

Posted by HareRama on 12 June 2020 - 07:59 PM

I would add some option to hide Vendors details to the public. I haven't seen any platform sharing Vendor email or other sensitive details with Customers or even public.

#327300 How To Show Product Name Without Truncate (...) In Admin Panel

Posted by HareRama on 04 May 2020 - 11:33 AM

Very annoying issue about truncate the title of products can be solved easily:




Find file: /design/backend/templates/views/products/manage.tpl


and replace:

<a class="row-status" title="{$product.product|strip_tags}" href="{"products.update?product_id=`$product.product_id`"|fn_url}">{$product.product|truncate:80 nofilter}</a>


<a class="row-status" title="{$product.product|strip_tags}" href="{"products.update?product_id=`$product.product_id`"|fn_url}">{$product.product|truncate:80 nofilter}</a>

After saving changes the products title will be shortened to 80 chars (default only 40).
Please mind: Some SEO experts also recommend keeping page titles under 70 chars.

#324426 Paypal Sandbox Orders Always Open

Posted by HareRama on 06 February 2020 - 01:25 PM

Hi, It's working but with some delay, about few hours. I don't know yet.

#321422 How Are Cs Cart Developers And Addons?

Posted by HareRama on 04 November 2019 - 05:29 AM

Try with @eComLabs, I wouldn't make mistake and pay for some local programmers even they speak Portuguese, for CSC you need a real specialist with this management system, otherwise you will suffering with many problems appear during integration etc.

#321418 Can You Convince Me? I Really Want To Buy Cs Cart Mv But These Are The Things...

Posted by HareRama on 04 November 2019 - 05:16 AM

Hi, I have similar experience, plus much more troubles on way which never happened in different CMS..


My previous posts have been deleted but no matter what it's my experience and cost my time and sometimes money.


First I couldn't installed it on first hosting -  I received info about requirements problem, however server passed all requirements. Second one - I've installed shop - however I couldn't turn off Mod Security and.. I wasn't able to add new product or what ever demands access to files /upload etc./.

Third host works voila! but.. I imported some products and I didn't realize "Add to Cart" doesn't work. After several changes and looking into core I found the post someone with same problem and he advised to add product first, not to import anything.. so I have to install it again. Of course I copied changes with skin template etc.. After adding first product "Add to cart" start working?! Import also.. but no skin changes.. 1 MB of adjustments can put into rubbish because blocks and grids has been messed with no sense to me.

OK I can deal with that.. I have tried get some more information about API, because general settings of template are VERY limited (still better then nothing but we have 2019 and most CMS doesn't demands any programming skills). So.. generally API Guide is far away from Sunday programmers requirements, not much examples and focused on small range of usability.. I'd to use forums again and different version CSC deal with problem on different way. I tried my best but nothing changes.. then I realized.. clear storage cache doesn't work properly and there is no way for temporary turn off caching (even change permission doesn't work).

It's just few days of my experience but I feel some analogy with old car but works fine, however if you not mechanic better consider a lot.


CS-Cart has serious problem with data standardization for example: date ID/Product Code. Sometimes date is show as xx.yy.zzzz but sometimes.. xx/yy/zzzz . How difficult is it? Excel automatically convert dates and I couldn't find anywhere as example of Russian style timezone with exampled: "/" which is necessary for features.. Import export sometimes accept only Product ID, sometimes only Product Code. Also developers of third part software are not sure what they should use and they will choose only one standard as compatible.


There is many bugs and not user friendly solutions behind, for examples duplicated blocks with same names. Many options are not drag & drop. For example if you want to reorganize menu you will have to reorder all data each by each. I can't understand why it's like that (form builder support drag & drop). Every time I login I have feeling not to make any mistake which can crash whole shop.

I have found many other annoying issues, but I lost my list. So far newest bug is disappearing + button for adding new products and posts..

The good thing about CSC is easy to edit source, however you have to learn about structure (my_changes). Some skin changes are related to dedicated template, some to built in template. If you do something you better keep doing it, otherwise hire a programmer will be nightmare if you made already a lot of changes in different files. For examples template has an addon and this addon change some core files, so to overwrite the changes you need to make new changes which overwrite changes made by add-on. If you forget where you made changes it might be hard to localize affected file. Btw. support here on forums is good. I can't comment paid support, it's very sad.

#320057 Link To Product Image (Php)

Posted by HareRama on 21 September 2019 - 04:16 AM

Thank you so much, it WORKS!

#319940 Meet Cs-Cart And Multi-Vendor 4.10.4 With Strong Customer Authentication And...

Posted by HareRama on 18 September 2019 - 02:24 AM

Ok, I added phpmail and it works.

#319399 Display Subcategory Link On Product Page

Posted by HareRama on 02 September 2019 - 05:37 PM

Thank You very much @eComLabs - working excellent.

For anyone I recommend to use @eComLabs solutions, basic breadcrumbs has some problemsif you use secondary category.

#319342 Display Subcategory Link On Product Page

Posted by HareRama on 01 September 2019 - 11:20 AM

Hi, I don't think it's THAT complicated to pay $50 for one command. It supposed to be built-in software.

#316230 Multi-Vendor - Gap In Communication - Return Products Rma

Posted by HareRama on 07 June 2019 - 03:52 PM

Hi, I have studied RMA and it works in very basic way on CS-Cart, but with Multi-Vendor I see a lag with communication. Customer fill RMA and then Admin can see it. He can decide what to do but:

  1. Administrator can not response to the RMA request - he can accept return etc. but he has no speech about more details of issue
  2. Administrator can not contact Vendor regarding the issue. Vendor doesn't see any problem regarding his items.

How you guys deal with that huge gap or you.. skip RMA?