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The Tool

Member Since 30 Mar 2007
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#269988 Tick Box That Keeps Ticking Itself

Posted by The Tool on 03 February 2017 - 12:59 AM

eComLabs, do you have solution for "tick box" on Order Management side. Everytime we try to save the order, the "tick box" for Notify customer and Nofity Admin is there and unless we unselect them, it emails everybody. Your input would be appreciated.




You can use the hook select_popup:notify_checkboxes.

#269985 4.4.2 Sp2 To 4.4.3 - Doesn't Work....again

Posted by The Tool on 03 February 2017 - 12:41 AM

Settings->Appearance->Email templates mode

#268776 Is There A Way To Slow Down The Newsletter Email Queue?

Posted by The Tool on 18 January 2017 - 08:25 PM

Addons->Manage addons->Newsletters->Newsletters sent per step:


I forgot what the time interval is per step but it's in the code itself.

#262417 How To Enable Snippets Stars

Posted by The Tool on 26 October 2016 - 12:08 PM

In short, unless you're a high paying advertiser with Google, there is no way in hell your snippets will show in Google results.

#261349 Error Showing After Set Php 7.0.11

Posted by The Tool on 13 October 2016 - 11:44 AM


#260358 Google Sitemap Addon - Are You Lying?

Posted by The Tool on 29 September 2016 - 04:35 PM

I certainly am lying to the search engines and you probably are too whereas we could be penalized for it.


It is said that it is best practice to generate a sitemap.xml on a daily basis or at least when new content has been added or old content has been deleted.  So I have a cronjob set up to regenerate the sitemap everyday.  The problem with the current Google Sitemap Addon is that for the <lastmod> tag, the current date is used at the time of generation and that is where the lie comes into play.  I have hundreds of thousands of products and there is no way in hell that they are updated everyday with something new.


I have been noticing that search engines haven't been crawling nor indexing my sites very much and I have been trying to find a reason why.  I don't know if this is the key reason but it's the only thing I have run across that could be the issue since everything else seems to be in order.


The fix doesn't look very simple since there are 5 different groups.


Homepage - There is nowhere to pull a date from so it would have to stay with current date which is okay with me because I do have content that changes pretty much on a daily basis.


Products - This is the most important.  The date needs to be pulled from updated_timestamp else timestamp in the cscart_products table.


Categories - The date needs to be pulled from timestamp in the cscart_categories table.  If new content is added, you would have to change the Creation date manually.


Pages - The date needs to be pulled from timestamp in the cscart_pages table.  If new content is added, you would have to change the Creation date manually.


Brands/Extended Features - There is nowhere to pull a date from.



I was going to post this in bug tracker but I imagine that all they would say is "Working as designed".

#259956 Why Is Product Image Quality So Bad?

Posted by The Tool on 23 September 2016 - 01:18 AM

Where is this, how do you deactivate??


It's a CSC addon.  Look for it in addon manager.

#258989 How Do I Set The Default Out Of Stock Actions For A New Product?

Posted by The Tool on 07 September 2016 - 08:14 AM

ALTER TABLE `cscart_products` CHANGE `out_of_stock_actions` `out_of_stock_actions` CHAR( 1 ) CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci NOT NULL DEFAULT 'S';

#258304 Email And Document Template Editor In Cs-Cart 4.4.1

Posted by The Tool on 30 August 2016 - 12:13 PM

I've tried {{ company_name }}: {{ __("change_order_status_o_subj", {"[order]": order_info.order_id}) }} - {{ order.total }}

but no working.

I receive this Subject line:  Simtech: Order #99 has been placed successfully -


Your code is missing _info.

{{ order_info.total }}

#256783 Version Control / Gitignore

Posted by The Tool on 09 August 2016 - 09:13 PM

The only thing I can think of that you might want to check in /var/ is the themes_repository.  It's only used for restoring default templates so it's basically your call.

#254697 Different Stock Levels For Multi-Store

Posted by The Tool on 12 July 2016 - 12:23 AM

Look into the suppliers addon.

#253785 Themes By Simtech Development: Cs-Cart Label Theme

Posted by The Tool on 28 June 2016 - 04:15 PM


Buy few cans of beer over weekend, spend some time on PC and changes made will be much better then any theme offered in marketplace..



What did you name the theme?  Intoxicated?

#253167 Auto Generated Meta Description Length

Posted by The Tool on 18 June 2016 - 04:41 AM

Thanks eCom.  I didn't have time to look into finding out why there was a miscount but you are correct that it wasn't counting the spaces.  Your solution gives me more of a precise count so that I can use $max_letters = 155 now.


Edit:  I just wanted to let everyone else reading this that Google was not reporting my meta descriptions as being too long with the original code (not sure that Google really cares since I have seen various versions of my descriptions in Google's search) but Bing and some others were.

#252008 Admin Notification On New User Registartion

Posted by The Tool on 01 June 2016 - 01:41 PM


#251933 No User Online Cs-Cart 4.3.6

Posted by The Tool on 31 May 2016 - 06:19 PM

Statistics has been removed.  CSC recommends using Google Analytics.