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OsCommerce Installation Manual

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Requirements

  • osCommerce( already installed ). If you have not yet installed osCommerce on your server, it is available for free at www.osCommerce.com.
  • >= PHP 4.3.0
  • FTP access to your webserver

>>WATCH VIDEO OF THE INSTALL PROCESS<<

OR

READ INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR NON-MODIFIED OSCOMMERCE STORES


Follow the instructions for this section of the installation documentation if you have not made any changes to your osCommerce store. Installation instructions for osCommerce stores that have been changed can be found here .

STEP #1 - Download the template file
You can download the product from your order confirmation email. Look for the download link in this email, click on the link and save the template archive file to your local computer.

If you purchased your template thru AlgoZone.com, you can also download the template thru your order information page. To get to the order information page, please login to AlgoZone.com and select your order from the 'previous orders' section . Click on the view button to view the order information page. In the bottom of the page, you will find the download link. Click on the download link and save the file to your local computer.

NOTE: please remember the location where you dowloaded the template file on your local PC.


STEP #2 - Extract the template files from the archive
The download file comes in a standard linux archive format - .tar.gz . To open this file in windows, you can use the winzip.exe or winrar.exe programs. Both applications are available on the web for free.

Please remember the name of the directory where you have extracted the template files. After extracting the template, please go to the directory where you extracted the template files.


STEP #3 - Back up your existing files
Prior to installing the template, make a back up of your current osCommerce files and keep them somewhere safe.


STEP #4 - Install template files
Copy the files/directories in the template_source directory to the webserver directory where your osCommerce files are located. If your osCommerce store is hosted on a remote server, you need to use FTP software to upload( copy ) files to that location.

Please do the following:

(1)  Go to the template_source directory of the open archive ( see step 2 ).

(2)  Select all files/directories in the template_source directory and upload( copy ) them to the main directory where your osCommerce files are located in your remote server.

Hint: If you see files/directories like index.php, includes, admin ...etc, you are located in the main directory of your store.

IMPORTANT: Verify that ALL files and directories from the template_source directory are copied to your server succesfully

Installation is complete.

 

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR MODIFIED OSCOMMERCE STORES


Installing the template on a modified osCommerce store requires familiarity with the osCommerce directory structure and PHP programming language. If you are not comfortable making the changes by yourself, please seek the help of a qualified programmer.

STEP #1 - Download the template file
You can download the product from your order confirmation email. Look for the download link in this email, click on the link and save the template archive file to your local computer.

If you purchased your template thru AlgoZone.com, you can also download the template thru your order information page. To get to the order information page, please login to AlgoZone.com and select your order from the 'previous orders' section . Click on the view button to view the order information page. In the bottom of the page, you will find the download link. Click on the download link and save the file to your local computer.

NOTE: please remember the location where you dowloaded the template file on your local PC.


STEP #2 - Extract the template files from the archive
The download file comes in a standard linux archive format - .tar.gz . To open this file in windows, you can use the winzip.exe or winrar.exe programs. Both applications are available on the web for free.

Please remember the name of the directory where you have extracted the template files. After extracting the template, please go to the directory where you extracted the template files.


STEP #3 - Back up your existing files
Prior to installing the template, make a back up of your current osCommerce files and keep them somewhere safe.


STEP #4 - Install template files
Copy the files/directories in the template_source directory to the webserver directory where your osCommerce files are located. If your osCommerce store is hosted on a remote server, you need to use FTP software to upload( copy ) files to that location.

To install, please do the following :

(1)  Go to the template_source directory of the open archive ( see step 2 ).

(2)  Select the following files/directories in the template_source directory and upload( copy ) them to the directory where your osCommerce files are located on your web server:



Hint: If you see files/directories like index.php, includes, admin ...etc, you are located in the main directory of your store.

IMPORTANT: Verify that ALL files and directories from the template_source directory are copied to your server succesfully



The remaining steps require modifying the osCommerce files located on your webserver. You need to have write permissions to the webserver directory where your osCommerce files are located and the osCommerce files in order to continue.


STEP #5 - Edit includes/functions/html_output.php
LOCATE THE FOLLOWING CODE:


function tep_image_submit($image, $alt = '', $parameters = '') {
global $language;

REPLACE WITH:

function tep_image_submit($image, $alt = '', $parameters = '', $override = false) {
global $language;

//#PR AlgoZone.com override function
if (function_exists('az_tep_image_submit') && $override == false)
{
$image_submit = az_tep_image_submit($image, $alt, $parameters);
}
else
{

FIND THE END OF FUNCTION tep_image_submit :


return $image_submit;
}

REPLACE WITH:

}
return $image_submit;
}




STEP #6 - Apply following changes to all PHP files in main catalog directory
REPLACE THE FOLLOWING LINES:

<!-- body //-->
<table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="3">
<tr>
<td width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH; ?>" valign="top"><table border="0" width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH; ?>" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2">
<!-- left_navigation //-->

WITH:

<!-- body //-->
<table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" class="maincont_tb">
<tr>
<td width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH; ?>" valign="top" class="maincont_left_td"><table border="0" width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH; ?>" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" class="leftbar_tb">
<!-- left_navigation //-->

REPLACE THE FOLLOWING LINES:

<!-- body_text_eof //-->
<td width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH; ?>" valign="top"><table border="0" width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH; ?>" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
<!-- right_navigation //-->


WITH:

<!-- body_text_eof //--> <td width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH; ?>" valign="top" class="maincont_right_td"><table border="0" width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH; ?>" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" class="rightbar_tb"> <!-- right_navigation //-->

Installation complete

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