osCommerce Cookbook Recipies

The following recipes are all available in Monika Mathé's new book Deep Inside osCommerce: The Cookbook

Recipies
  1. Chop And Cream The Basic Design
  2. Serve Them New Menus
  3. Spice Up Your Infoboxes
  4. Stuff Your Product Display
  5. Dish Up Better Search
  6. Grill That Checkout Process
  7. Whip Up New Shipping Options
  8. Season Your Payment Modules
  9. Cook Up A Multiple Banner System
  10. Throw Together Dessert - Extra Treats For You!
  11. Beef Up Your Admin



1. Chop And Cream The Basic Design
  • Add easy top category driven stylesheets
  • Create flexible column definitions

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2. Serve Them New Menus

  • Show active subcategories only in your categories box
  • Create separate boxes for each top category
  • Simplify category box navigation by defining specific colors for each level
  • Add extra links to your category box

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3. Spice Up Your Infoboxes

  • Move your infobox header closer to content
  • Make your infobox header taller
  • Add a pop-up page from an infobox link
  • Add images to infoboxes
  • Add extra images to your columns without framing boxes
  • Hide or show boxes driven by language choice
  • Add boxes dedicated to specified countries
  • Define box image size independent of product thumbs
  • Show manufacturers' logos in Manufacturers infobox
  • Add double borders to boxes with background matting

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4. Stuff Your Product Display

  • Add parent category in product listing
  • Add top category in product listing
  • Add a separator line in product listing
  • Add a cell background and image border to product listing
  • Sort product listing by date added
  • Prepare a quick 'n easy review system for product listing
  • Whip up a top category driven product listing
  • Restrain manufacturer image size
  • Call a pop-up from product description in product info
  • Call unique code for a single product in product info
  • Show a pop-up with shipping options in product info
  • Add an anchor for options in product info
  • Integrate Tell A Friend into product info
  • Offer Ask A Question About A Product link on product info
  • Sell affiliate products from your catalog
  • Fill up Also Purchased Products search result
  • Limit New Products to those with an image
  • Set column count for New Products

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5. Dish Up Better Search

  • Add help text to your search box input field
  • Set the search result value independent of admin listings
  • Add an All Manufacturers page to Manufacturers infobox
  • Create your custom product listing with individual boxes for each manufacturer

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6. Grill That Checkout Process

  • Make removing products from the cart more intuitive
  • Remove Delivery Address modification from your Shipping page
  • Modify Shipping Method display for Confirmation page
  • Add a sophisticated gift wrapping option to Shipping page
  • Add the option to donate during checkout
  • Personalize your Order Confirmation email
  • Add your customers' email & phone to your Order Confirmation email
  • Add your customers' fax number to your Order Confirmation email
  • Add the products' manufacturers to your Order Confirmation email
  • Add the products' category tree to your Order Confirmation email

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7. Whip Up New Shipping Options

  • Add multiple Flat Rate Shipping Modules
  • Add percentage and base price support to Table Rate
  • Allow Free Postage for free items
  • Limit Flat Rate shipping to a specific top category only
  • Hide Shipping Modules driven by weight
  • Create a Per Item Shipping Module with two price levels

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8. Season Your Payment Modules

  • Hide Payment Modules from public eyes
  • Create dependencies between Shipping and Payment Modules
  • Offer customized payment options for selected customers

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9. Cook Up A Multiple Banner System

  • Set up category driven banners
  • Create rotating banners that link within your own shop

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10. Throw Together Dessert - Extra Treats For You!

  • Display a dynamic shipping table for Table Rate shipping
  • Restructure and Customize your file download module
  • Create a dual website combining Shopping Cart and Showroom features

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11. Beef Up Your Admin

  • Reset date added for products
  • Set an expiry date for products
  • Limit Also Purchased Products selection by date
  • Display full info for customer, delivery and billing address at a glance
  • Highlight orders according to their order status
  • Sort your administration menu configuration box entries
  • Allow entering products in an additional currency

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These recipies are all available in Monika Mathé's new book Deep Inside osCommerce: The Cookbook
   

 

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