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    https://veganline.com - I sell shoes among other odd jobs. My short term memory and concentration get better each year, but I do tend to revise posts. Hope this is harmless!
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  1. Somebody did some work, trying to link UK postcodes to courier zones a few years ago. It is above my head but might help someone ...prestashop.com/forums/topic/105334-extension-uk-postal-zones-pack/ (I'm just a merchant commenting so this is a bit off-topic)
  2. veganline

    Site down

    Just curious: was it one of the Zonat.SA brands and did they manage to fix it? I got a mangled Softaculous backups about the same time and they're working on it. - just now fixed by restoring all emails databases and files back four days
  3. Rewritten.. inbound and outbound to remove the last of a product from all platforms. Re-listing could be done after a manual check. mapping of variables between platforms looks like the hard bit. I guess that the abiiity to write a product listing on a platform like Amazon an import all the variables into Thirtybees could be a way of doing it for some people. Afterthought 1 I found a free Prestashop module for exporting a product feed in a way Google understands, and my search rankings briefly went up, so I suppose this is useful and worth having built-in to the core software, whatever it is. Afterthought 2 about the UK This bunch... [https://www.gov.uk/guidance/e-exporting](https://www.gov.uk/guidance/e-exporting) ...keep a long list of the platforms I have not heard of, and claim to help merchants integrate. I don't know if anyone has had replies from them. Afterthought 3 - UK budget might pay for new software but I don't know what's real yet UK: company corporation tax - current reasons not to pay - https://www.gov.uk/corporation-tax-rates; Budget press release says "_Beginning April 2021, a new super-deduction will cut companies’ tax bill by 25p for every pound they invest in new equipment meaning they can reduce their taxable profits by 130% of the cost." which I don't understand. UK: helptogrow.campaign.gov.uk/. UK limited companies can pre-register for vouchers for 50% off software up to £500 Details not known, for example whether it's only for limited companies or what software qualifies. Sorry for a rambling post!
  4. In a month or two I hope to have emagicone's https://www.prestashopmanager.com/order/ working. Anyone is welcome to ask questions when done. I'm just writing this as a note to myself: if it's on forum that I'll do it, I'd better do it! They support Prestashop 1.4 and 1.5, so I suppose they will continue to support Prestashop 1.6.1 / Thirtybees although they don't put that in writing. Support for Virtuemart has just ended and they smoothed the process by giving-away licences for free I think; they didn't just pull the plug and stop Virtuemart merchants trading. My $200 bundle included - ebay which I want to learn on - amazon which I hope to do next - mobile app to scan bar codes at the point of sale and to keep track, which I hope to use as it looks useful less useful to me, at least - ugly complex pdf catalogue could be better than nothing (Epson ecotank and premium-inks.com are good for this too; Prestalogik.ch did a module) - database stock views rather like the free parts of Prestoolsuite, so I haven't explored it. It's meant to help with import and export too. - Stamps.com integration if you are in the USA and want USPS labels. - Quickbooks integration if anyone wants to pay for something that can be had for free, and has "sunset" clauses once you have bought it and deliberate incompatibilities to keep you hooked - stiff, robotic, ugly videos and instructions in lots of languages that look like advertisements but might be useful as instructions too - a hard sell: download the free trial and get a discount the reduces by so-many dollars a day. I don't need the hassle - emails to ask if I have taught myself the system yet, which are not answered if I reply and seem to be a sales robot. Anyway this isn't very useful to anyone till I know it works, but as @30knees said, Amazon dominiates online shopping. Google and Bing only seem to let the top few search results compete with their own stuff and web sites that are a page or two down the charts sell very little.
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    Check out module

    https://forum.thirtybees.com/topic/3593-tip-default-one-page-checkout-shortened-from-the-back-office-css-panel/ The link is to a post in "tips and tricks", about using bo>preferences>custom code>css to shorten the default three page checkout by turning-off or covering-up requests for account-opening, gender, title, or birthday. It even turns the three pages into one long column, but for most people I guess it's more a source of ideas than instructions to follow completely. For those who just want modules and no tinkering , Greenmouse Studio do a cheap or free module called "show payment methods" which does just that to the default 3-page checkout, even before the customer has chosen a country. I'd steer clear of PS1.6 one page checkout modules, which cram everything into columns and leave vital questions hard to see on the bottom left of the screen.
  6. Culprit found for fontawsome, at least for my shared server / cloudflare site... header.tpl starts with special work-arounds for the extinct Internet Explorer 7 & 8 which mention fontawsome. I cut them out. Now fontawsome is on my site! The next step is to delete all that is not needed from it, maybe everything but the magnifying glass, but that will take thought and time. @Traumflug "fonts.googleapis" isn't in the code so I suppose Cloudflare injects it, which I use for SSL so for now that has to stay. I did find something to disable but it made no difference - a font chooser in the Stripe module. (I duplicated my site in site in softaculous, unzipped a downloaded copy on Onedrive, and used the search box there before it said I was out of space and I deleted it all again). Thanks to all for help including Lesley for checking source code.
  7. All cleared, development mode, but I've still missed something; something injects google fonts and maxcdn.boostrapcdn.com into the header, even though it's not in /header.tpl The good news is that download time has got better for unknown reasons Previous …css/font-awesome.min.css (maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com) 7.1 KiB 760 ms Current …css/font-awesome.min.css (maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com) 7.1 KiB 210 ms So I have a good result. Thanks all for help. The explanation will turn-up sooner or later.
  8. @Traumflug dunnit! Google lighthouse still thinks fontawsome is hosted on... …css/font-awesome.min.css (maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com) 12.8 KiB 200 ms ...so maybe that's just something wierd about my setup. I use Cloudflare. Maybe it's something like that as there's nothing in /header.tpl to point requests there @Lesley thanks! I'll give it a try sooner or later
  9. I want to make a speed test happy by hosting Raleway font or Fontawsome or both, and am working on recipes. Fontawsome looks harder to understand. I don't really understand how it's downloaded at all, although I can see the calls to individual icons in the templates. All I need from it is a good-looking magnifyng glass; I can find work-arounds for the other icons. And I want my speed test to be happy. This is the one I need help on. Raleway looks the easier candidate to start on from themes/niara/header.tpl <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Raleway:400,500,600,700" rel="stylesheet"> leading to google's css which includes cyrillic and vietnamese fonts that I don't need, so just a reduction of that could be worth a try. I've copied their code (and the similar latin extension)... /* latin */ @font-face { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; src: url(https://fonts.gstatic.com/s/raleway/v19/1Ptug8zYS_SKggPNyC0ITw.woff2) format('woff2'); unicode-range: U+0000-00FF, U+0131, U+0152-0153, U+02BB-02BC, U+02C6, U+02DA, U+02DC, U+2000-206F, U+2074, U+20AC, U+2122, U+2191, U+2193, U+2212, U+2215, U+FEFF, U+FFFD; } ...into bo/preferences/custom code/css It seems to work. Also, if I could load from my server instead of googles' one it would make my speed test happy. I have had a go but not got the H1 big fonts working yet on a test site. There's an alert suggesting the fontspring bulletrpoof format . So this isn't such a problem as Fontawsome but comments and ideas are welcome. Any ideas for speeding-up the site by using less of Fontawsome or Google Fonts would be great, even if it is only to keep the speed test happy.
  10. Has anyone seen a mistake-proof guide to hosting fontawsome on-site? I have downloaded a copy and put it in /themes/niara/fonts/font-awsome/ After that my experiments failed
  11. @pedalman New owner is a Thirtybees merchant - Feature request thread from the new owner - I only know what's on the forum but it (and Merchants Edition) looks good
  12. https://taeppeladen.dk/bees/migadan-lose-taepper works as well and is the url found on menu links and that usually shows on users' screens. So you are OK
  13. I don't know but this is a symptom Using chrome on a laptop in UK... There wasa a gap under the one image. I did random things while trying to look at the code, and then the second image popped-into place. They're both small in kb and area, so I don't know why the result. Maybe the style is fussy about screen size and I made the viewing area narrower while trying to inspect the image. So I don't know.
  14. Just some ideas that I and lots of people have put before... ask if I can try to explain. I don't know which of these Datakick is working-on anyway. 1 page and 3 page checkout. Because there are two questions in the checkout that effect the rest of the form so maybe 1 page is hard to do for some merchants. Not 5-page, because it is more clicks-to-buy; it should not be an option. Customer account: easy to turn-off, and turned-off by default Because it is more clicks-to-buy for the customer Customer info like gender, title, date of birth, 1st and 2nd phone... easy to turn-off, and turned off by default for same reason. Categories: more information about products on them by default. Maybe sizes. Because Seobilty tells me that several belts in the same category look like duplicate content to a search engine; it would rather index the lot in one go. I have trouble describing each belt to make it look different to a search engine. Attributes: styles should allow a block that is black when in stock and grey when out of stock for each size. Because some of my shoes are only available in one size and I don't want to tease the customers who are other sizes. The code would be a bit like the code for choosing size by radio button, maybe with some monospace font... I am not quite sure what I mean but push if you want me to become clearer. A block=size system to put on the category page would be good too if easy enough. Imagemagik - maybe some message to say whether it is enabled on the server. Because it's hard to find the server setting or on some servers you have to ask or it is not available Photos in odd shapes, with white margins round them: these should not have to be white. Because the same colour as the background is good, but it is hard to find the code to change. Some instructions for changing the theme would be enough. I don't understand the free imagemagik module which may have this built-in already. Imageslider module: off by default because ugly and more to download on mobiles. Installation buttons for "maximum modules" and "minimum modules" to would help users choose in-between. For mobile users, I suppose that minimum front-office modules could be best. Breadcrumb and H1 heading combined. An odd option that ought to be good but isn't? This is what I do on my site but not very well; I do not know how to tell search engines that the final breadcrumb should be H1, so I let the theme repeat it as H1, and anyway it has to be very short, so I don't really know what's best but it's an interesting idea I think. Order workflow. This is one of the last things to sort, and I don't know the answers, but a single order ticket that is easy to edit-down and shows in the merchants' email as well as the customers' email would be good. Thanks for the idea of a new theme or mobile theme and the offer
  15. classes > imagemanager.php Some way to change background colour from white to the background color or any other - either instructions somewhere or a color picker in the back office. Same for any over-ride from a Thirtybees module, such as mdekker's imagemagik; I'm not sure if it works
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