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PhilJ 09-20-2012 10:57 AM

X-Cart Promo Box
 
  • Displays a compact, rotating promotional box with up to five items
  • Ideal for promoting your latest/hot products, or anything else
  • Fully controllable in X-Cart admin, see screenshot
  • No CSS knowledge required, ten colour themes included
  • Clean, lightweight, SEO friendly, cross-browser compatible, easy to install
  • Compatible with X-Cart v4.4.x - v4.5.x, earlier versions on request
  • Simple, easy way to spruce up your homepage!
Colours Themes: Red / Orange 1 / Orange 2 / Green 1 / Green 2 / Blue 1 / Blue 2 / Purple / Pink / Grey

FREE!

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Pyro 09-20-2012 03:53 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Looking good. If less than 5 tabs are used, do they justify vertically or are they aligned top?

PhilJ 09-20-2012 04:12 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Quote:

Looking good. If less than 5 tabs are used, do they justify vertically or are they aligned top?

Thanks :)

They are aligned top, so it keeps the same image dimensions. You will just have less tabs on display.

Pyro 09-20-2012 04:16 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
I see. I noticed it says "no CSS knowledge required". How do you change the color of the tab/button? Manually edit the style sheet?

PhilJ 09-20-2012 04:22 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
There's two images - tab.png and tab_current.png

The source file is included for both.

To change the right hand side button colour, it's just one line of CSS.

Pyro 09-20-2012 04:32 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PhilJ
There's two images - tab.png and tab_current.png

The source file is included for both.

To change the right hand side button colour, it's just one line of CSS.



Oh, I see.


Just my 2 cents, but as it seems that you are specifically targeting people with no CSS knowledge, it may be a good idea to simply include the css line in the settings page. Granted, they would still have to use a site like http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_colorpicker.asp to enter it into the settings page, but that would be one less step.


Also, since it would not take much time to make, you may want to include 10 or so pre-made color buttons (blue, green, etc).



Even if you do not include my suggestions, I still think you have a quality product. Great work.

PhilJ 09-20-2012 04:38 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
I had considered adding themes to it, so I'll do that now.

Thanks for the feedback :)

PhilJ 09-20-2012 06:14 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Now includes ten colour themes, and option to change the link button colour.

Pyro 09-20-2012 06:23 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PhilJ
Now includes ten colour themes, and option to change the link button colour.



Sweet work! Out of curiosity, what themes did you go with? I can only see "red" in the image.

Feel free to email me the comission fee ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)


or... if you would prefer, I would love you long time if you have any potential ideas for http://forum.x-cart.com/showthread.php?t=64865.

PhilJ 09-21-2012 01:17 AM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Colours Themes: Red / Orange 1 / Orange 2 / Green 1 / Green 2 / Blue 1 / Blue 2 / Purple / Pink / Grey

PhilJ 10-04-2012 06:14 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Now free, fill yer boots.

Pyro 10-04-2012 07:11 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PhilJ
Now free, fill yer boots.



Thats very generous of you.

Small problem though. My boots are already full (with feet). :wink:



Thanks for sharing :-)

PhilJ 10-04-2012 11:07 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
No worries, more interesting freebies to come.

Dougrun 10-05-2012 02:55 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
its not working on my site, followed the instructions. admin side looks ok, just nothing showing where is should.

I put it right above my welcome text which is currently a few static image links.

Quote:

{* Promo Box *}
{if $active_modules.Promo_Box}
{include file="modules/Promo_Box/promo.tpl"}
{/if}
{* /Promo Box *}
{$lng.txt_welcome}<br />

Dougrun 10-05-2012 03:00 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
source shows
Quote:

<style type="text/css"> div#feature_list { width: 700px; height: 300px; margin: 0 auto; } ul#feat_tabs { width: 320px; } ul#feat_output, ul#feat_output li { width: 400px; height: 300px; } ul#feat_tabs li a.current { background: url(/xcart/skin/common_files/modules/Promo_Box/images/06/tab_current.png) right center; } ul#feat_output li a { background: #EA2A29; } </style>



is all that right??

Dougrun 10-05-2012 03:07 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
change:
4) In skin/common_files/customer/main/welcome.tpl

Wherever you want the promo box to appear, insert...

{* Promo Box *}
{if $active_modules.Promo_Box}
{include file="modules/Promo_Box/promo.tpl"}
{/if}
{* /Promo Box *}

should be:
4) In skin/YOUR_SKIN_NAME/customer/main/welcome.tpl

Wherever you want the promo box to appear, insert...

{* Promo Box *}
{if $active_modules.Promo_Box}
{include file="modules/Promo_Box/promo.tpl"}
{/if}
{* /Promo Box *}

Dougrun 10-05-2012 03:19 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
can anyone point me to the file that has the
lbl_promotions

i'd like to remove it from above my promo box.

PhilJ 10-07-2012 02:09 AM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
There's a module option to use a dialog box or not - uncheck the option.

PhilJ 10-10-2012 02:02 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Demo updated.

anandat 10-10-2012 08:55 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Phil,
This mod will be available for 4.1.x version ?

PhilJ 10-10-2012 10:43 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Quote:

This mod will be available for 4.1.x version ?
I'll make it v4.1.x compatible later today (if I get time) and let you know.

Dougrun 10-22-2012 03:39 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
fyi, i upgraded form gold to gold pro and it did not effect this mod at all, good news.

Lingerieblowout 11-02-2012 05:42 PM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Is there suppose to be a new link in admin under modules . I dont see it

PhilJ 11-03-2012 04:53 AM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Quote:

Is there suppose to be a new link in admin under modules . I dont see it

A new menu option should appear under the 'content' dropdown menu. Ensure you have cleared your template cache correctly.

You can also access from the modules page or via...

admin/configuration.php?option=Promo_Box

Don't forget it is for v4.4.x and v4.5.x only.

Lingerieblowout 11-03-2012 05:04 AM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Ok i try again, I removed the files .. I am trying to use it on 4.4.5 .. will that version work ?

PhilJ 11-03-2012 05:09 AM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Yes

Lingerieblowout 11-03-2012 05:16 AM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Re-Added everything back and still not working. Clear templates and all. Cant even get
admin/configuration.php?option=Promo_Box to come up just goes to the general settings and nothing new under content.

PhilJ 11-03-2012 05:42 AM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
I just installed here (v4.4.5) without issue, took 2 mins.

You must be doing something wrong, maybe the SQL patch is not applied correctly.

Lingerieblowout 11-03-2012 05:57 AM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Really dont know, installed it 2 times now

Uploaded the gallery dir under the root files dir
Uploaded the gallery dir under skin/common_files/modules dir
Ran the SQL Patch
Modified skin/common_files/customer/service_head.tpl
Modified skin/common_files/common_templates.tpl
Ran Cleanup

So unless there something missing up above I believe I did all the steps 2x now

Anything you can think of

This is what I see on the front end
http://www.topnichewebsites.net/gallery.php

PhilJ 11-03-2012 05:58 AM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
What's that got to do with the Promo Box mod?!

Lingerieblowout 11-03-2012 06:03 AM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Now I know why nothing working been working with the wrong Mod (prob working too late and my head is not where it should be .. Off to implement what I intended in the first place

Lingerieblowout 11-03-2012 06:15 AM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Works great as written, sorry was pulling out my hair but working with the wrong mod.. lol

PhilJ 11-03-2012 06:17 AM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
:) no worries.

Lingerieblowout 11-03-2012 06:39 AM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Thanks Phil for a Great Free Mod ...

http://www.topnichewebsites.net/

lucus81 11-03-2012 06:52 AM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Hi Phil

Does it works for v.4.3.2?

Thanks

Lingerieblowout 11-03-2012 08:02 AM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
The download doesnt cover that version Lucus, but should be too hard to re-code any changes to 4.3.2

Readerm 11-06-2012 01:30 AM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Phil,

I need to contact you here, since I haven't received responses over 5 days.

I had to contact QualiTeam to fix the bugs in your mods. They said that two files where the problem with encoding sits are encripted. QT can't access them and fix the problems.

<xcart_dir>/modules/Testimonials/inc/grid.php
или
<xcart_dir>/modules/Testimonials/inc/prepare_grid.php

It's a bit weird that I see you posting here and yet not responding via regular e-mail to your client.

> 1) The mods I have installed will NOT interfere with product ordering. I am
> able to put more than one product into the cart.
Yes, after Commentics were taken off, it started to work. Nobody else
was working in the Admin zone. So, Commentics was removed altogether?
> 2) I have tweaked the testimonials mod to at least be able to accept Russian
> entries. It works, but not 100% in the admin.
I see. Please have this fixed as well. I see the problem in that for
some reason somewhere in your code the program overrides Cyrillic
encoding 1251 with Western ISO-8859-1 and that garbles the text. Hope,
this would help to find where the wrong code is.

Also, the dates on which testimonials are submitted have no sense. I
tried to change them manually in the Admin zone from meaningless 'ѕЪв
26, 2012' to 'Окт. 26, 2012' and to '26 окт. 2012', but after that the
dates either disappear or there is only the day no. Please look into this.

We need the mods in a working condition, rather then a refund.

Please respond.

JacksmithxD 11-07-2012 03:37 AM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Readerm
Phil,

I need to contact you here, since I haven't received responses over 5 days.

I had to contact QualiTeam to fix the bugs in your mods. They said that two files where the problem with encoding sits are encripted. QT can't access them and fix the problems.

<xcart_dir>/modules/Testimonials/inc/grid.php
или
<xcart_dir>/modules/Testimonials/inc/prepare_grid.php

It's a bit weird that I see you posting here and yet not responding via regular e-mail to your client.

> 1) The mods I have installed will NOT interfere with product ordering. I am
> able to put more than one product into the cart.
Yes, after Commentics were taken off, it started to work. Nobody else
was working in the Admin zone. So, Commentics was removed altogether?
> 2) I have tweaked the testimonials mod to at least be able to accept Russian
> entries. It works, but not 100% in the admin.
I see. Please have this fixed as well. I see the problem in that for
some reason somewhere in your code the program overrides Cyrillic
encoding 1251 with Western ISO-8859-1 and that garbles the text. Hope,
this would help to find where the wrong code is.

Also, the dates on which testimonials are submitted have no sense. I
tried to change them manually in the Admin zone from meaningless 'ѕЪв
26, 2012' to 'Окт. 26, 2012' and to '26 окт. 2012', but after that the
dates either disappear or there is only the day no. Please look into this.

We need the mods in a working condition, rather then a refund.

Please respond.


The mods you are complaining about worked fine for me on several other sites I have. I can only assume you're experiencing issues due to using a different language.

Readerm 11-07-2012 04:12 AM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Yes, it looks like the case. The problem is that Phil prior to purchase confirmed that the mods are working fine with various languages, but now is not responding...

JacksmithxD 11-07-2012 05:25 AM

Re: X-Cart Promo Box
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Readerm
Yes, it looks like the case. The problem is that Phil prior to purchase confirmed that the mods are working fine with various languages, but now is not responding...


If Phil says it will work fine then I would imagine it will do, he's very intelligent and I don't see why he would lie to you, you may need to tweak some settings if your language uses symbols.

The last time I spoke with Phil he was very very busy. I'm sure he will respond to your ticket as soon as he can. :-)


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