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Old 08-27-2004, 12:57 PM
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nah- i completely understand.. like you said, when you put that much work into something its absolutely reasonable to charge for your time and effort...
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Old 08-29-2004, 09:15 AM
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Please pardon my ignorance... but I really don't see anything tremendously wrong with the checkout process. Perhaps I just haven't seen better.

Can someone show me how it can be done in a more friendly way?

It's the way it's displayed, when you compare it to other systems out there, it's scary to the standard customer first coming to the net.

Buttons too small, order details displayed on every page, each page being a mile long, if your not logged in it takes you round in a little circle. Etc.

There's many many sites that make it much simpler and faster. X-carts checkout "works" but it certainly isn't visually user friendly.
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Old 08-31-2004, 04:51 AM
 
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How easy is it to simply remove the menus during the checkout process? Just read one of Jakob Nielsen's latest bulletins and it had this snippet:

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...during the checkout process on an e-commerce site, you should not distract users by including links to all possible site areas. Highlight the proceed to checkout button and provide only those additional features that users might need (such as return to shopping, privacy policy, and so on).

Not sure where to start on this one.

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Old 08-31-2004, 04:57 AM
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It can't be that hard. You could wrap your side menus in code similar to that found in customer/home.tpl for the page titles. Like {if $main ne "cart}SHOW MENU{/if}.

Dunno, I'm sure Jon can expound further.
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Thanks adpboss, just found this thread which I think will do what I want.

http://forum.x-cart.com/viewtopic.php?t=11543

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Old 08-31-2004, 07:35 AM
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An even easier way, which I've done, is to open cart.php

Find:
$smarty->display("customer/home.tpl");

Change to:
$smarty->display("customer/home_checkout.tpl");

Then save home.tpl to home_checkout.tpl and edit it removing all the access.
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Old 09-01-2004, 02:41 AM
 
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Thanks Jon, that method is a lot easier and more how I want it looking but am a bit confused about something. In my new home_checkout.tpl I have decided to use:


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{if $main ne "checkout"} { include file="customer/categories.tpl" }{/if}

To NOT show the categories menu when the user checks out (and past the View cart stage). This works when a user is logged in but when an anonymous user comes to checkout, the menu is still present -am I missing something?

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Old 09-01-2004, 03:07 AM
 
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OK, it's:

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{if $main ne "anonymous_checkout"} { include file="customer/categories.tpl" }{/if}

BUT, I seem to have problems writing an or statement like:

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{if $main ne "anonymous_checkout" or $main ne "checkout"} or {if $main ne "anonymous_checkout" || $main ne "checkout"}

and other versions and they don't seem to work...any help?

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Old 09-01-2004, 07:52 AM
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Code:
{if $main ne "anonymous_checkout" OR $main eq "checkout"} {include file="customer/categories.tpl" } {/if}

Should work with no problem.

If that is not working for you try

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{if ($main ne "anonymous_checkout") OR ($main eq "checkout")} {include file="customer/categories.tpl" } {/if}
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Old 09-01-2004, 08:47 AM
 
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Thanks, I tried both but for some reason it only seems to want to process the first bit before the OR in both cases...very odd. I've sort of circumvented this so don't need it urgently now...be nice to know what the problem is though for future reference.

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