PIM-oscSlideshow - A Slideshow Contribution for osCommerce stores
Copyright (C) 2011, Ali Qureshi
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PIM-oscSlideshow will add a slideshow on the home page of your osCommerce store and will add a slideshow section inside your osCommerce Admin panel under Catalog > Slideshow to manage and add slides. Sometime back, I needed this feature in one of the osCommerce based store I was developing, I searched everywhere but could not find any, so I ended up developing it on my own and after lot of effort and spending some time, I have put all this together as a Contribution for community to use.
Although I have developed the admin and front end php part on my own, I have selected and used easySlider1.7 (http://cssglobe.com/lab/easyslider1.7/01.html) for the front end Slideshow, I take no credit for that which is entirely created by Alen - all credit to him.
if you do not want to use the easySlider as front-end slider, you can easily choose another. I have only invluded this in the package for that vast majority of users who might not want to dig deep and cannot find the depenedable files and required jquery file. Any other slide show such as s3Slider or Nivo Slider can be used with this add-on. I will release another version soon with a flash front-end slideshow.
I have installed and checked this contribution on osC v2.3.1.
WHAT THIS CONTRIBUTION DOES
- Creates a slideshow on your front page
- Creates a section slideshow under Catalog inside osCommerce Admin panel
- I have selected easySlider as slider to sue with it which has lot of options on its own, but you can replace it with any other gallery script if you want.
In this distribution, you will find the following files:
slideshow.sql DB script to create "slideshow" table.
catalog/ - directory containing all the new files you need to upload in your store.
PIM-oscSlideshow - Installation Guide.pdf - How to install PIM oscSlideshow in OSC store
GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE.txt - Copy of the GNU license information
Instructions.txt - the file you are reading now
I wanted to create support thread on osc forums, but due to time constraints, I can only check and post regularly at one place and this is why I have chosen my blog which I have to check in any case.
EASY - 30 minute job!!
Just upload the files in catalog/ to their respective directories in your oscommerce store.
Also make changes in the files described in the Installation Guide for the front end and admin panel updates.
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AUTHOR'S WEB SITE
Support Thread: http://goo.gl/OERJV
PI Media - www.parorrey.com