Mar 15 2008

Adding New Styles to FCKEditor

By Admin No Comments

The default WSIWYG editor used in CFWebstore comes with a variety of pre-configured CSS styles that you can use in your product layouts. These are taken from the default.css style sheet included with the software. But what if you use another style sheet or want to add some additional style to the...

Read More

Mar 14 2008

Using the CFWebstore Scratch Pad

By Admin No Comments

Did you know that CFWebstore comes with a ColdFusion scratch pad that you can use for testing code? This is a great little tool for trying out code that you don't want to actually implement into the fusebox structure. Let's say you want to check out a new web service. Open up test.cfm in the...

Read More

Mar 10 2008

Open Source Version of BlueDragon Coming this Year!

By Admin No Comments

Here's some exciting news for CFWebstore users that want to run their own servers, be it VPS or dedicated. New Atlanta has announced that later this year they will be making the BlueDragon/J2EE version of their server open source. The latest versions of CFWebstore are fully compatible with this...

Read More

Mar 7 2008

How to use PayPal Express instead of PayPal Standard

By Admin No Comments

CFWebstore includes two different types of PayPal integration: PayPal Standard which is the original PayPal transaction method which redirects the customer to the PayPal site at the end of the checkout process, completes the payment on their site and uses IPN behind the scenes to finish the order....

Read More

Feb 22 2008

Do You Backup Your Database?

By Admin No Comments

You'll probably read this entry title and think, sure, I have my host run daily backups of all my databases. But what happens if there is a major problem and you can't get to those backups? I've had so many problems with web hosts over my many, many years of running websites, and have...

Read More

Feb 14 2008

Backup Your Configuration File!

By Admin No Comments

Just a quickie tip for today that may save you a little hassle in the future. Whenever I create a new webstore, the first thing I do after filling out the settings in the config.cfm file and making sure they all work properly is to save a backup of the file on the site (config.bak). This ensures...

Read More

Feb 11 2008

Where Are My Store Emails Going?

By Admin No Comments

Once in awhile I hear from someone who is having problems with customers receiving their emails. Usually it's just a configuration problem and easily fixed. But sometimes it seems like once in awhile an email gets lost for no apparent reason. This is typically not a CFWebstore problem, but rather...

Read More

Feb 4 2008

Preventing Hack Attempts (and the errors they generate)

By Admin No Comments

I frequently get emails from CFWebstore users wanting to know if this or that error is a hack attempt. Recently there have been a rash of these where a URL shows up in some portion of the query string. It does seem obvious that these are some type of hack attempt, albeit not a very effective one....

Read More

Jan 22 2008

Who's On Your Site?

By Admin No Comments

Here's a nice tip from a user on the CFWebstore Yahoogroup. Often with stores it can be useful to see if anyone is actively using your site. Particularly if you want to do some site maintenance, upgrades, etc. it's best to know if anyone is on the site that your actions may disrupt. There are...

Read More

Jan 20 2008

Using Multiple Shippers

By Admin No Comments

By default, CFWebstore only allows you to set one shipper to display rates for. There is actually good reason for this. As a certified UPS 3rd party developer, I am restricted by their licensing which does not allow me to display UPS rates alongside another shipper's rates. Not sure if the other...

Read More

Jan 11 2008

Locking your store to non-registered users

By Admin No Comments

The access control features of CFWebstore is one thing that sets it apart. It makes it really easy to create custom membership or wholesale sites where only certain users can access the category and/or content. But this can get a little tedious to add the access key to each and every page,...

Read More

Dec 29 2007

Not a Good New Year

By Admin No Comments

This is a repost of what I sent to the CFWebstore email list, for those of you that did not see it there.
Basically, I'm having some major problems here at Dogpatch Software, so wanted to be sure you all know about that particularly if you are needing assistance for anything. It seems like...

Read More

Archives
Categories
Search
Match all words
Match any words

Nucom Web Hosting, LLC is now the primary developer and support provider for CFWebstore. Nucom has been designing and building websites with CFWebstore for years and offers hosting, design, and custom development services.  Learn More »