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how do you start over? get rid of the ecart object and ecart1 and start from scratch

Thread began 1/05/2015 6:01 am by EPhi86271815 | Last modified 1/05/2015 12:19 pm by Jason Byrnes | 605 views | 1 replies |


how do you start over? get rid of the ecart object and ecart1 and start from scratch

I put the View Cart button with the redirect to the DisplayCart.php page, in the template so that it would appear on all my pages with parts that I sell. I didn't want to have to keep adding it to each page. Is that okay? The View Cart button installed, but the CHeckout button would not install in the template without an error message that say something about "it would not save to each child page because it was not within the HTML header code." I then went into the code and copied it there, but then it was above the webpage instead of where my cursor was in the page.

Then I went back to my parts selling page (child page) where I have the Add to Cart button. I added qty 1 and clicked add to cart. But when I click on View Cart it says the cart is empty. Do I need to create the ecart object on that template page first? Do I have to create that object for every page or just once and on what page?

Now I think I need to start over. I think what happened is that I did the Wizard, but then I created a new Display page. Somehow the pages are not talking to each other. I found ecart1 in the side panel four times. Is that a problem?

What are the steps to get rid of all this code and start again? Can I just create a new Display page, and then do the wizard over again?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you won't be able to add the checkout button to the template. this is a limitation to templates and how they work.

the checkout button uses server side code in the head of the page to do the redirect to the checkout page. templates won't work with server side code in the head.

The work around to this is to use the Data Bridge framework Builder tool to convert template to a Theme and use the Framework themes on the page:

There are a few different things that can cause the cart to remain empty after adding an item, first make sure you aren't switching domains when going from the add to cart page to the view cart page. what i mean by this is changing from the www address to the non www address or vice versa, for example, adding to cart at:

and them viewing the cart with the address not using www:

the www versus non www adresses are separate domains, and separate session.

The next thing to check is that the eCart add to cart page uses the same eCart object as the view cart page.

next is to check the server is capable of saving sessions. use the attached sessionTest page to make sure sessions are working. if the session test fails, you will need to contact the host to have them fix the problem, most likely a bad session.save_path setting in the php.ini file.

to start all over again, delate the WA_eCart folder and recreate the add to cart and view caret pages.

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