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Posted - November 28 2008 :  05:13:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm wondering why when I enter the path to an image into the Additional Image 1 field that no image is displaying on the product??

Also how do I get it so that when I view a category which lists all the products that visitors can click on the product to view more information about the product such as a long description and additional images???

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Posted - November 28 2008 :  05:44:57  Show Profile  Visit devshb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
For the additional images, although they're storable in the data via the edit-product screen, they're not by default shown on the product-detail pages. To show an additional image in the product-detail page you'd need to edit the tmp_product.htm template file in notepad, and add something like this wherever you want the additional images shown:

$<img src="[extraimage1]" border="0"><br>
$<img src="[extraimage2]" border="0"><br>
$<img src="[extraimage3]" border="0"><br>
$<img src="[extraimage4]" border="0"><br>
$<img src="[extraimage5]" border="0"><br>

Note that the $ is a special character in the templates; it means that if the extraimage column for that product is blank then the rest of the html on that template line won't get displayed. If you're using the $ trick, then the $ must be the very first character on that line in the template and only one template-field (ie something in square brackets) is allowed on that line.

tmp_product.htm is the template for the shopexd.asp?id=xxx page (where xxx is your catalogid of the product)

tmp_productformat.htm is the template for the shopdisplayproducts.asp page (ie the summary, eg a list of products in a given category)

For getting "more.." links setup properly, it depends which version you're on as to whether some options will work as expected. Normally you'd make the following config changes:


(instead of shopquery.asp; but that only works on the vpasp option package and above)

set to "Yes" (instead of no, but, like the change above that'll only work on option package or above)

Simon Barnaby
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Web Design, Online Marketing and VPASP addons

Edited by - devshb on November 28 2008 05:55:39
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