New Script Style For Your Shopping Cart

January 24, 2011

The style of URL included in the Web-store-buddy shopping cart button code has now changed to one that is “domain-friendly“.  That means that as your customers use your shopping cart they will see your domain in their browser’s address bar, whereas previously it was “www.smallgreentree.net“.

For example, if your domain is “some-domain.biz“, the old code would include a  URL such as this:

http://www.smallgreentree.net/cgi-bin/123456.cgi

With the new code style it would be like this:

http://some-domain-biz.cgi-data.com/store/123456.cgi

If you are still using the old style of code, it is still supported. However you can if you like easily upgrade to the new version. Just navigate to “store design” >> “shopping cart buttons” on your control panel.

The only thing to keep in mind is that if you decide to change, you must switch ALL instances of the old code style in your web pages  over to the new URL. Otherwise your shopping cart won’t work properly. In other words it’s a great opportunity for your favourite “search & replace” text tool to show what it’s made of!

(And in case you’re looking for just such a tool, and you’re running Windows, why not check out http://www.funduc.com/search_replace.htm. We’ve used it for years, and it’s excellent).

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