osCommerce Website


osCommerce Website

This repository contains the development of the new osCommerce website powered by the osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0 framework.

Our website is not a general purpose solution for users to use as their website - it is custom and tailored to run the main osCommerce website. The frontend design is licensed and some graphics will not be available on Github. No installation routine is present however setup instructions are available for those interested in helping out.

The initial code is to propose template engine functionality to add to osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0.


Copy the "template" branch from my Github repository:

git clone -b template https://github.com/haraldpdl/oscommerce.git

Copy this repository:

git clone https://github.com/haraldpdl/oscommerce_website.git

The following directory structure is now in place:

  • oscommerce - osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0
  • oscommerce_website - osCommerce Website

Install osCommerce Online Merchant by visiting the following address:


Symlink the following directories from "oscommerce_website" to "oscommerce":

mkdir oscommerce/osCommerce/OM/Custom/Site
cd oscommerce/osCommerce/OM/Custom/Site
ln -s ../../../../../oscommerce_website/osCommerce/OM/Custom/Site/Website Website
ln -s ../../../../../oscommerce_website/osCommerce/OM/Custom/Site/Admin Admin
ln -s ../../../../../oscommerce_website/osCommerce/OM/Custom/Site/_skel _skel
cd ..
ln -s ../../../../oscommerce_website/osCommerce/OM/Custom/Exception Exception
cd ..
ln -s ../../../oscommerce_website/osCommerce/OM/External/simplepie_1.3.1.mini.php External/simplepie_1.3.1.mini.php
cd ../../public/sites
ln -s ../../../oscommerce_website/public/sites/Website Website
cd ../external
ln -s ../../../oscommerce_website/public/external/bootstrap bootstrap
ln -s ../../../oscommerce_website/public/external/less less

A configuration block is also required in osCommerce/OM/Config/settings.ini, which can be copied from an existing block:

enable_ssl = "false"
http_server = "http://your-server"
https_server = "http://your-server"
http_cookie_domain = ""
https_cookie_domain = ""
http_cookie_path = "/oscommerce/"
https_cookie_path = "/oscommerce/"
dir_ws_http_server = "/oscommerce/"
dir_ws_https_server = "/oscommerce/"
db_server = "localhost"
db_server_username = "nobody"
db_server_password = ""
db_server_port = ""
db_database = "oscommerce"
db_driver = "MySQL\V5"
db_table_prefix = "osc_"
db_server_persistent_connections = "false"
store_sessions = "Database"
community_api_key = ""
community_api_module = ""
community_api_address = ""
cron_key = ""
save_user_server_info_salt = ""

The following SQL file needs to be imported into the installation database to create the tables for the website:


The website can then be accessed with the following URL:


The "Website" part in "index.php?Website" can be removed by making it the default Site. In osCommerce/OM/Config/settings.ini change default_site in the OSCOM group to "Website".


Please review the following forum topic for discussions on the template engine functionality.


Discussions for our new website platform are held in:



Although the source code to new osCommerce website is available, it will obviously not be packaged together with osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0.

Making the source code available serves to showcase the capabilities of the framework, to migrate the Add-Ons and Live Shops sites to the new platform, to create new Documentation and Translations Sites, and to kickstart the initiative of a general purpose CMS Site that can be packaged with osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0.