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    Default New shop intermittently throwing up " Whoops your session has expired" on all actions

    Hi, Many years ago I had a Zen Cart website as an online brochure, and last month this was wiped out completely and I started afresh with a new 1.5.1 Zen Cart download that I've set up as a proper trading shop. It seemed to be working fine, and during testing I signed up as an outside customer and successfully purchased an item through Paypal. I then started some Google Adword advertising to attract real cusomers and noticed that the hit counter was rising, but no sales being made - possibly I thought because it was new / our pricing / or just not enough hits to get sales yet.

    But I just visited the site for a general click around this morning and discovered that whenever I clicked on any action (such as put something in the cart, try and send a message from Contactus etc.) that it crashed with "Whoops! your session has expired ...". I rebooted, tried again from a fresh start, and still an instant crash on any action.

    I searched through the forum and noticed this can be tied to cookies, where I have installed an add-on from civic / design75 (the top rated one on the modules forum), so I tried turning this off, and also removing the sessions directory (another tip I found), but the fault persisted. I then had a coffee, and came back to find the site was working again all by itself, so I reinstated the cookie control and it still works.

    So I now have a huge doubt over the reliability of the shop - because obviously customers can't buy anything if they get instantly timed out - and I don't know how often or under what circumstances the fault arises.

    Any ideas gratefully received!

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    Default Re: New shop intermittently throwing up " Whoops your session has expired" on all act

    Do you have a link to your site? I am almost certain it has nothing to do wit collie control, beacause it doesn't control the ZC id cookies, but the ones from google etc.

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    Default Re: New shop intermittently throwing up " Whoops your session has expired" on all act

    Quote Originally Posted by Design75 View Post
    Do you have a link to your site? I am almost certain it has nothing to do wit collie control, beacause it doesn't control the ZC id cookies, but the ones from google etc.
    I may have discovered what's happening:

    When I visit the shop via the Admin link (online catalog), or by its full address in a browser (http://www.tasklinedatalog.co.uk/shop2/index.php), it works OK, but when I visit it as a customer would via our main domain name (www.taskline.co.uk), it doesn't work, even though the redirection of the domain name is to the same full address.

    Does that make sense?

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    Default Re: New shop intermittently throwing up " Whoops your session has expired" on all act

    the problem could be related to the fact that your site runs inside a frameset

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    Default Re: New shop intermittently throwing up " Whoops your session has expired" on all act

    Quote Originally Posted by Design75 View Post
    the problem could be related to the fact that your site runs inside a frameset
    Ummm, that's not something I've knowingly done, but then there's a lot I don't know about web stuff! How would I change it to not be inside a frameset?

    Doing more tests, I've found that if I attempt to Log In when connected as a customer would (ie. using taskline.co.uk), an invented username is correctly rejected with the red error message, but a valid username/password just goes back to the Home Page but still says Log In at the top. This seemed like a session problem, so I looked over the forum and ended up checking the cache folder settings. Mine were 755, but it seemed that 777 was recommended, so I changed to 777, but this made no difference to the signing in problem. I mention that in case it throws any more light on the issue.

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    Default Re: New shop intermittently throwing up " Whoops your session has expired" on all act

    even though the redirection of the domain name is to the same full address
    If you are not using the base domain space why are you keeping ZenCart in a folder "/shop2"??

    Move it to the root of your space

    You are also running in an iframe
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    Default Re: New shop intermittently throwing up " Whoops your session has expired" on all act

    Kobra, I didn't realise being in a folder was significant ... I just organised my webspace the same as my hard disc, everything in its own sub-directory. Are you saying that if I move Zen Cart up a level, that the problem of visitors not being able to Log In and use the site will go away? Even though its a different domain name to the one they come in by?

    I'm confused by your information that I'm running an iframe!

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    Default Re: New shop intermittently throwing up " Whoops your session has expired" on all act

    Even though its a different domain name to the one they come in by?
    Do not understand what you are stating here??

    For the "Woops" message - scroll down and view the similar threads
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    Default Re: New shop intermittently throwing up " Whoops your session has expired" on all act

    Kobra, I've looked through all the threads about "Whoops", but none are relevant. In fact, as now discovered, the Whoops message was only a sympton, and the real issue seems to be that I have two domain names - a main one (taskline.co.uk) that customers know us by, and a second one (tasklinedatalog.co.uk) that we have set the shop up under. The first domain has webforwarding to the second one and links through fine. The problem is that when customers arrive at the shop via the webforwarding, the Zen Cart doesn't work properly. Users cannot Log In, and most actions (such as putting an item in the cart) result in the Whoops message. If I go to the shop directly (using tasklinedatalog.co.uk), it works fine.

    I'm a novice user of the forum ... so should I start a new thread about webforwarding problems?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: New shop intermittently throwing up " Whoops your session has expired" on all act

    I have two domain names - a main one (taskline.co.uk) that customers know us by, and a second one (tasklinedatalog.co.uk) that we have set the shop up under.
    Why have it setup under another domain name??
    The first domain has webforwarding to the second one and links through fine
    What/how have you initiated this forwarding??
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