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    Default PHP includes to save time?

    I have a few products that share a particular body of text and I'd rather not copy+paste it each and every time. Is it possible to use a simple PHP include in the description, or is there another way to achieve this?

    I haven't tried simply using PHP in the description, would this work?

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    Default Re: PHP includes to save time?

    embedded PHP is not supported at the present time

    as an alternative (depending on its suitability), perhaps you might embed an A HREF link to an HTML page where you have additional info
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    Default Re: PHP includes to save time?

    Thanks for clearing that up, this would be a great feature to have in the future though.

    I don't think I'll include a link to another page in this case.

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    Default Re: PHP includes to save time?

    You can indeed do this. The process is described on

    http://www.thatsoftwareguy.com/zenca...scription.html

    Good luck,
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    Default Re: PHP includes to save time?

    Quote Originally Posted by swguy
    You can indeed do this. The process is described on

    http://www.thatsoftwareguy.com/zenca...scription.html

    Good luck,
    Scott
    Thats really a great link!
    Thanks

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    Default Re: PHP includes to save time?

    Quote Originally Posted by swguy
    You can indeed do this. The process is described on

    http://www.thatsoftwareguy.com/zenca...scription.html

    Good luck,
    Scott
    Thanks heaps for that, this will help a lot.

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    Default Re: PHP includes to save time?

    The "Boilerplate text Adding"- feature is exactly what I need and works fine in the Product details page, but
    what file should I edit to display the Description in the index page or in any of the other lists (Product Listing, New Listing, Featured Listing, All Listing) pages
    Regards, anna

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    Default Re: PHP includes to save time?

    Quote Originally Posted by anniti View Post
    The "Boilerplate text Adding"- feature is exactly what I need and works fine in the Product details page, but
    what file should I edit to display the Description in the index page or in any of the other lists (Product Listing, New Listing, Featured Listing, All Listing) pages
    Regards, anna
    http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showpo...05&postcount=8
    Thread above should help.. code varies dependant on where you
    require description to show.

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    Default Re: PHP includes to save time?

    Anniti, I'll update my documentation too to add these instructions.
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    Default Re: PHP includes to save time?

    thank you both for your very (very!) fast reply.
    Of course an instructions-update by SWGuy would be highly appreciated, but in the meantime I'll insist on my quest.
    thanks, anna

 

 
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