I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an decent answer. You should email the people at iContact as they probably could answer your iContact question..
Thank you so much for replying to my problem....
I didn't do the install, so I don't know if it was "standard" or not.... but when I go to www.merlesframes.com/catalog ... all I get is a broken link..
Well, you're admin is definitely on that URL but the catalog is under an unknown directory. If you use your FTP client, you will see the folder listing and know where the catalog is located..
Another thought, if your domain name is pointed to www.merlesframes.com and your catalog is located under a different directory as I mentioned above, you may want to direct your domain to the actual directory of the store..
You store is in the root, that means in www.yourdomain.com.
Because right now you have this dummy page, that is a index.html, it comes first and "covers" the index.php that is the store front page..
Temporary you need to type in manually mydomain.com/index.php in order to see your store.
Later on, afer you remove the index.html cover, your store will appear when typing just mydomain.com..
Ahhhh... thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm sure there will be more questions.... later! Hope you're still around to help out!!..
This is what has been done so far... installation was done by levelten....database was created (with help).... have had to use a "dummy" homepage for iContact site (www.merlesframes.com) until iContact site is up and running....went to osCommerce admin site, changed some of the configurations to suite my type of company(followed the steps in the oscommerce documentation pages) and added a few products to get the feel of what I'm doing...don't know how to "look" at iContact site to see what I've done so far...do all these files need to be downloaded on my personal computer in order to work with them??? Where do I go from here?.
I bought this template to use and thought I would be able to "master" this eventually because the iContact website stated.....
"complete on-line store solution that contains a catalog front end and an administrative tool backend that can be easily installed and configured.
Even by non-technical store owners with little or no web experience.
"... I have created several websites, so I don't think I'm a complete "newbie"...but this has thrown me for a loop... so if anyone can give me some "steps" to get going in the right diretion, I would certainly appreciate it!!..
If you have a 'standard' install, you can check your online store by going to www.yourdomain.com/catalog/ (yourdomain being the name of your iContact website URL).
You will then see the changes you are making. Configure your taxesa and your shipping then continue to add your products in the categories you have created..
That should give you the basics of an e commerce site. You will also want to select payment methods in the admin as well..