Author Topic: sh404SEF conflicts with shopping cart  (Read 4743 times)

blisscloset

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sh404SEF conflicts with shopping cart
« on: September 18, 2008, 12:51:57 pm »
I have sh404SEF setup on my site and if it's turned on, when I checkout my cart, the page just keeps loading and nothing happens. However, if I turned off sh404SEF, I get 'Page cannot be displayed' when I checkout the items.

Any advices? Thanks in advance.

Phatrick

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Re: sh404SEF conflicts with shopping cart
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008, 15:22:33 pm »

Yes there seems to be an issue with Virtumart and "Joomla Search Engine Friendly URLs" setting.

With SEO opti off
http://example.com/index.php?option=com ... &Itemid=80

With SEO opti on
http://example.com/store.html?amp;page=shop.browse&category_id=7

The problem is with the substitution of amp; into the URL this causes the URL to fail.... if you change the url manually it will work again.

Any good solutions I would like to hear. Thanks.

blisscloset

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Re: sh404SEF conflicts with shopping cart
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2008, 17:18:04 pm »
Hi, what do you mean by changing the url manually?

If I turn off SEF in Site --> Global Configuration, the checkout url is:
http://xxxxxxxxxxx.com/index.php?page=checkout.index&ssl_redirect=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26

If I turn on SEF, the checkout url becomes:
http://xxxxxxxxxxx.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26&lang=en&page=checkout.index&ssl_redirect=1

If the SEF is on, the page just keeps loading when I clicked on checkout. And if I turn off the SEF, I get error page - 'Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage'

Hmm, any idea on to resolve it?

Phatrick

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Re: sh404SEF conflicts with shopping cart
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2008, 13:50:08 pm »
I managed to solve the problem by patching from Joomla 1.5.0 --> Joomla 1.5.7
This seemed to solve a lot of the problems I was having. Including the one above.