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Welcome to Tsunami PC Productions News & Articles. Here you will find a variety of useful articles, tips & tricks for customers and webmasters alike.

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Company News (4)
  View the latest company news for Tsunami PC Productions.
 

Current Specials (2)
  VIew the latest website development specials from Tsunami PC Productions.
 

News & Notices (2)
  View news & notices.
 

osCommerce Tips, Tricks & Patches (12)
  Whether you are a PC Productions customer, or someone seeking an answer or advise for your oscommerce store front, these articles can help.
 

Website Security (2)
  Tips, tricks and service solutions for making your website secure.
 

WordPress News (1)
  Various news for WordPress clients on the latest updates, plugins, and more.
 

 

 


 LATEST ARTICLES:
Get Up To 10% Off Your Website Project Work!
  As a special promotion for Tsunami PC Productions clients, we are running a special for one week where you can get up to 10% off your website development or website update projects. Whether you have an existing website project quote that you haven't moved forward with yet, or been considering a new one, now is the perfect time.

Tsunami PC Productions Customers: Special Annoucement
  In preparation for our new company website and improved customer tools, we are in the process of switching from our old credit card processor, to our new one authorize.net, in the coming week. This only effects our customers who currently have recurring subscriptions with us (i.e. hosting, SEO, etc.). If you are a customer that currently has a subscription with us that uses your credit card on file, please read to find out more on what you can expect.

osCommerce USPS Shipping Module: Standard Post Issues
  This is important news for any oscommerce customers who are using the USPS Shipping module and have Standard Post option turned on. We recently discovered that USPS changed up their Standard Post API rules in an unorthodox manner, whereby certain circumstances this shipping method will no longer return rates during checkout and if this is the only method you have turned on, it will NOT allow your customers to successfully checkout. If you are using oscommerce website owner, or using a similar shopping cart system with USPS Shipping Module and have Standard Post turned on (i.e. Loaded Commerce, OSC MAX, etc), please read on. Else you may ignore this newsletter.

OSCOMMERCE CUSTOMERS USING USPS: Special Revised Update!
  ANY CLIENTS USING OSCOMMERCE WITH USPS SHIPPING MODULE - Please read this important revised notice about recent USPS Updates. We recently sent out a newsletter and emails detailing updates that USPS was rolling out on 7/28/13, effecting clients with oscommerce USPS Shipping Module. Within that newsletter and emails we had indicated that update was only mandatory if you were shipping internationally outside of the USA, and domestic changes were optional, as it had been represented to us by USPS API documentation. After performing the upgrades on 7/28/13 for clients who placed orders with us, we discovered that the USPS API documentation was INACCURATE and that the updates rolled out on 7/28/13 DOES effect domestic shipments within USA as well in several ways. If you are an oscommerce website owner using USPS Shipping Module, please read this revised update as soon as possible to determine how this effects you. Other clients can ignore this notification.

OSCOMMERCE CUSTOMERS USING USPS: Special Update Notice, July 2013!
  Due to some recent changes from USPS, any clients who are using oscommerce with USPS turned on for real time shipping quotes, please read this article. USPS sent an announcement last week indicating they will be rolling out some new updates to the USPS Web Tools Shipping Module API on July 28th, 2013. All other customers can ignore this notification. If this potentially effects you, please read this in its entirety. This will be the only notification sent out on this issue.

OSCOMMERCE CUSTOMERS: "Tell A Friend" Exploit
  We recently discovered over the past few days, that spambots have found an exploit in the osCommerce "Tell A Friend" script, that allows them to send out massive amounts of spam emails direct from your website. This effects all clients who use oscommerce, regardless on whether you have this feature turned on or off. Due to this discovery as a security measure to avoid spambots abusing your websites and spending your monthly hosting bandwidth, we have disabled this page on all oscommerce websites. As an option to our clients, we have an affordable update available for this feature that will allow you to use it again. If you are a client using oscommerce, please read more. All other clients can ignore this notice.

OSCOMMERCE CUSTOMERS USING USPS: Special Update Notice!
  Due to some recent changes from USPS, any clients who are using oscommerce with USPS turned on for real time shipping quotes, please read this article. USPS sent an announcement earlier this month indicating they will be rolling out some new updates to the USPS Web Tools Shipping Module API on January 27th, 2013. All other customers can ignore this notification. If this potentially effects you, please read this in its entirety. This will be the only notification sent out on this issue.

Get Instant Website Recognition On Smart Phones and Tablets!
 

Looking for a little extra something to make your website stand out from the competition? Give your website the recognition it needs to stand out above your competition by adding a website favicon, and apple touch icon. Pricing starts at just $50 complete.


WordPress Mobile, Security Upgrades & Monitoring - Oh My!
  wordpress services

We have some exciting news for our WordPress clients with fantastic new add-ons for:

  • WordPress Security Package
  • WordPress Security & Updates Monitoring Service
  • WordPress Mobile Plugin

The popularity of WordPress has exploded over the past year, and many website owners who previously could not afford a custom built website are finding WordPress to be a fantastic out-of-the-box solution for easy website page & content management platform, easy to add plugins, or as a fantastic add-on to their existing website using it's default blog post functionality. We offer a variety of wordpress add-ons and plugins for your wordpress needs. See below for our current featured list of wordpress add-ons and subscription services.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From Tsunami Staff!
  From the Tsunami PC Productions & TPPhost.com team, we want to wish all of our clients a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and wishes for your business success in the coming 2012 year.

Hosting Servers: Hardware Maintenance Announcement - PLEASE READ IF WE HOST YOUR SITE
  To all of our website hosting clients, the following is an important message about upcoming scheduled hosting server hardware upgrades that may effect you. We will be performing annual hosting server hardware upgrades that may or may not cause your website to temporarily go down for few hours late night. Read on for more details. All other clients can ignore this message.

OSCOMMERCE UPS ISSUE - Update
  This is an update to the newsletter notification sent out on 9/5/11 regarding issues with osCommerce UPS Shipping module not returning rates and giving errors on sites. We have additional information, including press releases around this UPS issue, and a workable solution, that we have posted to our site for your convenience. All other customers can ignore this newsletter.

OSCOMMERCE CUSTOMERS USING UPS: Special Notice!
  Any clients using oscommerce with UPS XML Shipping module, please read this notice entirely to ensure you do not loose orders on your site. As of 9/4/11 we became aware that UPS real time shipping quotes main server has apparently went down, thus causing issues with any websites that connect for real time UPS shipping rates. We have closely monitored this situation since last night, hoping their servers would self resolve this issue, but as of 12:25pm today 9/5/11 the UPS rates server still appears to be done. Please read this notice in detail for some ACTIONS YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE if you are using UPS for shipping option on your store, until UPS resolves this issue. All other customers can ignore this notification.

GOOGLE CHANGES RECAPTCHA SECURE URL: Mandatory Upgrade Needed
  Due to some recent changes from google.com, websites using RECAPTCHA (owned by google now) will need a mandatory change in the RECAPTCHA secure URL in order to function properly on all pages which use RECAPTCHA. If your website does use the RECAPTCHA system during customer / membership registration, login, website inquiries, or other, please read on. If you are unsure, please read on or contact us ASAP so we can evaluate your site to see if this upgrade is necessary.

OSCOMMERCE CUSTOMERS USING FEDEX SHIPPING MODULE: Special Notice!
  Due to some recent changes made by FEDEX, any clients who are using oscommerce with FEDEX turned on for real time shipping quotes, please read this article. Fedex recently made some annoucements and changes to their API system which WILL effect all websites that use FEDEX real time shipping quotes module. All other customers can ignore this notification.

OSCOMMERCE CUSTOMERS USING USPS: Special Notice - UPDATED!
  Due to some recent changes from USPS, any clients who are using oscommerce with USPS turned on for real time shipping quotes, please read this article. There was some changes made by USPS on January 2nd and additional changes coming in May 2011, which effect all websites which use USPS real time quotes shipping module. Clients are required to upgrade to the latest version of USPS API PRIOR to May 1, 2011 to avoid loss of real time quotes. All other customers can ignore this notification.

OSCOMMERCE CUSTOMERS USING USPS: Special Notice!
  Due to some recent changes from USPS, any clients who are using oscommerce with USPS turned on for real time shipping quotes, please read this article. There was some changes made by USPS on January 2nd which effect all websites which use USPS real time quotes shipping module. All other customers can ignore this notification.

Great New osCommerce Add-Ons To Increase Sales!
  For all oscommerce website owners, Tsunami PC Productions has rolled out some great new additions to help you increase sales and improve customer service on your e-commerce websites. We are offering special pricing for our existing customers for these wonderful add-ons. If you are an existing customer who has been considering adding an e-commerce store to your website to sell products, downloadables or services, contact us today for a no obligation quote.

osCommerce: USPS Shipping Module Update
  As of January 4, 2010 United States Parcel Service sent out a mass email to all USPS online customers about a new update they have made to their system effectively immediately.

Happy Holidays From Tsunami PC Productions!
  Have some exciting announcements, specials, and wrap up for 2009.

Great Upcoming Service Improvements!
  We have some exciting news for Tsunami PC Productions customers. As part of our business expansion, in the coming months we will be offering a variety of enhancements to existing services, new services, and enhanced customer tools to help make your business a success online.

See below for a summary of these great improvements, and be sure to check out the very bottom of this newsletter for a special message for business owners interested in expanding their business.


Is Your Website Protected Against Spammers?
  With e-mail spam increasing daily, it has become increasingly more difficult to fight e-mail spam. Many people now have anti-spam filters on their computer to help combat against and filter spam on their computers, but is your website protected? We have compiled some tips, tricks, and services available to help our customers combat both e-mail spam and protect your website against spammers as well.

osCommerce Paypal.com Payment Module Issues
  This is an important message for our osCommerce shopping cart customers who are using PAYPAL.com IPN payment module. Any other customers can ignore this notification.