OSCdox was started to create much needed documentation for osCommerce.
Although osCommerce is a spectacular software achievement, the documentation
was virtually nonexistent. This meant inevitable frustration for the users
The osCommerce Installation and Modification guide was originally a rough
collection of procedures that were pulled together from my notes and e-mails.
I placed it online as a .pdf for others to download, and after about 1000
downloads and e-mails the first week, I decided that a more comprehensive
guide was needed. In addition, I thought a web site to support the development
of the guide, and to answer the inevitable questions that would arise,
was also necessary. Thus, OSCdox -
The osCommerce Documentation Project was born.
OSCdox has gone through several versions and re-writes, and 4 translations
to date. The distribution format of the guide has also changed several
times. First, it was in .doc (MS word XP) format, then .pdf (Adobe Acrobat
5.0) and finally HTML. Because of the ease of modification, simplicity
and easy accessibility, this and all future versions will be HTML and
If you are interested in joining the OSCdox team, contributing content,
or translating the guide to your native language, please contact
me at email@example.com or visit
Copyright 2003 Michael Sasek, All rights reserved.