No support from Esvon

Posted on 2005-04-06
Last Modified: 2008-03-17
I have a classifieds software from Esvon where the company support is almost non-existant but still I try to achieve my goal and hope that someone else understand the Esvon products.

Basically I want to create a custom front page on the following link

The following is the instruction from Esvon


Can I have a custom home page displaying some information about the site and not showing the ad categories?
Yes, you can. Here is how to do this :

Create "Extra Page" in Admin Area named "index". It will be the main page of the site automatically.

In the previous versions (if 'index' page is not shown as the main page) please replace in index.php line

if(!$page || preg_match('/\W/',$page) || !file_exists('./inc/pages/'.$page.'.php')){ $page = 'browse'; }


if(!$page || preg_match('/\W/',$page) || !file_exists('./inc/pages/'.$page.'.php')){ $pg='index'; $mod = 'Extra_Pages'; include './modules.php'; exit; }

OR line

if(!$page || !$A_PG[$page]) $page = 'browse';
if(!$page || !$A_PG[$page]){ $page = 'extra'; $pg = 'index'; }

The problem is that none of this code can I find within the program

It would be apprecial no end if an EE user could assist in this matter.

Question by:jezella

    Author Comment

    PS This is the index.php

    <?php @Zend;
    print "<html><body>\n";
    print "<a href=\"\"><img border=\"0\" src=\"\" align=\"right\"></a>\n";
    print "<center><h1>Zend Optimizer not installed</h1></center>";
    print "<p>This file was encoded by the <a href=\"\">Zend Encoder</a> / <a href=\"\">Zend SafeGuard Suite</a></p>\n";
    print "<p>In order to run it, please install the freely available <a href=\"\">Zend Optimizer</a>, version 2.1.0 or later.</p>\n";
    print "<h2>What is the Zend Optimizer?</h2>
    print <<<EOM
    <p>The Zend Optimizer is one of the most popular PHP plugins for performance-improvent, and has been freely available since the early days of PHP 4.  It improves performance by taking PHP's intermediate code through multiple Optimization Passes, which replace inefficient code patterns with efficient code blocks.  The replacement code blocks perform exactly the same operations as the original code, only faster.</p>
    <p>In addition to performance-improvement, the Zend Optimizer also enables PHP to transparently load files encoded by the Zend Encoder or Zend SafeGuard Suite.</p>
    <p>The Zend Optimizer is a freely-available product from <a href="">Zend Technologies</a>.  Zend Technologies is the company that develops the scripting engine of PHP, also known as the <a href="">Zend Engine</a>.</p>
    print "12</body></html>\n";

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    Expert Comment

    Based on this it looks like they used the Zend encoder and optimizer on their code to encode it... Not sure what options you really have from there....

    Author Comment

    Yes this is the case but from the Esvon instruction above it seems that it should be possible.

    LVL 25

    Accepted Solution

    They need to give you an unencoded version of index.php before you can do anything to it.

    Author Comment

    Ok I am trying to get the co-operation of Esvon for this fully licenced software.  Another idea however is to default the searchengine to another file, I think, so would this be possible?

    If you click on this link  you are taken to the home page of the classifieds section of the main site.  The full url is

    Perhaps another idea to create as custom page would be to direct this  so that it defaults to

    But how do I set /index.htm to be the default?


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