Comodo Instant SSL Logo and osCmax
by, 07-01-2011 at 10:32 PM (1671 Views)
One of the key items that nearly any shopper will look for before deciding to purchase from your website is going to be that magic seal that shows that the information that they are about to trust you with is secure. There are several SSL Certificates available today and it seems like there are an overwhelming number of options. Generally whoever is providing your web hosting for you will have a number of possibilities available to you as well.
In our case we chose to go with Comodo, a well known and respected SSL Authority. Many casual online shoppers do not particularly know the difference between an active SSL and a Static SSL logo. With an active logo the customer can either point to the logo or click on the log and see an actual "real-tine" verification that your site is verified, secured and many times also insured. With a Static SSL logo, this is not available....it is simply a logo placed on your website that says that you are secure.
So in our opinion? An active logo is by far the superior choice not only for the protection of your customers but also for your reputation.
Now, just how to do you get your customers to see that pretty little active logo? osCmax has made this a very easy effort. Having had to integrate this logo into other systems over the years believe me when I say that this is going to be a breeze! Before you would have to manually edit several files, upload images, get proper permissions working, etc. Not so with osCmax!
Simply upload the logo supplied to your by your SSL Authority. In our case, it is call the "Corner of Trust" from Comodo. You will want to place this logo into your /images folder and leave the name intact. Then you are going to need to edit the file /catalog/templates/yourtemplatename/main_page.tpl.php. Substitute the yourtemplatename to the name of the template which you are using. In a stock osCmax installation this is 'fallback', so your path would look like this: /catalog/templates/fallback/main_page.tpl.php.
On line 55 of that file (or directly above the <HEAD> tag) you need to insert the following:
Then scroll on down through the file to right around line 280. Right after the
you need to include the following:
<a href="http://www.instantssl.com" id="comodoTL">SSL</a>
COT("http://www.yourwebsite.com/images/trust.gif", "SC2", "none");
The next line should be your </BODY> tag. Be sure to change the yourwebsite.com/images/trust.gif to match the location of your trust logo.
Save this file and then check out your site. You should now be able to see your trust logo as your customer will!