Zen Cart

Our more recent Zen Cart eCommerce shopping website framework articles are listed below:


Remove IP Address in Footer

Removing the IP address at the foot of a Zen Cart website is actioned via the Admin side of the website. Login to the Admin section of the website, not the store front page, entering your username and password when prompted. The page is something like: www.example.com/admin Navigate to the […]
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Changing Installation Directory

Recently I developed a Zen Cart website within a sub-directory called shop the shop. To launch the new website the contents of the shop directory were moved to the root and configuration changes made. Changing the operational directory for Zen Cart to the root directory the changes to be made […]
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Zen Cart UK Date Format

The date format in Zen Cart can be modified by making the necessary changes in the language configuration files. To change the date format from the default month/day/year, the changes are made in the files: /includes/languages/<current language>.php /admin/includes/languages/<current language>.php /includes/languages/<current template>/<current language>.php As always when changing core files, you’re highly […]
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404 Error When Clicking on a Product Item

Having uploaded a number of products into Zen Cart, it was found that when the product image was clicked the central page content area had a 404 error, instead of the product detail. An example of the querystring in the URL is: main_page=_info&products_id=27 In the querystring above the value for […]
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Remove Powered by ZenCart Logo in Header

To remove the references to Zen Cart logo in the header of a Zen Cart website requires the editing of one or more files. To find the files to be edited login to the admin backend of the website, not the front end. On the Tools/Developers Toolkit page scroll down […]
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Change Store Name

The name of a Zen Cart website is a configurable parameter, accessed through the admin pages. To change the store name of a ZenCart website login to the admin side of the website. It may either as shown below, or the admin directory maybe different, according to the option configured […]
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Change Copyright Message

To change the default Zen Cart copyright message requires the editing of a file. Zen Cart by default has a dummy copyright message which references Zen Cart. Open the includes/languages/english.php file in your text editor. Find the following lines of code. We will be changing the text starting with “Copyright” […]
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Changing from lbs to Kgs

To Change the unit of weight from lbs to Kgs requires editing of the language files. The Developers Toolkit can be used to find which files are to be changed, together with the relevant line numbers. Using a browser login to the admin side of your Zen Cart website, not […]
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Remove Congratulations Message

A fresh installation of Zen Cart has on the home page the message: Congratulations! You have successfully installed your Zen Cart™ E-Commerce Solution… To remove the ‘congratulations’ message requires the editing of one or more of the language files. Using an FTP package download a copy of the directory /includes/languages, […]
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Remove Powered by Zen Cart in the Footer

The phrase Powered by Zen Cart may be removed by editing a file. As with any item in a file on Zen Cart a good starting point is to use the Developers Toolkit to search for the phrase. The Developers Toolkit is found at Tools >> Developers Toolkit Scroll to […]
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