Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    8
    Plugin Contributions
    0

    Default How do I upload a different template?

    I recently downloaded a free template for zencart. How do I upload this template to my cpanel and then use it?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    625
    Plugin Contributions
    0

    Default Re: How do I upload a different template?

    CPanel has a File Manager application that allows you to upload files to your server but that can be very slow. It's better to use FTP to upload your files to the relevant directories on your server.

    Btw, I'm assuming you are familiar with Zen Cart's template override system and know which directories with which to place your template files. If not, you can read the following Tutorials/FAQ entry to have an idea. More articles on templates and overrides are available there as well.
    Goh Koon Hoek, author of "e-Start Your Web Store with Zen Cart".
    Printed book: www.lulu.com/content/10576284
    Electronic book and Errata: www.cucumbermedia.com/store

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    7,158
    Plugin Contributions
    0

    Default Re: How do I upload a different template?

    Most of the free templates come with a "read me" explaining the process.

    As canopy pointed out, an FTP client works best for this. Filezilla is a good free one.
    Mary Ellen
    I came; I saw; I Zenned
    Taking over the world... one website at a time
    Make sure brain is engaged before putting mouth in gear... or fingers to keyboard.

    Holzheimer
    Fan Odyssey

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    8
    Plugin Contributions
    0

    Default Re: How do I upload a different template?

    I'm using hostgator. Do I use that cpanel? I can only access the zencart admin page. Where is the FTP located?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Hertfordshire, UK
    Posts
    9,955
    Plugin Contributions
    3

    Default Re: How do I upload a different template?

    FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is best implemented by using a FTP PROGRAM which you install on your hard drive. A good free FTP program is Filezilla.

    Download this from the web (not sure where it's found, but google it) and install it on your computer.

    Once up an running, you will be able to transfer material from your hard drive to your server much more efficiently than through c-panel.

    (Your host will have told you the FTP address and login details for your site - probably in their Welcome Email. If you don't have this info, just contact your host and ask for the FTP address and login for your server/domain.)
    Our latest project is Pet Tags.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    8
    Plugin Contributions
    0

    Default Re: How do I upload a different template?

    My host (hostgator) says that I can't change my zencart template using hostgator's cpanel. And I can't figure it out using my zencart admin page either.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO USA
    Posts
    7,039
    Plugin Contributions
    31

    Default Re: How do I upload a different template?

    You don't use your host's cpanel nor do you use the Zen Cart admin.

    As stated in the above posts, you need to download an FTP client (Filezilla is free and available here) in order to upload files to your server.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    8
    Plugin Contributions
    0

    Default Re: How do I upload a different template?

    The installation process is quite simple. To start off, you should extract the Zen Cart ZIP file. Once extracted, you will have a directory containing the Zen Cart scripts. The contents of this directory needs to be moved to your web server, either by copying the directory or by using an FTP program. You will then need to run the install script. To do this you need to open the browser and type in the URL. If you are running it on your own computer, this will be "http://localhost/{zen-cart-directory}/zc_install" or if on a live server: "http://{www.mydomain.com}/zc_install"

    This is as far as I've gotten. When I type in zc_install, I get a hostgator page that says 404 error.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Lansing, Michigan USA
    Posts
    19,468
    Plugin Contributions
    3

    Default Re: How do I upload a different template?

    That's because your Zencart installation is already done, and the zc-install folder has been deleted.

    One more time - download and install Filezilla, point it to your domain using your CPanel user name and password, and upload the new template files that way.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    8
    Plugin Contributions
    0

    Default Re: How do I upload a different template?

    thanks. Sorry for the trouble.

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. changing template - how do i upload a template?
    By teazetoys in forum Templates, Stylesheets, Page Layout
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22 Apr 2008, 08:00 PM
  2. Oh no - please help with template upload!
    By crystal-vysion in forum Templates, Stylesheets, Page Layout
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29 Mar 2007, 02:59 PM
  3. Upload Image or Upload File form
    By matthelm in forum Setting Up Categories, Products, Attributes
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30 Dec 2006, 01:13 AM
  4. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 23 Aug 2006, 04:19 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •