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    Idea or Suggestion flexibility of template in zencart - need suggestion.

    Hello,

    I am working on a project. But, I don't have the design of the site ready. I am planning to integrate it later may be after the development.

    So, will it be easy to integrate the design to the site later. Or, it will need more effort ?

    Please Suggest. I am posting this question because, I have downloaded few module and almost every modules are suggesting to keep some of the file in the currently used template.

    So, if two templates are there two copy's of file is needed ?

    Ex - One module suggesgted me this..

    Put the file under ...
    includes\modules\YOUR-TEMPLATE-FOLDER\filename.php
    Regards
    Dharam

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    Default Re: flexibility of template in zencart - need suggestion.

    To protect files/mods from new releases of zencart being overwritten, if upgraded, certain files need to be added to custom template folders...so yes, if possible, create your new template, then add updates...
    TIP...Alway add one category with one product FIRST...introduce payment method/s that are going to be used...TEST, can you purchase product installed??....
    Nothing worse than creating store, adding bits and bobs, then finding purchases cannot be made..
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    Default Re: flexibility of template in zencart - need suggestion.

    Hello Misty,

    I didn't under stand this

    Alway add one category with one product FIRST...introduce payment method/s that are going to be used...TEST, can you purchase product installed??....
    Nothing worse than creating store, adding bits and bobs, then finding purchases cannot be made..
    Would you mind explaning it once again. Sorry, but a little confused. Thanks for the support.
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    Default Re: flexibility of template in zencart - need suggestion.

    So you have your zencart installed, and presumably you are going to be selling product/s...so set up category, add a product you are going to sell, to that category...now can you do a test purchase...
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    Default Re: flexibility of template in zencart - need suggestion.

    Thanks for the quick reply dear.

    I have created my store and also have added products and catagory. Actually, I am doing every thing in my localsystem. I will do a test purchase soon.

    So, if I will get the template later after it will not be a difficult task to integrate it ? Means all the modules the one you have suggested

    http://www.zen-cart.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=620

    will automatically work with the new template with out any change ?
    Regards
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    Default Re: flexibility of template in zencart - need suggestion.

    Yes will work BUT if you upgrade your zencart at some later date, and do not have mods/addons installed into custom template, run risk of all those addtions being overwritten.
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    Default Re: flexibility of template in zencart - need suggestion.

    Okay !! So, the best suggestion is to have the custom template first and then start working with zencart ?
    Regards
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    Default Re: flexibility of template in zencart - need suggestion.

    Correct, and then do test purchase before proceeding further...
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    Default Re: flexibility of template in zencart - need suggestion.

    Yes, but as long as you keep good records of what you have done (what files each mod has created in your template), you can just make a "holding" template with only the basic files (template_info.php, and any others needed to set language/text for your store), and mod files. The files from this can be copied over to your "real" custom template folders when you create them.

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    Default Re: flexibility of template in zencart - need suggestion.

    Thank you gjh42 for the suggestion. Also I need a reply to

    ***cross post removed***

    Thanking again.
    Last edited by Kim; 26 Mar 2009 at 03:42 PM. Reason: Please do not cross post.
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