Addons-Installation

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Installing Add-ons

To install an addon/mod/contribution, the process typically goes something like this:

  1. Unzip the zip file contents, retaining the folder structure.
  2. You'll see that there are "includes" and sometimes "admin" folders, with folders underneath.
  3. If you look at your Zen Cart site files, you'll see a similar folder structure.
  4. Copy the extracted files and folders to the matching folder structure on your server ... according to the instructions contained in the readme file that comes with most mods.
  5. Follow any other instructions that came with the mod.
****IMPORTANT**** BE SURE TO MAKE BACKUPS OF ALL SERVER FILES AND YOUR SERVER DATABASE BEFORE INSTALLING ANY MOD ****
*** IT IS ALWAYS WISE TO TEST EVERY MOD ON A ***TEST*** COPY OF YOUR STORE, and not directly into a live store,
unless you're completely confident that you won't break anything.