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    You can download any of the Zen Cart original files (current version and older versions) by clicking on the "Home" link at the top of this page, and then ...
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    Customer is attempting to complete a purchase and paying via PayPal. They login, provide payment details, and click the Pay Now or Continue button, and they are greeted with the following message and taken back to the PayPal login page, and no details are recorded in your store:

    The Reason: You have your PayPal account configured to use Fraud Management Filters, and the customer's transaction has triggered one of your rules which you've configured for a "Deny" response.




    You need to generate your username and ...

    PCI DSS Compliance Questions Answered

    Common myths about PCI Compliance

    Please see the following page for a better understanding of what PCI Compliance is NOT:  https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/pdfs/pciscc_ten_common_myths.pdf

    Answers to the most commonly-asked questions pertaining to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard compliance

    DISCLAIMER: The following answers pertain to a webstore built with default Zen Cart code without any customizations, using only built-in features/modules/capabilities, in the default configuration.
    Any customizations you do to your store render these statements incomplete and require that ...

    There are a number of different date formats used around the world, and the approach for changing to any of them is broadly the same. In this tutorial we'll show how to change from the default US format to the dd/mm/yyyy format used in most other English-speaking countries and those speaking many other languages. As date formats are generally language-specific (or in the case of English, dialect-specific) we'll be editing two Zen Cart language files to make this change.

    1. open file includes/languages/<YOUR_TEMPLATE>/<YOUR_LANGUAGE>.php

    (if this file doesn't exist, create it by copying the file includes/languages/<YOUR_LANGUAGE>.php to this location).

    2. find this section:

    @setlocale(LC_TIME, 'en_US.ISO_8859-1');
    define('DATE_FORMAT_SHORT', '%m/%d/%Y'); // this is used for strftime()
    define('DATE_FORMAT_LONG', '%A %d %B, %Y'); // this is used for strftime()
    define('DATE_FORMAT', 'm/d/Y'); // this is used for date()
    define('DATE_TIME_FORMAT', DATE_FORMAT_SHORT . ' %H:%M:%S');
    and replace with:
    @setlocale(LC_TIME, 'en_GB.ISO_8859-1');

    Instead of showing a product image thumbnail and the product's name, I'm seeing just the product name, but twice!

    Additional information: Using FireFox browser. ...


    You've just signed up with an affiliate system who's promised you the ultimate in statistics tracking, commission handling, referral monitoring, ...

    You have Products, Downloads and some Combo Products ...

    First, let's make sure that you have Products setup correctly ... ...

    No problem. Let's use the featured product sidebox as an example.

    Create an over-ride for the sidebox's module file. For the featured products sidebox, this would involve copying includes/modules/sideboxes/featured_products.php to ...

    To use Zen Cart, you need a database.

    To prepare a MySQL database for Zen Cart to use:

    1. Open your hosting account's control panel.
    2. Find the "Databases" section
    3. Choose the MySQL option
    4. Click on the option to Create a database.  Enter a name for it and submit. (Record the name for use in Zen Cart)
    5. Now create ...

    Adapted from a contribution by: Networkdad

    I've been watching the forums, and I'm seeing many folks make many modifications to their cart. This is great!

    However, I'm also seeing users of Zen Cart talk about making changes to important files such as:


    and many others.

    Just a warning and note - you should not be modifying these files, if you want future upgrades to be simpler!

    There is a file override system in place that works very well, and makes it so you do not have to modify the core files. ...

    Some of my pages are blank except for these characters:  

    - Page is *almost* blank, except for showing these characters:   
    - Installing the debug logging utility reports something like this:

    PHP Warning:  ...

    After taking the order in Zen Cart I want the Credit Card to be authorised but not charged to the customer until the goods have been shipped.  I would anticipate the delay from order to shipping to be about a week. How do I go about this?

    This largely depends on your choice of payment gateway, as to whether this option is offered or not.  Most true Merchant Gateways offer this, including ...

    If your stylesheet is not loading properly (symptoms include a page that displays no coloring or expected layout etc), then your server's configuration of the Apache service is a little over-aggressive in its efforts to prevent you from doing things that might be questionable.
    This will usually happen on first-time installs of Zen Cart to a webserver you haven't used Zen Cart on before, and especially on (but not limited to) Windows/IIS hosts.

    If you have access to your server's errorlog data, you can confirm that this is the problem ...

    An Introduction to Product Types in Zen Cart v1.2

    1. Introduction

    A much requested feature in Zen Cart was the ability to have unique information layouts for different types of products.
    For example a Music Video needs to have different information stored and displayed, compared to say a Garden Bench.

    Downloads are not activated until payment has been received.

    When your customer pays using a payment module whose configuration is set to "Orders Status: Pending", it means you've requested that all purchases with that module mean you DO NOT yet have the payment.

    So, if that is the intended behavior, great! Then once you've verified payment then you need to go in to your admin, click on that order, click on Edit, ...

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