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    Firstly let's be clear about the difference between a product listing and product info. When you see a number of products listed together, that's a product listing. When you click on one of ...

    CAPITALIZED words refer to a folder or language that you choose. We use CUSTOM for your template and ENGLISH for your language by default. These generic terms should be changed to  the name of the  template/language you are using.

    These are called the breadcrumbs (think Hansel and Gretel ) showing where you are and how to get back to previous locations. You can either turn it off completely or you can turn it off only on the main page. Although this looks a little odd on your home page, they can very useful to your users as they go deeper into your site.

    You can turn them off completely in Admin -> Configuration -> Layout settings -> Define Breadcrumb Status and set to 0. In version 1.3.7 you have three options; off, on, turn off on home page only.


    When placing an order, the following error appears:
    1064 You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '000000 where products_id = '1'' at line 1
    in:
    [update zen_products set products_ordered = ...

    Emails Are Not Arriving

    Sometimes your mail server configuration requires a particular format in order to send messages.
    Options to try include:

    1. Emails Must Be Sent From Known Domain ... enable this so that the "From" address is set properly
    2. Try a different Email Transport method.  Try "php".  If you're using "sendmail", try "sendmail -f".  If you're using SMTP, try SMTPAUTH.
    3. ALWAYS test on a NON-free email address... do not test with a yahoo, hotmail, msn, ...

    CAPITALIZED words refer to a folder or language that you choose. We use CUSTOM for your template and ENGLISH for your language by default. These generic terms should be changed to  the name of the  template/language you are using.


    To change the “Sales Message Goes Here” or “Tagline Here” text to say what you want open the includes/languages/english/header.php file in your text editor. Find the following line of code:

    define('HEADER_SALES_TEXT', 'Tagline Here');>>

    Replace the tagline text with your own text, making sure that the single quote marks are not left out.

    Save the edited file to includes/languages/english/custom/header.php ...


    CAPITALIZED words refer to a folder or language that you choose. We use CUSTOM for your template and ENGLISH for your language by default. These generic terms should be changed to  the name of the  template/language you are using.

     By default Zen Cart uses header_bg.jpg for the name of this image, but you can use you own filename for the background image.

    Using an image editor, create a new background graphic and save it to includes/templates/CUSTOM/images/your_header_image.???.>>

    Now open your stylesheet.css and find or add the following code.

    #logoWrapper {>>
    width:760px;>>
    height:110px;>> ...


    Legend: CAPITALIZED words refer to a folder or language that you choose. We use CUSTOM for your template and ENGLISH for your language by default. These generic terms should be changed to  the name of the  template/language you are using.


    By default Zen Cart uses logo.gif for the name of this image, but you can use you own filename for the logo.

    Using an image editor, create your new logo and save it to includes/templates/CUSTOM/images/your_image_name.??? and upload it to your server.

    After creating your logo you can adjust the height, width and ...


    CAPITALIZED words refer to a folder or language that you choose. We use CUSTOM for your template and ENGLISH for your language by default. These generic terms should be changed to  the name of the  template/language you are using.

    If you don't want or need a logo, open includes/templates/template_default/common/ tpl_header.php find and comment out this line of code by adding “<!--” at the beginning, “-->” at the end and “//” between the words php and echo, as shown below.

    <!-- <div id="logo">
    <?php // echo '<a href="' . HTTP_SERVER . DIR_WS_CATALOG . '">' . zen_image($template->get_template_dir(HEADER_LOGO_IMAGE, DIR_WS_TEMPLATE, $current_page_base,'images'). '/' ...



    If you want to eliminate “Welcome Guest!” Would you like to log yourself in?” message completely, turn off the Customer Greeting in your Admin -> Configuration -> Layout settings -> Customer Greeting -> Show on Index Page and set to 0.

    If you want to replace this message with one of your own, start your text editor and open the includes/languages/ENGLISH/index.php file and locate these lines of code:

    ...

    CAPITALIZED words refer to a folder or language that you choose. We use CUSTOM for your template and ENGLISH for your language by default. These generic terms should be changed to  the name of the  template/language you are using.


    Copyright © 200X Zen Cart covers the design and graphics in the templates. If you are using a stock template with the included graphics you must leave the copyright.

    If you make a custom template and use your own graphics you may change the copyright as follows:

    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” and ending with the first “Zen Cart”.

    define('FOOTER_TEXT_BODY', ...


    Product Information Pages
    You can enable/disable various options at the per-product-type level:
    1. Open your Admin.
    2. Put the cursor ...

    Vendors operating in Canada need to accommodate numerous tax configurations to support proper tax collection on sales to customers in provinces where they are registered to sell. There's a Federal GST, HST, and provincial PST/RST.

    Tax Zones / Rates configuration can be a little confusing at times, as the terms are easily and accidentally swapped ... by mistake... thus it's sometimes hard to follow the process through completely.

    Hopefully this short article will help clarify.

    =========================
    Understanding Terminology
    =========================

    TAX CLASS = A setting assigned to PRODUCTS and to SHIPPING that's used to calculate final taxes.
    TAX ZONE = A regional setting used to help determine tax rates by geography.
    TAX RATE = A rate calculated by combining a product's tax class and shipping zone with the relevant tax percentage.
    ...

    To Enable/Disable the Product Notification System
    Go to Admin->Configuration->Customer Details
    Change the setting for "Customer Product Notification Status" on or off according to the inline help text.

    Signing Up for Notifications

    While browsing products, customers sign up for product notifications via the ...

    Original Article By: RYK

    I've seen several posts where people obviously aren't quite sure about the best way to set up their images, so I thought I'd put this together, and if the team want to pin it/add it to FAQs/move it somewhere else then please do so. It is aimed at the real beginner (because they’re the ones who have trouble) so some of it may seem very simplistic – but remember, we all knew nothing once!

    Before I go any further, we need a tiny bit of image theory.

    If you are uploading photographic type images, the format should be .jpg; if you are using clip-art style pictures, the images should be in .gif or .png format.

    • You cannot have a transparent background with a .jpg but you can with a .gif/.png.
    • Never save a photograph as a .gif - not only do you lose a lot of quality, but due to the way data is stored as a .gif, the file size will be far larger than it ought to be!
    • The file size ...

    Email subject lines typically consist of two parts, a piece of static text that says something like "Order Confirmation" or "Message from" and some dynamic content such ...

    At the moment Zen Cart gives all Admin users access to all functions, though this will be subject to review for Zen Cart 1.6. Until then, there is a 3rd ...

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