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      Use this code to provide a link to Zen Cart on your site.
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      If you want to offer a coupon, you need to first enable the coupon system:

      Go to: Admin->Modules->Order Total->Discount Coupons (ot_coupon). 
      If it's not already installed, click Install to enable it.

      Creating Coupons

      Now, in your Admin area, you have a menu item entitled "Gift Certificates/Coupons".  Click on the Coupon Admin option.

      Next, you create a coupon by clicking Insert.  ...

      Yes it is. When you set up the PayPal parameters for each of your Zen Cart sites you can give them the same API credentials used for your single PayPal ...

      Here are some suggestions, assuming you're running the latest-released version of Zen Cart:

      1. Turn off Category Counts, especially if you have a large number of categories.
      a. Admin->Config->My Store->Show Category Counts=false
      b. Admin->Config->My Store->Show Category Counts-Admin = false
      (this second one is for admin-area only when editing catalog)

      2. Disable the Manufacturers sidebox if you don't need it.
      Admin->Tools->Layout Boxes

      FOR v1.3.x, assuming you've based your template on "template_default": open your stylesheet and find

      #mainWrapper {
      background-color: #ffffff;
      text-align: left;

      In most cases of difficulties logging in to the Admin area, the problem is one of:


      THE FIRST THING TO TRY is this:
      - Close all your browser windows
      - Open 1 browser window, and use it to clear your browser cache AND cookies.
      - If you browser has a Private Browsing mode, make sure you're NOT using "Private Browsing" mode, because that will prevent sessions/cookies from being usable
      - Reboot your computer
      - Turn off your firewall software and try again.
      - Ensure that your stylesheets don't contain any references ...

      Do I need to convert to UTF-8?

      If you are installing Zen Cart v1.5.0 or newer, for the first time, and not preserving data from a prior version, then your ...

      What is a Contribution/Addon/Plugin?

      The Open Source community has many great benefits. One such benefit is the ability for many people to collectively share their knowledge, creativity, and expertise by extending the capabilities of existing software products.  It's very common for someone to install a product such as Zen Cart® and want to make some customizations unique to their business, and then share those changes by contributing back to the Zen Cart® community for everyone's benefit.  Packaging up the new/changed files along with instructions on how to implement those onto another site is essentially what a contribution/addon comprises.

      Acceptable Contributions

      Addon/Contribution/Plugin authors who wish to ...

      To change the name of page_2, page_3 or page_4

      1. open the appropriate file: /includes/languages/ENGLISH/page_?.php

      2. make the changes to fit your needs
      define('NAVBAR_TITLE', 'Page ?');
      define('HEADING_TITLE', 'Page ...

      Zen Cart recommends using Express Checkout instead of Website Payments Standard.

      PayPal Express Checkout  gives the customer two options: They can jump over to the PayPal site to login to their account BEFORE completing checkout on your store (which allows them to select their address information there and never have to re-type their address details on YOUR site, thus the "express" part of the transaction) and then choosing shipping choices and discounts/coupons etc before completing the order ....... OR they can go to the PayPal site to login to their account AFTER making shipping/payment/coupon selections on your site (and creating an account ...


      My store is set up to use PayPal Payments Standard to receive payments from customers.
      I want to allow my customers to pay via Credit Card without having to create a PayPal account.
      However, some customers are not given this option, and are required to create a PayPal account before they can complete a checkout.


      FIRST:  If you are moving your site, DO NOT UPGRADE AT THE SAME TIME!!!   Do your upgrade BEFORE moving, or AFTER moving, but never DURING the move. Otherwise you'll typically run into problems that can't be quickly resolved because you've got too many server issues confused into the picture. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

      1. On your NEW host, create a new MySQL database. Note the username, password, database name, and host name (usually localhost).


      Zone Definitions can be created by adding 1 by 1 each Zone or can be created quickly with some SQL commands that can be run in the Zen Cart Admin from the Tools ... Install SQL Patches ...

      Be careful when creating Zone Definitions such as Zone Definitions for the United States.
      Country: United States
      Zone: All Zones

      is the United States with All Zones that includes all 50 States, DC, US Islands and Territories such as Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and the Armed Forces. ...

      In my server log I'm seeing hits at /includes/templates/mytemplate/css/none

      client denied by server configuration: /home/mysite/public_html/includes/templates/mytemplate/css/none, referer: http://www.my_site.com

      Cause: ...
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