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    Default essential plugins for zencart

    hi, would everyone please post what they believe are essential plugins that enhance zc (front end only)?

    right now i just installed the google type search where you type in a word and it drops down with suggestions for the search

    tia

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    Default Re: essential plugins for zencart

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! You will have to decide what's important for your store.
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    all stores are there to make money at the end of the day, so semantics, what plugins do YOU use that you think is important for YOUR STORE

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    From others...and I have these.

    Image Handler
    MySQL Backup
    Clone a Template
    Easy Populate 4.0 (depends on your workflow) BUT I LOVE THIS ONE.

    I am personally considering Stock by Attributes as well for a specific product.

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    I'm waiting on the Pay Me Double app.

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    Default Re: essential plugins for zencart

    One Page Checkout (OPC) to make it easier/quicker for people to give you money.
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    Default Re: essential plugins for zencart

    Essential means where ZC is fundamentally lacking:
    Image Handler

    If you use product variants: stock control of attributes (Stock by Attributes / Product Options Manager)

    Bulk import/updates (prices/products/stocks...): Easy Populate / DBIO

    Structured Data for search engines

    So, not much fundamentally. The rest depends on what you decide. Don't get hung up on adding things to improve sales, instead of improving your product information and images.

    BackupMysql I use a lot...but to restore to a development server which YOU SHOULD HAVE. Hosting takes care of db backups.
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    github.com/torvista: Spanish Language Pack, Google reCaptcha, Structured Data, Multiple Copy-Move-Delete, Image Checker, BackupMySQL Admin/Auto, Product Listing Sorter...

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    Default Re: essential plugins for zencart

    Quote Originally Posted by torvista View Post
    BackupMysql I use a lot...but to restore to a development server which YOU SHOULD HAVE. Hosting takes care of db backups.
    I won't mention names here but, many hosts do not allow the customer to make backups. If you want a backup, it's $$. This mod might just save you some bucks but, as DrByte mentions in the mod's description, some of those hosts even block exec() function calls.

    Non-commercial items used by 1.5.7c customers:
    1. Edit Orders
    2. Quick Quantity Update
    3. DbIo
    4. News Box Manager
    5. SitemapXML v4
    6. One-Page Checkout
    7. Access Blocker
    8. Advanced Search Plus
    9. Quantity Discounts
    10. USPS Shipping
    11. UPS XML
    12. jQuery Scrolling Sideboxes
    13. PDF Attachment in Product Description
    14. Clone a Template


    Not a mod per se but, still good to have handy.
    1. Zen Cart Overrides Cheatsheet

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    Yes, I missed One Page Checkout and I use that as well.

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    Thanks for that awesome list John... some I have installed, some I've never noticed so will have a look :-)

    Guess I need to sort out the Westminster template issues first... lol
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