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Welcome to the Zen Cart™ wiki.

The wiki is currently divided into 7 areas which can be accessed from the left navigation sidebar:


Covers these topics about the project itself:

  • Features
  • History
  • Goals
  • Support
  • Getting started


Covers these topics:

  • Getting the code
  • Installing
  • Upgrading
  • Security
  • Common problems


Covers these topics related to daily use of the Zen Cart administration back-end:

  • Administration
  • Checklist
  • Configuration
  • Definitions/glossary
  • Tutorials


Aimed at people with at least a basic understanding of PHP and HTML.

Covers simple stuff about these topics:

  • Templates
  • Localisation
  • E-mail
  • File structure
  • Various tips


Aimed at more experienced developers.

Covers these topics:

  • API info
  • Database
  • Coding standards
  • Class interfaces
  • Porting modules from osC


Covers these topics:

  • Common errors
  • Debugging
  • Installation issues
  • Customisation issues
  • Administration issues

3rd party contributions

Covers documentations on 3rd party contributions.

General Info

While in its early stages, the wiki may be lacking in certain areas, so please help out if you can. Please read the Help:Editing page before posting anything to the wiki.

The goal of the wiki is to provide a central location for documentation for the Zen Cart project. Anyone can pitch in and help, all we ask is that first you register with the wiki, and secondly, that you show a bit of common sense in what you post. For discussions about the wiki itself, see the support forum thread.

Latest News

21st June 2006 : Bugfix Release Issued

Zen Cart v1.3.0.2 released

See the announcement here

Old News

20th December 2005 : Moved site

The wiki has been moved from to

Update your links accordingly.

6th December 2005 : Its Alive!!

OK, You asked for it. Now, get posting that content.

Worried about where your content should go, ask.

Worried about how to format your content, ask.

Worried about middle aged spread, Me Too.

29th November 2005 : Wiki opened to eyeballs.

The wiki is now open for community members to look over and comment on.

22nd November 2005 : Wiki gets some content.

The wiki is now online. It now even has some content. Still need some work on structure. Will come in time...