Add an automatic slider to your Zen Cart home page

Sliders are a great way to add a touch of flair to your Zen Cart store’s home page.  As well as just looking good though, sliders allow you to include lots of information for your customers all in that very important, above-the-fold position.  Information such as new products just in, hot specials on clearance lines, customer testimonials, shipping and payment deals – the list goes on – it all works well using an image slider.  Have a look at E-commerce Developer’s post Eighty Six Examples of Content Sliders on Ecommerce Sites for some inspiration.

So, if you’ve always wanted to add a slider to Zen Cart but just didn’t know how, this series of tutorials provides step-by-step instructions to help you add one of these popular sliders to your Zen Cart store.

  1. Step-by-step guide to installing the Automatic Image Slider w/ CSS & jQuery from Soh Tanaka in Zen Cart

  2. Step-by-step guide to installing Easy Slider 1.7 in Zen Cart

  3. Step-by-step guide to installing Coda-Slider 2.0 in Zen Cart (coming soon)
  4. Step-by-step guide to installing Nivo slider in Zen Cart (coming soon)
  5. Step-by-step guide to installing s3slider in Zen Cart (coming soon)

  1. #1 by Zen Cart?? on 14 March, 2011 - 1:16 am

    So cool…!

  2. #2 by Mike on 8 November, 2011 - 11:37 am

    Hi Kerrin,

    Is it possible to do this on an ez-page in zen-cart?

    If so how would one go about it?



  3. #3 by Erwin on 28 November, 2011 - 6:56 am

    This coin slider works amazingly, I have a question though. I would like to be able to put a different coin slider into each category so that I can better advertise by category. eg: I now have the one in the home page which is cool but what I would like is if a customer clicks on, say “accessories” in my categories field, when it directs them to that page I would like the page to also have a coin slider by with different images? Please let me know how to do this. Thank you so much

  4. #4 by cassy on 17 March, 2013 - 10:33 am

    Work in zen cart 1.5.1?

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