- Zen Cart
About Zen Cart™
Zen Cart™ (http://www.zen-cart.com) is a free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart system. Zen Cart gives web designers and online store owners a robust and customisable electronic storefront that’s easy to keep up-to-date with new features. It provides usable, intuitive and unobtrusive purchase flows right out of the box based on proven industry best-practices. A powerful feature of Zen Cart is a robust template system that “abstracts” the look-and-feel from the code and logic behind Zen Cart.
Some of Zen Cart’s key features include:
- easy to set up
- easy to customise
- automated tasks, such as order confirmation
- simple navigation
- built in promotions; discount coupons, gift certificates, newsletters and product notification
- ability to offer single item specials and storewide discounts, including group discounts and quantity discounts
- built in Search Engine Optimization tools, including per-product metatag controls
- password protected Administration Tool
- support of multiple language, currency and tax structures.
About the Book
The Zen Cart Reference Book – The Ultimate Reference for Customising Zen Cart has been developed as a constant desk companion for you as you are working with Zen Cart. Every Zen Cart page, sidebox and email message is listed together with the admin customisations available, the CSS entries that apply and the relevant template (php) files.
The Zen Cart Reference Book helps you to easily and quickly locate the right information to make Zen Cart your e-commerce solution. And with hundreds of screenshots, you can quickly check the visual effect of a customisation, in a variety of scenarios, without having to set it up yourself. There is also a handy checklist allowing you to work systematically in preparing Zen Cart for the launch of your online store.
About the Author
Kerrin Hardy has over 20 years experience in the IT industry, including several years in Education. She is passionate about the opportunities IT can provide everyone, from young people in schools through to the home entrepreneur.
In all of Kerrin’s projects, she aims to make technology accessible to everyone. A plain-speaking, no-jargon policy comes through in all her software guides and user training materials.
As she moved in to her second Zen Cart project, Kerrin developed a reference guide to help streamline the scoping of client’s customisation requirements. She is now pleased to make the Zen Cart Reference Book available and hopes you will find it a valuable tool in your Zen Cart journey.
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