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Change name of Bestsellers sidebox Heading in Zen Cart

In customising your Zen Cart online store, there may be a case for changing the Bestsellers sidebox heading.  For example, you may feel that a heading of Our Most Popular Kits … or Top Selling Fashions would suit your store’s look and feel better than the heading Bestsellers. Open the english.php file located in the […]

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How do I exclude Free Products from the Bestsellers Sidebox in Zen Cart?

Free Products are treated just like any other product when it comes to the Bestsellers Sidebox in Zen Cart.  This sidebox displays the top selling items according to the orders listed in your database.So, what can you do if you would like to remove free products from being displayed as a best seller? Firstly, make […]

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How do I remove Gift Certificates from the Bestsellers Sidebox in Zen Cart?

Gift certificates are treated just like any other product when it comes to the Bestsellers Sidebox in Zen Cart.  This sidebox displays the top selling items according to the orders listed in your database. So, what can you do if you would like to remove gift certificates from being displayed as a best seller?  Providing […]

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Order History – Zen Cart Sidebox

The Order History (otherwise known as the Quick Re-Order) sidebox allows returning customers to quickly and easily add items to their shopping cart that they have purchased previously. The Order History sidebox is displayed for logged-in customers only who have previously made purchases.  It is not displayed for visitors (guests) or for customers with accounts […]

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Configure the number of items shown in the Order History Sidebox

In a default installation of Zen Cart, the Order History (otherwise known as the Quick Re-Order) sidebox displays the last six (6) items the logged-in customer purchased.  The items are displayed along with a Add to Cart link via a shopping cart icon. To configure the number of items shown in the Order History sidebox: […]

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Turn on / Turn off the display of the Order History Sidebox

The Order History (or Quick Re-Order) Sidebox displays items previously purchased by a returning customer together with a Add to Cart link.  To turn off the display of the Order History Sidebox, follow the steps below. Log in to your Zen Cart store Admin. From the Tools menu, select Layout Box Controller. Select the Edit […]

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Change the Search Header in Zen Cart

The search_header.php sidebox is specifically designed to display a search box in your Zen Cart header.  Unfortunately in a default installation of Zen Cart the phrase ‘Enter search keywords here’ does not completely fit into the input field, as shown here: There are two options to address this – either shorten the phrase to something […]

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Turn off the Manufacturers Sidebox

The Manufacturers Sidebox displays a drop-down menu of the manufacturers of your current products.  The drop-down menu is generated dynamically by additional database queries each time a store page is loaded that includes the Manufacturers Sidebox.  All stores have unique requirements and you may feel the Manufacturers Sidebox adds value for your customers.  If however, […]

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Remove Category Product Counts from Category Sidebox in Zen Cart

The Categories Sidebox in a default installation displays the number of current products within each category or sub-category.  The product counts are generated dynamically by additional database queries each time a store page is loaded that includes the Categories Sidebox.  In most cases the product counts are not required (in fact they just add to […]

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Reviews – Zen Cart Sidebox

In a default installation, the Reviews Sidebox is displayed on all Zen Cart pages – the home page as well as all product, category, define and EZ pages. The Reviews sidebox is displayed for both visitors (guests) and logged in customers. The Reviews sidebox displays one product review that is randomly selected from a specific […]

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Configure the Zen Cart Reviews Sidebox to randomly select product reviews for display

In a default installation of Zen Cart, the Reviews sidebox is set to display one review.  This means that the random feature of the sidebox is not evident.  However, Zen Cart Admin provides an easy way to set the number of product reviews to include in a ‘selection pool’.  The reviews are then displayed randomly, […]

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Manufacturers – Zen Cart Sidebox

In a default installation, the Manufacturers Sidebox is displayed on all Zen Cart pages. The Manufacturers sidebox is displayed for both visitors (guests) and logged in customers. When the Manufacturers Sidebox is set to ON in the Layout Box Controller, it is displayed on the home page as well as all product, category, define and […]

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Increase the number of Manufacturers shown in the Manufacturers Sidebox of Zen Cart

In a default installation, the Manufacturers Sidebox is set to display 3 lines.  This equates to showing two manufacturer names and the Please Select request. The number of manufacturers names displayed in the Manufacturers sidebox can be easily changed in the Zen Cart Admin. To increase the number of Manufacturers shown in the Manufacturers Sidebox […]

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Change name of Categories sidebox Heading in Zen Cart

In customising your Zen Cart online store, there may be a case for changing the Categories sidebox heading.  For example, you may feel that a heading of Browse Catalog … or Our Range would suit your store’s look and feel better than the heading Categories. Open the english.php file located in the /includes/languages/ directory. Find […]

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More Information – Zen Cart Sidebox

In a default installation, the More Information Sidebox is displayed on all Zen Cart pages. The More Information sidebox is displayed for both visitors (guests) and logged in customers. When the More Information Sidebox is set to ON in the Layout Box Controller, it is displayed on the home page as well as all product, […]

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