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How do I change "Sales Message Goes Here" or "Tagline Here" in Zen Cart?

Most Zen Cart templates provide a position to add a Sales Message in the header of your store front.  In the default ‘Classic’ template the Header Sales Text has been set to “Sales Message Goes Here”.  In the ‘template_default’ files it is set to “Tagline Here”.  It is very easy to update to the sales […]

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How do I set my Facebook Like Box so that it is visible to everyone?

Invite your visitors and customers to interact with your online store by adding a Facebook Page Like Box to your Zen Cart store.  These step-by-step instructions –  Add a Facebook Page Fan Box to your Zen Cart Store – cover both the Facebook and Zen Cart parts to installing the Like Box as a sidebox […]

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Disable Qty Price Discount to increase Zen Cart performance

If you’re not using the Quantity Price Discount feature in Zen Cart, setting Enable Qty Price Discount to False will stop unnecessary calculations and related queries and therefore speed up the rendering of your store’s product pages. To disable quantity price discount in Zen Cart: Log in to your Zen Cart store Admin From the […]

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Disable Attribute Images to increase Zen Cart performance

If you’re not using the Attribute Images feature in Zen Cart, setting Enable Attribute Images to False will stop unnecessary calculations and related queries and therefore speed up the rendering of your store’s product pages. To disable attribute images in Zen Cart: Log in to your Zen Cart store Admin From the Configuration menu, select […]

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Disable Price Factor to increase Zen Cart performance

If you’re not using the price-by-attributes feature in Zen Cart, setting Enable Price Factor to False will stop unnecessary calculations and related queries and therefore speed up the rendering of your store’s product pages. To disable price factor in Zen Cart: Log in to your Zen Cart store Admin From the Configuration menu, select Attribute […]

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Disable Downloads to increase Zen Cart performance

If your Zen Cart store does not include downloadable products, setting Enable Downloads to False will reduce the number of queries used to calculate and display product information and therefore speed up the rendering of your store pages in the browser. To disable downloads in Zen Cart: Log in to your Zen Cart store Admin […]

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Remove or change "Welcome Guest! Would you like to log yourself in?" in Zen Cart

A personal greeting can set the tone for your customers shopping online.  In a default installation, the customer greeting is shown as “Welcome Guest! Would you like to log yourself in? for visitors (guests) to your Zen Cart store, as shown here: Once logged on, the greeting is personalised for the customer: Turn on or […]

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Set up Zen Cart to enforce acknowledgement of Terms and Conditions Statement on Checkout

Zen Cart can be set up to make agreement to your Terms and Conditions statement compulsory before customers can successfully complete the checkout process in your Zen Cart store.  The agreement is required in Step 2 – Payment Information. To turn on this feature: Log in to your Zen Cart store Admin. From the Configuration […]

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Set up Zen Cart to enforce acknowledgement of Privacy Statement on Sign Up

Zen Cart can be set up to make agreement to your Privacy statement compulsory before customers can successfully complete the account creation process in your Zen Cart store. To turn on this feature: Log in to your Zen Cart store Admin. From the Configuration menu, select Regulations. Select Confirm Privacy Notice During Account Creation Procedure […]

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Enforce acknowledgement of your Zen Cart Privacy and Terms and Conditions Statements

There are times when you may require customers to agree to your stated terms and conditions or privacy policy in order to complete a purchase at your Zen Cart store.  This may be due to local laws or regulations in your country or to comply with the terms of your merchant agreement. Zen Cart provides […]

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Add a Facebook Page Fan Box to your Zen Cart store

A Facebook Page Fan Box can be a great way to integrate your Facebook Page and Zen Cart store.  Here are the step-by-step instructions to create a new sidebox and add the Facebook Page Fan Box code. The Facebook Part Login to your Facebook page. Click the link to Edit Page, found under your picture/logo. […]

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Increase length of Manufacturer field in Zen Cart

The default field length for Manufacturer Name in Zen Cart is 64 characters.  In some cases this may not be enough and today we are going to step through increasing this field to support longer names. As this is not a setting in Zen Cart Admin, we will need to make the change directly in […]

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Remove “Have you got yours yet?” Image from Home Page of Zen Cart

On first installing Zen Cart you will notice a, quite large, advertisement for a Zen cart owner’s manual.  This is actually an image that can be quickly removed with the Define Pages Editor. To edit the index page: Log in to your Zen Cart store Admin From the Tools menu, select Define Pages Editor. With […]

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Change title bar in browser from "Zen Cart!, The Art of E-commerce"

The default installation of Zen Cart includes the title tag of “Zen Cart!, The Art of E-commerce”.  A quick Google search for this exact phrase gives 43,700,000 results.  This shows there is an absolute bucket-load of stores that have not made this simple, but very important, change. Don’t have your store’s professional image eroded by […]

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Remove or change “Congratulations! You have successfully installed your Zen Cart™ E-Commerce Solution.” in Zen Cart

One of the first things you’ll notice when you install Zen Cart is the message “Congratulations! You have successfully installed your Zen Cart™ E-Commerce Solution.”.  It is also one of the first things you will want to change! Open the index.php file located in the /includes/languages/english directory. Find this section of code: and modify the […]

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