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Upload the Zen Cart .zip file to your web server

Updated 25th May 2013 for Zen Cart 1.5.1 In this option of uploading Zen Cart to your web server, we are uploading the one .zip file and extract the file on the server.  This method eliminates the possibility of dropped connections during the massive file upload and also helps eliminate files being corrupted during the […]

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Log in to your Zen Cart Admin

The Zen Cart Admin is where you will configure your store, add new products and manage your customers and orders.  After installing your Zen Cart store, one of the first things to do is to make sure you can log into your store Admin. By default, the Admin for your Zen Cart store is accessed […]

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Apply Known Bug Fixes

There have been several bug fixes released since Zen Cart Version 1.3.8a was issued in December 2007.  It is recommended that all Zen Cart store owners regularly visit the Zen Cart web site to keep in touch with developments, announcements and information from other store owners.  The fixes for known bugs are published on the […]

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Apply Security Patches

Zen Cart Version 1.3.8a was issued in December 2007.  Since the release the following Security Patches have been released.  These security patches will need to be installed manually – they are not included in version 1.3.8a.  Patch for Local File Inclusion vulnerability http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showthread.php?t=102802 Patch for SQL Injection Risk http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showthread.php?t=108428 Patch for Serious Admin Vulnerability http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showthread.php?t=130161 […]

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Remove zc_install folder

The second red security warning displayed on the Zen Cart store front is due to the presence of the Zen Cart Installer.  Once installation is complete, an important step is to delete the /zc_install folder from the server.  This prevents unauthorised attempts to re-run the installer and change your store files or database settings. Do […]

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Modify the configure.php Files

On completion of the Zen Cart Installer, the first time you visit your new Zen Cart store you will notice two red security warnings at the top of the screen.  First we will address the warning relating to the configure.php files.  In Step 7 of the Install process we created two configure.php files and set […]

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Run the Zen Cart Installer

Now we’ve completed the preparatory steps, here comes the fun part.  The Zen Cart Installer is a special program that guides you through the installation process.  We then remove the Installer when we’re finished.  Let’s get started. In your favourite browser, enter the URL of your new Zen Cart online store.  This is the address […]

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Select a web host suitable for Zen Cart

Web Hosting is the service of making your web site viewable to other people on the Internet. Zen Cart offer certified Web Hosts, such as Bluehost, that have pledged to provide superior customer service to all of their customers and ensure that their servers are set up to run Zen Cart without requiring any changes […]

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Get your Zen Cart Toolkit ready

Installing, configuring and customising Zen Cart can seem like a daunting task.  Having the right tools to hand, and following the Installation and Configuration Step-by-Step Install Guide, will help you through the process as quickly and easily as possible. Your Zen Cart Toolkit will consist of a variety of tools however for the installation of […]

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Selecting a domain name for your Zen Cart online store

Choosing the domain name for your online store is one of the most important decisions you will make when starting your e-commerce business.  A domain name is “a name that distinguishes your business from others on the Internet, allows Internet users to find your website quickly and easily”.   Here are some things to keep in […]

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Getting ready to run the Zen Cart Installer

Before running the installer, make sure you have the following information at hand: The physical path to your new Zen Cart directory This will look something like this: /home/kh8475/public_html/catalog The Virtual HTTP Path (the URL to your domain and directory for your shop) For example: http://www.mydomain.com/catalog The Virtual HTTPS Server (the secure URL to your […]

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Set File Permissions on folders

The next step in Installing Zen Cart is to set file permissions on specific folders.  If you miss any of the required directories and in the case of the /images folder – subdirectories, and try to use them later, you will get an error message that you cannot write to these directories. Set the required […]

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Create the configure.php files

There are two files that need to be created on the server. These are the configure.php files that identify the settings of your particular server and the location of the files that you just loaded.  There is a configure.php file for Zen Cart Admin and a configure.php file for the Online Catalog (store front).   This […]

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Uploading the Zen Cart files to your web server

Updated: 25th May 2013 for Zen Cart 1.5.1 Firstly, you will need a reliable FTP program for uploading the Zen Cart.  If you do not already have a favourite FTP program, you may like to look at What is FileZilla?.  FileZilla offers a free FTP client that is fast and reliable. Next, you will need […]

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Download Zen Cart Installation Files

Updated: 24th May 2013 It is recommended that you always download the latest version of Zen Cart from the source.  This way you can be certain that it is a safe and secure version (free from additional and/or malicious code) and that it is the most up-to-date version available.  The current version of Zen Cart […]

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