Zen Cart is an e-commerce shopping cart platform, the most powerful and popular open source software for online store development on the internet.
The Zen Cart package is easy to install and is absolutely free giving you full control of your own site without the burden of contracts and monthly fees, and because it is open source you are able to change and develop the software.
A feature of Zen Cart is the template override system which enables easy customisation of your site without interruption of its core software files.
The appearance and functionality of your site can be altered by creating your own template or installing an existing off the shelf package.
Zenofobe provides a number of premuim templates that are easy to install and modify, this site is a modified version of one of our templates!
Each of our Zen Cart templates has full instructions to alter menus, images, social media links, etc to suit your own requirements.
1. In the left window navigate to the directory on your computer where you unzipped this template package, open folder YOUR_TEMPLATE.
2. In the right window navigate to your store root directory on your web host.
3. Check file 'index.php' and folder 'includes' is displayed within the right window listing.
4. Check that YOUR_ADMIN folder has the same name in left and right window.
5. Upload folders YOUR_ADMIN and includes, select "Overwrite all" when prompted.
Zen Cart Admin
Customise the template
To change your tagline Open file: includes/languages/english/YOUR_TEMPLATE/header.php. Edit: define('HEADER_SALES_TEXT', 'Your tagline here.');
To change your logo Open file: includes/languages/english/YOUR_TEMPLATE/header.php. Edit: define('HEADER_ALT_TEXT', 'Alternative text'); Edit: define('HEADER_LOGO_WIDTH', '250px'); Edit: define('HEADER_LOGO_HEIGHT', '65px'); Edit: define('HEADER_LOGO_IMAGE', 'logo_image_name.png'); Copy your logo image into folder: includes/templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/images/data/
To change links and images in top Nivo slider Open file: includes/templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/common/tpl_nivo_top.php. Edit: the links and image file names.
To change items text and images in Mega menu Open file: includes/templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/common/tpl_mega_menu.php. Edit: the menu lists to suit your requirements In your Admin Select :- Tools -> Define Pages Editor -> define_about_us.php Select :- Tools -> Define Pages Editor -> define_page_2.php
To change items in SlimMenu (mobile menu) Open file: includes/templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/templates/tpl_modules_mobile_categories_tabs.php. Edit: the menu lists to suit your requirements
To change items in footer menu Open file: includes/templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/common/tpl_footer_menu.php. Edit: the menu lists to suit your requirements
To change the footer payment image Open file: includes/languages/english/extra_definitions/YOUR_TEMPLATE/images_defines.php. Edit: define('FOOTER_PAYMENT_ICON', 'Your image'); Copy your image into folder: includes/templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/images/data/
To change the footer Social Media Links Open file: includes/languages/english/YOUR_TEMPLATE/header.php. Edit (for example): define('MEDIA_1', 'https://www.facebook.com/your link'); Edit (for example): define('MEDIA_1_ICON', 'fab fa-facebook'); Open file: includes/templates/YOUR_TEMPLATE/common/tpl_footer_menu.php. Insert or delete links as required (for example).
<a href="<?php echo MEDIA_1; ?>" target="_blank"><i class=" <?php echo MEDIA_1_ICON; ?> "></i></a>
<a href="<?php echo MEDIA_2; ?>" target="_blank"><i class=" <?php echo MEDIA_2_ICON; ?> "></i></a>
<a href="<?php echo MEDIA_3; ?>" target="_blank"><i class=" <?php echo MEDIA_3_ICON; ?> "></i></a>
To un-install template YOUR_TEMPLATE
Select an alternative template in Tools -> Template Selection
Delete all files in the template package on your web host.
Upload all core files that you have saved.