Featured templates

ZenCart. How to install ZenCart engine and template

Daniel Morales November 15, 2010
Rating: 5.0. From 3 votes.
Please wait...

We are glad to present you a fresh comprehensive installation guide for Zen-cart templates that will lead you step by step and help to create an appealing website for your business project from our template.

Engine installation

1. Visit the Zen Cart official website at and download the zencart engine to your hard drive.

2. Extract the files from the downloaded package and upload them to your hosting server.

3. In your browser address bar type the root (e.g.: to your Zen Cart installation directory and press Enter to start the engine installation.

4. You should see the initial Zen Cart installation screen.


5. Follow the instructions on the screen to install Zen Cart engine.

Template installation

1. Open the template folder with the extracted Zen Cart template files. You should see the following folders structure:


2. Open the “theme###” folder and upload the “includes” folder to Zen Cart installation root on your server.

3. Then open the Zen Cart store admin panel and go to “Tools > Template Selection”.

4. In the right column click the Edit button and in the select box that appears choose the new template (theme###).


Sample data installation

Sample data contains the website settings, sample products, modules, menus, images, etc. It is useful when you want to see the template functionality or the examples of the pages design and layout.

1. To install the sample data provided with the template, you should open Zen-Cart admin panel > Tools > Install SQL Patches.


2. Click the “Browse” button and navigate to the “Sources” folder of the template package, select the .sql file and press the “Upload” button to execute it.


IMPORTANT: the .sql files must be imported in strict order. First you should upload ZENCART_SHORT.SQL and only after that – ZENCART_FULL.SQL !

Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below:

ZenCart. How to install ZenCart engine and template
This entry was posted in E-commerce Templates, ZenCart, ZenCart Tutorials and tagged e-commerce, install, theme, ZenCart. Bookmark the permalink.

Submit a ticket

If you are still unable to find a sufficient tutorial regarding your issue please use the following link to submit a request to our technical support team. We'll provide you with our help and assistance within next 24 hours: Submit a ticket

  • Flagyl dosage

    I found your site from altavista and it is eye-popping. Thank you for sharing such an incredible article…

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
  • antique

    I feel like you could probably teach a class on how to make a great blog. This is fantastic! I have to say, what really got me was your design. You certainly know how to make your blog more than just a rant about an issue. Youve made it possible for people to connect. Good for you, because not that many people know what theyre doing.

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
  • crestor order

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
Live Chat
We help you to choose the right product.