Zen Cart Documentation


Thank you for purchasing Zen Cart template. This documentation consists of several parts and shows you the entire process how to set up and administer Zen Cart Web site from scratch. We did our best to make this manual as clear and easy to follow as possible.

What is Zen Cart?

Zen Cart is an Open Source e-commerce application. It is written in PHP and requires a MySQL database. Zen Cart provides easy customization of your online store. Zen Cart has a built-in system for receiving online payments, setting tax and discount rates, etc. Learn More

What is Zen Cart template

Zen Cart template is a skin for your Zen Cart platform. In other words you can easily change your Zen Cart Web site appearance by installing a new template in a few easy steps. With all its simplicity Zen Cart template is provided with all necessary source files and you are free to edit or extend it the way you need.

Files structure

The template package you have downloaded consists of several folders. Let's see what each folder contains :
  • Documentation
    contains documentation files
    • index_en.html
      main documentation file
  • theme###
    contains Zen Cart theme files
  • Screenshots
    contains template screenshots. Not for production
  • Sources
    contains template source files
    • psd
      template Adobe Photoshop source files (.psd)
    • images
      product images, social icons, etc.
      provides extended search settings
      sets the extra editable content blocks
    • ZENCART_FULL.sql
      contains store & theme settings, sample banners, categories, products settings, megamenu, custom block, social icons on the product page, slider on homepage, etc.
      sets the megamenu into your site
      contains only store and theme settings
      slider on homepage
      set of social icons on the product page
      display YouTube video on the product page
  • fonts_info.txt
    contains links where the template custom fonts can be downloaded
  • info.txt
    contains instructions on how to extract source files