Zen Cart Admin Menu Guide – Extras

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Zen Cart Templates

This tutorial features the Westminster New responsive template.

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The template comes packed with functionality normally only found in high quality paid templates. Unlike other free or paid template packages, at Picaflor Azul all of our templates will work out of the box with all native zen cart functionality. You can freely install any stable add on, module, or plugin with the knowledge that there will be no conflicts caused by bad coding in the template.

The template features a clean, easy to navigate single column home page layout, with a 2 column layout (left column and center column) for the inside pages. Use the template out of the box with its neutral color palette, or easily customize the template colors by using css. The home page comes complete with a responsive carousel for featured products that will scroll through any number of products that you have specified as featured in your admin–catalog–featured products. The product info page comes with a custom layout normally only seen in custom zen cart designs.

The zen cart admin is packed with functionality. Here is a handy overview of all of the Extras menu options.

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Extras

  • Record Artists: View, add, edit and delete recording artists.
  • Record Companies: View, add, edit and delete record companies.
  • Music Genre: View, add, edit and delete music genres.
  • Media Manager: View, add, edit and delete collection names, which may be assigned to products.
  • Media Types: View, add, edit and delete media type names and media types (like MP3, WAV etc.).

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Zen Cart Admin Menu Guide – Gift Certificate/Coupons

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The zen cart admin is packed with functionality. Here is a handy overview of all of the Gift Certificate/Coupons menu options.

Gift Certificate/Coupons

  • Coupon Admin: Create and manage discount coupons.
  • Gift Certificates Queue: View and release gift certificates which have been issued.
  • Mail Gift Certificate: Generate gift certificates and issue them by e-mail.
  • Gift Certificates sent: View gift vouchers which have been sent.

If you need help customizing your zen cart web site, or would like a great custom design, please contact us for a quote.

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Zen Cart Admin Menu Guide – Tools

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Choose from over 40 free zen cart template packages including 10 responsive packages. Start your e commerce business on a shoe string with our professional, modern looking designs which feature easy navigation and clean layouts. Easily customize the template colors to match those of your logo or branding using css and the stylesheets.

The zen cart admin is packed with functionality. Here is a handy overview of all of the Tools menu options.

Tools

  • Template Selection: Assigns a template to a language as the default for that language.
  • Layout Boxes Controller: Turn on or off the side boxes and set the order that they will be displayed.
  • Banner Manager: Manage banners.
  • Send Email: Compose a plain text email message to be sent to a customer or a group of customers.
  • Newsletter Manager: Compose an HTML (with optional plain text) email message to be sent to a customer or a group of customers.
  • Server/Version Info: Information about your web server and PHP.
  • Who’s Online: View information about the users who are currently using your site.
  • Admin Settings: View information about users who have administrator privileges, or to grant administrator privileges to users.
  • Email Welcome: View the welcome message a user is sent when they first register for an account.
  • Store Manager: Delete information from activity logs if they become too large. Backup is recommended.
  • Developers Tool Kit: Search system files. A must know tool for customization.
  • EZ-Pages: Add, sort, and remove EZ-Pages pages (an easy way to add content to your site).
  • Define Pages Editor: Edit define pages.
  • Install SQL Patches: Run SQL commands on your zen cart database.

If you need help customizing your zen cart web site, or would like a great custom design, please contact us for a quote.

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Zen Cart Admin Menu Guide – Reports

The zen cart admin is packed with functionality. Here is a handy overview of all of the Reports menu options.

Reports

  • Products Viewed: List of the number of views for all products.
  • Products Purchased: List of products which have been purchased.
  • Customer Orders-Total: List of all orders which have been placed.
  • Products Low Stock: List of items sorted by number available in stock, low to high.
  • Customers Referral: List of all orders having a referral or coupon code.

If you need help customizing your zen cart web site, or would like a great custom design, please contact us for a quote.

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Zen Cart Admin Menu Guide – Localization

The zen cart admin is packed with functionality. Here is a handy overview of all of the Localization menu options.

Localization

  • Currencies: Add new currencies or edit existing ones.
  • Languages: Add additional languages to your Zen Cart.
  • Orders Status: Add names of new order status entries, edit existing order status name entries, or delete an order status name entry.

If you need help customizing your zen cart web site, or would like a great custom design, please contact us for a quote.

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Zen Cart Admin Menu Guide – Locations / Taxes

The zen cart admin is packed with functionality. Here is a handy overview of all of the Locations/Taxes menu options.

Locations / Taxes

  • Countries: Defines every country and ISO-3166 2-letter and 3-letter country code. Also defines the address format for letters sent by postal mail.
  • Zones: Defines subdivisions of countries such as states/provinces or counties for tax or shipping purposes.
  • Zones Definitions: Create a zone for taxes, payments, or shipping modules.
  • Tax Classes: Used to differentiate between the type of tax calculations that apply to products.
  • Tax Rates: Create a specific tax rate for a zone.

If you need help customizing your zen cart web site, or would like a great custom design, please contact us for a quote.

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Zen Cart Admin Menu Guide – Customers

This tutorial is brought to you by the Westminster New free responsive zen cart package.

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This professional, modern zen cart template is responsive. Use it to convert your current zen cart design to a responsive design. What is a responsive design? A responsive design delivers the optimal layout for desktops, laptops, portrait and landscape tablets, and portrait and landscape phones. This means that no matter what device a customer is using to view your site on, they will be able to easily complete a purchase. As more and more customers browse and shop online using their mobile devices, it becoming more urgent to switch over to a responsive design. And the trend is clear that mobile users will only increase as time goes on. At press time, we have about 15% of our traffic coming from mobile devices. Sign into your google analytics account to see what your percentage is and what the bounce rate is of your mobile users. Converting to a responsive design now will increase your sales and keep your customers happy. If you need help matching the free template to your logo colors, or with getting the layout just right, be sure to contact the experts at Picaflor Azul for a quote.

The zen cart admin is packed with functionality. Here is a handy overview of all of the customers menu options.

Zen Cart Admin – Customers

  • Customers: Go here to manage customers. You can edit customer information, delete customers, and email customers.
  • Orders: Go here to manage orders. You can edit order information, delete orders, and print invoices and packing slips.
  • Group Pricing: Create, edit, and delete pricing groups.
  • PayPal IPN: Go here to view paypal payment notifications. Sort by payment status. You can also view the order associated with the payment from this page.

If you need help customizing your zen cart web site, or would like a great custom design, please contact us for a quote.

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Zen Cart Admin Menu Guide – Modules

This zen cart tutorial features the Dover Fine free responsive zen cart template.

Download the Dover Fine responsive zen cart template here

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This spectacular design features a dramatic full page slide show on the home page which puts your products front and center for your customers immediate attention. The slide show is fully customizable through the zen cart admin – tools – banner manager. Add your slides, add the links for your slides, and add your banner titles. You can also specify whether to open the link in the same or a new window, or specify any of the other native settings for banners.

Another great feature of this template is Optimized Drop Down Navigation. On the desktop, laptops, and landscape tablets, the full drop down menu shows. On portrait tablets, and landscape and portrait phones the mobile menu automatically shows. The mobile menu is optimized for usability on these devices and touch enabled.

The custom product info page layout features a tabbed product description, details, reviews, and a custom tab (ad your content using the banner manager) which converts automatically to accordions on hand held devices. Showing product reviews on the product info page is important and will help your conversion rates.

The zen cart admin is packed with functionality. Here is a handy overview of all of the module menu options.

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Zen Cart Admin – Modules

  • Payment: Install, edit or disable payment processing systems. Go here to set up paypal payments, authorizenet, check/mo, etc.
  • Shipping: Install, edit or disable shipping methods. Go here to set up shipping with usps, ups, flat rate, etc.
  • Order Total: Install, edit or disable checkout total items. Go here to set up global free shipping, enable gift certificates, etc.

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Zen Cart Admin Menu Guide – Catalog

The zen cart admin is packed with functionality. Here is a handy overview of all of the zen cart catalog menu options.

This zen cart tutorial is brought to you by the Winchester Responsive template. This sleek, modern template is available for free download here. The Winchester Responsive zen cart template features a full width, responsive main page slide show that is fully editable through the zen cart admin – tools – banner manager.

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Zen Cart Admin – Catalog

  • Categories/Products: Create, manage, and edit products and categories.
  • Product Types: View and edit product types. Go here to remove elements from the product info page such as model number, weight, etc.
  • Products Price Manager: Edit product pricing by category. Go here to add quantity discounts.
  • Option Name Manager: View, edit, add and delete option names for product attributes (size, color, etc).
  • Option Value Manager: View, edit, add and delete option values for product attributes such as black, white, red, or small, medium. large.
  • Attributes Controller: — View and edit product attributes.
  • Downloads Manager: View and edit certain information about downloadable items.
  • Option Name Sorter: View and edit sort order for option names.
  • Option Value Sorter: Change sort order for option values.
  • Manufacturers: View, add, edit or delete manufacturer information.
  • Reviews: Edit, enable, or delete customer product reviews
  • Specials: View, add, edit or delete specials. These will show in the specials sidebox or centerbox and on the specials items page.
  • Featured Products: View, add, edit or delete featured products. These will show in the featured sidebox or centerbox and on the featured items page.
  • SaleMaker: View, add, edit or delete sales.
  • Products Expected View or edit expected products. These will show in the upcoming products centerbox.

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Admin Menu Guide – Configuration

The zen cart admin is packed with functionality. Here is a handy overview of all of the configuration menu options.

Configuration

  • My Store: Basic information about your zen cart store.
  • Minimum Values: Go here to set the minimum number of characters required for various text input fields and minimum number of also purchased products and bestsellers.
  • Maximum Values: Go here to set the maximum values for various items including number of product per page, number of new, featured, or specials, number to appear in sidebox, etc.
  • Images Controls sizes of images on various pages.
  • Customer Details: Go here to set options included in User Login/Registration and My Account pages.
  • Shipping/Packaging: Set up general shipping information including locations, weight and size limits, etc.
  • Product Listing: Controls the appearance of the main Product Listing pages.
  • Stock: Set the various options regarding zen cart stock control.
  • Logging: Controls how events are logged.
  • E-Mail Options: Set the various email configuration options used by zen cart.
  • Attribute Settings: Controls how product attributes are handled, including downloadable products. Turn off some options here to speed up your site loading time.
  • GZip Compression: Controls compression settings if the information is transmitted to the user’s web browser in compressed format.
  • Sessions: Information about user sessions (such as whether they are stored in a file on the server or in a cookie on the browser).
  • Regulations: Provision of terms and conditions for customers. For example, you can require that your customers have read your website terms and conditions before they can checkout.
  • GV Coupons: Various configuration options for the Gift Voucher module (gift certificates and coupons).
  • Credit Cards: Go here to set which credit cards you would like to accept.
  • Product Info: Basic options controlling elements to include on Product Info page. Includes setting such as previous/next button position, product reviews require approval, etc.
  • Layout Settings: Controls certain layout options such as turning on column left or column right, setting which pages to show breadcrumbs, etc.
  • Website Maintenance: Controls how your store appears to customers when it is down for maintenance.
  • New Listing: How and where certain product listing information for new listings are displayed.
  • Featured Listing How and where certain product listing information for featured listings are displayed.
  • All Listing: How and where certain product listing information for all listings are displayed.
  • Index Listing: Set new products, featured products, specials, upcoming products show on main page, or on empty shopping cart page, or below product listings.
  • Define Page Status: Controls whether define pages editor text is used and whether a link to a certain page is displayed.
  • EZ-Pages Settings: Configure ezpages to show in header or footer, define separator between the links, etc.

If you need help customizing your zen cart web site, or would like a great custom design, please contact us for a quote.

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