Add Instructions or Text to the Shopping Cart Page

Build customer confidence by adding some short text or instructions to the shopping cart page. This step by step tutorial will show you how to do this.

This tutorial features the All Business free zen cart template by Picaflor Azul. If you like it and want to use it for your zen cart project, you can download it for free here:

Download the All Business free zen cart template by Picaflor Azul

1. In your favorite plain text editor open includes/languages/english/your-custom-template-directory/shopping_cart.php. If this file is not already in your template override directory, create an override by copying includes/languages/english/shopping_cart.php to includes/languages/english/your-custom-template-directory/shopping_cart.php.

2. On or around line 13 find this code:

define('TEXT_INFORMATION', 'You may want to add some instructions for using the shopping cart here. (defined in includes/languages/english/shopping_cart.php)');

3. Replace the green text with your text.

define('TEXT_INFORMATION', 'These are my new custom instructions thanking customers for their orders, assuring them of our shipping times and your commitment to customer service.');

Save your changes.

***This is a php file and MUST be edited in a plain text editor. If you try to edit this file in any type of wysiwyg editor, the code will be corrupted and when you insert the file back into your zen cart it will break your entire site.***

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