Install Zen Cart Theme

Download and activate theme

Zen Cart is a mature product with available templates. Templates can be obtained in three ways, free, created from scratch or purchased. The default template contains all the parts need to create a sub-theme if desired.

Zen Cart rivals commercial offerings in the amount of templates available. Contributions are available for download on the website. Modifications are possible for people with a decent command of PHP and HTML.

In this tutorial, a template purchased from Ojamboshop.com for Zen Cart will be installed on a linux server but the steps can be followed for other servers.

    Tools are required:

  • Unzip to decompress the downloaded file.
  • Text editor for creating and modifying configuration files.
  • Zen Cart installed and working.
  • FTP, SSH or File Manager to upload and modify permissions for files.
  • Knowledge of the files to be served.

Download Zen Cart Theme

    Point your browser to Ojamboshop.com:

  • Click the download button after purchasing a Zen Cart template.
  • Save the compressed file.
  • Decompress the file by using unzip if appropriate.
  • Move the created folder to your server location.

Modify Logo

    Modify files using your FTP, SSH or File Manager:

  • Follow the instructions located in the read_me.txt.
  • Move the uploaded template folder to the Zen Cart/includes/templates folder
  • Edit the logo information located in includes/languages/ENGLISH/Zen Cart Theme/header.php.
  • Copy the includes/languages/ENGLISH/Zen Cart Theme to your Zen Cart includes/languages/ENGLISH folder.

Select the new Zen Cart template

    Point your browser to your Zen Cart Install:

  • Login into the adminstration back-end.
  • Hover over the Tools Tab.
  • Select Template Selection.
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Zen Cart Template Selection

    Update Zen Cart Theme:

  • Click Edit.
  • Select the template.
  • Update.
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Zen Cart Theme Update

Layout Zen Cart Theme

    Reset new theme layout:

  • Hover over the Tools Tab.
  • Select Layout Boxes Controller.
  • Reset.
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Zen Cart Theme Layout

    Hide or show columns and sideboxes:

  • Hover over the Tools Tab.
  • Select Layout Boxes Controller.
  • Edit.
  • Turn on column boxes
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Zen Cart Theme Edit Layout

Templates contain important information such as the version of Zen Cart and licenses.
If you purchase a Zen Cart template from Ojamboshop.com, support is provided with any purchase. With your Zen Cart template now installed, log out of the admin menu and visit the front page.

    Recommendations:

  1. Read the instructions before attempting to install any Zen Cart template.
  2. Pay close attention to the copyrights and trademarks for themes and images.
  3. If purchasing a template, choose a provider like Ojamboshop.com that provides support.

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