PacktLib: Zen Cart: E-commerce Application Development

Zen Cart

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewer

Preface

Introduction to Zen Cart

What is Zen Cart?

The Main Features of Zen Cart

Zen Cart versus osCommerce

Zen Cart and Other CMS/Shopping Carts

Summary

Installation and Basic Configuration

Prerequisites

Step-by-Step Installation

Upgrading from Previous Versions

Basic Configuration of the Store

Summary

Configuring the Store

Shop Configuration

Zones, Currencies, and Taxes

Catalog

Modules

Customers

Order Fulfilment and Inventory

Summary

Customizing Look and Feel

Configuring Look and Feel

Understanding Zen Cart Templates

Understanding Overrides

Customizing Zen Cart Templates

Creating A New Template

Creating and Modifying Email Templates

Summary

Localization of Zen Cart

The Need for Localization

Countries and Zones

Taxes

Using Multiple Currencies

Languages

Order Status

Summary

Promotions and Public Relations

Promotions

Gift Certificates & Discount Coupons

Newsletters/Product Notification

Product Reviews

Search Engine Optimization

Summary

Migrating from osCommerce to Zen Cart

The Need for Migrating to Zen Cart

Points to Consider Before Migration

osCommerce versus Zen Cart Database Structure

Migrating Databases

Adjusting the Look and Feel

Converting osCommerce Modules

Common Problems during Migration

Summary

Integrating Zen Cart with Other CMS

Why should you Integrate Zen Cart with CMS?

How to Integrate with CMS?

Summary

Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Website Maintenance Settings

Backing Up Files and Databases

Auditing and Hardening Security

Common Problems and Troubleshooting

Summary

Resources for Zen Cart

Resources for Zen Cart

Resources for Zen Cart

Resources for Zen Cart

Resources for Zen Cart

Resources for Zen Cart

Resources for Zen Cart

Resources for Zen Cart

Resources for Zen Cart

Index