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Comparison Shopping Site Automation for Zen Cart

Do you need to integrate your Zen Cart with shopping sites like, Bizrate, Nextag, Pricegrabber, etc? This may be a good solution for you. This solution does not integrate with the Zen Cart administration area. This is a stand alone mini application of...

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Mod for Zen Cart – Dynamic Dropdown Menu System

I created a pretty cool little mini mod (of sorts) and I thought I'd share it here in case anyone is interested in using it. I have not prepared it for distribution because I'm not even sure if anyone is interested yet. But, I'll put a zip file together for anyone...

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Automate Google SitemapXML mod in Zen Cart

Does your client make a lot of updates to their website? Like add/edit/update products a lot? Or, add EZ pages a lot? There is a Zen Cart plug in (SitemapXML (formerly "Google Sitemap")) that generates a properly formatted XML site map for Google. You can get it here:...

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How to avoid database lock up in Zen Cart

I was having issues with the database locking up on the server. Each time Zen Cart makes a query of the database, it is locked and then unlocked when the query finishes. I have a lot of processes outside of Zen Cart also running on the server. Periodically, the server...

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How to install Simple Google Analytics in Zen Cart

*** NOTE: THIS IS NO LONGER NEEDED WITH THE NEW VERSION OF THE MOD *** I managed to get Simple Google Analytics Version: 1.2.5 to work for me on Zen version 1.5 and added to the admin menu. I thought I'd share. The new GA version does not seem to have a language file...

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How to add a MySQL query to a Zen Cart page

It took me a while to figure out how to write my own MySQL query with the correct PHP syntax that Zen Cart likes. I thought I'd share it with you. For example. Lets say you want to find out how many reviews were made for a particular product and display the number on...

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