Tag: zencart

Adeel Sarfraz does freelance website design/development/marketing along with mobile applications

How to display address details of the customer in Zencart entered on PayPal

The following applies to customers who are using Zencart with PayPal IPN payment module. Customers have the option to change their address on PayPal after leaving the merchant website. When this happens and the customer enters an address which is not covered by the Seller Protection policy the merchant is in danger of facing chargeback…
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March 8, 2011 0

Why shipping address not being passed to PayPal using Zencart PayPal IPN

Zencart provides a number of payment modules by default. One of those is PayPal IPN (Instant Payment Notification) which you can enable from the Zencart admin panel. PayPal IPN works like PayPal Website Payments Standard with the added benefit that PayPal notifies the merchant website when the customer has successfully completed the transaction on the…
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March 7, 2011 0

How to send product details to SagePay from Zencart store and safeguard against abandoned carts

Some times I come across issues which are very frustrating for me as well as for the client. It happened like this that a client had decided to spend £1000 via Google Adwords in order to promote his website and try and get some orders. As the website was related to wooden furniture it became…
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May 19, 2010 0

PayPal IPN is disabled even though I have input all details in Zencart

I had installed Zencart 1.3.8a for a client and was enabling the Paypal IPN – Website Payments Standard payment module. I input the client email address, made the other configuration details and clicked on Update but the module was still being shown in the yellowish color in the payment modules section of Zencart. This means…
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February 9, 2010 0

Tell a Friend not working when using Ultimate SEO URL addon for Zencart

I had installed Ultimate SEO URL add on for Zencart for a client website. Everything was working fine on the website and the client was quite pleased. However, problem started when the client clicked on the Tell a Friend link. Whenever he tried to Tell a Friend he got the 404 File not Found error.…
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February 9, 2010 0

How to setup Zencart TEXT attribute for your product

Zencart provides you option to display attributes of your products on the product info page. You can display attributes in radio button, checkbox, dropdown etc controls. Zencart also provides you the option of displaying text boxes where you can take input from the customer and you can charge the customer for it. This is a…
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November 11, 2009 0

How to display state/province dropdown instead of input box in Zencart

In the default Zencart template the customer is asked for his State/Province by entering the value into the text box. However, mistakes can happen at any time and the customer may mistype the name. Zencart checks the name against the zones input in the admin panel. If it does not match Zencart flags an error…
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September 28, 2009 0

How to add an input field in a delivery module in Zencart?

I was working on implementing the Royal Mail Airmail and DPD International delivery modules for a client. His website had been developed in Zencart and he wanted to use Royal Mail and DPD on his website. As there was no ready to use module available for these two so I got down to developing my…
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August 4, 2009 0

What is the minimum mySQL version requirement for Zencart?

A client of mine developed his website in Zencart and after careful scrutiny approved the website for deployment to his production machine. He provided the FTP and mySQL information for us to deploy the website. As is the practice, I check for any version conflicts that may conflict with our system before I give the…
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July 31, 2009 0

Zencart ver. 1.3.8 security update

A vulnerability has been discovered in the admin section of v1.3.8 (and previous versions). To take advantage of this vulnerability any attacker must know the URL of your admin section Please apply the following updates 1. RENAME YOUR ADMIN FOLDER !!!!! Yes, if you haven’t already renamed your /admin/ folder, do it NOW! Instructions can…
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July 16, 2009 0