Ping Server

Note: if you are doing a pre-release rather than an official release, please skip this step and go to the next step.

The ping server is an endpoint that allows for a call home from within Zen Cart admin.

It will notify a shop owner if a new release is available.

You need to have login access to

and then access the versions menu.

 Ping Server Dashboard

We can then create a new release by clicking the “New Version” button.

 Ping Version Edit

For a full release we only need to edit

  • versionMajor
  • versionMajor
  • versionDetail
  • versionDownloadURI


Currently this will always be 1.


e.g. 5.7.d


A brief description of the new release. (Future: link to release announcement)


A link to the release announcement. e.g.!!

Future: link to download (e.g.


Check the box.

Still have questions? Use the Search box in the upper right, or try the full list of FAQs. If you can't find it there, head over to the Zen Cart support forum and ask there in the appropriate subforum. In your post, please include your Zen Cart and PHP versions, and a link to your site.

Is there an error or omission on this page? Please post to General Questions on the support forum. Or, if you'd like to open a pull request, just review the guidelines and get started. You can even PR right here.
Last modified October 17, 2022 by Scott C Wilson (2fc1b2d).