Release Links

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

Release links are placed on the home page of the Zen Cart Web Site.

 Download Links

To change the links etc, you will need admin permissions for the Zen Cart forum.

 Frontpage edit

Clicking on the edit icon in the top right will allow you to change the front page details.

The actual content that manages the release information looks like


<div class="vbcms_content" style="width:100%;">
    <div class="my_right_box"  style="width:33%;text-align:center;float:right;">
        <a href="https://github.com/zencart/zencart/archive/refs/tags/v1.5.7d.zip" target="_blank"><img src="/images/styles/zencart/style/ZC-in-the-box.jpg"></a>
<div style="font-size:14px;margin-bottom:20px"><a href="https://www.zen-cart.com/showthread.php?228675-Zen-Cart-v1-5-7d-released!!">v1.5.7d Release Announcement</a></div>
<a target="_blank" href="https://github.com/zencart/zencart/archive/refs/tags/v1.5.7d.zip" style="display:block">
<div class="dlButton"><p class="verBubble"><span class="verNum">v1.5.7d</span></p> Download Zip File</div>
</a>

<br />

<div style="font-size:10px;margin-bottom:20px">SHA256: 0b115b58745cd09a0e4ae2795df437f051552d453ff9d0d9f333d96685836294</div>

<div style="font-size:10px;margin-bottom:20px">Tip: Use the SHA checksum shown to <a href="https://docs.zen-cart.com/user/installing/validate_sha/" target="_blank">verify file integrity</a></div>

<p style="font-size:14px;"><a href="https://docs.zen-cart.com/history/v15x/" target="_blank">Click here to download older versions</a></p>
<p style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://www.zen-cart.com/docs/" target="_blank">Implementation Guide</a></p>

    </div>

The areas that need changing are:

  • release announcement
  • download link
  • SHA

To determine the SHA value, download the release zip from Github, and compute the SHA with the appropriate method for your platform.

  • MacOS: shasum -a 256 ./zencart-1.5.8.zip
  • Linux: sha256sum zencart-1.5.8.zip



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 19, 2022 by Scott C Wilson (a804a48e).