Demo Data

Sample products and configurations for new users

When you install Zen Cart, one of the prompts asks if you wish to install the demo data. Doing so is an excellent way to see a store which is fully set up, allowing you to explore the features of Zen Cart.

Here are some common scenarios which are shown in the demo data:

  • uploads - product id 34 (A Bug’s Life “Multi Pak”) has attributes called “Logo Front” and “Logo Back” which are images the customer would upload.
  • downloads - product id 166 (Russ Tippins Band - The Hunter) has a downloadable attribute to show how to attach a digital media file to a product. Product 180 shows a PDF file being attached to a product.
  • pricing by attributes - product id 47 (Gift Certificates by attributes) shows how to modify the price according to which radio button is selected.
  • color swatches: product id 54 (Min and Units NOMIX) shows the use of color samples on a product. Note that product 44 (A Mixed OFF Product with Attributes) also offers multiple colors but does not show swatches.

Demonstrations of many other features can be found simply by searching for the feature name.

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 11, 2021 by Scott C Wilson (d3e791b).