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Other information about SEO in Zen Cart

Disabled Product Status for Search Engines

Zen Cart has a configuration setting called DISABLED_PRODUCTS_TRIGGER_HTTP200. The default behavior of the product is to not show a product info page for a disabled product; this switch allows the behavior to be changed. Users who set this value to true may require template changes to ensure customers do not actually buy disabled products. See this page for more information.


The default installation of Zen Cart does not create “SEO URLs” (URLs that are self-describing). Some plugins are available to do this:

Please note that the plugin Simple SEO URLs is no longer supported.

Images and SEO

Image alt text is used by search engines and can improve your SEO. See Alt Text for more details.

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 February 25, 2024 by Scott Wilson (12c3325).