Template System

Template customization and building overrides

What is a Template?

Basic information about how to change your site’s appearance

Basic Template Customizations

What are the most common template changes people do first?

Template Overrides System

What’s the best way to change a template?

Accessibility Compliance Questions

WCAG and Section 508

Add image to sidebox or centerbox

Using a sidebox or centerbox to show product images

Adding a tracking pixel

Integrating with systems that use tracking pixels

Buttons

How to customize buttons

Can I use an image for a sidebox header

Sidebox headers don’t have to be text

Centerboxes

What are Zen Cart centerboxes?

Creating the template_info.php file

Why doesn’t my template show up in Tools > Template Selection?

Creating your own Template

The steps required to build a Zen Cart template

CSS

Stylesheet customization in Zen Cart

Customizing your Site

Customizing the appearance of your store

Define Pages

Customizing your store with define pages

Extra Pages

The built-in extra pages

Favicon

How do I set my own favicon?

Font Awesome

The use of the fontawesome.io in your template

How do I add links to the Header and Footer?

Putting important links on every page

How do I enable "Customers Also Purchased" display?

Showing what other customers purchased

How do I find the value of a configuration setting?

Where are the all-uppercase strings set?

How do I remove and/or re-arrange the sideboxes?

Sidebox display and sort order

How to rearrange the product info page

Changing the product info page layout

Index Listing Configuration

Configuring product listing pages and associated centerboxes

Javascript Customization

Adding or changing Javascript

Left and Right Columns - turning them off

Three columns, two, or one - your choice

Listing Page Layout

How Zen Cart shows multiple results on one page

Mobile or Desktop state? - determining in your template

Determining your visitor’s device in Responsive Classic

New Listing - Featured Listing - All Listing configuration settings

Configuration for New Products, Featured Products and All Products pages

Other templates for Zen Cart

Changing the appearance of your cart

Page format in the storefront

What are the parts of a page?

Page types in the storefront

What kinds of pages are available?

Pagination in Zen Cart

How do you display a large number of results?

Privately testing a new template

Allowing an admin test a new template on a live site

Responsive Templates

What makes a template responsive?

Sideboxes

What are Zen Cart sideboxes?

Site Footer

How can I change my storefront footer layout?

Site Header

How can I change my storefront header layout?

Template Default - what is it?

Zen Cart Template Default - what is it?

Template Images

What directories contain all the template images? (i.e. buttons, icons, images etc.)?

Template Pages

Controlling what a page looks like

Why does this plugin not work with Template Monster Templates?

Plugin works with template_default or responsive_classic, but not my template


Do you have a suggestion for a FAQ? Please post it to General Questions on the support forum.
Last modified May 17, 2020 by Scott C Wilson (c86917b).