Template Default - what is it?
template_default is the master set of template files. Don’t touch these (except when doing an upgrade).
Zen Cart also comes with another template, called
See the other FAQ on template overrides for more information.Contributed templates which you can use with your Zen Cart may be found in the Responsive Templates and Legacy Templates sections in the Zen Cart Plugins Directory.
Can I use template_default?
You do use the it in every case where you don’t override a file.
However, by default, the
for your store is
This means that when Zen Cart looks for a template file, a language file, a stylesheet or any other template file, it looks in
Then, if the file isn’t found, it looks in
Is template_default a good base for my new template design?
Not really. It was created in an era prior to the widespread use of
mobile devices. For this reason,
responsive_classic is a better choice
for a base for a new template.
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