Signature Guidelines

Zen Cart Forum Signature Guidelines

Signature Line Guidelines

Updated August 2011

You may:

  1. You may have one link for your business. This must just be a simple hyperlink to your business website, with no advertising copy.
    Example: or My Store
  • You may have one link for each Zen Cart powered store that you operate. This must just be a simple hyperlink to your business website, with no advertising copy.
    Example: or My Store____
  • You may have links to any plugins that you have created/amended. Links must be to the Zen Cart download area. Offsite links are not allowed.
  • Other content such as ‘Thought of the day’, Quotes etc are acceptable as long as they conform to all of the other rules herein.

An acceptable signature line would be:

John Smith  
Happy to be Zenning today

You may not:

  1. You may not use any URLs that contain ‘affiliate’ links, unless those links have been previously approved by the Zen Cart team.

  2. You may not use any images in your signature or barcodes as your avatar.

  3. You may not have any sales/marketing material.

  4. You may not exceed 250 characters in your signature.

  5. You may not have any content or links that reference material that is offensive or may be considered to be offensive.

    We define ‘offensive’ as:

    • Content that is intended to harass, belittle, humiliate, threaten or cause embarrassment to a fellow member.

    • Content that contains vulgar, obscene or indecent language or images.

    • Content that defames, abuses or threatens others.

    • Content that is bigoted, hateful or racially offensive.

    • Content that advocates illegal activity or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them.

    • Content that uses unauthorized copyrighted material.

An unacceptable signature:

John Smith  
Follow me on Twitter -  
Buy my shoes! Cheap knocks offs at

If your site contains material not suitable for certain audiences, please be sure to provide a warning!

The Zen Cart founders and moderators will be the final arbiters of any dispute over the interpretation of these rules.

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 January 22, 2022 by Scott C Wilson (5b7a22d).