Authorize.net SIM News

The SIM module provided in Zen Cart payments is the one that instead of processing on your website, the buyer is redirected to an authorize.net page to finalize their payment and then returned to your website. As of August 15, they are requiring an accurate listing of the Relay Response URL. This is not hard to do and I think should be already set up for your account; however, I do believe it has been working without this as the one account I looked at did not have a relay response url set… Read more

Security Patch Released for All Versions

Just announced this morning, the Zen Cart core team released a security patch for all versions back to 1.3.8. It addresses a possible sql injection in the product notifications code. This file needs uploading to every Zen Cart version – EVERY ONE! Contact me if you need assistance. I’m presently uploading this to everyone on my server and all my maintenance clients. The Zen Cart forum post is here with a link to the file:… Read more

How to Switch to SSL in Zen Cart

There’s several pieces to SSL and Zen Cart. Of course, you need a secure certificate. Do note whether it works with both www and non-www. If it does not, be sure to only use the one that works. (Yes, I know that seems simplistic but details matter.) Next, there are two places in the files where the change needs to take place – both of them config files, one for the customer facing part and one for admin. Both are located in the includes directories and titled configure.php. The examples… Read more

Zen Cart & WizTech News

Here’s today’s newsletter hot off the digital… Read more

The State of Zen Cart Templates

My first thought was to just sigh. There are a lot of templates out there and I just have seen very few that were worth dealing with. The ones you pay for at sites like Template Monster are the worst but let me count the ways templates can be a problem. Differing Zen Cart Versions First, most templates are simply not updated to different Zen Cart versions. They may state 1.5x, giving the impression that one template works for all 1.5 versions but in reality it just means that they may be… Read more