Better Together for OpenCart
Posted April, 2017Better Together for Opencart has been updated for OpenCart 184.108.40.206.
Posted April, 2017Better Together for Opencart has been updated for OpenCart 220.127.116.11.
Posted April, 2017Extended Family joins Zen Cart Free Gift Chooser and Zen Cart Free Gift Spender as modules that required MySQL 5.7 compatibility changes. Please get these updates if you use these modules.
Posted March, 2017Newsletter Discount has a few new features:
Posted March, 2017The Zen Cart Free Gift Chooser Marketing Text and Zen Cart Free Gift Spender Marketing Text have both been improved. In the old format, they would simply indicate the category and product IDs, as is done in the admin panel. This wasn't very customer friendly, so I updated them to use links instead.
Posted February, 2017Please update Newsletter Discount if you use MailChimp. A bug was discovered in the subscriber confirmation logic that has been fixed in version 4.0a.
Posted February, 2017Zen Cart Free Gift Chooser and Zen Cart Free Gift Spender have just been updated for compatibility with MySQL 5.7.
Posted January, 2017I had a little fun over the holidays with Jekyll, a Ruby based static site generator. I created a new website for my book group, using a gem that makes it easy to autogenerate Amazon affiliate URLs using the Product Advertising API. I open sourced the project in case anyone else wants to build a book club website, or any other type of website that uses Amazon affiliate links.
Posted December, 2016When Gift Wrap at Checkout was updated to Zen Cart 1.5.4, I forgot to merge the code that takes care of gift wrap swatches and gift wrap names. This has been fixed, and the code is now available for Zen Cart 1.5.4 and 1.5.5.
Posted December, 2016Your customers can now create their own invoices from their orders using my Catalog Invoice contribution. It looks just like an invoice that you generate on the admin side of your store, but it can be done by your customers in a self-serve fashion.
Posted November, 2016If you use MailChimp, either through Newsletter Discount or through my MailChimp Integration, you MUST update these modules. MailChimp is migrating all users to version 3.0 of its API, which is only supported by the latest versions of these two contributions.
Posted October, 2016Per User Group Specials now includes Sales support for Zen Cart 1.5.4 and 1.5.5. Specials are per-product discounts that show up in the shopping cart as price reductions, whereas Sales are per-category discounts. But neither of these built-in discounts can be restricted to a single user or group by default, which is why I did Per User and Group Specials.
Posted September, 2016All my mods (contributions and extensions) have been updated for Zen Cart 1.5.5a. Here's the list:
Posted September, 2016Big Upsell is a mod which displays promotions from some of my mods (Zen Cart Big Chooser, Zen Cart Free Gift Chooser, and Zen Cart Big Spender). It was just updated to also support Zen Cart Free Gift Spender.
Posted September, 2016Zen Cart Default Attribute just had a fix posted for adding multiple products from the listing page. Thanks to Zen Cart forum user @y051313 for reporting this issue.
Posted September, 2016Zen Cart Common XSell Sort Order is an add-on to both Extended Family and Cross Sell Advanced that allows the sort order to be used when displaying cross sells to be set in one single place.
Posted August, 2016Zen Cart Default Attribute allows products with defaultable attributes (such as single format downloads) to be added directly from a listing page, rather than from the product_info page only.
Posted July, 2016Zen Cart Default Attribute is a mod which allows items with only single valued defaultable attributes (such as PDF-only downloads) to be added directly from a listing page, rather than from the product_info page only. This means your customers can add these products from the search page, category listing page, featured products page, or the new and all products pages.
Posted July, 2016Zen Cart Find Duplicate Models is a part of Zen Cart as of release 1.6.0. It was rebuilt using the LEAD pages framework which was introduced in 1.6.0.
Posted July, 2016Zen Cart Save for Later has been updated to support Zen Cart 1.5.5 and the responsive_classic template. Other 1.5.5 updates for my mods will follow soon.
Posted June, 2016Zen Cart Find Duplicate Models has had an update to tighten up the code. If you are not familiar with this mod, it is an admin report which allows you to verify that your model numbers (stored in the products_model field of the products table) are unique. This is important for some accounting packages.
Posted May, 2016Zen Cart Order Origin allows you to see what portion of your orders come from mobile devices such as phones and tablets, versus desktop computers.
Posted April, 2016Zen Cart Discount Preview has been updated for Zen Cart 1.5.5 and the new responsive template.
Posted April, 2016The Zen Cart core team has released a series of fixes which can help you prevent having your site compromised. These are worthwhile, important fixes that you should install immediately if you have not yet done so. More importantly though, you should plan as a matter of course to do upgrades of your Zen Cart software as new versions come out. Nope, not kidding. It's part of your responsibility as a site owner - you HAVE to stay up to date.
Posted March, 2016Interoperability Fixes have been posted for Edit Orders 4.x and some of my mods:
Posted March, 2016Zen Cart Product Bought allows you to check to see if a logged in customer has purchased a specific product in the past. It's perfect for cross selling and upselling messages on the product info page or in the shopping cart. You can even check to see if a product has been bought within a particular time period, such as in the last 90 days.
Posted February, 2016Zen Cart YouTube Gallery allows you to create a page showing all your YouTube videos inside your Zen Cart.
Posted February, 2016Zen Cart Favorites now has a video that shows how your customers can use it to bookmark their favorite products in your store.
Posted January, 2016Zen Cart Order Copy now has a video that shows how it can be used to facilitate repeat orders.
Posted January, 2016Zen Cart Free Gift Chooser is a discounting module (buy some items, get some other items at a discount) with a built-in admin panel. I just added the ability to edit discounts, and set the "deal id" feature on discounts to link them together (so only one will be applied).
Posted December, 2015Zen Cart Digital Product Upgrade is a mod that allows you to permit people to re-purchase downloadable products at a fixed price. It's very useful for creatives who are refreshing their digital content, but want to charge a small fee (rather than full price) for updated versions.
Posted December, 2015Zen Cart Mod List has been upgraded to support Zen Cart 1.3.9 installations in addition to 1.5.x carts.
Posted November, 2015Please be sure to install the following patches:
Posted November, 2015Zen Cart Mod List shows you information about the modifications that have been made to your cart:
Posted October, 2015Zen Cart Free Gift Spender is now ready for release. It allows you to discount on the basis of dollars spent, with a built-in control panel. Here's the video:
Posted September, 2015Some of you are using my discount modules but not Discount Preview for Zen Cart.
Posted September, 2015Some newer versions of PHP have conflicts with XAJAX, which was used to build Zen Cart Better Together Admin. Fixes for these issues are provided in the installation notes.
Posted September, 2015Zen Cart Switch Skin now has a second example, which shows how to do the switch automatically based on some detected value (such as, for example, whether the visitor has arrived from a mobile device).
Posted August, 2015Zen Cart Squash Taxes allows you to compress local taxes (computed by the Local Sales Tax mod) and state taxes into a single record. This is useful for systems which require a single tax record, such as Paypal and Cartspan.
Posted July, 2015Zen Cart Switch Skin allows you to dynamically change the template on the catalog side of your cart. An example implementation is given in the zip file and can be seen on my demo4 store. You can switch back and forth between a basic desktop template and Picaflor Azul's Responsive Sheffield Blue template.
Posted July, 2015Zen Cart Choose Your Own Price allows you to create products with customer specified prices. The most obvious example is Gift Certificates, but this mod can be used for any product where the customer specifies the price.