A client called me and told me that someone had added a $0 product to their order! When I looked at the product, I noticed that it was priced by attributes, but didn’t have a default setting for the attribute which priced it. So the attributes, which were radio buttons, looked like this:
See how none of the radio buttons are selected?
Now this is easy enough to fix – go to Zen Admin, to Catalog->Attributes Controller, select the product, and then edit the attribute that you want to be the default, and set the Default Attribute
to be Marked Selected: radio button at the bottom of the page in the Attribute Flags. But how do we determine how many products have this problem?
There’s a SQL query you can use in PHPMyAdmin to figure this out:
SELECT p.products_id FROM `zen_products_attributes` p where 1=1 and NOT EXISTS (SELECT products_id from zen_products_attributes p2 where p2.products_id = p.products_id and p2.attributes_default = 1) group by products_id;
A client wanted to use Better Together Admin for Zen Cart to configure cross sells, and wanted to use Checkbox Cross Sell for Zen Cart to display them. Easy enough – but here’s the twist: he wanted any cross sell to be applied to all products (rather than configuring each product with the same cross sells).
This kind of thing can be done with just a little custom programming. On my Advanced Discount Configuration for Zen Cart page, I show how to do it (see example 11).
Both these modules got tweaked yesterday after an install test – I noticed that Better Together Admin for Zen Cart did not work when run from a non-superuser account, and that there was a bug in Combination Discounts Admin for Zen Cart which was introduced in the last update (the Set Inactive button wasn’t working).
The folks at LightupUK wanted to use Checkbox Cross Sell for Zen Cart with some of the optional features which are commented out enabled, and they reported a small bug (the optional link to the product in the Better Together marketing text wasn’t working), so I have updated this module.
You have a couple of options here:
a) With Zen Cart Table Discounts, you can provide a final price for specific bulk quantities (quantity discounts) of certain items or groups of items. It’s a good option if you have multiple specific price points for quantity purchases.
Example: Category 1: Buy 10 for $35; buy 20 for $50, buy 40 for $80.
b) With Zen Cart Free Gift Chooser, you can provide a final price on a package (a collection of items) where certain quantities of items should be chosen from specific categories. (This is sometimes called a kit discount.)
Example: Buy an item from each of category 1, category 2, and category 3, get them all for $20. Choose any 5 items from category 1 or category 2 for $30.
Table Discounts and Free Gift Chooser do not actually lower the prices of the items; they create a discount so that the final price of the items is what you have configured. So for example, here’s Free Gift Chooser (with the discount shown on the Shopping Cart page by Discount Preview):
(Table Discounts looks the same – the discount is a line item on the shopping cart page if you have Discount Preview, and a line item on the Checkout Payment page and the Checkout Confirmation Page.)
Checkbox Cross Sell for Zen Cart now displays the Better Together marketing text within the cross sell block. This allows you to display the discounts your customers will get when they buy your cross-sold items. Here’s a screenshot; you can see the marketing text at the bottom of the image.
It’s ready! Take a look: http://www.demos.ultimatezencart.com/0701M/
Looks good on both mobile devices and a desktop computer.
I wrote about this a couple of months back on my Zen Cart newsletter:
Two folks I work with have created templates which work well on mobile devices – take a look and see for yourself.
Here is Delia Wilson’s template (1.5.x version):
Here are Jose Carrillo’s templates:
Delia’s approach is to replicate the site under a separate directory so that two complete sites are maintained (one for mobile and one for the desktop). Jose uses a single template which works on both mobile and desktop devices. I recommend both of them.