Both Zen Cart Big Chooser and Zen Cart Big Spender have been updated with new features that enable you to disallow specific Zen Cart groups from receiving discounts (better interoperability with native Group Pricing) and allow specific Dual Pricing wholesale levels (for users of the Dual Pricing Mod) to receive discounts.
The osCommerce Better Together Promotional Page is now available for osCommerce 2.3. For product based linkages with products that don’t have attributes, there is also an optional “Add both to Cart” button on the page.
If you’re running a version of Zen Cart prior to 1.3.9, you must must must apply the known critical patches for you rZen Cart version. I came across a site just this weekend that had the earliest version of this hack I had ever seen. Going to Admin->Extras->Record Companies showed this in the right hand sidebar:
Pressing the edit button on this shows that it’s not an image at all, but rather a PHP file called “own.php”:
This was done 6/25/09, and the announcement of the vulnerability was made 06/19/09.
The best way to prevent this from happening to you is to upgrade to the latest version of Zen Cart!
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Those mischevious chimps keep changing their forms! My Zen Cart MailChimp Integration has been updated with the latest instructions. Please use the new version of the contribution for any future installations you are doing.
Some good news from the Zen Cart core team about the upcoming PA-DSS certified release of Zen Cart.
That Software Guy is happy to see so much development activity and hard work on this project!
Zen Cart Sale Ending/Special Ending has been updated to permit you to have multiple ways to display a sale’s end date.
The way Zen Cart handles expiry dates is that a sale or special with an end date of X actually ends at midnight the day before X. For instance, a sale which has an enddate of July 12th actually ends at midnight on July 11th, but the sale ending date shows July 12th. Some people don’t like this. If you want the sale to end at midnight on July 12th and show this date in sale ending/special ending, set the end date to July 13th in Zen Cart (us usual) and follow the instructions in this mod.
And if you like showing the Sale Ending/Special Ending text on the product info page, you can also show it on your listing pages; this extension is only $19.95.