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PHP 7.4 End of Life

Posted December, 2022

PHP 7.4 (and thus, all versions of PHP7 and below) are now end of life. They are not receiving security fixes or any support at all. What this means to you as a Zen Cart user is that you should upgrade to Zen Cart 1.5.8 as soon as possible. Make upgrading part of your 2023 business plan, so you can avoid getting hacked or having your cart stop working.

Boilerplate for Description

Posted December, 2022

Zen Cart 1.5.8 represents a major change in how language files are handled, so some of my plugins will require updates. I just fixed Boilerplate in Description so that it would work with 1.5.8.

Support Clients - Increased Monthly Base Charge for Support

Posted November, 2022

I'm not raising my hourly rates - my rates have been unchanged since the end of 2016 - but I'm raising my monthly fee for support from $25 to $50. I monitor your site for downtime and do a monthly check (and an offsite database backup) which is included in this price, but the real value is having me on call to deal with emergencies if your site has problems. I am no longer selling software to people who are not on support so I can focus all my energy on my support clients.

Zen Cart Preview Email and One Page Checkout

Posted October, 2022

I got a report that Preview Email was not working well with recent versions of @lat9's One Page Checkout plugin. I have posted the required patches on the forum here.

Zen Cart 1.5.8 Release

Posted October, 2022

I could not be more excited to announce that more than two years after the initial release of 1.5.7, Zen Cart 1.5.8 is finally ready for general use. Here is the release announcement and the What's New document.

Change of Business Focus

Posted September, 2022

I am no longer selling individual pieces of software. My goal instead is to focus on my Zen Cart Maintenance and Support (and Zen Cart Upgrade) offerings.

Zen Cart Shipping Surcharge

Posted August, 2022

The Zen Cart Shipping Surcharge plugin has fixes to ensure zone selection is correctly applied.

Limited Grouped BOGO for Zen Cart

Posted July, 2022

The BOGO Discount got a refresh this month, with the ability to group categories for a BOGO (buy any 2 from categories A, B, C, get 1 from category A, B or C at a discount).

Zen Cart Attribute Report

Posted June, 2022

The Attribute Report plugin allows you to easily determine which attributes are being used by which products.

Zen Cart Preview Email

Posted May, 2022

The Preview Email plugin has been updated for Zen Cart 1.5.7 and to fix PHP logs for those running with E_NOTICE on.

Zen Cart Checkout Calendars

Posted April, 2022

My new Checkout Calendars page describes the possibilities for stores that need to schedule pickups or deliveries in advance.

Zen Cart Demo Sites Updated

Posted March, 2022

My Zen Cart Demo Sites have had a refresh and are now running the latest versions of Zen Cart and my plugins.
Unfortunately I had to take down the admin demos, but everything else should be working nicely.

Zen Cart Notes

Posted February, 2022

Zen Cart Notes is a new plugin that allows you to add notes to the customers, orders and products pages.

Zen Cart Define Page Anywhere

Posted January, 2022

Zen Cart Define Page Anywhere is a new plugin that allows you to show define page content on any page in your cart, including on the product info page under various conditions.
While I was doing this work, I also refreshed Boilerplate in Description with a new admin tool for managing boilerplate strings.