Zen Cart custom software development, Zen Cart modules, Zen Cart Expert eCommerce with Zen Cart!

2011 July to December

Impulse Buy

(12/2011) Impulse Buy has been updated to ensure that disabled items are not displayed as Impulse Buys. Updates are available for Zen Cart 1.3.8, 1.3.9 and 1.5.0.

Demo Sites

(12/2011) Many of my Zen Cart mods have been installed on the following demo sites: Demo Shop 1, Demo Shop 2, and Demo Shop 3.

Zen Cart 1.5.0 Updates

(11/2011) All my software - both free contributions and commercial extensions - have been updated to support Zen Cart 1.5.0. Here's a list of That Software Guy's Zen Cart Contributions which have updates for Zen Cart 1.5.0, and here's a list of That Software Guy's Zen Cart Extensions which have updates for Zen Cart 1.5.0. (For other software, the latest version works without changes in Zen Cart 1.5.0.)


(11/2011) All my osCommerce discounting mods for osC 2.2 and 2.3.1, including Better Together, Quantity Discounts, Big Spender, Big Chooser, and Table Discounts, have been updated to include "VAT" style tax calculation, which is preferred by some UK merchants, and others who use embedded taxes.

Zen Cart Better Together World

(11/2011) I created a single page specifically for listing all the possible ways Better Together can be used in Zen Cart. The Zen Cart Better Together World. I hope you find it useful!

Buy Now button for Checkout Candy

(11/2011) Did you know you can add a Buy Now button to the Checkout Candy upsell prompts for Zen Cart Better Together? It's an extra feature of Checkout Candy called Checkout Candy plus Buy Now.

The Streak

(10/2011) I have released new Zen Cart or osCommerce software every single month for the last 5 years, starting with the October 2006 release of Discount Preview. This is month 61 in a row, and I have no intention of slowing down.

If you're a donor or a patron or a client, thank you! If you're not, what are you waiting for?

osCommerce - Table Discounts

(10/2011) Table Discounts has finally been ported to osCommerce. All you osCommerce users who want to do Quantity Discounting on a per Category, Product or Manufacturer basis, with different schedules for each, take a look! Oh, and yes, of course Discount Preview for osCommerce works with Table Discounts, for osCommerce 2.2 and 2.3.1.

Zen Cart - Find Duplicate Models

(10/2011) Zen Cart Find Duplicate Models allows you to quickly identify which items in your catalog are using the same model number - an important feature if you are using a plugin like QBI, which requires unique model numbers for every item in your catalog.

Welcome, Google Searcher!

(09/2011) I just made an update to Welcome Google Searcher to make it compatible with PHP5.3.

Zen Cart - Better Together Updates

(09/2011) Zen Cart Better Together and Zen Cart Buy Both Now just got a refresh because of an issue reported by a customer using Better Together Offers on Zen Cart Listing Pages. This issue only affects people using the Better Together listing pages mod.

Zen Cart - Big Spender Updates

(08/2011) Zen Cart Big Spender has always allowed you to exclude certain items from the calculation of the threshold and the discount (using set_negative_constraint). But now you can include an item in the threshold calculation even though you're not going to discount it, using set_no_discount. Some storeowners wanted this flexibility, so it was added!

Zen Cart - Search Helper

(08/2011) Have you looked at Zen Cart Search Helper? It allows you to specify aliases, alternate names and misspellings for your products. I just updated it to improve the documentation. Try it out!

Zen Cart - Favorite Products

(07/2011) Want customers to be able to easily reorder their favorite products? Take a look at Zen Cart Favorites, a mod which allows logged in users to build a favorites list.