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Zen Cart Mod List

Zen Cart Mod List

A Zen Cart™ mod which shows you some of the key changes that have been made to your cart.

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Relevance: Zen Cart™ 1.5.x. This functionality is built in to Zen Cart 1.6.0 under Tools > System Inspection.

Current Version: 1.4.3 (for 1.5.7+ carts), 1.3 (for pre 1.5.7 carts) (version history)

Support Thread: Mod List Support Thread

Cost: Free, but donation appreciated

Installed Cost: $100.00 Buy Professional Installation by That Software Guy

Installation Difficulty: Easy

Installation Instructions: click here

Location: Zen Cart Plugins, under Admin Tools

Download: Mod List in Zen Cart Plugins

Related: You may also be interested in my View Schema contribution.


If you are a webmaster who has just taken over supporting a cart, or can't recall all the changes you have that need to be ported forward when you upgrade, this mod can help. It shows the following things:
  • New admin pages which your mods have created.
  • New database tables which your mods have created.
  • New modules (shipping, payment, and order total)
  • Admin configuration groups which exist but do not have a corresponding menu item (indicating an incomplete upgrade from 1.3.9 or prior).

Here's a screenshot from one of my sites:
Zen Cart Mod List

Installation Instructions:

For v1.4+:
  1. Unzip the file you have received.
  2. Copy the folder "ModList" from zc_plugins to your zc_plugins folder.
  3. Go to Admin > Modules > Plugin Manger and install ModList
  4. The option Mod List will be under Admin >Tools
For v1.3:
  1. Back up everything! Try this in a test environment prior to installing it on a live shop.
  2. Unzip the file you have received.
  3. Upload the files in the admin directory to the renamed admin directory for your cart.
  4. Run the script mod_list.sql against your database using your Admin panel under Admin > Tools > Install SQL patches.
  5. The option Mod List will be under Admin >Tools

Major Versions

  • 1.4.3 07/04/2023 - Migrate to admin_html_head.php
  • 1.4.2 06/19/2023 - Update pointer to plugins area
  • 1.4.1 07/17/2020 - Fixes for interoperation with Plugin Manager
  • 1.4 07/07/2020 - Conversion to use Plugin Manager
  • 1.3 07/05/2020 - Added 1.5.7 support
  • 1.2a 07/05/2020 - Fixed filename definition bug
  • 1.2 09/14/2019 - Added 1.5.6 Support
  • 1.1 12/01/2015 - Added 1.3.9 Support
  • 1.0 11/01/2015 - First Release