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09/23/2011 - 12/31/2035
Paypal and IRS reporting for 2011
For those of you who don't know already, the IRS is now requiring Paypal to report income on accounts that receive $20,000 in funds AND 200 transactions in a year. Because of this new requirement, you will need to add your social security number into your paypal account, or if you use a FEIN, you need to contact Paypal to supply them that info. To add your social security number, do the following: 1. Log into your Paypal Account 2. Click on Profile 3. Click on My Settings 4. Click on the UPDATE link to the right of Customer Service ID 5. Click on the ADD link to the right of Social Security...
08/02/2011 - 12/31/2035
Paypal Maintenance 8-18-11
The PayPal website and PayPal APIs will be offline August 18, 2011 from 11:00 PM PT to approximately 11:30 PM PT and buyers attempting to make payments will receive error messages and won't be able to complete their purchases. Other services that will be down during this time include Website Payments Pro Payflow edition and Batch Processing (
07/26/2011 - 12/31/2035
Zen Cart BETA V 1.5.0 released
Zen Cart developers announced the latest release of Zen Cart - version 1.5.0 which is in BETA. What this means is that anyone who wishes to test and provide feedback for this version can do so, but it is NOT to be used on a live store. We will be doing some testing on this version starting tomorrow (Wednesday) and will keep everyone informed as to when the release is out of the BETA stage. This version concentrates on PA-DSS compliance certification. You can read more on what is covered in this upgrade here: For more in depth information...
05/26/2011 - 12/31/2035
Paypal Maintenance
PayPal has scheduled a system-wide maintenance window of 25 minutes on May 26 (or May 27 depending on your timezone). You can find more info here:May 26th Maintenance Excerpt From Paypal website: REMINDER: This is a reminder that we will be performing system maintenance to improve the reliability and quality of our services starting May 26, 11:00 PM PDT (May 27, 6:00 AM GMT). Please note that the corrected maintenance end time is May 27, 1:00 AM PDT (May 27, 8:00 AM GMT). During this maintenance window we are expecting to have **PLANNED DOWNTIME** of approximately 25 min which is expected to...
02/25/2011 - 12/31/2035
Changing Your Admin Folder Name
One of the many improvements in zen cart version 1.3.9 is that it will prompt you to change the name of your admin folder to something different once you have completed your installation - IF you are doing a manual install. In fact, the program will not even allow you to log into your admin area without first renaming the admin folder and also removing the zc_install folder. This is an added benefit to help your site be more secure, because hackers KNOW that the "out of the box" name for the admin folder is /admin. If you are using an automated installation program supplied with your hosting...
01/09/2011 - 12/31/2035
USPS International
Effective 1/1/2011 - the USPS shipping module needs to be updated for those who accept international orders. You can find the fix for this on the zen cart forum here. Linda McGrath has posted an update for this on post # 26. If you install this, please follow the instructions she gives on the forum. Also, be aware that the domestic USPS rates will be changing on May 2011 - so you will need another fix installed at that time.
01/01/2011 - 12/31/2035
Social Media Icon Install
Social Media Icons and Links for Zen Cart New product just added in time for the NEW YEAR!! If you have a facebook, twitter, wordpress or utube site and would like icons and links put on your zen cart, you can choose from 3 different designs and we will be happy to install them for you!

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