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04/15/2010 - 12/31/2035
Zen Cart Version 1.3.9 UPDATE
We and many others are currently in the process of helping to test the beta version 1.3.9 for zen cart developers! We expect this long awaited upgrade to be finalized some time during the week of April 18th if all goes well and all bugs are found and worked out. No news on when version 2.0 will be released. Sign up for our update newsletter for the latest news regarding zen cart. http://zencart-ecommerce-website-design.com/zencart-news/?p=subscribe&id=1
04/09/2010 - 12/31/2035
Why I don't work on Godaddy Servers
I had 3 calls today from people who had purchased hosting on godaddy servers, and I had to tell them that I would not be able to help them with their current hosting. This distresses me - because I like to help people - so the best I can do is tell people to go to the zen cart forum and search for godaddy problems or godaddy hosting and they would be able to see why I just refuse to work on zen carts hosted at godaddy or one of their subsidiaries. I am a firm believer in trying to save people heartache as well as money - so this is the stance I have taken over the course of all the years that...
01/05/2010 - 12/31/2035
USPS Rate Change effective 1/4/2010
Happy New Year! USPS has raised their rates at the first of this year. If your store uses USPS for a shipping method, you will need an update to your USPS file in order for your customers to be charged the correct rate. If you wish to install this update yourself, please go to the zen cart forum and you will see instructions for how to get the new rates to work as well as the file to download and overwrite on your server. If you need assistance with this, I have set this installation service up on my website (temporarily). By the end of the month, I will assume that everyone has updated...
11/29/2009 - 12/31/2035
News Release from Zen Cart Developers
News from the zen cart developers regarding extra folders just released today as follows: In a standard Zen Cart install, there are a few additional folders provided which DO NOT need to be uploaded to your live webserver. In fact, leaving those folders on your server can pose some security risks if not used as intended. While most of the risks are minor in that attempting to access some of those files/scripts/documentation could reveal some information about your server which might allow more sophisticated hack "probing" to occur, there are some more significant risks including unauthorized...
11/12/2009 - 12/31/2035
First Sale for A Client's Website!
One of my clients that I just built a website for just sent me the following picture and was so proud of his first sale on his website at http://www.religionbuttons.com so I couldn't resist posting the picture here! Congrats Richard!
11/10/2009 - 12/31/2035
Problems for Zen Cart Websites with PHP 5.3 Upgrade on server
The Zen Cart Development Team has announced that those hosting companies who have upgraded to the latest PHP version 5.3 that came out a few months ago will be having problems with the zen cart websites hosted there. You can find the complete details and a patch on the zen cart site at: http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showthread.php?t=140960
10/14/2009 - 12/31/2035
Paypal IPN Problems 10/14/2009
10-14-09 - Paypal is having problems with IPN - which will affect anyone who has a zen cart using paypal as a payment method. You can see the information here: http://www.pdncommunity.com/t5/Live-Site-Status/Live-Site-945-2-Update-Instant-Payment-Notifications-IPN-is/ba-p/158035 One suggestion was to turn debug mode ON to see if you will get the order information through a debug email. To do this, go into your zen cart admin area, mouse over Modules >Payment. Click on the paypal link and click to edit it - the debug email option is at the bottom of the page on the right.