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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 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:
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: 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.
07/01/2009 - 07/31/2018
Security Patch Breaks the Admin Profiles Modification
It has been discovered that the new admin security patch has broken the Admin Profiles Modification. The Admin Profiles Mod has been modified and is available in the zen cart downloads section. The file that has been modified is the admin(should now be named something else)/admin_control.php file. You can find the individual file at the following link:
06/28/2009 - 12/31/2035
Admin Security Flaw Announced
The Zen Cart Development Team announced that a security flaw has been found in all versions of zen cart. They have released a fix for this. I am pasting their announcement below. If you need assistance in getting this security patch installed, please visit the Zen Cart Troubleshooting tab for more information. ----------- email from Zen Cart Dev Team ------------------- Zen Cart Security Vulnerability Alert + Patch Please pardon this mass email. If you are running a Zen Cart store, it's...

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