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Overview

Join award-winning trainer and author Geoff Blake, as he takes you on a fun, fast-paced journey into Zen Cart e-commerce store customization in Ten Ton Zen Cart Customization Fundamentals! With his down to earth, no-nonsense style, Geoff gets you up and running, first by dissecting the Zen Cart storefront, then by quickly delving into the world of templates — where to find them, how to install them, and how to get them running in your store. Then, it’s deep into the admin console where you’ll learn how to adjust banner graphics, side boxes, columns, the login screen, and a whole lot more. Next, you’ll learn how to customize your store’s product pages, and also the shopping cart page. Geoff rounds off the course with a look at how to work with Zen Cart’s Define Pages, including how to use Zen Cart’s back-end page editor and how to edit PHP files directly, and finally Zen Cart’s EZ-Pages, where you’ll discover how to use the Developer’s Toolkit, customize navigation, and even begin integrating content from other sources, like Dreamweaver. Strap in for a session of fun and learning in Ten Ton Zen Cart Customization Fundamentals!

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Table of Contents

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Welcome!

Welcome to Zen Cart Customization Fundamentals!

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00:02:02

Chapter 1: Getting Started With Customization

A Look At Geoff's Store Set Up

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00:05:22

Software You'll Need

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00:03:49

Understanding Your Store's Layout

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00:01:59

Dissecting The Store Further

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00:06:42

Chapter 2: Downloading And Applying Templates

Understanding What Templates Are

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00:02:46

Finding Templates On Zen-Cart.Com

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00:03:45

Other Places To Find Zen Cart Template

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00:10:36

Moving The Template Files

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00:09:51

Moving The Template Files Locally On The Mac

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00:08:33

Applying Templates To Your Store

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00:05:16

Chapter 3: Customization Via The Admin Console

Determining Where Banner Ad Graphics Are Located

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00:04:36

Turning Off Banner Ads

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00:05:52

Adding Height To The Main Content Area

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00:02:30

Moving Sideboxes In The Store Layout

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00:04:23

Adjusting The Order Of The Sideboxes

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00:03:50

Disabling The Left And Right Columns

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00:02:50

Adjusting Left And Right Column Widths

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00:04:01

Adjusting The Width Of Sideboxes

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00:03:44

Switching To A Split Login Screen

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00:03:25

Removing The Header's Search Box

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00:02:46

Disabling The Category Tabs In The Header

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00:01:45

Turning Off The IP Address In The Footer

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00:01:43

Adjusting The Store's Breadcrumb Navigation

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00:08:18

Controlling Links In The Categories Sidebox

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00:02:33

Controlling Product Listing Amounts

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00:04:45

Customizing Search And Category Pages

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Chapter 4: Customizing The Product Info And Shopping Cart Pages

Customizing The Look Of The Product Info Page

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00:10:33

Adjusting The Summary Text Above The Shopping Cart

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00:03:34

Customizing The Shopping Cart's Buttons

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00:05:50

Controlling The Shipping Estimator Behavior

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00:02:23

Controlling The Product Graphic In The Shopping Cart

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00:01:39

Displaying Or Hiding Product Boxes On The Home Page

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00:03:30

Displaying Or Hiding Product Boxes On The Category Page

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00:03:41

Setting The Number Of Products To Appear In The Product Boxes

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00:04:21

Chapter 5: Working With Define Pages

Understanding What Define Pages Are

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00:02:35

Getting Familiar With Zen Cart's Pages

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00:06:21

Toggling Sidebox Links And Page Content

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00:06:22

Editing Pages With The Define Pages Editor

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00:07:44

Handcoding Pages With HTML

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00:04:16

Using The HTML Area Editor

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00:07:42

Editing Define Page PHP Files Directly (And Customizing The Contact Us Page)

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00:07:50

Creating A Custom 404 Error Page

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00:07:30

Removing The Homepage Welcome Text And Introducing The Developer's Toolkit

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00:08:03

Creating A Custom Homepage With Dreamweaver

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Working With Additional Define Pages

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00:04:39

Changing Sidebox Hyperlinks For The Additional Define Pages

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Changing Header And Navigation Text For Additional Define Pages

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Chapter 6: Adding New Pages To Your Store With EZ-Pages

What Are EZ-Pages?

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00:02:54

Configuring Your Store For EZ-Pages

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00:02:17

Creating An HTML EZ-Page

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00:07:36

Editing EZ-Pages And Adjusting Sort Order

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00:07:24

Using EZ-Pages To Create Internal Links (And How To Consolidate Your Store's Navigation Links)

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00:06:44

Using EZ-Pages To Create External Links

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00:03:46

Disabling EZ-Pages Navigation Bars

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00:04:33

Adjusting Navigation Bar Link Separators

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Disabling The Header, Footer, And Sidebars On Specific EZ-Pages

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00:04:13

Using The Developer's Toolkit To Change Sidebox Header Text

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00:03:41

Wrapping Up!

Thanks for Watching

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Closing Credits

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