Zen Cart E-Commerce Shopping Cart / News: Recent posts

Zen Cart v1.5.1 Released

v1.5.1 is a new release with improved speed and several bugfixes

Details of changes, and upgrade instructions, explained here: http://www.zen-cart.com/showthread.php?200259-Zen-Cart-v1-5-1-Released

Posted by Chris Brown 2012-09-19

Zen Cart announces v1.5.0

v1.5.0 is PA-DSS-certified, and includes tightened security and feature enhancements.

Details available here: http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showthread.php?t=190424

Upgrading should follow normal upgrade procedures as posted at http://www.zen-cart.com/upgrades

Posted by Kim Elliott 2011-12-30

Zen Cart v1.3.9h -- Released!

Please visit the Zen Cart support forum for release details. http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showthread.php?p=952207#post952207

Posted by Kim Elliott 2010-10-27

Zen Cart v1.3.9g -- Released!

See release notes and announcement on the Zen Cart Forum http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showthread.php?p=940745#post940745

Posted by Kim Elliott 2010-09-29

Zen Cart v1.3.9f -- Released!

For details visit the Zen Cart Support Forum: http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showthread.php?p=922779#post922779

Posted by Kim Elliott 2010-08-17

Zen Cart Announces 1.3.9e

v1.3.9e contains several bugfixes. Details: http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showthread.php?p=914125#post914125

Upgrading is as easy as replacing the files that have changed since v1.3.9d.

Posted by Kim Elliott 2010-07-27

Zen Cart announces v1.3.9d

v1.3.9d includes several bugfixes over v1.3.9c

Details available here: http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showthread.php?t=156619

Upgrading is a simple matter of replacing the changed files since the previous version.

Posted by Chris Brown 2010-06-03

Zen Cart announces v1.3.9c

v1.3.9c includes several bugfixes over v1.3.9b

Details available here: http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showthread.php?t=155307

Posted by Chris Brown 2010-05-18

Zen Cart announces v1.3.9b

v1.3.9b includes several bugfixes over v1.3.9a, including repairs to Maestro support with 3D-Secure

Details available here: http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showthread.php?t=154039

Posted by Chris Brown 2010-05-02

Zen Cart announces v1.3.9a

v1.3.9a includes speed improvements, security fixes, PHP 5.3 compatibility, and much more.

Details on what's new in this release can be read here:

Download Zen Cart v1.3.9 here: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=83781&package_id=171544

Posted by Chris Brown 2010-04-19

Zen Cart announces v1.3.8

Zen Cart announces v1.3.8

Among other things, v1.3.8 is PayPal-Certified for Website Payments Pro

Details on what's new in this release can be read here:

Download Zen Cart v1.3.8 here: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=83781&package_id=171544

Posted by Chris Brown 2007-12-01

Zen Cart Owner's Manual Published

Just Released!

e-Start Your Web Store with Zen Cart
The Comprehensive User Manual for Zen Cart™

Available both in print and eBook formats.

e-Start Your Web Store with Zen Cart by Goh Koon Hoek, is an administrator and operator handbook for configuring and using Zen Cart™ to run an online store. Whether you are looking to supplement your current income, start a new business or extend your retail operations, this book will show you how to quickly set up a web store and start selling online.... read more

Posted by Kim Elliott 2007-02-10

Zen Cart announces v1.3.7: PayPal Certified Express Checkout

Zen Cart announces v1.3.7 is PayPal Certified and has PayPal Express Checkout support

With Zen Cart v1.3.7 you can offerPayPal Express Checkout for your customers' shopping convenience.
You do NOT need a Website Payments Pro account in order to use this module.
Customers can initiate Express Checkout directly from the Shopping-Cart page or from the Login page (if they have something in their shopping cart already)
PayPal invoices now include detailed line-item transaction information (as long as no discounts were applied to the order)
See here for details and configuration instructions: http://www.zen-cart.com/getpaypal
Future enhancements will include Website Payments Pro support and UK-merchant support.... read more

Posted by Chris Brown 2006-12-30

Zen Cart announces v1.3.6

Zen Cart version 1.3.6 contains some XSS security fixes as well as much wanted fixes to address-input fields.

Among other things, enhancements include:
- State/Country pulldown menus work intelligently across browser platforms
- Discount coupons can now be restricted to only be usable if the customer's Billing Address matches the selected zone (ie: a 10%-off coupon could be set to apply only to US customers)
- Linkpoint/YourPay API payment module now included with Zen Cart. Minor updates to module.
- Products-Purchased report enhanced with search, hotlinks, etc ... read more

Posted by Chris Brown 2006-10-27

Zen Cart announces zero-day XSS security fix

Zen Cart takes security very seriously, and in addition to responding to published security alerts as quickly as possible, we also try where we can to preempt those people that attempt to use published vulnerabilities to craft new hacks.

As such, and after a review of Admin code, and on a zero-day basis we are releasing a patch to admin code that addresses (so far unpublished) possible XSS vulnerabilities in Zen Cart.... read more

Posted by Chris Brown 2006-10-06

Zen Cart announces 1.3.5 with important security updates

Zen Cart version 1.3.5 contains many important security fixes as well as several feature enhancements aimed at making things easier for shop owners.

Among other things, enhancements include:
- Speed performance enhanced with the improvements in database indexing
- Rich-text-editor options enhanced, allowing FCKeditor and TinyMCE editor plugins
- and about 300 other great improvements!

Details on the new features in this latest release can be viewed here:
http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showthread.php?t=45162... read more

Posted by Chris Brown 2006-09-04

Zen Cart announces bugfix release

Bugfix release is now available for the latest version of Zen Cart(tm).

Zen Cart is truly the art of ecommerce.

The latest release is much more robust and easier to customize with (virtually) tableless layouts and far greater CSS control over site appearance.

v1.3.0.2 contains a number of bugfixes. Details here:

Get the latest version here:

Posted by Chris Brown 2006-06-22

Zen Cart announces bugfix release

Bugfix release is now available for the latest version of Zen Cart(tm).

Zen Cart is truly the art of ecommerce. The latest release is much more robust and easier to customize with (virtually) tableless layouts and far greater CSS control over site appearance.

Get the latest version here:

Posted by Chris Brown 2006-04-22

Zen Cart announces version 1.3.0 !!!!

The Zen Cart Team is extremely pleased to announce the release of Zen Cart v1.3.0

The primary focus of this release was the reworking of the template system to be XHTML Transitional Compliant. All the myriad of nested tables is gone.

Other enhancements include:
- unlimited EZ-Pages
- per-page stylesheet control
- new shipping modules to allow greater flexibility
- email infrastructure improvement
- updates to paypal IPN support
- API enhancements for event-notifiers, allowing 3rd-party contributors much greater flexibility in extending the capabilities of Zen Cart... read more

Posted by Chris Brown 2006-03-30

Version 1.2.7d - BugFix and Security Release

Whats New ... in v1.2.7

v1.2.7 is a security bugfix release. The changes included in this release are largely intended to provide more solid protection against a potential SQL injection attack or other attempted exploits.

No new features have been added in 1.2.7.

Five Bugfixes included:
- sanitization of input data across many files, to block hacking attempts
- added new /admin/includes/.htaccess file to prevent mis-use of files in subfolders
- rounding errors in tax calculations have been repaired
- music product-type had syntax error on call to extra_main_template_vars
- changed processing of SSL links in zen_redirect function to use $request_type as indicator... read more

Posted by Kim Elliott 2006-02-12

Security Patch

Please note that a security patch has been released for all versions of Zen Cart.

You can get the patched file at:

Or you can download it in the "Files" section here on SourceForge

Posted by Chris Brown 2005-12-04

Zen Cart v1.2.6 Released

Full Code base release. Includes several bug fixes including a number of fixes for this.form.submit problems on Windows IIS servers.

Posted by Kim Elliott 2005-08-21

Zen Cart v1.2.3d Released - Includes NEW PayPal IPN

The Zen Team Is pleased to announce the lates bug fix/upgrade for Zen Cart. There are several minor bugs fixed and the PayPal IPN integration is in.

The newest PayPal IPN includes support for Instant Payments, e-checks, and multiple currency transactions. The admin has complete IPN transaction details and status support for pending, processing, refunded/denied payments.

Posted by Kim Elliott 2004-12-17

Zen Cart V1.2.2d Released

The Zen Cart Team is pleased to announce the latest bug fix release, v1.2.2d. The release addresses several minor bug and includes the all new, written just for Zen Cart PayPal IPN payment module.

The new IPN module now works with all of the features already included in Zen Cart. PayPal users can now take advantage of the built in coupons, gift certificates and group discounts.

Posted by Kim Elliott 2004-11-18

Zen Cart V1.2 Released and Declared Production

After 6 months of intensive upgrading, improving and adding the code has been declared ready for production.

More than 80 features have been added to the already feature packed Zen cart core.

Posted by Kim Elliott 2004-08-02