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Moving a Zen Cart Installation

Here’s how I moved my Zen Cart installation to a sub directory.

1.) Create a sub directory on your site via: FTP or however you know to.

2.) Move all files of your Zen-Cart installation into your sub directory.

3.) Edit 2 configuration files of your zen-cart.

  • /includes/configure.php
  • /admin/includes/configure.php

In /includes/configure.php you want to edit:


In /admin/includes/configure.php you want to edit:


In both of these files you simply want to add your <subdirectory> followed by a forward slash /

NOTE: All directories should not have a leading slash / and SHOULD ALL have a trailing /

define(‘HTTP_SERVER’, ‘’);

define(‘HTTP_SERVER’, ‘’);

define(‘DIR_WS_ADMIN’, ‘shopping-cart/admin/’);

4.) Now you need to access your database via: phpMyAdmin or NaviCat

In your Zen Cart database you want to edit the configuration table in the following fields:

  • Log Destination – STORE_PAGE_PARSE_TIME_LOG
  • Session Directory – SESSION_WRITE_DIRECTORY

Use the following utility if you don’t know how to do step4:

This worked great for me.
Please comment here if you try this or have any questions.
Thank you.

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Upgrading PHP 5.1.2 to PHP 5.2 on Cent OS

Having problems installing PHP 5.2 on Cent OS, I could only get yum to update PHP to 5.1.2.  This was not acceptable considering I’m installing Magento on the server. I need at least PHP 5.2 to have Magento run properly, or as close as Magento gets to proper.

I got the following code from this Web Developer:
Run the following 2 lines to upgrade PHP to version 5.2

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Zen Cart Product Database Diagram

I Remade this diagram so i can read it on an 8×11 printer. 🙂 Enjoy

Zen Cart Product Database Diagram
Diagram of Product flow in the ZenCart Database

Magento Dataflow Charting

Making basic actions in the admin interface of magento here’s 5 queries that are executed, just 5 of more than 50 queries.
Basic Magento Database Pull


So I had this problem with php not giving me any errors.  I went through my php.ini file looking for what other people posted to change.

I tried this in my php.ini

and added this to my php script:

Still i run my php and nothing came up.  Finally I found this in the php.ini

Track errors was off, now that it’s on  I see and can debug my php scrpits.

Please comment if this helps anyone.

Magento – Adding Image Rollerover Effects to Product Lists

What I’m trying to accomlish is adding a roller over effect to the images.  I want the image to pop up in another layer on rollover.

As always, with any editing of any files that currently already work, make a BACKUP!

I like to copy and paste the file, then rename it .backup

First I add the code to the css file:

Then I want to edit my template file:

Find the line (about line 100-105) that contains:

add the php signs around that and comment it out, then add my following lines:

The image resize function all depends on how you have manento setup and the cache, but this should work.  Feel free leave comments on how this works.