When creating a zen cart store, it is important to use an overrides directory to put information specific to your template in.

We automatically create the following folders and download the files/folders from the template_default into these folders each time we build a zen cart template for our clients, naming our overrides directory/foldersĀ  “custom”.

includes
–languages
—-custom (put english.php file here)
—-english
——custom (put index.php, header.php, meta_tags.php and shopping_cart.php in this folder)
——html_includes
——–custom (put all the files under the default html_includes folder here)
–templates
—-customĀ  (download all files in the folders below from the template_default)
——buttons
——css
——images
——sideboxes

By using this structure for your overrides directory, this prevents you from overriding core files and gives you the ability to go back to those core files should something go amiss when you are editing the files in your overrides directory.

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