Archive for February, 2015

clocks75    Some of you may have noticed that in your 1.5.3 or 1.5.4 Zen Cart admin, the time zone is not correct.  For instance, it most likely will say something like:
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:13:33 +0000GMT

In all reality, your particular time zone could be Central time, so this default time zone can be confusing as far as when orders came in and are sent out.

In Zen versions 1.5.3 and 1.5.4, a core file can be edited to contain your particular time zone which can be found at

The file you will need to edit is includes/extra_configures/set_time_zone.php

Opening that file in a text or php editor, you will see the following on or about line 13:

// put your timezone here. Refer to
$TZ = ”;  // eg: ‘Europe/Oslo’

Say, for example that you are in the Central time zone, you would then change this file to look like this:

// put your timezone here. Refer to
$TZ = ‘America/Chicago’;  // eg: ‘Europe/Oslo’

It is important that you do not remove the ” marks, and put your time zone BETWEEN them, otherwise you will have big problems!

It is also important to back up the CORE file you are replacing, just in case an error is made.  We do this by adding a .txt at the end of the file name on the server, then we upload the changed file.

If you need our assistance setting up your time zone, you can visit our site and we will be happy to help.