Upgrades: Character Sets and Collations

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Dec 202016

As more and more web-hosts retire PHP 5.4, more and more Zen Cart stores are going through the “upgrade process” … many of them from versions of Zen Cart prior to v1.5.1.  Since the concept of identifying the character-set used by the database (the DB_CHARSET definition) wasn’t introduced until Zen Cart 1.5.1, those stores’ databases […]

Zen Cart 1.5.5b!

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Nov 122016

Wow, where did the year go?  In the interim, the Zen Cart developers have finalized the 1.5.5 (initial) release and augmented that with 1.5.5a and 1.5.5b releases.  Here at Vinos de Frutas Tropicales, I’ve released: Updates to Edit Orders, working with the Zen Cart development team to get the admin-level “sanitization” introduced in 1.5.5a to […]

Zen Cart 1.5.5 Features

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Dec 202015

Zen Cart 1.5.5’s imminent release on December 29th has been announced.  I’ve had a chance to do some basic comparisons to see what’s changed and new; here’s a short list (I’ll update as I find more): Now includes a built-in responsive template! Ability for an admin to reset a customer’s password. Includes myDEBUG Backtrace. Includes […]