Zen Cart Observers: Observations

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Oct 082017
 

One thing to consider when you’re writing a Zen Cart plugin that includes an observer-class module is the point at which any monitored notification is going to be “fired”.  Auto-loading observers, previously discussed here, are great since using that method can reduce the number of files that a plugin needs in its distribution … but […]

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 […]