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Responsive But Made for Full Zen Cart Display!


Zen Cart Responsive Ready to Go Template

This is a full clean up of the classic template with additional mods, some old and some new. This is the basis for all my custom template work - I can't live without it and you'll find it the easiest way to install and configure Zen Cart. There's a number of CSS tweaks I have to do every single time I install Zen Cart so this started out as a way to clean up the classic template CSS. Then I started thinking about how to make it easier for others to install Zen Cart.

The whole point was to create a template to sell. It's not about beauty - as simply attractive as these are - it's about selling products. All mods, layout and design are just to heighten your website's ability to sell. No frills, no bells & whistles. Just a website to sell - and make money off of!

It's also now responsive - designed for clean, fast loading - and you can still have the desktop look you signed up for. It passes Google's mobile friendly test. (My Mobile Template is still the best option but my customers are constantly looking for a cheaper alternative.) Now you don't have to have the zen cart layout for the desktop that mobile decrees. This template was designed for desktop and then adapted to mobile. A better solution than the usual!

I've included a file that turns off some of the admin settings that usually aren't necessary including those pesky banner ads as well as a number of sideboxes that most folks don't or shouldn't use. Once you upload the files, run the sql file and change the template, your site will be 90% installed. You just have to set up your shipping and payment methods to open the store. (Oh yeah, and create your products!)

The devil is in the details and this template has a lot of details not noticeable at a glance. See this blog post for more information with accompanying screenshots.

You also get a choice of color themes. There are 8 now, classicBasic green, light green, purple, blue, black, grey, blue w/green, and red. More will be added as time goes on.

The demo and explanations are all available online here and working. 

Here's some info about the included mods:

Simplest Lightbox, lightweight lightbox for product main image, attributes and additional images. It's the only jQuery I prefer to use in a shopping cart and it only loads on the product information page.

NEW! Shopping Cart in the Header and Shopping Cart with EZpages bar, easy to turn on or off.

Social Media Sidebox - automated icons with CSS formatting, change to match any site template - see above right.

NEW! Secure Shopping Sidebox with admin configured for Read why this is important. With automatic credit card images - full set of attractive icons included. See it here with all icons and in real use here. I only buy Global Sign secure certificates and they have a clickable image. I always include that in the box when I can. Inexpensive way to give your customers piece of mind and increase your sales!

Image Handler, caches and resizes image. A must! The only mod I always install.

MailChimp Integration, now easy to set up!  2 extra sideboxes - one for the login page and a quickie short one for the header. This is full integration unlike the free mod on

CKeditor for admin, the only approved editor for the Zen Cart admin, UPS, USPS shipping which are no longer included in the default package.

COWOA and the Streamlined Checkout, EZPages in Sitemap, Save Layout Boxes -- and more!

Choose your color scheme below.


Themes (click for larger size)


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