Welcome email

The email sent when a new account is created

Say, for example, you wish to change the welcome email text because you do not plan to use the “Product Reviews” feature, and don’t wish it to be advertised to your customers.

  1. Look at the welcome email you received as a new customer.

  2. Find the text in that email that you wish to change.

In this example, you desire to remove:

Products Reviews - Share your opinions on products with our other customers.

  1. Copy a few of those words “exactly” to the clipboard. Example: your opinions on products

  2. Open the Developer’s Toolkit under Admin > Tools > Developers Tool Kit

  3. Paste those words exactly as they appeared on the email into the first search box.

  4. From the first drop-down, choose “All Language Files”

  5. Click Search

  6. You’ll find that the includes/languages/english/create_account.php file is displayed with the exact line number where the text you desire to change is located.

  7. Now open that file on your PC and make your changes.

  8. Upload the changes back to your server.

NOTE: It is recommended that you place your customized file in an Overrides folder, like this: includes/languages/english/YOURTEMPLATE/create_account.php. where YOURTEMPLATE is the name of the custom template you’ve been developing for your site.

HINT: If you want to test your change once you have made it, rather than signing up for another free email account, you can just delete your account from your store in Admin > Customers > Customers and then create it in the usual way.

Still have questions? Use the Search box in the upper right, or try the full list of FAQs. If you can't find it there, head over to the Zen Cart support forum and ask there in the appropriate subforum. In your post, please include your Zen Cart and PHP versions, and a link to your site.

Is there an error or omission on this page? Please post to General Questions on the support forum. Or, if you'd like to open a pull request, just review the guidelines and get started. You can even PR right here.
Last modified August 21, 2020 by Scott C Wilson (e1a7dbc).