New Zen Cart users will often customize a file like
includes/templates/responsive_classic/templates/tpl_modules_mobile_menu.php by adding an internal URL to their store with a full path. For example,
<li> <a href="https://YOURSTORE.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=25">Important information</a> <!-- NO --> </li>
This is not a good practice. This URL will not work as expected in the following circumstances:
- You move the store to a subfolder
- You change domain names
- You work on a temporary or local domain
- You work on an IP address during a hoster change
Instead, it is better to use a relative URL, which will always work.
<li> <a href="index.php?main_page=page&id=25">Important information</a> </li>
The same applies to the use of image tags. In a define page or an EZ-Page, be careful not to start image URLs with a
<img src="/images/POINTS.jpg" alt="Get Points"> <!-- NO -->
The reason is, this will work when the site is at the top level, but it won’t work if the store is moved to a subfolder, which is common when setting up a test site.
If you don’t start the path name with a slash, it will work correctly, whether the store is at the top level or in a subfolder.
<img src="images/POINTS.jpg" alt="Get Points"></p>