About Plugins

About plugins in Zen Cart

Zen Cart is an open source software tool, which means the code may be modified to fit your own specific needs.

Plugins allow users to extend the capabilities of Zen Cart without knowing all the details of what’s involved in writing software. Plugins each have their own support thread on the Zen Cart forum, and are supported by the community.

Plugins are sometimes also called Add-Ons (or Addons), Mods, or Downloads. The free plugins in the Plugins Library are sometimes called Contributions, whereas commercial plugins that must be paid for are sometimes called Extensions. All these words refer to code modifications for Zen Cart that enable your store to work differently than the default behavior.

Plugin Interfaces

To enable developers to build plugins in an organized manner, a number of facilities are provided:

More Information

If you’re a developer who wishes to create a plugin, please see the Plugins Pages for more information.

If you’re a storeowner who wishes to see what plugins are available, please see the Plugins Library.




Still have questions? No problem! Just head over to the Zen Cart support forum and ask there.
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Last modified July 24, 2020 by Scott C Wilson (4885322).