Upcoming Products

Products that will be available in the future

Upcoming Products are those whose Date Available setting on the product editing page is set to a date in the future.

If you have created upcoming products, Zen Cart allows you to show them in a Centerbox on the main page called Upcoming Products. This can be configured with the setting Show Upcoming Products on Main Page in Admin > Configuration > Index Listing setting.

You may also configure upcoming products to appear in the following places:

Some stores will set the products status of an upcoming product to Disabled until the release date is reached. In this case, a storeowner may wish to automate the transition to products status Enabled by using the enable disabled product by available date feature, which has been available since Zen Cart 1.5.7. Otherwise, moving a product to enabled must be done using the Admin panel or perhaps a cron job.

Note: Upcoming Products were called “Products Expected” in releases prior to v1.5.8.

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 February 18, 2023 by Scott C Wilson (fd6b788).