EZ-Pages sidebox

Customizing the Important Links sidebox

Three sideboxes show links to internal content:

To get a link to a specific page into the this sidebox, go to Tools > EZ-Pages, and edit the page you want to add. Look at the settings for Sidebox (between Header and Footer).

For the page to show up in the EZ-Pages sidebox, the Sidebox radio button must be set to Yes and the sort order must be greater than 0.

EZ-Pages Sidebox on

If you’re running on Zen Cart 2.0.1 or later, refer to Adding a Link to the Information Sidebox for a way to add the link via an observer.

Otherwise, we create the override file includes/templates/YOURTEMPLATE/sideboxes/tpl_ezpages.php, edit this file and follow the instructions provided in Adding a Link to the Information Sidebox.

How do I add text to the EZ-Page Sidebox?

To insert the text, we firstly create some override files. If it doesn’t already exist, create the following directory


and copy includes/templates/template_default/sideboxes/tpl_ezpages.php
into it. Similarly, if they don’t already exist, create an


directory for each language you are using and copy includes/languages/YOURLANGUAGE/extra_definitions/ez_pages_definitions.php into them.

Now let’s create the text for insertion. Open each of the ez_pages_definitions.php files that you just created and insert the following define statement in the appropriate language

define('BOX_TEXT_EZPAGES', 'The text you want to insert into your EZ-Pages sidebox');

This doesn’t have to be plain text. If you wish, it can be any string of HTML.

Next we tell the EZ-Page sidebox to use the text. Open the copy that you made of tpl_ezpages.php and insert the line marked below

 $content = "";  
 $content .= '<div id="' . str_replace('_', '-', $box_id . 'Content') . '" class="sideBoxContent">';  
 $content .= BOX_TEXT_EZPAGES;  <font color="#ff0000"><----- this is the line that you insert</font>  
 $content  .= "\n" . '<ul style="margin: 0; padding: 0; list-style-type: none;">' . "\n";

Finally, upload the new files to your server and check the results in your browser.

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 May 14, 2024 by lat9 (3df44f9).