Bootstrap Template for Zen Cart

What is the Bootstrap Template?

Developers: please see developer information on Bootstrap for technical details.

The Bootstrap template is a well supported, standards-based, responsive template which was built by the Zen Cart community.

The Bootstrap template is built on the Bootstrap front-end toolkit. It differs from - and is better than - the older Responsive Classic template in the following ways:

Bootstrap Responsive Classic
Determining screen size CSS Media Queries Mobile_Detect library
CSS Single CSS file Separate CSS for desktop, tablet and phone
Orientation Handling Built in Requires different CSS for landscape vs portrait on mobile devices
Device Support Device independent Lists specific devices

Again, each of these points of difference is actually an advantage for Bootstrap; the way it does things is more modern and suited to a mobile-first world. Note further that the disadvantages of Responsive Classic are also present in the older Picaflor Azul Responsive templates and most templates from stores like ThemeForest. The Bootstrap Template is really your best option.

Bootstrap template version 3.X is based on Bootstrap 4. You can find the exact version of Bootstrap (major.minor.patch) in use by looking at the file includes/templates/bootstrap/common/html_header.php, which pulls in the Bootstrap javascript and css.

Bootstrap Template - Product Page (Desktop)

Bootstrap Template Product Page on Desktop

Bootstrap Template - Product Page (Mobile)

Bootstrap Template Product Page on Mobile

Colors in the Bootstrap Template

One of the best things about the Bootstrap template is that it puts the control of colors in the hands of the storeowner. Using Admin > Tools > ZCA Bootstrap Colors, you can set many of the colors in your template.

Bootstrap Colors

Icons in the Bootstrap Template

The Bootstrap template uses FontAwesome. Technical details on versions are provided in Font Awesome in Zen Cart.

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 March 6, 2024 by Scott Wilson (37ed09a).