[Wolves] I really hate Zen Cart (Rant)

dick_turpin dick_turpin at archlinux.us
Thu Dec 4 10:23:35 UTC 2008

James Turner wrote:
> See:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadistic_personality_disorder
OK so most people are probably bored with this thread by now but in the 
interests of seeing "Pete squirm" for a little bit longer here is the 
next installment of mirth at my expense.

I have proof that Zen Cart is crap!
As I said before I've been trying to create a 'sidebox' to stick the 
stupid SSL Cert logo in, and followed this 
http://www.zen-cart.com/wiki/index.php/Tutorial from the wiki to the letter.

Now you need three files;
tpl_new_sidebox.php the new_sidebox_defines.php

'defines' seems to be the main brains of the show however as I said when 
the sidebox is enabled it kills 90% of the site. Anyway, I decided to 
kill all the code in new_sidebox_defines.php and replace the code in 
/new/_sidebox.php with;
<p align="center" style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">
<img border="0" 
width="90" height="50"></p>

Now that should not work as the 'defines' directive is dead but guess 
what? Yep you guessed right, it works! Go figure?

The stupid, useless, frigging (Can you tell I'm upset?) shop produces 
invoices and shipping notes, is there an option to stick your own logo 
on? Of course not, you have to overwrite logo.gif with your own! Now you 
might say "Well whats wrong with that?" I tell you, its bad design 
practice logo.gif is a global logo true you might not want ZenCart all 
over your crappy shop but its still bad practice most web sites, blogs 
or whatever have a "Upload your logo" function this is because not 
everyone has FTP access or even the ability to manipulate FTP anyway.

Oh and then the boss said "Oi Pete it sticks this report crap on the 
invoices and Del notes can you get that off?" after biting his arm off 
using a small chipmunk and beating him senseless with the bloody end I 
then spent an hour on the forum only to find out that "Hey we actually 
thought of that one and you can turn it off in the Admin panel" (cry)

To be continued.......

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