Zen Cart

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Zen Cart
Original author(s)Zen Ventures, LLC
Developer(s)The Zen Cart Development Team
Stable release
1.5.7c[1] / 2020-06-23[±]
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeOnline store management system
LicenseGNU General Public License

Zen Cart is an online store management system.[2] It is PHP-based, using a MySQL database and HTML components. Support is provided for numerous languages and currencies, and it is freely available under the GNU General Public License.[3]


Zen Cart is a software fork that branched from osCommerce in 2003.[4][5] Beyond some aesthetic changes, the major differences between the two systems come from Zen Cart's architectural changes (for example, a template system) and additional included features in the core.[6] The release of the 1.3.x series further differentiated Zen Cart by moving the template system from its historic tables-based layout approach to one that is largely CSS-based.


As support for Zen Cart dropped in recent years, many third party companies are creating Zencart plugins and modules[3] that can help users solve problems like installing reCAPTCHA v3[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Zen Cart E-Commerce Shopping Cart". sourceforge.net. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
  2. ^ Rongbo Zhu; Yan Ma (13 November 2011). Information Engineering and Applications: International Conference on Information Engineering and Applications (IEA 2011). Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 618–. ISBN 978-1-4471-2386-6.
  3. ^ a b Ltd, Numinix Web Development. "Zen Cart Plugins by Numinix". Numinix. Retrieved 2022-08-09.
  4. ^ Liv Montgomery (1 April 2011). Online Business Promotion. AudioInk. pp. 115–. ISBN 978-1-61339-043-6.
  5. ^ Eddie Yu (28 February 2014). Speedlights And Elephands. Panoma Press. pp. 194–. ISBN 978-1-907722-54-7.
  6. ^ Robert Steers. Building a Business Online. Robert Steers. pp. 56–. ISBN 978-1-4477-9584-1.
  7. ^ "reCAPTCHA v3". Google Developers. Retrieved 2022-08-09.

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