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How to Add a New Define Pages Page to the Information SideBox in ZenCart

This article describes how to add a link to the Information sidebox that links to a new page in the defined pages section. You will be required to create files, modify files, and insert SQL code into the MySQL database.

In the instructions below yourpage or YOURPAGE is the title of the page you are adding. For instance if you wanted to add one called technology you would replace YOURPAGE and yourpage with technology and TECHNOLOGY. The actual file would be technology.php.

1. Modify File:

Modify the following file <zencart-root>/includes/filenames.php by adding the following two lines of code:

php

  1. define('FILENAME_DEFINE_YOURPAGE', 'define_yourpage');
  2. define('FILENAME_YOURPAGE', 'yourpage');

above…

php

  1. define('FILENAME_DEFINE_PRIVACY', 'define_privacy');
  2. define('FILENAME_PRIVACY, 'privacy');

…respectively.

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ZenCart Search Button Image Not Displaying

I installed ZenCart recently for a project I am working on and was playing around with the default design including switching some of the buttons around. I noticed that the search sidebox search button was not displaying. After a little bit of digging around I noticed an error in the code. The file that needs to be modified is the <zencart-root>/includes/templates/template_default/sideboxes/tpl_search.php template as noted below.

[quickcode:Old tpl_search.php]
<?php
/**
* Side Box Template
*
* @package templateSystem
* @copyright Copyright 2003-2006 Zen Cart Development Team
* @copyright Portions Copyright 2003 osCommerce
* @license http://www.zen-cart.com/license/2_0.txt GNU Public License V2.0
* @version $Id: tpl_search.php 4142 2006-08-15 04:32:54Z drbyte $
*/
  $content = “”;
  $content .= ‘<div id=”‘ . str_replace(‘_’, ‘-‘, $box_id . ‘Content’) . ‘” class=”sideBoxContent centeredContent”>’;
  $content .= zen_draw_form(‘quick_find’, zen_href_link(FILENAME_ADVANCED_SEARCH_RESULT, ”, ‘NONSSL’, false), ‘get’);
  $content .= zen_draw_hidden_field(‘main_page’,FILENAME_ADVANCED_SEARCH_RESULT);
  $content .= zen_draw_hidden_field(‘search_in_description’, ‘1’) . zen_hide_session_id();

  if (strtolower(IMAGE_USE_CSS_BUTTONS) == ‘yes’) {
    $content .= zen_draw_input_field(‘keyword’, ”, ‘size=”18″ maxlength=”100″ style=”width: ‘ . ($column_width-30) . ‘px”‘) . ‘<br />’ . zen_image_submit (BUTTON_IMAGE_SEARCH,HEADER_SEARCH_BUTTON);
    $content .= ‘<br /><a href=”‘ . zen_href_link(FILENAME_ADVANCED_SEARCH) . ‘”>’ . BOX_SEARCH_ADVANCED_SEARCH . ‘</a>’;
  } else {
    $content .= zen_draw_input_field(‘keyword’, ”, ‘size=”18″ maxlength=”100″ style=”width: ‘ . ($column_width-30) . ‘px” value=”‘ . HEADER_SEARCH_DEFAULT_TEXT . ‘” onfocus=”if (this.value == \” . HEADER_SEARCH_DEFAULT_TEXT . ‘\’) this.value = \’\’;” onblur=”if (this.value == \’\’) this.value = \” . HEADER_SEARCH_DEFAULT_TEXT . ‘\’;”‘) . ‘<br /><input type=”submit” value=”‘ . HEADER_SEARCH_BUTTON . ‘” style=”width: 50px” />’;
    $content .= ‘<br /><a href=”‘ . zen_href_link(FILENAME_ADVANCED_SEARCH) . ‘”>’ . BOX_SEARCH_ADVANCED_SEARCH . ‘</a>’;
  }

  $content .= “</form>”;
  $content .= ‘</div>’;
?>

[/quickcode]

It should actually look like the below.