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Lightbox for Zen Cart Slimbox Mootools Conflict JQuery

After installing the wonderful Lightbox for Zen Cart add-on provided from, we noticed there was a conflict with other Jquery add-ons. After many hours searching for a solution,  the answer was simple, the problem lay in a conflict between Mootolls and JQuery, and the solution was to update to Slimbox2 which now uses Jquery…

N.B. Make sure to back up your website first…

1. Download Slimbox 2 from

and upload the contents from the js and css folders to the appropriate folders in your  zen cart installation overwriting any files

2. Edit html_header.php in your template folder…

Delete the line <script type=”text/javascript” src=”js/mootools.js”></script>

Edit the line <script type=”text/javascript” src=”js/slimbox.js”></script> to

<script type=”text/javascript” src=”js/slimbox2.js”></script>

And finally edit the line <link rel=”stylesheet” href=”css/slimbox.css” type=”text/css” media=”screen” /> to ….

<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”css/slimbox2.css” type=”text/css” media=”screen” />

Now when you refresh your installation should be working

Sports Websites Ireland

Syd Marketing designed and manages, the website is commissioned for a complete update this Spring, and this has already begun with some new features including a “electronic” scoreboard displaying the latest results from every team. The scoreboards are updated by drawing additional fields from the latest posts in the relevant category. Have a look at for more.

Sports Websites Ireland

For your own Sports website with this feature for any sport including Rugby Websites, Soccer Websites, Football Websites and even GAA website design, please contact us.
Sports websites Ireland

Random Post in Current Category

As a novice WordPresser, this took ages for me to figure out, but eventually managed to solve. If you have a category and want to display one or a number of random posts from only that category then this is how you achieve it. In your archive.php under the category section use the following…

<?php query_posts(‘showposts=1&orderby=rand&cat=’.$cat); ?>
<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
<li><a href=”<?php the_permalink(); ?>”>
<?php the_title(); ?>
</a>  </li>
<?php endwhile; ?>
<?php wp_reset_query(); ?>

The key being…

<?php query_posts(‘showposts=1&orderby=rand&cat=‘.$cat); ?>

jQuery on Zen Cart!

Zen Cart is a powerful shopping cart system, and has great deal to offer. You can utilize it further by adding some neat jquery into your shopping cart, easily done by adding a little bit of script to the templates and uploading the jquery files. One jQuery script that is very powerful on the front page of your Zen Cart site or any site is the easy slider, this was recommended to me and is very effective for displaying your top products. You can add or take a away from the slider by adding in

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  • Irish Gift Website Affiliate

    I’ve noticed, after some limited research, that theres not many Irish gift websites offering affiliate programs. Affilliate prorams are a smart way to publicise, generate sales and also add links to your site, it’s a known, successful, and primary way of internet marketing. At Winemax, we have just set up an Irish affiliate program. You can make 15% from the subtotal of all sales and with an everage order of €26.99, that’s €4.04 for each sale! Not bad for just putting up an affiliate link. Make money from your wesbite now to sign up

    If you are having any difficulties in setting up the affiliate program or want to know more, please contact the team at Winemax

    Cheap Irish Websites

    By cheap we don’t mean poorly built, poorly designed, poorly thoughout websites. By cheap we mean value for money website built by a knowledgable team in open source software and tip and tricks to get your site seen and ranked on the search engines. Syd Marketing also helps with the development of websites, ensuring they are found on the web.

    Zen Cart: Dont Show Sideboxes if SSL

    Some web pages will show wanrings when you have unsecure content showing on secure pages, particulaly when you are showing content coming from external site. This can cause conflict when you want to display a newsletter form from MailChimp or similar client or Facebook or content from Twitter. To overcome this when you are creating custom sideboxes for Zen Cart! you need to enter the following code into the sidebox php file

      // test if box should display
      $show_editable_sidebox = true;
      // bof: do not show on secure pages
      if ($request_type == 'SSL') {
        $show_editable_sidebox = false;
      // eof: do not show on secure pages
      $define_sidebox = zen_get_file_directory(DIR_WS_LANGUAGES . $_SESSION['language'] . '/html_includes/', DEFINE_EDITABLE_SIDEBOX_NAME, 'false');

    New Blog For Bennetts Wine Warehouse

    Developing a new blog for Bennetts Wine Warehouse. The new blog will inform potential customers about new wines, special promotions, wine tasting and general wine news. The style of the blog is using the WordPress and the Thematic framework. It has been intergrated with Twitter so that any new posts will be published to twitter. It has been updated with SEO, google maps, contact form and mailchimp newsletter intergration.