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How do I add a category, subcategory or product?

Creating a category

Login to your admin panel, point your cursor at Catalog in the top menu. Choose Categories/Products from the drop down menu.
On the next page click the new category button.
On the next page fill in:

enter the Category Name
categories description
upload an image if desired
enter the sort order
click the save button

Note: A category can hold sub-categories or products, but not both at the same level.

Creating a product

Login to your admin panel, point your cursor at Catalog in the top menu. Choose Categories/Products from the drop down menu.

Click the folder icon for the category you wish to add to.

On the next page click the new product button.

Fill in the information on this page and click the preview button

On the next screen click the insert button

You now have a category with a product

Creating a subcategory

Login to your admin panel, point your cursor at Catalog in the top menu. Choose Categories/Products from the drop down menu.

Click the folder icon for the category you wish to add to.

On the next page click the new category button.

On the next page fill in:

enter the Category Name
categories description
upload an image if desired
enter the sort order
click the save button

Note: Subcategories can hold sub-subcategories or products, but not both at the same level.

How do I delete a category?

Open the Admin, point your cursor at Catalog in the top menu. Choose Categories/Products from the drop down menu. On the new page, click the “X” icon (red) on the right side of the page.

From the next page, choose Delete or Cancel.

 

How do I change or reset my Admin Password?

1. If you can log in to your Zen Cart admin using another account, please do so, and reset/modify the other admin password as needed via Admin->Tools->Admin Settings

2. If you can’t remember your admin account or password, there’s still hope.

The first thing you can try is to click the “Resend Password” button and enter the admin email address.
If for some reason that doesn’t work for you, you can create a temporary admin account in order to log in.

Open your phpMyAdmin (supplied by your hosting company), click the “SQL” tab and run this query:

DELETE FROM admin WHERE admin_name = 'Admin'; INSERT INTO admin (admin_name, admin_email, admin_pass, admin_level)
VALUES ('Admin', 'admin@localhost', '351683ea4e19efe34874b501fdbf9792:9b', 1);

If you are using a prefix for your database tables, you’ll naturally need to add that prefix to the table name above. ie. “… FROM/INTO prefix_admin …”.

You should now be able to login using the following details:
Username: Admin
Password: admin

Be sure to use proper case. ie. ‘Admin’ for username, not ‘admin’.
After you log in, remember to delete this temporary admin account and create a new one from Admin->Tools->Admin Settings

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