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  Configuration Sessions Add period prefix to cookie domain Normally Zen Cart will add a period prefix to the cookie domain, e.g. .www.mydomain.com. This can sometimes cause problems with some server configurations. If you are having session problems you may want to try setting this to False. Default Value = True
  default ZC True
  Configuration Maximum Values Address Book Entries Maximum address book entries a customer is allowed to have It really doesn't make any difference what this is set at unless you have a lot of people shipping to many different locations such as gift givers, wholesale reps shipping to customers, etc. Changing the number doesn't increase database load though if they use up all of them, it does increase the size of the database. Not really a big deal if so. default ZC 5
  Configuration Customer Details Address Line 2 Address Line 2
Display address line 2 field during account creation and with account information
Your choice - folks are used to seeing a 2nd line and sometimes it is required for international addresses.
default ZC true
  Admin Access Management Admin Activity Logs Admin Activity Logs The Admin Activity Log is a tracking method that records activity in the Admin.
Due to its nature it can become very large, very quickly and does need to be cleaned out from time to time.
Warnings are given at 50,000 records or 60 days, which ever happens first. They show up in yellow at the top of admin and it's the question I answer the most often because cart owners get freaked out!

There's a big difference between 1.3.9h and 1.5x for this. A good part of this explanation comes from 1.5x.
NOTE: For PCI Compliance, you are required to retain admin activity log history for 12 months. You can download the history and then delete it from the database.
  default ZC  
  Admin Access Management Admin Page Registration Admin Page Registration This is hard to use unless you have intimate knowledge of the mod you are trying to get to show up in admin. More on that here: http://www.zen-cart.com/content.php?327-Adding-a-menu-item-to-the-v1-5-0-admin   default ZC  
  Admin Access Management Admin Profiles Admin Profiles The only profile that is default is the superuser that is allowed to see everything and alter profiles. When you create a new profile, you will get to choose everything the new profile allows depending on what you want them to have access to.   default ZC  
  Configuration My Store Admin Session Time Out in Seconds Enter the time in seconds.

Max allowed is 900 for PCI Compliance Reasons.

Default=900

Example: 900= 15 min



Note: Too few seconds can result in timeout issues when adding/editing products
This means that you can increase the max if you aren't worrying about PCI compliance but most servers only allow 20 minutes anyway and changing this setting cannot override the server. default ZC 900
  Configuration My Store Admin Set max_execution time for processes Enter the time in seconds for how long the max_execution_time of processes should be. Default=60
Example: 60= 1 minute
Note: Changing the time limit is only needed if you are having problems with the execution time of a process
I have never heard of anyone changing this but if someone is having these kind of problems, they need to get new hosting. default ZC 60
  Admin Access Management Admin Users Admin Users Add, edit and delete users - change profiles, change passwords, etc.   default ZC  
  Configuration E-Mail Options Allow Guest To Tell A Friend   Not in 1.5

Allow guests to tell a friend about a product.

If set to [false], then tell-a-friend will prompt for login if user is not already logged in.
default ZC false
  Configuration Maximum Values Allowed Filename Extensions for uploading List the permissible filetypes (filename extensions) to be allowed when files are uploaded to your site by customers. Separate multiple values with commas(,). Do not include the dot(.).

Suggested setting: "jpg,jpeg,gif,png,eps,cdr,ai,pdf,tif,tiff,bmp,z
All of those except one are graphic files. Never put php or any other dynamic file extension here. You could allow customers to upload word docs but most likely those will not what you need for printing or imprinting. If you wanted to add word docs, use doc and docx. default ZC jpg,jpeg,gif, png,eps,cdr, ai,pdf,tif, tiff,bmp,zip
  Configuration Minimum Values Also Purchased Products Minimum number of products to display in the 'This Customer Also Purchased' box This will not display on the product information page until the minimum number is hit so a new cart does not show that box until those linkages are made - in other words, not for a while default ZC 1
  Configuration Product Info Also Purchased Products Columns per Row Also Purchased Products Columns per Row
0= off or set the sort order
Sort order is misleading (unless someone can tell me otherwise) because all this does is decide the number of products per row or turn off showing this automated box. default ZC 3
  Catalog Attributes Controller Attributes Controller This is one way to enter the attributes section as each page has links to option names and values. This way you can drill down to the product itself in a dropdown menu.      
  Configuration E-Mail Options Audience-Select Count Display When displaying lists of available audiences/recipients, should the recipients-count be included?
(This may make things slower if you have a lot of customers or complex audience queries)

true
false
This is referring to the dropdown list for sending emails / newsletters from admin. default ZC true
  Configuration Layout Settings Banner Display Group - Side Box banner_box_all See Notes...too long for this field The Banner Display Groups can be from 1 Banner Group or Multiple Banner Groups


For Multiple Banner Groups enter the Banner Group Name separated by a colon :


Example: Wide-Banners:SideBox-Banners
Default Group is SideBox-Banners

What Banner Group(s) do you want to use in the Side Box - banner_box?
Leave blank for none

Full explanation about how the banners work:
http://tutorials.zen-cart.com/index.php?article=80
default ZC BannersAll
  Configuration Layout Settings Banner Display Groups - Footer Position 1 See Notes...too long for this field

The Banner Display Groups can be from 1 Banner Group or Multiple Banner Groups

For Multiple Banner Groups enter the Banner Group Name separated by a colon :

Example: Wide-Banners:SideBox-Banners

What Banner
The Banner Display Groups can be from 1 Banner Group or Multiple Banner Groups

For Multiple Banner Groups enter the Banner Group Name separated by a colon :

Example: Wide-Banners:SideBox-Banners

What Banner Group(s) do you want to use in the Footer Position 1?
Leave blank for none
default ZC  
  Configuration Layout Settings Banner Display Groups - Footer Position 1 See Notes...too long for this field

The Banner Display Groups can be from 1 Banner Group or Multiple Banner Groups

For Multiple Banner Groups enter the Banner Group Name separated by a colon :

Example: Wide-Banners:SideBox-Banners

What Banner
The Banner Display Groups can be from 1 Banner Group or Multiple Banner Groups

For Multiple Banner Groups enter the Banner Group Name separated by a colon :

Example: Wide-Banners:SideBox-Banners

What Banner Group(s) do you want to use in the Footer Position 2?
Leave blank for none
default ZC  
  Configuration Layout Settings Banner Display Groups - Footer Position 3 See Notes...too long for this field

The Banner Display Groups can be from 1 Banner Group or Multiple Banner Groups

For Multiple Banner Groups enter the Banner Group Name separated by a colon :

Example: Wide-Banners:SideBox-Banners

Default Grou
So to turn off the default footer banner, just erase the the default

The Banner Display Groups can be from 1 Banner Group or Multiple Banner Groups

For Multiple Banner Groups enter the Banner Group Name separated by a colon :

Example: Wide-Banners:SideBox-Banners

Default Group is Wide-Banners

What Banner Group(s) do you want to use in the Footer Position 3?
Leave blank for none
default ZC Wide-Banners
  Configuration Layout Settings Banner Display Groups - Header Position 1 The Banner Display Groups can be from 1 Banner Group or Multiple Banner Groups
For Multiple Banner Groups enter the Banner Group Name separated by a colon :
Example: Wide-Banners:SideBox-Banners
What Banner Group(s) do you want to use in the
Header Position 1?
Leave blank for none
Best way to get rid of bottom banner in default cart. Wipe out wide-banners.
default ZC  
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