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How far does the history of these 4 open-source platforms go?

open-source e-commerce platforms

While the historical timeline of e-commerce dates back over 50 years, open-source e-commerce platforms are still a relatively new and expanding technology. Yet, since the growth of online businesses is constantly increasing, open-source e-commerce platforms are quickly improving their adaptive usage and performance abilities to adhere to the progressive shift. Although there are quite a…

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PHPMailer security bug affects various versions of Zen Cart

PHP is an open-source scripting language embedded into website HTML, and PHPMailer is a popular component for handling tasks such as email submission and registration forms. Recently, the PHPMailer project received reports of a security bug, which could endanger Zen Cart sites using previous versions* of PHPMailer. The bug is suspected to allow malicious users…

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How-to Include Linked Products in Zen Cart’s Salemaker Sales

Originally Zen Cart was written to support linked products in Salemaker. However, the original code was buggy and in version 1.3.9h the core Zen Cart developers decided to restrict salemaker to master category IDs. Fortunately, we’ve come up with a simple workaround to get linked products working again with Salemaker. Just follow the simple steps…

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