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SHARY – Free CS Cart Social Media Sharing Addon

SHARY - Social Media Sharing Addon for CS CART I have recently gotten my hands dirty with CS Cart, which is a eCommerce shopping cart system similar to Magento and OpenCart. CS Cart is far less popular than the other shopping cart systems so finding decent, working and free addon for cs-cart is very less likely. I can tell you that CS Cart is fairly complex to get started, and it took me a while to get a decent grasp of how things work in their system; and I am still not up to full marks yet! but I’m getting there 🙂 I created my first add-on for cs-cart so wanted to share this simple, yet useful add-on for people who are running the latest CS Cart version. Which at the time of writing this post is version 4.3.

The purpose of this add-on is to allow users the ability to share their favorite products on social media services such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Email, etc, etc.. The add-on comes with a very simple setting panel in the admin area where you can choose to select the social media services which you prefer. All the configuration is pretty simple and straight-forward so i don’t think a deep description of each option is necessary; But still if you find something confusing or broken then let me know.

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Download instructions are found inside the readme.txt file
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  • alex January 24, 2014, 6:04 pm

    many thanks for this addon , but how to move the div share button in another place of the product detail page? by default is placing under add to compra button. working on cs-cart 4.0.3

    many thanks for any tips 🙂

  • Zubair January 24, 2014, 11:40 pm

    @alex: Thanks, i’m glad you found it useful.

    To change the position of the container div for share buttons, you will have to modify the the hook its being displayed in.

    Currently it is set to display after the “buy now” button hook.

    The hook file is look located at:
    var\themes_repository\YOUR_THEME_FOLDER\templates\addons\shary\hooks\products\

    Inside of that hook folder you will find the file named: “buy_now.post.tpl”

    The “buy_now” hook is defined in:

    design\themes\YOUR_THEME_FOLDER\templates\common\product_data.tpl

    If you open that file and search for:
    {hook name="products:buy_now"}

    You will find the position where the DIV is placed after.

    You can find other hooks on that page or even create your own in that page.

    Hope that helps.

  • SaaD January 26, 2014, 6:14 pm

    Great Addon! Thanks!

  • Raffaele March 10, 2014, 1:57 pm

    Great Addon! Thanks!

    I have adapted your extension in cs-cart 3

    • Zubair March 10, 2014, 11:29 pm

      @Raffaele: Cool. I’m glad you found this plugin useful.

  • Chris March 29, 2014, 5:49 am

    I just tried this in 4.1.2 and it installs ok but nothing appears on the product pages. every option is checked. Must be something simple but im not sure where to look?

    • Chris March 29, 2014, 6:52 am

      i made a mistake, works great, thanks!!

  • sharon February 5, 2015, 10:58 am

    can you make it work on cscart 4.2.4

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