I have template for XT Commerce. You need convert this template for Zen Cart.
1. Zen Cart Bridge to vBulliten
-mutual replication of registered users;
-common session(cookies should be enabled (allowed);
-private messages from customers realised by means of forum (realised by forum vBulliten);
-connection of goods, articles, news etc. with forum topics with display of recent comments at a corresponding page of shop. There is a section in forum for publications from site, where posting messages is not allowed, but commenting existing topics is allowed.
-possibility lo log in at forum and site
-possibility of integration with other scrypts. Something like a function that is inserted in the end of an article for comment outlet with a link to forum
-integration of materials (articles, news, etc.) evaluation
-"Special opinion" - is an administrative message, put in a red frame, and is always above in the comments
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Module concept – No difference between news and articles!
They are treated as equal materials.
Every material has its own parental section (For example: Articles or News or Articles-> About cars)
Access rights are set at the sections, subsections, and materials level.
Access rights concept is similar to access permissions set in OS Windows XP file system. Sections here are catalogs in XP, materials correspond to files.
By defaults each element follows its parental access rights.
Access rights are set for groups and users. For instance, Parental section – News, access rights can be set for group "newsmaker" or a specific account John Smith, has rights to create material.
Creator has rights to modify only materials originated by him.
Available Access rights: Create, Delete, Modify, Publish, Purpose, Visibility.
Groups set by defaults: General, Authorized users, Guests, Administrators, Special Opinion
When adding to Special Opinion Group it is required to fill in a field with a mark specifying the name Special Opinion comes from, and set a priority in the Priority field (it is required to enter numbers from 1 to 100, where 1 is the highest and 100 is the lowest priority)
Adding Moderator John to the group Special Opinion. Setting up the mark "Moderator", and priority – 100. If John decides to leave his opinion concerning certain material or article or merchandise it will be displayed on top of all other comments in the red frame with a mark "Message from Moderator" and will be the last among the users from Special Opinion group (since the priority is set to 100)
Group Special Opinion can contain other entire group of users.
Special Opinion should be integrated with forum to look likewise.
Registered users have a possibility to propose and article. Most CMS have this type of functionality.