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PrestaShop Module Development

By : Fabien Serny
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PrestaShop Module Development

By: Fabien Serny

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
PrestaShop Module Development
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Chapter 2. Hooks

A hook is the most essential concept to understand if you want to code a PrestaShop module, but as you will see, it's very easy.

Hooks are points on which you can attach modules in a way to change the normal behavior of the shop. In the PrestaShop 1.5/1.6 source code, their names are usually prefixed with display or action, depending on their purpose.

The display type hooks are generally used to add HTML or JS code on all or specific pages (for example, to add a block in a column, add an accessories link on a product page, add a field in a form, add information on a confirmation order page, and so on).

The action type hooks are used to change the behavior of the software by adding actions when events are triggered (for example, to add loyalty points to a customer when he or she places an order, logging modifications when a product is updated, send an e-mail to the merchant when a product is out of stock, and so on).

In this chapter, we will:

  • Register a module on a hook (to display...