Book Image

Practical Module development for Prestashop 8

By : Louis AUTHIE
Book Image

Practical Module development for Prestashop 8

By: Louis AUTHIE

Overview of this book

After version 1.7, PrestaShop underwent a host of changes, including migration to a Symfony-based system from an outdated legacy code. This migration brought about significant changes for developers, from routine maintenance to module development. Practical Module Development for PrestaShop 8 is curated to help you explore the system architecture, including migrated and non-migrated controllers, with a concise data structure overview. You’ll understand how hooks enable module customization and optimize the CMS. Through the creation of seven modules, you’ll learn about the structure of modules, hook registration, the creation of front-office controllers, and Symfony back-office controllers. By using Doctrine entities, services, CQRS, grids, and forms, you’ll be guided through the creation of standard, payment and carrier modules. Additionally, you'll customize and override themes to achieve your desired e-commerce store look. By the end of this book, you’ll be well equipped to provide modern solutions with PrestaShop that meet client requirements.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
1
Part 1 – Understanding How PrestaShop is Structured and How It Works
8
Part 2 – How to Create Your Own Modules
16
Part 3 – Customizing Your Theme
Appendix – Module Upgrade, The Hooks Discovery Tool, and Multi-Store Functions

Defining our module design

Now that we’re creating a useful module, as professional developers, we need to make sure that we exactly know what we want to obtain. Usually, customers expose their needs to the project management, and we are provided a mockup of what we need to deliver.

Let’s imagine that we receive this ticket from our manager:

Please create a reinsurance module composed of three static blocks. No configuration interface is needed yet. It must be displayed on every front office page, in the footer. Please find attached the mockup:

Figure 8.1 – The reinsurance block module mockup

Figure 8.1 – The reinsurance block module mockup

This desktop layout will need to be adapted for mobile displays. The project manager told us to put each block in rows instead of columns for mobile after a little discussion. Before starting our development, we need to set some information; that’s why you need to make sure that you have all the following details:

  1. Display...