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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After version 1.7, PrestaShop underwent a host of changes, including migration to a Symfony-based system from an outdated legacy code.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

A Customer Callback Request Module

The last chapter provided us with the opportunity to reapply all the processes of the module folder and class creation, and to learn new knowledge, such as the use of the Smarty templating library and new display hooks. Even if it was a great first use-case example, we will now discover many new useful features with the creation of a new module: a customer callback request module, hooked in the footer of our FO pages. This module will present a customer details form, enabling a visitor to receive a callback from customer services. It will send an email to customer services whenever a request is sent and archive the requests in a BO controller presented as a paginated and filtered list.

We will follow this process to code our new module:

  • Define our module design
  • Create the module’s initial structure
  • Implement the display hook and GDPR compliance
  • Create the callback request entity
  • Handle inserting a callback request...