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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After version 1.7, PrestaShop underwent a host of changes, including migration to a Symfony-based system from an outdated legacy code.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)
Part 1 – Understanding How PrestaShop is Structured and How It Works
Part 2 – How to Create Your Own Modules
Part 3 – Customizing Your Theme
Appendix – Module Upgrade, The Hooks Discovery Tool, and Multi-Store Functions

Creating a configuration page for our module and adding a Symfony form

If you want your module line on the Improve | Modules | Module manager BO page to contain a Configure button in the drop-down list on the right-hand side of the line, you must add the getContent() method to your main module class. This method should return the content of the configuration page.

If you go back to Figure 9.2 in the first section of this chapter, you will see what we want. First, we want to create a Symfony form that allows the user to set the maximum number of hours before being called back by customer services. As we are not providing a full lesson on how to create a form with Symfony, just remember that PrestaShop provides a Form Builder service. It requires two arguments to work and generate your Symfony form: a data provider, which will retrieve and provide all the data to fill the inputs, and a form type, to define the form structure with the list of inputs.

First, let’s focus on...