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After version 1.7, PrestaShop underwent a host of changes, including migration to a Symfony-based system from an outdated legacy code.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


This chapter showed us how to create a front form and process its data from the hooks definition using modern Doctrine entities. We also saw how to send emails from the module class, and we created a complete Symfony controller presenting a grid. We mastered the creation of a simple grid, from the structure definition to the templating, as well as bundling JavaScript assets with a configured webpack. We also explored the creation commands and queries from the ground up, as well as examples of their use, by following the CQRS design pattern. We added a new tab to the BO menu and created a configuration page for our module by generating and handling a form with the Symfony Form component.

Even if this chapter was full of many new ideas, you were able to concretely visualize how things are articulated and organized. Feel free to apply this new knowledge to one of your personal projects!

In the next chapter, we will create a lighter module by extending the BO category form...