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After version 1.7, PrestaShop underwent a host of changes, including migration to a Symfony-based system from an outdated legacy code.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

As we want to store localized and non-localized fields in the database, we need to create two Doctrine entities. Before we get into the code, we need to create the /modules/whcategoryfields/composer.json file to manage how these classes are autoloaded from the module src/ folder that we will create.

Please have a look at the corresponding file provided in this book’s GitHub repository. You will notice that we just mapped the WebHelpers\WHCategoryFields namespace to the src/ folder. Don’t forget to execute the composer dumpautoload command from the /modules/whcategoryfields/ folder.


As you already know how to create a simple non-localized entity from the previous chapter, you can try and create a WHCategoryFieldsExtension class by defining the first entity representing prefix_whcategoryfields_extension, which contains the id integer primary key field, the filename string field, and the extension_date_add and extension_date_update...