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After version 1.7, PrestaShop underwent a host of changes, including migration to a Symfony-based system from an outdated legacy code.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

Defining our module design

Let’s follow our usual design process: we want to create a light blogging module for our PrestaShop website.

This blog is made of posts composed of a localized title and content. Each post can contain uploaded images in JPEG or PNG, and every post can be displayed in an FO controller to look like the following:

Figure 11.1 – The post FO controller appearance

Figure 11.1 – The post FO controller appearance

Each post can be linked to one or many post categories. A post category is made of a title localized field. Every category displays the list of posts linked to it as follows:

Figure 11.2 – The category FO controller appearance

Figure 11.2 – The category FO controller appearance

A home blog FO controller will display the three latest published posts like this:

Figure 11.3 – The home blog FO controller appearance

Figure 11.3 – The home blog FO controller appearance

In the BO, the module comprises a creation/edition form for posts. The following screenshot shows how edition forms can be displayed...