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After version 1.7, PrestaShop underwent a host of changes, including migration to a Symfony-based system from an outdated legacy code.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

As you now know how to create the skeleton of a module, we will suppose for brevity that you know how to create the /modules/whblog/ folder and the main module class named WHBlog. Please have a look at the GitHub repository if you need it.


It would be too long to present all the code for the commands, queries, and data transfer objects (DTOs) in this book, which is why all the code for those classes is provided in the GitHub repository of this book and we recommend you have it open while reading this book.

As we can’t yet use the Symfony console command to automatically generate the migrations necessary to build our tables, let’s do it manually via the install() function by following the data structure defined in the previous section.

As the table creation is a bit longer than before, we will divide it into two parts:

  • The localized tables (suffixed by _lang)
  • The non...