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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After version 1.7, PrestaShop underwent a host of changes, including migration to a Symfony-based system from an outdated legacy code.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 commands, queries, and data transfer objects

In the previous sections of this chapter, we have seen that our controller will need the following commands, queries, and DTOs to be able to manage the blog categories and posts. We can divide them by the entities they enable to manage. That’s why we can create the following folders: /modules/whblog/src/Domain/WHBlogCategory/ and /modules/whblog/src/Domain/WHBlogPost/. We can then create all the files in both folders, as listed here:

Figure 11.8 – The src/Domain/WHBlogCategory/ and src/Domain/WHBlogPost/ folders

Figure 11.8 – The src/Domain/WHBlogCategory/ and src/Domain/WHBlogPost/ folders


The creation of commands, queries, and DTOs was covered in previous chapters. Please create all the previously listed commands, command handlers, queries, queries handlers, and DTOs.

Don’t forget to create the services definition in /modules/whblog/config/services.yml or in a sub YAML file named commands.yml or queries.yml.

As usual, you can check this...