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After version 1.7, PrestaShop underwent a host of changes, including migration to a Symfony-based system from an outdated legacy code.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

A Cash Payment Module

In the last chapter, we applied our different knowledge of module components and design patterns to a blogging module. That enables us to modify and add content to the Front Office (FO) and the Back Office (BO). Even if it is very important for online sellers to customize their website’s content and tools, they also need to have full control over payment options. As modules can provide new custom payment solutions, we will understand how to create a cash payment solution with a simple example.

Creating this module will follow these steps:

  • Defining our module design
  • Defining a PrestaShop payment module
  • Creating our module structure
  • Creating the payment validation controller
  • Testing our module

By the end of this chapter, you will know how to create a standard payment module. You will master enough notions on payment modules to be able to create a new one for PrestaShop.