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After version 1.7, PrestaShop underwent a host of changes, including migration to a Symfony-based system from an outdated legacy code.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

As we want to create a Cash Payment module, we need to define it. Let’s follow our standard process. This module aims to provide a cash payment option in our checkout process:

  • The customer will have to pay the order by cash, picking it up at the physical store or the delivery center.
  • When the customer has validated the payment solution, the order will be created, and its state will switch to Awaiting cash payment. As this order state does not already exist, our module will automatically create it on installation.

The payment option at the payment step of the checkout process should look as follows:

Figure 12.1 – The payment module step in the checkout process

Figure 12.1 – The payment module step in the checkout process

Then, the following order confirmation step should display this feedback message when our module has been chosen:

Figure 12.2 – The order confirmation page in the checkout process

Figure 12.2 – The order confirmation page in the checkout process

Now that we know our...