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After version 1.7, PrestaShop underwent a host of changes, including migration to a Symfony-based system from an outdated legacy code.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

Our drive delivery module will programmatically add a new carrier named Relay Carrier available for any order on our website. On the checkout page, the Carrier module will be displayed in the shipping options this way:

Figure 13.1 – The shipping option

Figure 13.1 – The shipping option

When we select our drive relay delivery option, we should get a list of available relay points from where to pick up our order. You should be able to choose one. If no point is selected, the next steps of the order won’t be available (we will hide the validation button to go to the payment step). The modal for choosing our point should look like this:

Figure 13.2 – The Relay points modal

Figure 13.2 – The Relay points modal

The module will add €2 to the computed shipping price if this Carrier module is used to complete this order. We should be able to see the chosen pickup relay point in the order details BO view in a new panel like this:

Figure 13.3 – The pickup relay point panel in the BO order view controller ...