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After version 1.7, PrestaShop underwent a host of changes, including migration to a Symfony-based system from an outdated legacy code.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

Displaying the relay pickup points list during the checkout

As our module's aim is to make it possible for customers to choose a relay pickup point, we will use the displayAfterCarrier hook to create a modal DIV containing our relay points list on the checkout page, ready to show or hide whether our Carrier has been chosen or not.

The hookDisplayAfterCarrier($params) method uses this code:

public function hookDisplayAfterCarrier($params)
{
  $this->smarty->assign([
    'relays'=>$this->relays,
  ]);
  $relayCart = $this->findCheckoutRelayFromCart();
  if(!is_null($relayCart)){
    $this->smarty->assign([
      'id_relay_checked' => $relayCart->getRelay(),
    ]);
  }
  return $this->fetch(
    'module:whrelaycarrier/views/templates/hook
  ...