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After version 1.7, PrestaShop underwent a host of changes, including migration to a Symfony-based system from an outdated legacy code.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

Discovering how a migrated Symfony-based BO controller works

Understanding the legacy is important for a good understanding of the full system, but as the BO controller’s migration is in progress, it is far more important to know how a Symfony BO controller works.

Let’s consider the already-migrated General parameter’s controller, visible from the BO Menu via Shop Parameters | General at the following URL – https://www.domainname.extension/adminXXX/index.php/configure/shop/preferences/preferences?_token=abcdef123 – with adminXXX as the variable corresponding to your shop and abcdef123 as the generated token.

In Chapter 2, Configuration and Initialization of PrestaShop, we saw that the Symfony kernel was loaded in the /adminXXX/index.php file. In our example, the router checks the routing configuration files located in the /src/PrestaShopBundle/Resources/config/routing/admin/ folder and particularly inside the /src/PrestaShopBundle/Resources...