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Practical Module development for Prestashop 8

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After version 1.7, PrestaShop underwent a host of changes, including migration to a Symfony-based system from an outdated legacy code.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


In this chapter, we saw that all the old legacy-based BO pages are generated by controllers located in the /controllers/front/ folder. All those old BO controllers are child classes of the AdminController class defined in the /classes/controller/AdminController.php file. AdminController is a child of the Controller class defined in the /classes/controller/Controller.php file.

AdminController prepares all the data for the setup of the frame of the back office. All the AdminController child classes managing the old BO views rely on useful classes extending the Helper class to generate recurrent HTML views such as editing forms or list tables with HelperForm or HelperList.

Since v1.7 of PrestaShop, the migration from the old legacy-based controllers to the Symfony modern controllers has been ongoing. New Symfony BO controllers extend the FrameworkBundleAdminController class. All Symfony controllers now benefit from the possibilities offered by the Symfony framework. The...