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After version 1.7, PrestaShop underwent a host of changes, including migration to a Symfony-based system from an outdated legacy code.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

The Hooks

We now have a broader view of how PrestaShop works, from the FO to the BO. Let’s now focus on hooks, the most important objects for module developers.

If you look at all the best CMSs around, such as WordPress, their success is highly correlated with their customization ability. As WordPress extensions enable you to add as many behaviors as you want to your blog, PrestaShop modules do the same. If you know about actions and filters in WordPress, you will understand exactly what hooks are in PrestaShop.

Our trip through the hooks world will be structured like this:

  • Quick presentation of a hook
  • Discovering the hook ObjectModel child class
  • Presenting the two types of hooks
  • Registering/unregistering a module to a hook and implementing a module’s behavior on a hook execution
  • Executing a hook

By the end of this chapter, you will know what hooks are, their types of use, how to use them, and their relationship with modules. You will...