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After version 1.7, PrestaShop underwent a host of changes, including migration to a Symfony-based system from an outdated legacy code.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

The Themes

In previous chapters, we saw how the core of PrestaShop works and how it has evolved, as well as the added values of hooks. This will enable us to understand how modules will embed in the PrestaShop system. As modules can modify the graphical appearance of a shop, we need to understand what a PrestaShop theme is.

We will learn about themes by exploring these topics:

  • Understanding what a theme is and its structure
  • The FO Smarty templates
  • The most used Smarty constants
  • CSS/JS assets

By the end of this chapter, we will clearly understand what a theme is and where it has to be stored and structured. We will also know about the best constants and how assets are managed.