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After version 1.7, PrestaShop underwent a host of changes, including migration to a Symfony-based system from an outdated legacy code.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

Making a module multistore-compliant

As you may have seen how multistore worked in the BO controllers, PrestaShop can contain multiple shops, each shop can present some of the items of the catalog, and some categories can contain a separate inventory. A shop is a sub-member of a shop group, which enables us to share data with other shops.

The general idea if you use multistore features is that your database tables and entities must contain the id_shop and id_shop_group attributes, even if you are in localized tables. As you now know how to handle the Lang entities for your entities objects, you should be able to add the necessary shop attributes in the same way.

The necessary information about the multistore status, such as which shop and shop group are selected, is available via the multistore feature adapter. You can retrieve this service like this:

$multistoreFeature = $this->get('prestashop.adapter.feature.multistore');

And the shop context adapter is accessible...