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Free prestashop modules
Listing Products in Google Product Search - Since August 2008 when we first released a Google Product Search (Google Base) module a lot has changed. The release of Prestashop 1.4.x in particular has seen support for many of the additional data items not previously possible to include, along with major changes in the generation of SEO urls which alone merit a code refresh.
Debugging Prestashop Templates - While stumbling around the internet as you do when pondering a particularly awkward programming challenge, I came across an excellent post on smarty debug with FireBug. This inspired me to pull together a Prestashop module to allow store owners, designers and developers to view indepth debugging data from right within the Prestashop environment.
There seems to have been a lot of problems with the Google XML Sitemap generator shipping with PrestaShop 1.2, so I've had a run through and re-written a fair bit of the code to fix these issues.
Sometimes you just want to do something simple, and there doesn't seem any way of achieving it easily. Then you find something like AddHeader.
I thought it was about time for yet more free Prestashop eye candy, so here's yet another home featured products module for you all to play with!
I was looking to write a cool module to use in future tutorial articles when I came across the nifty looking WP-Cumulus Wordpress plugin by Roy Tanck. It had all the elements I was looking for, and he has kindly released the code (including the flash source) under the GPL license.
Development Release - I've been asked several times about this, so I guess I'd better release the code. This was written some time ago, and the target PrestaShop version was 1.1, however it should work with later releases.
This was developed originally for a client. The original brief was to update the existing module (provided by a member on the PrestaShop forum) to work in version 1.1 of PrestaShop and tie up any loose ends, but ended up being a complete re-write almost entirely from scratch (some of the third-party code in the original was re-used).
There is now an official script for PrestaShop available and this module is no longer supported.
Another useful tool for conversions is being able to attract the attention of your visitors and guide them to the parts of your site you really want them to see. We've come up with yet another great little PrestaShop module to do precisely that!
A common theme in small business forums and newsgroups when discussing eCommerce sites are posts that start with "I've had x,000 visitors to my site but haven't sold anything, what am I doing wrong?". Sadly, selling on-line isn't (just) about visitors, but conversions. Getting a customer to look at a product is one hurdle, but by far the more important one is getting them to actually part with their cash! This is where many come unstuck.
We're pleased to release BETA 1 of our modified version of the PrestaShop Paypal Payment module that will hopefully address a few more of the shortcomings of the original 188.8.131.52 version. This latest version provides tighter integration with IPN notifications, and supports all the current message combinations for both instant and eCheck payments. Refunds and cancellations are also supported, although only as far as this functionality is supported by PrestaShop itself.
We had an issue recently where there was some difficulty contacting the paypal server to verify an IPN passed back to a PrestaShop store.
Addstuff will be 1 year old on 5th August 2009!! AddStuff is a fun little module that several have used to add some easy custom items to their pages. Inspired by many modules by the same (or similar) names for other open source projects, this allows you to include your own html (or anything else you can think of) onto a page easily.
Getting noticed in Google Product Search - There has been huge demand for a module to allow upload of the products from Prestashop to Google Base. In an attempt to satisfy this, until such time as I can have a look at implementing it using the Google Base API, I threw together some code that will hopefully work.