- Tired of hooks? Try a Plugin (Prestashop 1.4)
**Update:** This article has been revised in: [1.4 Plugins Revisited](/prestashop-articles/1-4-plugins-revisited-part-1/)
- The Ultimate Prestashop Module and Theme Development Tool
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.
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- Customising Prestashop Module Templates
Please don't edit those originals! I came across this little gem a while ago on the Prestashop forum, and thought I would draw attention to it in the hopes that it will help someone, somewhere.
- Writing your own Prestashop Module - Part 4
Form Validation and Security - In this tutorial we will look at the general issue of form input checking and security, both for Back Office and Front Office forms and user input as well as looking at improving our code both functionally and aesthetically.
- Writing your own Prestashop Module - Part 3
Storing Module Configuration - In the third part of this series we'll look at how we can store configuration data for our modules in the Prestashop database, and how we can allow users to interact with this data to control the module's behaviour. We will also briefly touch on how we can generate output from our module to provide visual feedback of the configuration changes.
- Writing your own Prestashop Module - Part 2
Creating a basic module - In this second part of the series we will look at creating our first basic Prestashop module that can be controlled from the Back Office.
- Writing your own PrestaShop Module - Part 1
So you want to write a module? - There has always been a little bit of Voodoo associated Prestashop modules. This has been mainly down to a lack of documentation available, but never fear -- this series of tutorials aim to introduce module writing to the PHP programming masses.
- Randomly Displayed Adverts and Callouts
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!
- "AddStuff" for PrestaShop
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.
- Preventing the copying of your site design templates
I was browsing the prestashop forum and ended up on a thread concerning an issue with people stealing a site design by downloading the template files from the theme directory. It struck me that this is probably something that those of you who use other template systems with your sites may also face, so thought I'd post the solution here too.