I’m not a great fan of commercial software, but there are some tools that are probably worth paying for — otherwise the author wouldn’t be able to maintain the code. I know from personal experience that relying on donations doesn’t pay the bills.
I came across PSE Terminator today and I must say I’m quite impressed. I usually have to do all of this by hand and this tool could save a huge amount of time. I’ll need to start saving up so I can afford to buy it!
The finishing touches
In this part of our basic module writing tutorial series we’ll look at the final steps to transform our Tutorialthird module class into a base template that we can use to kick start the writing of new modules. Rather than republish the same old code again we’ll only discuss the changes, but I’ve added a download link at the end of this part so you can grab the final code and use it as the basis for your own projects. We’re going to call this module “Skeleton” – a name that we’ll replace with our own when it comes to producing new modules based on it.
Updated for Prestashop version 1.4 onwards.
Continue reading "Writing your own Prestashop Module – Part 5"
Hot on the heels of the recent PrestaShop Developer Resources Announcement we thought it would be a good idea to look at some of the great new features that the forthcoming 1.1 RC1 PrestaShop release will bring to the store owner.
The main improvements (apart from some long awaited bug fixes, and core improvements) are a fantastic set of new features to further enhance the appearance and usability of PrestaShop.
The major Back Office improvements come with the release of the statistics modules, and I can assure you that if this is a feature you feel has been missing in the past, it certainly won’t disappoint.
Some nice examples of what to expect:
Main Statistics Screen
Visitor Browser and Operating System
Along with these Back Office improvements there are a number of Front Office additions that further enhance the usability of your site from the customer’s perspective. The main highlights (which can be seen in action by visiting or live demo store) are:
- Customer Wish List
- Rewards scheme (offering loyalty discount points)
- Customer referrals (affiliate) scheme
- Facility to offer a “Birthday” present to your customers!
PrestaShop is truly developing intot he most user and owner firendly open source shopping cart solution out there.