How to Install PrestaShop | Video Tutorial

If you are looking to learn how to install PrestaShop, you came to the right spot. This easy to understand video, created by PrestaShop Forum Moderator, Fabio Porta aka Nemo1, introduces the 1.6 version of PrestaShop and teaches you step-by-step how to … Read more

SEO Experts | Jon Henshaw of RavenTools Speaks on SEO and Ecommerce

In our last edition of the SEO Expert Series, we interviewed Rand Fishkin of Moz. Today, we have the pleasure of meeting with with Jon Henshaw, Co-Founder & CMO of Raven Internet Marketing Tools. You might have seen him speaking at … Read more

GitHub Tutorial Instructions for Beginners

With 25,000+ commits from 175+ contributors in only 18 months, PrestaShop’s GitHub branches are an enormous success. Use this Github Tutorial to join in on the action. Staying true to our commitment of being Open-Source, our GitHub Repositories are becoming … Read more

Test Server Setup For Online Stores

Do you have a test server? If not, you’re taking an unnecessary risk. Modifications on your online store will modify your databases and their connecting files.These modifications need to be fully tested before you implement the changes to your live … Read more

How to Create a PrestaShop Module in 1.6 – Dashboard Plug-In

PrestaShop version 1.6 was resigned with you in mind. We worked closely with real PrestaShop merchants, developers and designers to create a refreshing new look and feel for the Dashboard. This new dashboard is optimized for UI/UX and features a … Read more

404 Error Page Not Found – Explained and Solved

A 404 Error can mean big trouble for an online store and it’s customers. Sales and customer satisfaction will drop. It is lose-lose situation in Ecommerce. Now, because I know you all are winners, we aren’t going to lose out … Read more

5 Must-Know Rules before Putting Your Store into Production

Did you know that there are several options in your Back-Office that actually should NOT be enabled for your Live store? In most cases, before putting a store into production, you will go through a stage of development. During this … Read more

Your PrestaShop Store is twice as fast with Zend OPcache

Article by Damien Metzger – CTO at PrestaShop Following the release of PHP 5.5 a few days ago, I decided to look at the Zend OPcache extension which is now available without using PECL anymore. The Zend OPcache provides faster … Read more

Utilize the php.ini file to Optimize your Ecommerce Store

With over 135,000 stores online, spanning all corners of the globe, imagine the number of PrestaShop installations on different and unique webservers. Different webhosts have various configurations for their servers. One of the most crucial server configurations is the php.ini … Read more

HTTP 500 Internal Server Error – Explained and Solved

We’ve all seen it. As common as it is infamous, the dreaded HTTP 500-Internal Server Error will turn an online-store owner’s smile to a confused frown with one click. The harbinger of lost sales, it stonewalls your customers’ ability to … Read more

Dynamic Hooks with the __call() Method

Original article written by Vincent Augagneur-Core Developer Translated to English by Benjamin Utterack-Community Manager When developing a module for PrestaShop that appears in different locations, or hooks, in the back or front office, we use the integrated hook system in PrestaShop to … Read more

Optimize your Performances with CSS Sprites

Everybody wants to maximize their store’s loading speed. In this need for speed era, every second counts to retain customers from bouncing off your page to your competitor’s store. Images usually take the longest to load, but does everyone know … Read more

Custom URL Routing for PrestaShop Modules

PrestaShop v1.5 revolutionized the way you control and customize URLs. From Friendly URLs, to customized URL routing, PrestaShop is the e-commerce software on the forefront of URL capabilities. In v1.5.3, we’ve added a small new feature to the URL dispatcher … Read more

Take an Inside look at PrestaShop Modules

I. Module Installation and Configuration a. Enhance your PrestaShop store with Modules You’ve probably noticed that the instant you install PrestaShop, it comes fully equipped with a variety of modules. These modules deliver added functionality to your PrestaShop store such … Read more