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PrestaShop Version 1.6: A look at the redesigned Front Office

At our recent Barcamp 7, we announced the release of the Alpha version of PrestaShop Version 1.6. Missed the event? Today we’ll take an in-depth look at the key enhancements of the v.1.6 Front Office and its refreshing new features!

Let’s discover the redesigned and brilliant Front Office highlighting new technologies that will help merchants give customers an unforgettable and unmatched online shopping experience!

A Refreshing New Responsive Default Theme

The enhanced new default theme is sleek and responsive making PrestaShop stores accessible on all screen sizes including mobile devices and tablets! This new version also includes Live Template edits directly from the Front Office, allowing merchants to edit the colors and fonts of their online shop in just a few clicks, without any technical knowledge!

Redesigned Home Page

Attractive Banners
We’ve added attractive new banners that will help merchants highlight sales, marketing campaigns and promotions. Banners can be customized for different pages including best sellers, new products, product categories, etc. letting you highlight the products you want customers to see!

Reassuring Footer
Build more trust in customers and transform visitors into buyers with our redesigned footer. The new default template includes the essential ingredients to set you up for online success.

Rich Menu
PrestaShop v.1.6 offers new and improved navigation elements making navigating your online shop easier and more effective than ever. Add as many categories as you’d like with this rich menu and add banners within the menu to highlight a category, product or promotion and as a result boost sales!

Improved Shopping Cart
The shopping cart in v.1.6 has been optimized to improve the shopping experience for your customers. Products added for purchase will fly into a customer’s shopping cart showing all of the product’s essential information (price, quantity and attributes).

Add to Cart Confirmation with Cross Selling
A pop-up confirmation has been added in v 1.6 that includes suggested complementary products to help increase your sales quickly and efficiently!

Product Quick View
The new Quick View feature allows your customers to hover over products to get a quick understanding of the key product details without having to redirect to a new page.

Product Categories

Product Display as Grid or List
By keeping the idea of simplifying the shopping experience on your online store in mind, customers can now decide if they would like to view your products in list or grid form. This provides your customers with easier and preferable navigation capabilities to improve conversion rates.

Search by Product Attributes
We’ve included the ability to search and filter products by attributes such as price, color, brands and more! Attributes are completely customizable so that you can make searching on your site easy and effective.

Product Pages

Product Page Layout
By working closely with online merchants in the redesign of PrestaShop v.1.6 front office, we’ve made changes to the product pages to optimize the layout of product information. Each element of a product page has been well thought out to increase your conversion rate!

Product Reviews
We understand the importance of product reviews for your customers which is why this new feature is integrated in v.1.6 to help boost sales. This has been integrated in alignment with the best practices of Google Rich Snippets. Specifically, your products will appear in search engine results with customer reviews and a link to your product page. This will increase click through rates and drive new and qualified traffic to your e-shop!

Want to know more details about this new version? Check out our Progress Page for PrestaShop Version 1.6 and track our development team’s progress as we work to bring you the best e-commerce solution to date!

  1. Hi,
    Its really nice interface, i love to work on this version. i already done many sites using prestashop. i am using prestashop since 2009 and i love it. Cant want more for latest version.


  2. Hi, I love the look of this new version, its really bringing prestashop up to date with some key features, thanks! Can’t wait till it becomes the standard release.

  3. Does it has affiliate program build in?

  4. Author: jibo87

    Date: December 5, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    yes !!

  5. Looks great, Can’t wait. Is it possible to upgrade from 1.4 to 1.6?

  6. Author:

    Date: December 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    really nice – would love to see some real data on improved conversion !

  7. Author: Stephanie

    Date: December 6, 2013 at 12:54 am

    I have been hosting my Prestashop store with Arxive, enjoying the auto-update feature through Softaculous. However, since the last few version of 1.4.X before it progressed to 1.5, the auto-update had always failed. Need not to say, when 1.5 was finally released, the auto-update didn’t succeed either. So not wanting to be missing out the harvest of 1.5, I decided to re-install 1.5 and revamp my website design altogether. But the auto-update through Softaculous has never succeeded since then. I have missed out all the 1.5.X scripts, and for 1.6, I don’t think I want to miss it again. Is there anything anyone of you can help me? I have contacted Arvixe support team and the solution they offered was for me to hire one of their technicians to check through my codes, I have also considered if I did make huge change to the scripts along my attempt to customize my website, but as far as what I have edited in the scripts, I don’t think they are major changes that should affect auto-update. I can consider to re-install 1.6 and start my website customization all over again, but can I be sure that the auto-update will work after that? Truly appreciate anyone of your help. Many thanks in advance.

  8. I am waiting for this new version. It’s just what i am waiting for!!
    I will use this to replace my opencart system.

  9. Author: Suzie

    Date: December 6, 2013 at 1:27 am

    i hope this is available by 1 click upgrade, i have just been through sheer hell upgrading from 1.4 to 1.5….

    Now this comes along…..

  10. Author: jonniesstore99

    Date: December 6, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Wow, it’s great version.. i really like it.. prestashop is the best

  11. This is a breakthrough in prestashop interface design

  12. i love prestashop..keep working well ps team.

    but i am afraid of the shipping is not support indonesia carier

  13. Look great, Cant wait. Thank you for the good work. You are the best :-)

  14. Thanks for the exciting preview. Looks fantastic! This will be a great improvement over the existing default theme. I look forward to moving my webshop to the next level with 1.6.

  15. Love the potential of 1.6 looks amazing! Definitely a push in the right direction. And it seems this would be the perfect time to set up my shop utilizing Prestashop. I created a client site with Prestashop (1.3 I think it was), and have loved the updates over the years!

  16. Author: sureshk2n

    Date: December 6, 2013 at 6:37 am


    great changes…looking for the final release…loved this..gonna test the alpha version.

    May be, It wuld be need if there is an option to display the products as “table ” style like grid,list and show the combinations to select and add immediately.

    Could you please tell me where can i submit this feature to be included?


  17. Author: beutos

    Date: December 6, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Looks very good! Can’t wait either :-)

  18. Author: mister denial

    Date: December 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Responsive front and back office, awesome! I really look forward to this release, many features we added to our 1.4 install through modules are now right out of the box, brilliant! We have been using Prestashop for over 2 years now, very positive experience, and I wish I had made the switch to this solution sooner! You go guys, awesome work!

  19. Wow! This past year Prestashop has really done their work to make their system the best! I sell templates in Opencart & Prestashop. I used to push Opencart, now I push prestashop. Reason: You don’t have to buy modules for simple functions, easy theme installer, and many other reasons.

    My only fear on this version release… is changing all my templates for the new version. he he. But worth it!

  20. Cool. New face realy cool. Thank you.
    When we can..?

  21. Author: stix

    Date: December 9, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    It will be great if you add support for nginx web server. Option to choose if generate htaccess for apache or nginx config will be great. This feature is missing for long long long time…

  22. Author: jnanaranjan sahu

    Date: December 10, 2013 at 11:32 am

    WoW ! This is what everyone should like. All flexible and modern look. Nice to see that. Going to test abd submit bug if have any . Thanks Presta Team.

  23. Author: prestashopmax

    Date: December 25, 2013 at 7:56 am

    What about RTL in default theme ???? it is basic!!

  24. I can’t wait. It looks sooo great. Responsive front and back office, awesome! I really look forward to this release.

  25. Author: ecommercium

    Date: March 3, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Great! loving the way 1.6 is going! Bien cordialement.

  26. Author: Maria Johns

    Date: October 16, 2014 at 11:54 am

    PrestaShop 1.6 has came with new features to enhance the users like quick view and other amazing features. See some more key features here:

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