The tip of the week

The default categories’ classification within PrestaShop is done alphabetically. You want to bypass this system and classify them according to your own criteria?

1 - Go to the Catalog tab, and create a category, or edit an existing one.

2 – In the “Name” field, add a number, followed by a point, preceding the name of the category, like this: 01.Shoes or 1.Shoes, 100.Shoes…

Name the following ones on the same model: 02.Socks, 2.Socks, 200.Socks, 03.Laces…etc.

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On PrestaStore… A free stock value module!

This week, PrestaStore offers a free module, which will help you to estimate in a few clicks your stock value.

Thanks to the “Stock Value” module, you will be able to edit a complete report of your inventory, for your accounting, by product and / or category, based on your products wholesale price.

This module is downloadable for free on PrestaStore. Do not hesitate to get it!

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The tip of the week

This week, learn how to configure multiple combinations for your products and to save time!

1 - Create your product sheet, and via the tab 2.Images upload all the images of this product (all combinations). Set a cover image (default image).

2 – Define groups and product attributes.

Groups are colors, sizes…

The attributes are classified into groups: eg sizes: 7, 7.5, 8…

3 – Once these elements are created, go to the tab 3.Combinations

You have two options: create your combination manually or via the automatic generator.

Manual creation

Combine elements to create your own combinations, then click “Add.” Link an image to the created variation, then click “Add this combination”. Do not forget to set a default combination for the product.

Creation via the automatic generator

In the right column, select groups and attributes to combine. To select more than one, keep the Ctrl key pressed and click “Add”.

In the left column, list the available quantity for any variation of the product, and the impact on the price or the weight of the product. Finally, click “Generate” to create these variations.

The declinations of the product are shown on the Front-Office.


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PrestaShop needs to strengthen its technical and commercial teams, through the recruitment of a PHP/MySQL developer, and a sales assistant manager.

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The interview of the month: Matthieu, PrestaShop developer

New this week, in our blog and our newsletter: the interview of the month. Members of our team will alternately answer your questions! This week, Matthieu begins, and talks about the internationalization of PrestaShop.

One of your missions is to work on the PrestaShop international compatibility. Can you tell us about it in a few words?

A few words I’m afraid no, that’s too much complex wink But I’ll try to make it short.

Although the development team is based on Paris, France, our ambition has always been to make PrestaShop a real international project. Therefore our main goal is to satisfy merchants, taking care of the different countries and cultures’ requirements.

At the moment each country has its own e-commerce laws and each culture has its own specificities (language, writing convention…).

There are some attempts to uniform this mish-mash (we can have a look on the European Union) but we are far away from a worldwide universality. We are facing issues both legals and culturals.

My mission is to identify each of those issues and to solve a maximum of them in the best way regarding PrestaShop (and its technologies) technical constraints.

I would like to precise that I am not in charge of language/translation management which is an important part by itself. We should thanks Patric and Lucas who are the ones in charge wink

Which are the PrestaShop main parts concerned with this compatibility issue?

There is a lot of them. Firstly we can talk about legal issues: the tax management (which may be radicaly different from one country to another), the legal display obligations to customers (terms and conditions, opt-in…), the reference display obligations (merchant/customer IDs, public health insurance ID, tax ID…) or even the order process modification.

Secondly there are the cultural issues: each language has its own charset (e.g., « alphabet ») and its own display conventions (e.g., numbers, dates, addresses).

We can assume that to progress effectively on the PrestaShop internationalization, the community support is really helpful to you. What are their contribution possibilities?

Everything is useful! Concretly, a simple post, or a complementary reply to an existing thread on the forum « Taxes and Laws », explaining how your country’s tax works (as well about products, vouchers/discount coupons, shipping cost’s as about handling cost’s) and/or talking about its applicable e-commerce laws will already be a real help for me smile

What are the main difficulties of this mission?

It is clearly the tax management and order process. Indeed those parts are really close to the PrestaShop’s core and cannot simply be « configured » via the framework. We have to rewrite some core parts in order to acheive our aim.

The main issue is that cultures’ rules can easily conflict with each others. This all about conceiving modifications before implementing them. That means identifying a maximum of issues before starting any development.