Publishing systems – PrestaShop 1.2

May 12, 2011Blog, Webdesign

PrestaShop PrestaShop is an open-source (an open source code), e-commerce. It is offered free of charge and is a quick and simple solution to virtually any e-shop. It is a professional and modern online system trading.

Reliability and solutions PrestaShop enables its practical use even in large stores. Administration is designed as WYSIWYG editor (like Word), so you can easily manage the business without the knowledge of programming languages.


PrestaShop is the most reliable and flexible Open-source e-commerce software. Since 2007, PrestaShop has revolutionized the industry by providing features that engage shoppers and increase online sales. The Prestateam consists of over 100 passionate individuals and more than 350,000 community members dedicated to innovated technology.

Official website of the product: (in English)

Front-Office Features:
  • Featured products (Top sellers, New items,..) on the homepage
  • Build-in product-image zoom
  • Customer subscription and user accounts
  • Unlimited payment methods
  • Google Checkout module ready to be activated
  • RSS feeds
Back-Office Features:
  • Full-featured WYSIWYG text editor
  • Unlimited categories and subcategories
  • Different currency settings and tax settings
  • SMS/Text-message module
  • Customizable delivery status notification
  • Friendly URLs and Permalinks
  • SSL encryption
  • Smarty Templating-engine

System Requirements:

If you got inspired and want to try PrestaShop right now – go ahead and download it! The current stable version is v.1.2.5. They also released a beta version a few days ago (v.1.3 beta 1) but it is recommended only for testing. But before you start downloading, make sure your server meets following system requirements so you don’t step into troubles during the installation.

Linux, Unix or Windows OS
at least Apache 1.3 or IIS 6
PHP 5.0* or later
MySQL 5** or later

Prestashopic – Free and Premium Prestashop Themes, Modules, Seo, Tricks

Prestashopic – Free and Premium Prestashop Themes, Modules, Seo, Tricks

PrestaShop – your shop

A shop’s front-office is what customers constantly see when browsing it. It’s the interface, the products, the pictures, the description, the whole transaction process, etc. As a customer, this is all you’ll see of a shop during your browsing and buying experience, from start to finish.

PrestaShop - your shop

PrestaShop – administration

PrestaShop presents a comprehensive, intuitive user administration panel, and gives you hundreds of standard functions that can be adapted or personalized in order to respond to all of your needs.

PrestaShop - administration

Free templates

Besides the basic appearance, it is possible to use other pictures. Several templates free download ensues.

RumahBatik Theme

Black & White

Matrice theme

Moon theme

Earth theme

MobileStore theme

Element theme

On the menu of this new version, many bugs fixed including:
V.1.1 themes are now compatible with V1.2
SQL requests have been optimized, for a shorter loading time
Bug on moving products positions fixed
The duplication of products having attributes is now ok
Carrier URL verification
Several bugs about products import and products return
Bug on the installer, concerning the translations

Code Tips:

More Than 300 Products

Yes, it is possible to do that by editing line 90 of classes/AdminTab.php (in PrestaShop v1.3.1):

protected $_pagination = array(20, 50, 100, 300);

Top banner + Description txt in manufacturer list?

<p class="align_center"><img src="{$img_manu_dir}{$manufacturer->id}-medium.jpg" alt="" /></p>


As you see, it is very easy to use, has a lot of very useful features and can be easily extended with new modules. Also it is a professional shopping cart solution for your online shop, used by a lot of people. Another big advantage is that it is open source and has a very big community where you can ask for help, once you need it.

Good luck with your online shop!


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Graphic and website designer, currently, I attend to the maintenance of about thirty sites for existing clients as well as creating websites for the new ones. In my free time, I get into the secrets of the world of Linux, SSH, WP-CLI and I’m preparing this blog.

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