PrestaShop 1.3 Theming - Beginner's Guide
By Hayati Hashim
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: July 2010
Pages: 312

In Detail

Themes in PrestaShop are unique and powerful tools to brand your store for a particular corporate image. Using custom themes you can control the look and functionality of your web store, thereby making your site extremely flexible. Although it might sound like an easy task to build a theme, it is quite challenging to create a custom theme that fits your business needs.

This book's prime focus is guiding the readers without much technical know-how, thus enabling them to create a new theme that fulfills the needs of their PrestaShop store. By understanding practical ways to develop your theme for PrestaShop speedily, you can invest more time on developing attractive and unique raw materials. It will simplify the challenging task of creating a unique, new PrestaShop theme through easy-to-follow, practical steps.

This book shows how to develop professional themes for your PrestaShop store using some simple steps. The book starts by exploring the various ways of changing the looks (including modules) of your PrestaShop store. It shows you how certain back office administration adjustments can affect the appearance and theme of your store. It then takes you through understanding the code modification of a default theme that results in a new look for your existing theme. The book also covers understanding the PrestaShop architecture and essential syntaxes that control the look of a PrestaShop store. You will also learn about the files that hold the key to themes.

By the end of this book, you will have grasped the knowledge to make advanced changes by tweaking the right CSS and module files in order to achieve highly specific outcomes.

A convenient and easy-to-follow guide to customizing and developing PrestaShop themes


This book is packed with step-by-step exercises that illustrate how to explore the different ways to create your themes for PrestaShop. Each chapter begins with an explanation of the topic and provides a quick exercise that can be applied to your theme. All topics are discussed using a simple yet practical approach to ensure that concepts are grasped easily.

Who this book is for

This book is meant for beginners to PrestaShop who want a hassle-free way to come up with their own themes. If you are a designer who enjoys creative work but does not want to spend too much time exploring the code, this book is for you. This book is also useful for those "layman" online store owners, who want to do their own modifications for their PrestaShop store.

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