Today let’s talk about the methods which can help us draw customers attention to discounted products. We suggest placing them at the top of the directory and not changing their place even if a customer applies any kind of sorting, which will attract additional visitors’ attention.
So, for example, we have a directory with 2 discounted items:
Today I would like to talk about the problem of overriding templates in a module. Some people doubt that this is a good thing to do. On the other hand others do not find this to be a great problem. It is always possible to highlight the templates which are being used (System / Configuration / Advanced / Developer / Template Settings) and then easily find and fix the required templates in case any problem occurs.
However, this is the only advantage of such a method. At the same time it has plenty of disadvantages which cause many troubles when using this method in practice.
Let me provide you some examples.
In this article I will describe how to add the status “Preоrder available” to a category page using the module Prestashop Pre-order and Waiting list. We are unable to include this feature into the module by default because older versions of Prestashop do not allow hooks for catalog pages. Also, we do not want to replace the product-list.tpl file completely as some other developers do because this has been proven a bad practice: quite often a template may contain certain modifications, so if you completely replace it this may cause problems with markup. I would also like to apologize that we did not include this chapter into the user guide, so some of our clients got confused when they did not see the status appear on the page as shown on the demo:
Prestashop Price List is a useful solution for managing and generating price lists. The module allows to automatically generate price lists. The lists can be created for a specific product category or for the whole store. The download button for the price lists is displayed directly on the frontend.
- Generate your price lists automatically on the basis of selected attributes;
- Price lists can be download both as PDF and Excel files;
- Create separate price lists for all your products and for a specific product category;
- Customer is able to download either full price list or a specific one based on the category he is currently in;
- The pricelist block is available on every website page.
When looking through the Prestashop forum I paid attention to this thread. The feature which the user is looking for is quite useful and today we’ll show how to implement it in version 1.5.
The minimal order amount for free shipping can be specified in the back office under the Shipping tab: