PrestaShop Documentation v1.3


What is PrestaShop e-commerce?

PrestaShop is an e-commerce solution which is free for the basic kernel and open source. It supports payment gateways such as Google checkout, paypal or payments pro via APIs.

PrestaShop is available under the Open Software License and officially launched in August 2007 for dd to medium-sized businesses. The software, which is based on the Smarty template engine, is used by several thousands of shops worldwide.

What is PrestaShop template?

PrestaShop template is a theme for PrestaShop e-commerce solution. It provides you with vast variety of customization opportunities and allows you to create an online store that fully meets your needs.

Template structure

The template package you have downloaded consists of several folders. Let's see what each folder contains:
  • screenshots
    contains template screenshots. Not for production
    contains template source files
    • sources
      • psd
        template Adobe Photoshop source files (.psd)
  • theme
    contains PrestaShop theme files
    • manual_install
      contains files for manual installation
      • img
        images for manual installation
      • modules
        modules for manual installation
      • themes
        theme files for manual installation
      • dump.sql
        sample data file for manual installation
    • sample_data
      contains files used for sample data installation with sampledatainstall module
    • themeinstallator
      contains an archive for automatic theme installation
        theme archive. Contains all theme files. It is installed using standard PrestaShop installation method
  • fonts_info.txt
    contains links where the template custom fonts can be downloaded
  • info.txt
    contains instructions on extracting source files