How to create Prestashop Theme
PrestaShop is one of the well-known open-source e-commerce solutions to create an online web. PrestaShop is somewhat complex. But this tutorial very helpful for you.
Prestashop is a more secure framework compare to other frameworks,and this framework main benefit is that it's easy to use and provide a user-friendly environment.
Recently Prestashop releases a newer version 184.108.40.206. it's faster and Gives a good experience.and when you install any version of Prestashop please be careful with PHP versions of your server
I Give you a link. you can go with this link and select your PHP version according to your Prestashop installed version. Link: https://devdocs.prestashop.com/1.7/basics/installation/system-requirements/
Now that you intend to build a theme for PrestaShop, you are better off keeping all your development work on your server. Another advantage is that a local server test environment enables you to test code without the risk of the store and you can check code in your local environment. Having a local environment is the essential first step in the web development Prestashop marketplace.
When you enable a theme, PrestaShop checks if the theme is valid or not using his debugging algorithm. it looks for the theme.yml file and checks its all content, it's declared the compatibility and the existence of files.
There is a list of files that need the available, even if they’re empty. Please refer to dedicated documentation to know what makes a theme valid and make it easier.
It could be that you’ve built some sort of ground breaking theme and it doesn’t exactly work as the basic Theme does. For instance, if you not have a product page, then you don’t need to create the product.tpl file. Be nice to the next developer and add a code indicating where the code related to products can be found.
Required libraries jQuery v3.0.1 is loaded by the core file, but no other libraries need to be added, since the idea is that the Starter Theme should not be opinionated.
1.Download Prestashop setup package:
If you are a newbie and you want to create a PrestaShop theme for the first time, refer to this post. I will show you quick methods to create the PrestaShop theme with an easy environment. visit Prestashop marketplace this Url https://addons.prestashop.com/en. in this URL you find an older and newer version of the Prestashop.this site is a Prestashop official site. you can find the Prestashop demo setup with a starter theme.
many free Prestashop themes available in the market.it's better to use a starter theme.
Install the Prestashop setup packages and configure the store with your store name user name and password.
PrestaShop installations steps -> Themes -> Create your own theme folder -> create the files from a basic theme
2.Make HTML Layouts:
Make HTML Layouts of your theme [singlecolumn/both columns] using bootstrap templates and also make your own template. many template available bootstrap templates for free in the market. download or make your own bootstrap themes layouts
After then configure the Layout files and make website design templates for your web. The default layout of the home page. To modify the default layout of the home page you need to modify the layout file as follows: Modify code on this path Prestashop installation folder ➡ themes ➡ your theme folder ➡ Templates ➡ layouts ➡ layout-both-columns.tpl
This file contains HTML code for your page webpage and if you want to change the content then consider this file and edit these files. the edit can be done at any time to this layout. You can modify the content, block, or sidebar, or any other module as per your needs and make your own layouts.
Similarly, you can override modules CSS and also theme CSS, templates customize your theme in a particular module folder.
3.Creating Modules of your own code
Creating a module using your own code.go this URL https://devdocs.prestashop.com/1.7/basics/introduction/ study documentation and make your own code. First of all, create a module using a Prestashop module creator
Link:https://validator.prestashop.com/generator [Follow this link and generate basic module first and start making your code]
4.Configure YML files
The YML file is the brain of the theme. this file decided to theme positions and hooks please visit this URL https://devdocs.prestashop.com/1.7/themes/getting-started/theme-yml/
Configure the Theme folder ➡ config ➡ theme.dist.yml to theme.yml and edit it according to your theme’s name.
5.Configure Links & Scripts
Configure and make your own scripts for the theme and generate site links.in the starter theme, you find the assets folder inside the templates folder.
6.Creating a theme zip
for creating theme zip you need to export the theme Steps: Design->Theme & Logo->Export current theme
Finalize your theme with design and export the zip format for reuse or reinstall on another server.