What is the best about PrestaShop?
PrestaShop is from that group and it’s actually very special, it’s a lot different from the others, otherwise, it won’t be so popular. For example, the first major thing about PrestaShop is that it’s free. This means you may download the PrestaShop engine from the provider and you may install it on your own hosting. You actually will need hosting for that. You install it and then install the PrestaShop theme, the design theme, then you add the products and you actually manage your online store.
Why should you pay attention to this engine
Actually, there’s a lot of options that are free on the market, however, there’s a combination of the other factors, that makes PrestaShop so special. For example, one of the major differences and advantages of PrestaShop is that it’s very light-weight and fast. That’s very good for your store, that’s very good for the user experience. That’s actually very good for search engine rankings because search engines love websites that are fast, that perform well so that’s one of the major reasons why PrestaShop became so popular.
Is it easy enough for a beginner to use PrestaShop?
The other reason is that PrestaShop is very, very beginner-friendly, it’s very hard to break something, and it’s very easy to set things up on your own, without ever using a programmer’s assistance or some sort of developers. It’s very easy to install it on your hosting by yourself, so that’s another major reason, and last not least is that PrestaShop has a very active community and active PrestaShop foundation. I mean, the official developers of the software. And, with the community it’s pretty much clear the community builds design themes and functional modules for PrestaShop. With the foundation, this is less obvious, however, it’s also very important, because you really want to work with the software, provided by the company who takes a good care of it and who invests time and resources into building up the community, into the development of the product itself, so that’s actually a very important thing.
New Features in PrestaShop 188.8.131.52
After a few months dedicated to fixing all regressions found on the previous 1.7.6 versions, PrestaShop 184.108.40.206 is finally available!
This maintenance release fixes 31 issues reported on version 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168. They suggest upgrading your shop quickly in order to benefit from these fixes. Of course, don’t forget to backup before.
Reminder: the 1-Click Upgrade module’s latest version is v4.10.0, don’t forget to upgrade it.
Below are listed some of the main regression issues we fixed in this version :
- An infinite loop within the checkout page when two specific cart rules were applied to an order (#15574)
- One bug impacting contributor and partner payment modules due to amount paid no longer validated when creating an order (#15834)
- Three bugs related to the CLDR implementation in the 22.214.171.124 which were provoking errors in both suppliers and orders pages after deleting a currency (#15376), (#15486) and (#15956)
- A few regressions related to the migration of the Customer page:
- Customer creation with SIRET field (#16167)
- Customer listing page bugs on links, filters and export features (#15831), (#10293) and (#15875)
- Customers in a multi-store environment (#16043)
- Error on creating new Brand Address when VAT identification number is mandatory (#16121)
- Quantity discounts not shown for default variant (#16417)
- Revert back to using product URL (including combination) rather than canonical one in the miniatures (SEO) (#14765)
- Fixed PrestaShop Command Line Interface (CLI) cache clearing capabilities (#15324)
By Allowing CLDR to display deleted/inactive currencies #15643 they had to add new methods to interfaces
RepositoryInterface to be able to fetch currencies regardless of them being deleted or inactive. This requires to update any class that implemented that interface.
They had to revert the fix they made for the
object_lang table issue in 126.96.36.199 regarding multi-store data #11876 as it introduced a regression #15274 that changed how multistore data was persisted.
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