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 18.104.22.168
A few months ago, the PrestaShop core team has decided to make a forthright patch release process and deliver patch versions on a more regular basis, every time it’s needed. So here we are, 6 weeks after the release of 22.214.171.124, PrestaShop 126.96.36.199 is now available!
This maintenance release is a bit special as it does not only fix regressions found on version 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206, but it also has put a focus on fixing many security issues, from 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7 versions. This is a result of a huge work on security which has been started a few weeks ago to ensure more security on the PrestaShop software. In the near future, PrestaShop will focus more and more on security to ensure that no security breaches, even minor ones such as permission issues, are left out in the core.
As this patch fixes several security issues, we highly recommend to upgrade your shop as soon as possible. Of course, as always, don’t forget to backup before.
Reminder: the 1-Click Upgrade module’s latest version is v4.10.1, don’t forget to upgrade it.
Below are listed the 7 regressions that were found and fixed in this version, impacting both front-office and back-office.
- When editing an address both in the customer account and checkout, a new address was created instead of replacing it – #18100 and #18072
- Canonical redirects for products with combinations no longer worked, which could cause duplicate content #18279
- When adding a cart rule to an order from the back-office, the value discount was not correct #18630
- Searching a category with the quick search no longer redirected to the category edition page – #17908
- The help card was no longer displayed on view order and new employee pages – #18279 and #18615
- In the customer view page, the number of “last emails” was incorrect – #18602
- It was not possible to access the translation interface for the Serbian language – #18062
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