Tuesday, September 1, 2009

how to write a module with prestashop

Every module is load with a hook. A hook is a module holder. Prestashop has some default hooks. We will see later how to createhooks.

Ok, now lets start to make a module with prestashop. First make a folder with the modulename. Create a .tpl file with the modulename. Write the presentation code here.
Then create a .php file with the modulename. The following is a dummy class for our module.

// class name must be same with the modulename, not case sensitive.

class Fashion extends Module
function __construct()
$this->name = 'fashion'; // this is the name of the module
$this->tab = 'Blocks';
$this->version = 1.0;

parent::__construct(); // The parent construct is required for translations

$this->page = basename(__FILE__, '.php');
$this->displayName = $this->l('Block Fashion');
$this->description = $this->l('Add a fashion block');

function install()
if (!parent::install())
return false;
if (!$this->registerHook('leftColumn')) // we are setting this module with the left column.
return false;
return true;

* Returns module content
* @param array $params Parameters
* @return string Content
// as we are setting this module on left column, we are using this hook to load our module.
function hookLeftColumn($params)
return $this->display(__FILE__, 'fashion.tpl');


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