Prestashop Starter Theme / Boilerplate

I do a lot of work using both PrestaShop and WordPress and a big difference I find between the two is support for developers.

As it stands, Prestashop Theme developers have to hack away at the default theme each time they begin a new project. In contrast WordPress Theme developers have a choice of several starter themes available if they’d prefer to not work on TwentyEleven yet again.

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PrestaDB

I have used Prestashop as my e-commerce platform of choice for around 2 years now, and over this time I’ve created several complete stores, a number of custom modules and core changes all while tearing my hair out because of a lack of documentation.

PrestaDB header design example

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Prestashop 1.4.2 released

Over the weekend the Prestashop team released Prestashop 1.4.2, and the changelog suggests that the update is more focused upon fixes not features. This is great news in my opinion. Prestashop 1.4 has so far been a step in the right direction, with features such as the overrides and the MVC pattern which are big improvements on Prestashop 1.2.

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