Prestashop installation guideYou will need a PrestaShop hosting service in order to install PrestaShop.

How to Install PrestaShop

You can find the latest release of PrestaShop at the PrestaShop’s official website.

In order to initiate the installation you should follow these steps:

Download the Latest Release from the PrestaShop’s official website.

Extract the package locally on your computer.

Upload the installation package via cPanel’s File Manager or using an FTP client. Bear in mind that the uploaded package should reside under the public_html directory, which is the web root folder for your account, or alternatively under a subdirectory of it.

Prior to initiating the installation, a new database should be created. Add the corresponding user to the database. You can easily do this from cPanel >> MySQL Database.

Access here the Prestashop Manual.

How to add products to PrestaShop?

*First, create a new category of products for your shop. To do this, login to your admin area and go to the Catalog tab. Press the “Add a new   subcategory” button.

*On the next page you have to add the information for your category. Please note that if you have a multi-language application, you should press on the language icon in order to add descriptions for all languages you have installed. Once you are ready, press the “Save” button and the category will be added.

*Now you can add some products to the newly created category. Go to the Catalog page again and click on the “Sample category” link in the table of categories.

*Click on “Add a new product” in order to add a product to the selected category. On the next page you should enter the details for your product – name, image, price, attributes, etc. Once ready, you can click on either “Save and stay” or the “Save and back to category” buttons depending on whether you are done entering information for the product. Once you save and enable it, the product will become available for your visitors to purchase.

*Now you can add as many product categories and products to your e-shop as you want.

How to Install Themes in PrestaShop

*When using PrestaShop for you ecommerce website, you are able to choose between different outlooks. To install a new PrestaShop theme, you have to download it locally and to extract the archive at your computer.

*Then, you should upload the entire folder of your theme to the “themes” directory in the folder that PrestaShop resides in.

*Once you have done that, login to the admin area of your shopping cart and go to Preferences -> Appearance. In this menu, select the newly uploaded theme from the list of available themes and press the “Save” button.

*Your theme is now installed! You can browse to the front end of your application and check its new look.

How to add languages to PrestaShop

*You can easily add more languages to your PrestaShop website. To do that you have to download the required language pack file (in .gzip format) from the PrestaShop official website. Once you have downloaded the file, you have to login to the admin area of your shop. Choose Tools -> Translations. Now, simply browse to the language pack file in your local computer and press the Import button.

*The language pack will be installed in few seconds. Now you have to add it as a new language for your website. You can do this from Tools -> Languages. You have to upload a flag image for the new translation, a “no-picture” image (when the flag image can not be loaded) and enter the ISO and the language codes of the country. If you want to install Russian for example, you should enter “ru” in these fields. When you are ready with this step, press the save button, and the new language will be ready to use.

How to edit the Home page of PrestaShop

*To edit your homepage, log in to your back office, then click to “Modules” tab, and find “Home Text Editor” module under “Tools”. Then click to “configure” button at the right side.There you can change what you want, or just delete to not show anything.

*You can change image by uploading your image, but you can not delete image from your back office. To delete image, log in to your ftp and find “editorial” module under “/modules/editorial/”. In this folder you will see image named as “homepage_logo.jpg”, by deleting image, it will not be displayed in homepage.

How to add payment methods in PrestaShop

*With PrestaShop you are able to add different payment methods to your e-shop. In order to setup the payment methods of your website, please login to your admin area and click on the “Payment” tab.

*From this page you can install, uninstall and configure the supported payment methods. Currently PrestaShop allows you to use: AIM
Bank Wire payments
Cash on delivery
DIBS payments
Google Checkout
Ogone payment services

Adding /changing the default currency in PrestaShop

*PrestaShop can accept a large number of currencies. By default, there are three standard currencies: The Euro, the Dollar, and the Pound. However, you can add and configure new currencies by clicking on the “Currencies” sub-tab, under the “Payment” tab.

*Click on “Add New” to create a new currency and fill out the form.

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