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• Last Updated: 01/14/2020
• ( 7 minutes reading )

How to manage the Modules of your PrestaShop 1.7 Online Store

Introduction

PrestaShop enhances its functionalities by providing you with the option to additionally install functional components called modules. Those are small installable programs, thanks to which you can extend your Online Store and in this tutorial, you are going to learn how to fully manage them.


Step 1: Accessing the “Module Catalog” page

In order to install, enable, disable, or in other words to fully manage the modules of your Online Store, you will have to log in to the Admin area of Prestashop and from the left vertical navigation menu to look for the “Modules” option. When you find it, please, click on it. A drop-down menu will appear with the following options:

  • Module Catalog
  • Module Manager

To be able to install a module, please, click the “Module Catalog” option.

 

Accessing the Module Catalog

 

You will be redirected to a page called “Module Catalog”.

 

Module Catalog page overview

 

On that page you will be provided with many different modules - some of them free and others licensed under paid license. For the free modules, you should immediately see the “Install” button while for those requiring additional payment you will see the “Discover” button. 


Step 2: Installing a specific module

You can scroll down in order to see the offered modules or you can use the “Search” bar to quickly find the module you would like to add to your Online Store.

 

Searching for a specific module

 

When you find the desired module, if it is free, you will see an “Install” button at the bottom of the module.

 

Installing the module

 

Let’s take for example the “PrestaShop Cleaner” module. This module is used to clear your default Prestashop installation from the sample data it has. 

The moment you install the module and refresh the page, the module will disappear since it will be transferred to the “Module Manager” page. In other words, all installed modules are managed under the “Module Manager” page, while all other modules are available under the “Module Catalog” page.


Step 3: Accessing the “Module Manager” page

To reach the “Module Manager” page, look for the “Module” option again in the left vertical navigation menu of the Prestashop Admin Area. When you find it, please, click on it, but this time from the drop-down menu click the “Module Manager” option.

 

Accessing the Module Manager page

 

That action will redirect you to a page called “Module Manager”.

 

Module Manager overview

 

O that page you will be presented with all the already installed modules on your Online Store.

 

List of installed modules

 

To configure the desired module, please, first find it in the list.


Step 4: Configuring the installed modules

You are going to learn detailed information about the configuration of the “PrestaShop Cleaner” module. However, the process of configuring any other module might vary depending on the module’s configuration options.

Next, to each of the installed modules, you will see a button with an arrow for a drop-down menu.

When you find the “PrestaShop Cleaner” module, please, click the “Configure” button right next to the module itself.

 

Configuring the installed module

 

When you click it, you will be redirected to the actual configuration page.

 

Module configuration page overview

 

More options, when it comes to module management, you can find on the additional menu available on the drop-down menu right next to the “Configure” button.

 

Module manager options overview

 

The options available on the drop-down menu are as follow:

  • Uninstall” - choosing the “Uninstall” option will uninstall the installed module and make it available once again under the “Module Catalog” page.
  • Disable” - the “Disable” option will disable the desired module on your Online Store entirely but leave it installed just in case you would like to enable it in the future.
  • Disable mobile” - the chosen module will be disabled but only on the Mobile version of your Online Store.
  • Reset” - if you had previously made some changes with the configuration of the module, thanks to the “Reset” option you can reset the default values

Since you already know how the options for the modules work, you can easily manage the module by your likes and also to delete it if necessary.

 

Congratulations! Today you learned how to install a module, how to enable or disable it, how to fully manage the modules for your Online Store.

 

 

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