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What is PrestaShop eCommerce?

PrestaShop is an eCommerce solution which is free for the basic kernel and open source. It supports payment gateways such as Google checkout, PayPal or payments pro via APIs.

PrestaShop is available under the Open Software License and officially launched in August 2007 for medium and small-sized business. The software, which is based on the Smarty template engine, is used by several thousands of shops worldwide.

What is PrestaShop template?

PrestaShop template is a theme for PrestaShop eCommerce solution. It provides you with vast variety of customization opportunities and allows you to create an online store that fully meets your needs.

Template structure

The template package you have downloaded consists of several folders. Let's see what each folder contains:
  • sources
    contains template source files
    • custom_html
      custom HTML files
    • psd
      template Adobe Photoshop source files (.psd)
    • favicon.png
      favicon image
  • theme
    contains PrestaShop theme files
    • manual_install
      contains files for manual installation
      • theme####
        • img
          images for manual installation
        • modules
          modules for manual installation
        • themes
          theme files for manual installation
        • dump.sql
          sample data file for manual installation
    • themeinstallator
      contains an archive for automatic theme installation
        theme archive. Contains all theme files. It is installed using standard PrestaShop installation method
  • documentation.txt
    contains link to online theme documentation
  • info.txt
    contains instructions on extracting source files