Views within PrestaShop
PrestaShop uses the Smarty template engine to generate its views: http://www.smarty.net/.
The views are stored in
.tpl files, and are used throughout PrestaShop:
- Front office view: the files belong to the enabled theme, which is located in the
For instance, with the default theme:
- Back office view: the files belong to the enabled theme, which is located in the
For instance, the the default back office theme:
Modules can add their own templates to adapt parts of the interface:
- the front office:
- the back office:
There's a third template folder, called /hook/, which can be used for view files that are tied to a specific hook. For instance,
A view name is generally the same as the name for the code using it. For instance,
Overriding a view file
As there is no inheritance, there is no way to override a view. In order to change a view, you must rewrite the template file, and place it in your theme/module's folder, in the same path.
For views tied to a Helper, you can use the PrestaShop
For instance, if you want to change the way the front office order template file:
...you must copy the template file and its path to the override folder:
...then edit the copied template file to better suit your needs.
When adding an override file manually, do not forget to delete the
/cache/class_index.php file so that PrestaShop can take your changes into account.
See the Overriding default behaviors page for more information.