Contributing to the PrestaShop documentation

Just like PrestaShop itself, this documentation site (and its content) is open to everyone for suggestions, ideas and modifications!

All you need is to have your user-account validated by the administrators, and to follow the guidelines.

Who we need

Do you feel up for it? Contact us!

The documentation website is actually a wiki. Therefore, anyone with an account can edit it at will. The catch is that you have to have an account, obviously. Not everyone can have one with edit rights: we like to know who edits!

There is currently not automatic way to create an account on the documentation site, it has to be done manually. Therefore, you must contact the documentation team first:

Once you receive our confirmation e-mail, you can get to editing!


Our priority is to fully document the current stable version of PrestaShop. That means v1.6.
Version 1.5 of PrestaShop is still very much used, so its documentation is still a current project.

The highest priority currently lies with the Developer Guide and the Designer guide

The current user guide and complete, but can use some fresh ideas here and there, as well as constant proofreading.

Along with these big priorities are smaller priorities. These projects should be carefully dealt with, as they are popular documentation pages, and users rely on it more often than not.

Last but not least, translation. PrestaShop is used in many languages, but the current documentation team only knows English and French. We need to have the three main user guides (Getting Started, Updating PrestaShop and User Guide) available in as many languages as possible, starting with Spanish, German, Italian, etc.

The documentation for v1.4 will be maintained for perpetuity, but will only receive updates for mistakes and typos.


Wiki tool

This website is powered by Confluence, which is an excellent wiki software from Atlassian – which, incidentally, also edits Jira, the software behind PrestaShop's Forge.

It is therefore highly advisable to get better acquainted with its documentation before editing a page or submitting anything for review, especially how pages and sub-pages are handled and how to use the editor. Do not hesitate to search the Confluence documentation for specific keywords.

File attachments

In order to be retrieved easily by the editor, the image files should be attached to the target page.

More general files, such as downloadables, should be uploaded to one of the subpages of the _InclusionLibrary, which is a hidden page where store files in a clear way. There are a handful of subpages available: