PrestaShop is now available! Read What’s Fixed

Hey Presta Sellers, Great News! PrestaShop Stable Version is finally out to fix bugs and functionality errors troubling you since the release of the previous version, So, are you ready to upgrade to PrestaShop

This new version includes significant updates and several other important fixes. If you’re using PrestaShop 1.7.x, we recommend updating to as soon as possible to benefit from these improvements.

Today, we will outline everything you need to know about the new PrestaShop version So if this news stands relevant to you as a PrestaShop online seller, keep reading.

A brief about PrestaShop 1.7.8.X

PrestaShop 1.7.8.x has continually evolved with improvements and enhancements for a better user experience. With more and more regular contributors, each version of PrestaShop is getting bigger and better.

PrestaShop 1.7.8.x brought exciting features that enhanced the seller’s experience, like UI and performance and technical improvements for developers. However, following great performance were some bugs and errors, which PrestaShop fixed in its newest release,

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Before we talk ahead about what’s fixed and what’s not, let’s first get an overview of the core features of the PrestaShop 1.7.8.x

Translation Features

PrestaShop 1.7.8.X allowed export of back-office, front-office, email, themes, and module translations. A much-needed functionality requested by merchants.

PHP 7.4 Compatibility

PrestaShop 1.7.8.X introduced compatibility with PHP 7.4, allowing PrestaShop sellers to advantage from bug fixes and security patches.

User Interface Improvements

The back-office UI Kit in PrestaShop 1.7.8.X was enhanced to include a robust Design System with color changes, font sizes, button contrasts, and improved fluidity.

New Multi-store Header

PrestaShop 1.7.8.X introduced a multistore header to organize your shops and change the colors of each shop or group of shops. The merchants will benefit from a more efficient multi-store user experience due to this update.

Product Wish list

The PrestaShop 1.7.8.X update introduced a native module to core features, allowing merchants to create wishlists on their own websites. Customers may add items to their wishlist using this feature. They will be able to quickly save the product on their wishlist and purchase them at a later date with ease.

PrestaShop Front Office Improvements

  • Enhancements to classic theme pictures width, accessibility, and some lighthouse KPI metrics
  • The implementation of Native Lazy Loading on the Classic theme
  • On Catalog pages, the label “Out of Stock” appears.
  • On the Classic theme, you may now swipe a product image on a mobile device for the first time.
  • On Categories pages, the subcategories are shown.
  • When a user visits the product page for a nonexistent product, it returns a 404 response.

PrestaShop Back-Office Improvements

  • You’ll find that TinyMCE is enabled for mobile devices in the back office.
  • The information about the active overrides is shown in the Information tab.
  • A new internal order note is now available on the Order View Page.
  • Users with back-office privileges may upload their customized avatars.

PrestaShop Bug Fixes

  • Address a regression in that made the hook names case sensitive. The issue is resolved by comparing the hook names, which are all lowercase.
  • For the product list, fix the SEO item list index position.
  • On the latest version of Chrome, there are issues with the “stay logged in” and “lost password” error-free floats that PrestaShop fixed.
  • A fix for the stock delta component’s empty state has been implemented. When the value is empty, it should be displayed as zero.
  • The assistance field should be provided when using an integer type to a form. The help field was not displayed when an integer was used to a form.

Some Important Notes and Recommendations Regarding PrestaShop

  • The “patch” release of version is a bug fix update to version, and any previous version will be simple to upgrade from: features will function better, and modules and themes that worked fine on 1.7.8 will also run effectively on 1.7.8
  • The latest version of the 1-Click PrestaShop Upgrade module is v4.14.0, so don’t forget to update it.
  • We recommend that you update your store as soon as possible to take advantage of these bug fixes. Make sure to do a full manual backup before the upgrade so you can go back if something goes wrong.
  • Hire PrestaShop developer who is certified, experienced, and demonstrated with a proven track record when updating from any PrestaShop version 1.7.8.x to Updating versions is critical and must only be followed by or under a PrestaShop expert’s supervision.
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