Prestashop 8 – What’s New in the Latest Version

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We are pleased to announce the release of Prestashop 8, which includes several new features and improvements that will enhance your eCommerce experience.

Are you considering an upgrade to Prestashop 8? The latest versions, 8.0.2 and 8.1, are packed with exciting new features that make the upgrade worth it. Prestashop 8.0.2 is now released, bringing additional stability to the 8.0 branch. This patch includes over 20 bug fixes, and 8.1 is now in feature freeze. There has never been a better time to take advantage of PrestaShop’s advancements.

You can find the changelog in the blog. As always, we recommend that you upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible.

In this blog post, we’ll explore what’s new with the Prestashop upgrade and why you should consider making the switch.

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What’s new in Prestashop 8.1

As of version 8.1, PrestaShop is no longer introducing new features and has officially entered the feature freeze stage. The following are the most notable features of this version:

  • The improved product page is subject to the feature freeze enabled by default.
  • You can now produce additional images with experimental formats, like WebP and Avif. 
  • Enhanced command of products that have been phased out is no longer attainable.
  • Permit staff to gain access to the front office with the maintenance mode switched on and no IP addresses necessary.
  • Store profiling can be done quickly and easily from the back office. Additionally, developers are offered more choices when configuring Symfony services.

Issues associated with 8.0.2


  • The ps_distributionapiclient module was unable to be upgraded 
  • The Symfony debugger identified the module descriptions as untranslated fields
  • The translatable input field is filled with the default language instead of being empty.

Back office

Several back office issues were fixed, including:

  • Conversion from 3-char to 6-char hex color
  • Customer data retrieval
  • Access to modules for employees
  • HTML tags not taken into account
  • Importing a file with a non .csv extension. 
  • Additionally, the alternative currency symbol is not displayed on the product
  • Icon fonts are preloaded properly
  • Fixed adding a bad query with an alias

Front Office

  • Visitors were identified as logged-in users.
  • In some cases, adding a first address was difficult due to the error “Invalid postcode.”

Other Fixes

  • The Webservices category was not well-formed.
  • In PrestaShop 8.0 with PHP 8.1, the web service needed to be fixed.
  • The web services did not allow for the creation of new customers.
  • In BO, the translation string for “new” was not working.

Beginning of PrestaShop 9

On February 1, 2023, PrestaShop version 8.1 entered a feature freeze and the beginning of PrestaShop 9.0. This marks the beginning of a thrilling new journey as the PrestaShop team works to create the best and most innovative eCommerce platform. Keep an eye out for additional updates as this journey progresses.


Final Words

In conclusion, Prestashop 8.0.2 is a giant leap forward in the realm of webstores, granting users an array of upgrades and an improved user experience. Such a great package of changes ensures Prestashop 8.0.2 is a superior solution to the preceding PrestaShop versions. 

The upgrade process should be smooth. However, a full manual backup is recommended. The advantages of upgrading to the new patch release can only be fully appreciated if it is done swiftly. To guarantee a smooth and easy transition from PrestaShop 8, contact our Prestashop Specialists at Presta Web Developer for experienced and professional services. Get in touch with us today.

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