Read these articles to learn how to customize and optimize your PrestaShop installation.
Learn how to improve your PrestaShop store's performance by optimizing its performance settings. This article covers Smarty template settings, debugging and CCC settings, encryption, and caching settings.
Keeping a PrestaShop site updated is important for stability and security reasons. This article describes two methods for updating a PrestaShop installation: using Softaculous, and doing a manual update.
To help improve your site's performance, you can configure PrestaShop to use memcached. This article shows you how to set up PrestaShop to use memcached. Please note that you must have a VPS or dedicated server to use memcached.
For security reasons, PrestaShop's error reporting feature is turned off by default. However, there may be occasions when you need to enable error reporting. This article shows you how to enable error reporting in all versions of PrestaShop (including 1.5.3 and older).
If you are locked out of your PrestaShop administrator account, there are a few ways you can reset your password. This article shows you how to reset your password via email or by resetting the administrator password in the database.
PrestaShop's maintenance mode feature allows authorized IP addresses to view the store normally, while all other visitors receive a maintenance message in their web browsers. This feature is frequently used during site development and testing, or when you need to apply updates. Learn how to enable this feature in this article.
You may need to change the PrestaShop URL settings from time to time, such as when you migrate to a new domain, or if you want to use a temporary URL for testing. This article shows you how.
PrestaShop provides support for numerous languages, which makes it easy to internationalize your shop. Learn how to add a language and change the default shop language in this article.
CAPTCHA protection helps secure your PrestaShop site, and reduces the amount of spamming by bots and other malicious actors. Learn how to add CAPTCHAs to your site by using the SlideCaptcha plugin.
Learn how to use Google Analytics with your PrestaShop site to obtain statistics about visitor traffic by installing and configuring the Google Analytics module with this article.
Learn how to integrate the open-source Matomo (formerly Piwik) analytics platform with PrestaShop to obtain statistics about visitor traffic. This article covers how to install and configure the Matomo module for PrestaShop.
This article discusses using APC or OPcache with PrestaShop.
The multi-store feature in PrestaShop enables you to manage multiple shops from one convenient interface. This article gives you an overview of the multi-store feature, how to enable it, and how to manage multiple shops.
Learn how you can use the information in GTMetrix performance reports to help PrestaShop site performance. This article shows you how to run a GTMetrix performance report and how to analyze the results.
Some PrestaShop modules can negatively affect site and server performance. Learn best practices on how to avoid malicious modules and how to look out for these modules (particularly image manipulation modules, related post & related product modules, and audit logging modules) in this article.
If you make changes to a PrestaShop theme, you may have to clear the Smarty cache to see the modifications. This article shows you how to clear the Smarty cache with two methods: using the PrestaShop administration interface and using the command line or cPanel.
Learn what to do when PrestaShop displays a blank page, also sometimes known as the "white screen of death." This article covers how to enable PrestaShop's error reporting feature.
You have purchased and installed an SSL certificate, and now you want to use it with PrestaShop. This article shows you how to enable SSL for PrestaShop, and the advantages of using Sectigo with PrestaShop.
Learn how to generate multiple PrestaShop cart rules at once in this tutorial.
Learn how to configure product packs for your PrestaShop site in this tutorial.
To help improve your site's performance, you can configure PrestaShop to use Redis. Please note that you must have a VPS or Dedicated Server to use Redis.