On these days, many customer ask Leo Team about the launch of new version Prestashop 1.7.
The answer is YES, we HAD a FREE Prestashop 1.7 theme. However, the reason why we did not put it on sale. First, it does not have full function for an online shop. We need the full version released by Prestashop to complete it. However, we also provide database and demo to customer in order to have experiences about Prestashop 1.7.
Time Line Schedule
September 14th. Leo Team released the first theme in Prestashop 1.7
August 29th: PrestaShop v184.108.40.206 RC 0 is now available for download.
July 18th: PrestaShop v220.127.116.11 Beta 2 is now available for download.
June 1st: PrestaShop v18.104.22.168 Beta 1 is now available for download
May 24th: PrestaShop v22.214.171.124 Alpha 4 is now available for download
April 4th: PrestaShop v126.96.36.199 Alpha3 is now available for download, but of course, it's not suitable for production yet. If you want to give it a try you will have to follow this installation tutorial.
If you regularly follow the announcement or blog of prestashop team, you can easily find out a claim that Prestashop version 1.7 will be released in Q1 2016. This blog was written in September 2015 and now is September 2016. We guest that the developers from Prestashop Team couldn't estimate the release date exactly. After that in the announcement in February 2016, This is the latest statement from Prestashop about the release date: “There is no set date for the stable release, yet, other than when it’s ready”.
Leo Team guessed that the release of the stable version will be around end of this year 2016. :D
Default theme seems to be quite popular simple. However it gives users the power to edit anything they desire. The new version simplifies workflow creation of new products. Improve back office, focusing on the most common tasks. About the functions from the perspective of your customers will essentially identical to the old version.
There is no reason for you to wait on the 1.7 theme for your store. Because really up until now we did not know when it will be launched. And after it is available I am sure that it needs to upgrade module many times to get more stable. The wait may miss your business opportunity. Therefore do not let it pass.
Why to choose Prestashop 1.6:
- It works very well, many bugs have been already fixed.
- There are thousands of modules (free or paid) you can choose from.
- User can easily find any question on the community forum
- It will be officially supported only several more months after the stable release of 1.7
Why to choose Prestashop 1.7:
- It has new technology, seems like it will be easier to create new themes
- We don't know the release date
- There still will be bugs at least in the first releases
- It seems very narrow selection for modules and themes at the beginning
In my opinion, we advise customer should stick with Prestashop 1.6. Because to update into 1.7, developer have to work hard to build something new.
With Leo Team, All module created by us will work on Prestashop 1.7. We had tested, however when the official version release we will check it again. We also have created a new theme FREE in Prestashop 1.7.
Let try our demo: http://demo4leotheme.com/prestashop/leo_hitech/en/
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We will give more detail in our site for Leo Hitech so follow us to get more information and download file to have experiences with Prestashop 1.7