Finally, the official Prestashop 1.7 is released after 495 days since the release of 126.96.36.199.
Today, we start planning a schedule for updating theme into Prestashop 1.7 for customer. We are happy to finally release the start of a now path for PrestaShop: version 188.8.131.52 opens the way to a new way of selling, creating and developing with your favorite Open Source e-commerce platform!
Indeed, version 1.7 is a major step forward for PrestaShop, with a number of major features and forward-looking changes: the introduction of the Symfony2 framework, a rebuilt Theme system which brings a new default theme along with a Starter Theme, a brand new Product Creation page, a reworked Modules page, a reorganized main menu, … and all this while having a look at performances!
WARNING: If you store is working well in Prestashop 1.6. Please do not upgrade your store into the latest version 1.7. Because you may lose all your configuration, the main reasons is Prestashop core is changed from 1.6 to 1.7 is totally different. Will it be easy to upgrade into the latest version 1.7? Of course NOT. It is not easy for anyone. But you CAN upgrade, however you need to prepare to have to adapt or replace many of your widget (theme and module). Prestashop 1.7 is a major version not only because it packs a lot of significant changes, but it is also major in the semver sense of the term: it breaks some of the backward compatibility. If it didn’t, we probably would have called it 184.108.40.206.
We do not update all template into the latest version because as you know PS 1.7 is quite different from PS1.6. That is a big workload for us. However, we will try our best. We also do not choose specified theme to update. You who will decided which template should be updated! We based on Customer Demand and Quantity of Sales on other Prestashop Marketplace. We have create a poll collect customer opinions.
NOTE: If your template is not updated, keep calm and be patient. We will try our best. We also provide Custom Work for update Site and Template into Prestashop 1.7 in the future. So let join with us and vote for your template with the button below!