This edition of the Core Weekly report highlights changes in PrestaShop’s core codebase during the previous five weeks, from Monday 12th of September to Sunday 16th of Octobre 2016.

Wow, almost a month without a proper Core Weekly report! Sorry for that, dear readers!
So, this phonebook of a report is not called Core Monthly, ‘cos I DO want to publish it on a weekly basis still. Next time! :)

TL;DR

Yup, that’s a lot to read through. So, here are a few highligts from the LONG list of changes:

  • Adding the parent/child inheritance system for themes!
  • Better SEO for faceted search.
  • Better PHP 7.0 support.
  • A HUGE number of fixes and improvements.
  • Several security fixes.
  • Some forgotten hooks are back, and some were added.
  • Improved installer.
  • Better phpdoc all around (thanks Michael Dekker for this initiative!).
  • And a LOT more!

General messages

A few things happened in the past month, isn’t it? First, we released RC1 AND RC2 of version 1.7.0.0 (please test it!). We formally introduced PrestonBot, we put the techdoc site online for all to contribute to, and as you’ll soon see, we’re about to release 1.6.1.8 :)

PrestaShop 1.7 development is going well, and we’re getting a good feeling about it. There is a still a lot of ironing to do, but mostly, you should start working on your themes and modules :) Are your modules 1.7-ready? Have you tried to create a 1.7 theme? Check the current tech doc!

You can find an up-to-date thread about the 1.7 development in the forum.
The 1.7 Project FAQ is always available here: http://build.prestashop.com/news/prestashop-1-7-faq/.

Code changes in ‘develop’ branch (for version 1.7.0.0)

Let’s review the merged pull-requests on the ‘develop’ branch since the last Core Weekly Report!

Front office (including the default theme, named “Classic”, based upon the Starter Theme)

Back office

Core

Installer

Tests

See all the PRs merged into the ‘develop’ codebase since the last Core Weekly here.

Code changes in ‘1.6.1.x’ branch (for 1.6 patch versions)

Back office

  • 5831: Take order state unremovable flag into account. Thank you @erouvier29!
  • 5847: Fix partial refund cart rules tax method. Thank you @shaffe-fr!
  • 5965: Align select in table headers. Thank you @mcdado!
  • 5998: Fix admin tabs saving. Thank you @123monsite-regis!
  • 6457: Update sample csv customer file, by @aleeks.
  • 6514: Fix translations match regular expression in AdminTranslationsController. Thank you @casper-o!
  • 6621: Fix missing translations count on AdminTranslations BO Page. Thank you @firstred!
  • 6626: Fix detection of APCu on Performance page. Thank you @firstred!
  • 6630: Automatically fill link_rewrite on new CMS category page. Thank you @firstred!
  • 6631: Fix filtering on state in monitoring BO page. Thank you @firstred!
  • 6634: Fix multilang link rewrite import. Thank you @firstred!
  • 6643: Fix duplicate rows in product listing. Thank you @123monsite-regis!
  • 6651: Prevent default category to be reset when already defined during import. Thank you @firstred!

Core

Installer

See all the PRs merged into the ‘1.6.1.x’ codebase since the last Core Weekly here.

Thank you to the contributors whose pull requests were merged since the last Core Weekly Report: @123monsite-regis, @antho-girard, @casper-o, @ecomm360, @enumag, @erouvier29, @firstred, @ginodev, @hiousi, @idnovate, @jd440, @jherry, @kermes, @kioob, @kpodemski, @m03g, @maidmaid, @martinfojtik, @mcdado, @n-wouda, @nobodaddy, @okom3pom, @phpmadman, @pkshetlie, @pranid, @prestamodule, @prestanesia, @shaffe-fr, @turtl3, and @zuzul!! Special thanks to @firstred for all those PRs he contributed :)
Also, thank you to the contributors whose PRs haven’t been merged yet! And of course, a big thank you to all those who contribute with tickets and comments on the Forge!

If you want to contribute to PrestaShop with code, please read these pages first:

…and if you do not know how to fix an issue but wish to report it, please read this: How to use the Forge to contribute to PrestaShop. Thank you!

Happy contributin’ everyone!