Prestacategories is the tool missing to Prestashop to bulk create product families and organize the products catalog.
Allows you to create categories and branches of categories in second, but also to duplicate them, to move then (to change the parent category of a complete tree), to bulk activate or de-active them and their products.
You can also with a few clicks re-assign (change visibility and change default category) hundred of products accross the list of families.
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Video presenting all major features of PrestaCategories - tuto part 1/2 ( duration 20mm):
This video is presenting one by one each of the major features of PrestaCategories. Probably the easiest way to discover this great Prestashop module and to get trained to use it. Topics covered: what's for, move categories, create or clone categories in bulk, edition of categories, HTML editor, association between categories and products and shops, mulitple languages, MagicEdit (text fields bulk editing), customers groups, mass upload of photos, bulk edit of products, columns and other visual settings,...
PrestaCategories is a super-module ( Windows aplication) to easily and quickly manage your Prestashop e-commerce catalog, by providing amazing tools to move, edit, clone, and activate categories and their content, associate, hide, show and move products.
It permits for example:
To move and associate all or a subset of products from one family to another (default category).
To clone a tree or selection of categories under any others target categories, with or without their products, scenes, discounts,...
To move a selection or a tree (or a selection of trees) of families to a different location in the tree (in one click !).
To make visible (associate) , link or unlink, a selection or all products to a category or a selection of categories.
To activate /deactivate a set of products and / or categories.
To create new, edit (HTML form included), delete categories, in all languages.
To quickly visualize the list of products of one or more categories (selection possible between "visible" products and products having this category as default category).
Taxes prices calculated for any country / state (from Prestashop V1.4).
To create new groups of customers, to bulk associate them to categories, to bulk manage discounts of groups and discounts per category per group.
To mass upload images of categories
In a multi shops context (PS 1.5 and above), to bulk associate products and categories to the shops.
PrestaCategories and PrestaPricing are now talking to each other. PrestaPricing, which integrates a very powerfull tool to import lists (xls,xlsx, csv) of products and combinations, is now also capable (when PrestaCategories is also running on the same PC) to create the missing categories during the import. This is the ultimate solution for instance to enterely migrate your catalog, with products, combinations, categories, images,... from an old Prestashop version into a more recent one.
Second part of the training on PrestaCategories, going into details - part 2/2 ( duration 30mm):
This second part of the tutorial is explaining the role of each button of the interface. Topics covered: all buttons purpose is presented one buy one, change categories order, right click pop up menu, left panel, paginators, HTML editor,...
Like PrestaPricing, PrestaCategories is a Windows application which connects to the database by https in a totally secure manner (16bits encryption key).
It uses a special connection module for Prestashop (MPRApplicationConnect), provided with the application. The connection works even on shared servers, without requiring to open the 3306 port. It does NOT need to activate the SSH protocol either.
Does not require to install any additional pluggin on the server.
The installtion is simple, takes less than 5 min. Will assign you free of charge if you get any trouble.
Only exception: Like many other modules, cannot be installed on PrestaBox, as Prestashop has blocked the FTP access on this platform.
When cloning a category and its content, there is no creation of new products. The products of the cloned category are simply declared visible in the new categories.
Available in French and English.
Full support of UNICODE (all UTF8 alphabets)
Fully tested with Prestashop versions 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 and now 1.7
Not working on 1.1.x and earlier versions of Prestashop.
Supports both Prestashop classic and Prestashop Cloud.
Requires Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10, 32 or 64 bits.
Tested successfully on MAC using Parallels Desktop 8 or later.
Tested successfully on Linux using Virtual Box and W8.1 32 bits.
Please read the included license for more details.
The license is valid for one PC and one site only. Multi users (multi PCs) are also available at a cheap price. The 2 PCs licence is currently offered with each new order.
If you plan to use the application on multiple sites, you have to purchase a multi sites license. Cheaper than buying multiple licenses, even if our price is highly digressive.
When purchased with a multi sites license, the application will allows you to save and retrieve the connection parameters for all your sites. A must have feature.
If you are a developer of sites for customers, you must purchase one license for each of their PCs, in case you plan to distribute this application with your products or services.
For high volumes of users or PCs, please contact us for a quotation.
Purchase of the current version is giving free access to all future versions during six months.
The installation is quick and easy. We'll be pleased to support you if you face any difficulty.
Follow the step by step guide (readme-first.txt file contained in the downloaded zip)
MyPhotoRescue & Sitolog 2010-2016
Purchased PrestaCategories with PrestaPricing in the same pack, to get an immediat discount on the total amount, up to 27%.
See list of existing packs at the bottom of this page.
Version 6.2.1.a: Stabilization and speed improvement version
Repair recovery the database in POST mode name
Added an option to disable encryption of sent SQL queries, for resolution slow decryption on some servers.
Fixed a severe bug: products Deleting removes specific prices that are not associated with a particular store for all products
Version 6.2.0: Adding compatibility with PrestaShop 1.7
Review of taxes during the selection of another country or State
Country_behavior and state_behavior replaced by behavior in the tax_rule, since ps 1.5 table. Review code of reading of the tax for countries with States.
Maximization of the window containing the control panel detected and banned (the user always realizing this operation by accident and could not go back)
Version 6.1.2.a: Stabilization version. Better compatibility with the stocks advanced management mode.
Deletion of products: do not delete products that are advanced inventory management mode (may vary according to the shops) and who have stock in warehouses
. Normal they are never enabled by default in PS for a while. OK if we enable them (and generates).
Turning off AutoCorrect (annoying) when using the editor HTML CKEditor in raw text ("source" button) mode
Error on line 344 of click on BTN_move_all_selected_categories_and_products treatment. You called the function TableSelectMoins. The specified index is invalid.
MagicEdit, deletion confirmation step 1 and in confirmation step 2, offering at the same time close the window (2 actions less in the process).
The texts and windows keep the same size even if the mode of afichage of Windows is different from 100% to avoid the display defects (fields that overlap)
Tab sheet don't be refreshed not well when changing its tail on the screen
Backup the changes made in the plug when you turn off the afficahge of the Sandra nail, if auto backup is checked
Association of a product in a shop-online recalculation of its qunatite available from existing stocks in warehouses to store access (if it is in mode "Advanced inventory management" and 'quantities according to stocks in warehouses' in the store serving as a model).
Change default category-online frocer make it visible in news, PrestaShop
The sort order of products in a category. The calculation of the new order (step 5) became very long: 10 minutes to reorganize 80 products, even for 15 products is several minutes. Before it took 1 to 2 minutes. After correction: 20 sec.
See capture screen, during training, it has proved impossible to remove on a greenfield site 18.104.22.168 (emptied) categories under home (recursive selection). crash indicating 3.neft missing.
Support of FTPES (explicit TLS) connections on servers without authentication (encryption only) or certificate invalid.
The selection of a single product by several already selected don't rafraichait no other tables or the lite selected products in-house.
Double click on the button "Set all" trees of categories posing software in the old way of loading of categories (not progressive), to the next application startup.
On the use of the buttons "set all" help (single vs double click)
PHP 7.0 support
PDO support (alternative to mySQLi)
Detecting the presence of CKEditor on the server
mode "grouped by associated categories, with column photos, the sproduits are listed twice, including once with no photo.
The linearistion of positions after a re-scheduling of products is optional.
Crash if we tick "open the window of repair of the ardorescence" in the login window and then launch directly a repair of the breadcrumb, pointing streaming the main window does not exist.
Uknown column in imshco.cover we clause during the afficahge of the products on a ps 22.214.171.124. Cause: column cover photo. Of that cover is dasn table image_shop from version 126.96.36.199.0
on ps1541 products do not appear when I chose a category, ok when I the seletionnet all.
The association of a product in a store now runs the notion of shared amounts, when copying the amount since the model shop. Whether the model shop, which is part of a group with shared amount, or store to associate, or both. This is also managed with the product which stocks are managed in the warehouses.
Version 6.1 and 6.1.1: Integration of the famous CKEditor (one of the best HTML editor of the market)
Correction of two major bugs:
Version 6.0 (major release): major speed improvement (up to 100x), see here ou comparative test
Version 4.0 (major release):
Version 3.5 (major release):
Version 3.4 (major release):
Version 3.0.2 (stabilization version):
Version 3.0 new features (major release):
Version 2.5 new features:
Version 2.0.1.a new features:
|Requires to modify Prestashop core :||No|
|Prestashop compatibility :||1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7|
|Languages :||French, English|
|Application format :||Windows application (Vista,7,8,10). On MAC, use Parallels Desktop or VMWare|
|file size :||330Mb|
|Multi-sites licence option :||Yes|
|Minimum screen definition :||1024x768|
|Sitolog connector version :||7.3.a|
|Latest public version :||6.2.4.c.build1|