Announcing Two New Free PrestaShop Modules

In our quest to help the PrestaShop community we our proud to announce that we have released two new free modules for PrestaShop. We looked through our support tickets from our PrestaShop support service for reoccurring issues and features our clients think that PrestaShop has omitted. We compiled the list and decided to make them into two free modules for the community. We hope our new modules will make managing your shop easier and more efficient.


htaccess Editor

We have dozens of requests a week for simple changes to PrestaShop htaccess files. We decided to make an editor you can use directly from your back office to edit the htaccess of your store. Our module will let you edit both the top and the bottom of your htaccess file and will not be overwritten when you regenerate your htaccess file from PrestaShop. So no need to worry about your redirects or server optimizations being erased. Our free htaccess module also features a syntax checker and code highlighting as well. In addition to this it also has line numbering too, so you can keep track of the changes in your file. Below is a screenshot from our module. You can download the free PrestaShop htaccess editor here.

PrestaShop htaccess Editor


robots.txt Editor

Looking through our requests we also saw a need for a robots.txt editor as well. So we made a free robots.txt editor for PrestaShop too. With the ever changing landscape of what search engines want it is vital to have access to your robots.txt file and be able to change it. Especially since Google has started rendering sites differently based on which files are excluded by the robots.txt. This module will give you complete control over which directories that you want to hide from search engines and which ones you want to share with them. Now you will have control to unblock the CSS and JS files on your server so the pages are rendered correctly. Our module features syntax highlighting and line number as well. It also has a syntax checker to let you know if your syntax is not correct. Below is a screenshot from the module. You can download out free PrestaShop robots.txt editor here.

PrestaShop robots.txt editor


Module Update

In addition to those two new modules, we have also updated our wildly popular CSS Editor module to have the same capabilities as well. This should make it even easier to edit the CSS on your site so you can style your site any way that you are wanting. You can get the updated PrestaShop CSS module here.


If you have any suggests for future modules for us to release, use our comment section below and tell us what you would love to see. We have dozens of ideas in the works, but only a few ever make it out to wide release. As always, happy selling.

About the Author: Lesley Paone

Lesley has worked in e-commerce for over a decade, and is the founder of dh42. Starting out with PrestaShop and brancing out into other platforms like Shopify. He loves all things e-commerce and loves a challenge, in his spare time he helps moderate several forums on SEO, e-commerce, as well as the PrestaShop forum. If you have any questions for him about any of his articles just use our contact form to contact him.