Theme.yml

The theme’s theme.yml file defines all of the theme’s configuration and meta information, such as its version number, layouts, compatibility range, hook configuration, etc.

Theme description

The theme’s name MUST match its directory name. For instance, if the theme is named “My Awesome Theme” and its ‘name’ value is set to “my-awesome-theme”, then the folder MUST be /my-awesome-theme .

Users will be able to choose the layout for each page from the theme’s settings page. Layouts are automatically parsed from the theme’s /templates/layouts folder, so this configuration key is optional, but it allows designers to provide some more user-friendly info than just a filename.

  name: StarterTheme # The name must match the directory name
  display_name: Starter Theme
  version: 1.0.0
  theme_key: 3c6e0b8a9c15224a8228b9a98ca1531d # Needed by PrestaShop Addons
  author:
    name: "John Doe"
    email: "pub@prestashop.com"
    url: "http://www.prestashop.com"
  meta:
    compatibility:
        from: 1.7.0.0
        to: ~
    available_layouts:
      layout-full-width:
        name: Full width layout
        description: Ideal for product pages to maximize picture size
      layout-left-side-column:
        name: One small left column
        description: Great for CMS pages to show advertisements on the side

Global settings

Configuration

You can have the theme change the configuration of PrestaShop when the theme is enabled.

  global_settings:
    configuration:
      PS_QUICK_VIEW: false
      NEW_PRODUCTS_NBR: 4
      PS_PNG_QUALITY: 8

Modules

You can have the theme enable, disable or reset modules when the theme is enabled.

  global_settings:
    modules:
      to_enable:
        # All modules below are enabled when
        # the theme is enabled (and installed if needed).
        # They are disabled when the theme is disabled.
        - my-custom-module
        - yippeeslider
      to_disable:
        # All modules below are disabled when the theme is enabled.
        # They are re-enabled when the theme is disabled.
        - homeslider
        - blockwishlist
      to_reset:
        # All modules below are reset when the theme is enabled.
        - blockreassurance
        - blockwishlist

You can also have the theme create hooks and attach modules to custom and existing hooks when the theme is enabled.

  global_settings:
    hooks:
      custom_hooks:
        - name: displayFooterBefore
          title: displayFooterBefore
          description: Add a widget area above the footer
      modules_to_hook:
        displayHeaderTop:
          # displayHeaderTop will have exactly the following
          # modules hooked to it, in the specified order.
          # Each module in this list will be unhooked
          # from all other display hooks it is hooked to.
          - blocklanguages
          - blockcurrencies
          - blockuserinfo
        displayHeaderMiddle:
          # displayHeaderMiddle will have whatever is currently hooked to it
          # kept hooked to it, and blocksearch will be appended
          # to the list (or moved to the end if already hooked there).
          - ~
          - blocksearch
        displayHeaderBottom:
          # displayHeaderBottom will have blocktopmenu and blockcart
          # prepended to it.
          - blocktopmenu
          - blockcart
          - ~
        displayFooter:
          - blocknewsletter
        displayLeftColumn:
          # blockcategories is hooked on all pages on displayLeftColumn
          - blockcategories
          # blocktags is hooked on displayLeftColumn on all pages
          # except "category" and "index"
          - blocktags:
              except_pages:
                - category
                - index

Image settings

Enabling the theme will remove all the existing image types.

Therefore, themes MUST declare their image types, and what they apply to.

  global_settings:
    image_types:
      cart_default:
        width: 80
        height: 80
        scope: [products]
      small_default:
        width: 125
        height: 125
        scope: [products, categories, manufacturers, suppliers]
      medium_default:
        width: 300
        height: 300
        scope: [products, categories, manufacturers, suppliers]
      large_default:
        width: 500
        height: 500
        scope: [products]
      home_default:
        width: 250
        height: 250
        scope: [products]
      category_default:
        width: 960
        height: 350
        scope: [categories]
      product_listing:
        width: 220
        height: 220
        scope: [products, categories, manufacturers, suppliers]
      large_banner:
        width: 960
        height: 400
        scope: [categories]

Theme settings

All the settings below can be changed through an interface in the theme’s back office interface, and only depend on the theme/shop combination.

When the theme.yml file is parsed by PrestaShop, the ‘theme_settings’ configuration key is copied to a file named settings_n.yml, where ‘n’ is the id of the shop where the theme is installed (settings_123456.yml, for instance).

When the configuration is changed through the back office interface, only the settings_n.yml file is updated - the theme.yml file remains unchanged.

  global_settings:
    theme_settings:
      default_layout: layout-full-width
      layouts:
        # Specific layout for some pages
        identity: layout-left-side-column
        order-confirmation: layout-left-side-column

Dependencies

When making a theme you may want to add features with custom modules. It’s important that these modules are installed with your theme. These modules should be declared as dependencies so you’re sure prestashop will export them when creating your theme zipball.

So far themes only have modules dependencies.

  dependencies:
    modules:
      - xx_customslider
      - xx_customproductpage