The maintainers team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of PrestaShop 8.0.
This is the last step before releasing the final 8.0 version. This release candidate is intended to allow the community to verify that all regressions found during the beta have been fixed and that the software is ready for production. If no major or critical regression is reported before October 20th, then the final version of 8.0 will be made available. Remember, this release candidate might still include issues. Do not use it in your production shop!
Please note that it is not currently possible to upgrade from the beta to the release candidate, nor upgrade from this release candidate to the final release using the upgrade module.
Your feedback is important!
Similar to the public beta, the release candidate is an extremely important phase to prepare for the upcoming release. During this period, we encourage everyone in the community to download this version and test how it behaves in their unique environment.
Here are some examples of how you can help:
- If you have access to a real shop, set up a copy of it in a separate environment and update it to PrestaShop 8 using the upgrade module. See if you notice any issues on the shop compared to your previous version.
- If you are a module or theme developer, check if they work well with this new version.
- If you notice any problem and you think it is caused by the new version, please report it on GitHub.
- Don’t hesitate to contribute to fixing bugs if you can!
Your feedback is essential. The more issues you report right now, the fewer bugs there will be on the final release, which means fewer patch versions and fewer problems on your (or your customer’s) online store.
Please submit all your feedback by October 20th, 2022. If no new critical or major issue remains to be fixed by then, the final release will be made available. This is the final chance to test this new version before the final release is out!
If you have any questions about the version and its features, feel free to share them on the PrestaShop project’s Slack.
And if everything is working well, feel free to comment on this article to tell us, and share your thoughts on social networks, we also need this kind of feedback! ;-)
Notable changes since the beta release
- Improve extendability of the new product page form
- Fix prefilling non-default lang product name
- Fix ModuleManager exception when ps_distributionapiclient is not installed
- Fix decorating controllers from module
- Fix product import for Product page v2
- Fix broken icon-font on RTL after upgrade
- Combination fields list updated for partial update in Product::updateAttribute
- Fix product state multishop
- Fix delivery time for multishop
- Fix customer form validation from module
- Remove module_card.js from the product page v1
- Fix FO address forms reload when switching address’s country
- Fix doctrine cache configuration
- Do not add theme translation resources if theme is null
- Restore install sprintf JS lib integrity
- Update class name used by product_option_values ressource
Check out the changelog to see all the changes in detail.
All the major bugs have been fixed, and the remaining minor ones will be fixed in the upcoming 8.0.1 patch release.
If you are looking for more details about all changes and new features expected in 8.0, the 8.0 beta version release note is the perfect article for you to read!
You can download PrestaShop 8.0 release candidate here: Download PrestaShop 8.0 release candidate now!
A big thank you to the 23 people who contributed to this release candidate:
Boubker Bribri, Chedly Farhani, Fabien Papet, Franck Lefèvre, Ines Sallemi, Jonathan Danse, Jonathan Lelievre, Julius Žukauskas, Khouloud Belguith, Krystian Podemski, leemyongpakvn, Mathieu Ferment, Matthieu Rolland, Nesrine Abdmouleh, Nicolas Lœuillet, Nicolas Sorosac, okom3pom, Pierre-Yves Christmann, Salim Benouamer, Thomas Baccelli, Thomas Nabord, Valentin Szczupak, Yani Makouf
…and a warm welcome to the 4 of them who contributed for the first time!
Chedly Farhani, Ines Sallemi, leemyongpakvn, Yani Makouf
We would also like to thank the people who contributed aside from code:
- Product management: Eshane Rawat, Fabien Vallon and Mateus Shirlaw.
- Quality assurance: Aurélien Rita, Faten Mhiri, Florine Hea, Hana Rebat, Hibatallah Aouadni, Ines Sallemi, Khouloud Belguith, Marwa Chelly, Paul-Noël Cholot, Robin Fischer, Sarah Cavrot, Sarah Dib and Serhii Zavadskyi.
- UX design: Scott Cosio and Tristan Lehot.
- Wording management and proofreading: Julie Varisellaz, Léa Delin and Patrick Coffre.