How to Install PrestaShop Manually in Windows | Complete Guide


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Step 1: PrestaShop installation instructions :

    PrestaShop is a free and open source e-commerce solution written in PHP with support for the MySQL database management framework. PrestaShop is currently used by approximately 250,000 shops worldwide and is available in 60 languages. PrestaShop 1.7 is regarded as stable, and hundreds of online stores have already been established using v1.7.0.0 and its updates.


    Note: Prestashop is still not compatible with PHP 8 which the latest xampp version has. So you need to install an older version or at least install PHP 7.4 side by side with PHP 8. Here the official supported PHP version page: Click Here.

  • Xampp Download link: Click Here (Select 7.4.16 / PHP 7.4.16)

Step 2: How to Install PrestaShop Manually in Windows :

  • In this Guide, I’m going to show you how to install PrestaShop manually in Windows step by step.
  • Download Prestashop from the website link: Download PrestaShop.
  • Select an appropriate profile, enter your email address and accept the terms and conditions.
  • prestashop download and login
  • Extract the file you downloaded. From the 3 files extract the prestashop.zip in a file ‘xyz’.
  • extract the file xyz name prestashop
  • Put the file ‘xyz’ into Xampp/htdocs/ and run your xampp server.
  • Open your browser and hit localhost/xyz/
  • Prestashop installation dashboard will appear.
  • xampp server installation appear
  • Select your preferred language for installation and click on Next.
  • Now check the terms and conditions and Click on the Next.
  •  check terms and conditions in prestashop
  • Now Prestashop will check your System Compatibility and might throw some errors like this: (Ignore if you haven’t encountered any error)
  • error in system compatibility ignore
  • Intl extension is not loaded” or you might get a error like “GD library is not installed”.
  • To resolve this issue follow the steps below:
  • a) Goto xampp/php/ and search the file php.ini and open it with notepad.

    b) Now press Ctrl+F and search “Dynamic Extensions”

     dynamic extension prestashop

    c) Now remove the semicolon present in front of “extension=intl” and save the file.

    d) Now its important to restart the xampp server.

    e) Click on Refresh Information. It will check your system compatibility again.

    f) Now you can see that “PrestaShop compatibility with your system environment has been verified!”.

     verified prestashop compatibility
  • Now Click on Next. And fill out all your Store Information. Then Click on Next.
  • store information in prestashop
  • Now you will have to configure your database. Create a new database by moving to phpmyadmin.
  • new database create move to myphpadmin
  • Now test your database configuration by clicking on “Test your database Connection now!”.
  • test your database connection prestashop
  • Now your prestashop installation will start which will take some minutes.
  • prestashop inxtallation process
  • Now Delete the install folder from xampp/htdocs/prestashop/
  • delete folder of prestashop
  • All done. Now you can access your front and Back office from here.
  • complete process of prestashop
  • Now you can access your PrestaShop store easily from the custom domain locally.
  • Step 3: miniOrange Social Login module for PrestaShop

    miniOrange Social Login module is the best social login solution available for your PrestaShop Store.
  • Your customers can seamlessly login with one click on your PrestaShop store. Give your users the ability to login with their favourite social media account. Your users will love this convenience and will this will lead to faster checkouts leading to increased sales and revenue.
  • Follow the guide to setup social login module for your PrestaShop store.

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