Upgraded PrestaShop version released: what is new?

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PrestaShop has recently released a patched and updated version containing quite a few new features and 242 bug fixes. Significant improvements include redesigning the translation system to help your cross-border operations, translation of modules and themes, a new header helping to configure different stores in multi-store setup more easily and quickly.

There are so many more changes and features that PrestaShop version contains.

For developers

1. Compatibility with PHP 7.4

The PrestaShop new version offers compatibility with PHP 7.4 until December 2023. It is strongly recommended to update your PHP to the latest version because it will no longer support the old version. 

2. Lazy loading technique 

PrestaShop recommends the Lazy loading technique for any content in your shop. It will help to improve the merchant’s store to save performance loading resources on the store.

3. Improvements on UI Kit

UI Kit update contains improvements to alert colors, font sizes, color contrast, and overall responsiveness.

For merchants

1. New multi-store header

For your convenience, PrestaShop made multi-stores configuration more accessible and more evident. It added the header. You can customize its colors for one or more of your stores. Such a feature lessens the possibility to confuse stores while updating it’s parameters. 

2. New settings drop-down

A drop-down setting is implemented to the “all shops” context and group contexts. The best thing about it is that it shows the entire user sight of shop settings and changes have been made to them. 

3. New translation feature

The latest PrestaShop version enables the export of back-office, front-office, email, themes, and module translations. 

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There are so many more changes and features that PrestaShop version contains. It is highly recommended to upgrade to it, but first, there are a few things to consider. If you upgrade your shop to 1.7.8 from a version before 1.7.6, ensure the module is updated to version 4.12.0 or later.