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How to increase maximum upload file size in Prestashop

How to increase maximum upload file size in Prestashop

If you're trying to upload a theme/module that has a big package's file size from your Admin Panel on your Prestashop website, you might get an error:

The file is too large. Allowed maximum size is 2 MB.

I don't think this is the first time you've seen this mistake, and it won't be your last. Follow this PrestaShop tutorial for discovering 2 easy solutions to fix the upload_max_filesize error on uploading a commercial module using Module Manager from the modules page in Prestashop Admin Panel instead of asking your hosting provider.

Average Order Value: 10 Highly-Effective Tips

Average Order Value: 6 Highly-Effective Tips

The Average Order Value (AOV) is the average money amount that a customer spends an order on your Prestashop website with you.

The average order value, with the conversion rate (CR) & revenue per visit (RPP), is the most important value a Prestashop-based online store needs to increase to be profitable. Want to calculate the gross revenue? It's here: Traffic x Conversion Rate x Average Order Value.

Although growing AOV doesn't factor into your profit margins or gross profit, merchants should first try to improve it, which is the process through which each consumer makes more money. It's a very important KPI (Key performance Indicator) for any business, including Prestashop E-Commerce Stores, that informs you on your pricing strategies.

Increase this value to a point where it's the maximum it can be for your business based on your own data and industry benchmarks, then let it work on its own while you continue to focus on other important areas of boosting sales and revenue like acquiring new customers and increasing the customer lifetime value of eCommerce businesses.

What you have: You launch an eCommerce business to consistently market and sell your products.

What you do: You try many ways to get more traffic. For example: spending thousands of dollars on Google Ads or Facebook Ads, focus much of your energy on writing articles, and optimizing your website.

In fact: more traffic does not equal more success.

Increasing Average Order Value does not cost money, but increasing traffic does. Encourage your customers to buy more expensive products and more products!

You know What does Average Order Value mean. Next questions: How to calculate AOV and especially How to increase the average order value?

This Prestashop tutorial will show you 6 tips to increase your AOV easily.

Prestashop title - meta description length

Prestashop meta description & title length - live update

SEO is always changing! It does hard work for you. You need to wake up every day with a question: "What's next"?

What you want: Focus on growing your business, more sales or complete your client's project faster.

What you don't want: Spend a lot of time on Google and everywhere to update the latest news about title & meta description length for improving Prestashop SEO.

So, we write this topic and update the length of Prestashop meta description & title every time we have something news from Google update. You only need to see the number we post here.

Prestashop products, subscriptions vs subscription products

Prestashop products, subscription products vs subscriptions

ChargeMe is the only Prestashop module that allows you to sell products as recurring products on the Prestashop website using PayPal Payment Gateway. It provides two different but related items: Subscription products and subscriptions.

Everyone is aware of a subscription relationship is far additional valuable to you than a once purchase. On the business facet, subscription commerce offers a stable money model in recurring monthly revenue that may be designed around nearly every niche – from foods, beauty, membership to pets.

If there’s an existing associate community around a product or class online, likelihood is you'll be able to build a subscription box around it. Offering Subscriptions on your PrestaShop website is a good idea!

Here we will provide an explanation of the differences between a Prestashop product (regular product), a subscription product and a subscription. And then, you could find some examples to illustrate those differences.

Logo Prestashop: Complete tutorial

Prestashop logo: Complete guide

How well do you know the PrestaShop logo on your website? How to customize it, replace the default logo on the current theme by another? I've compiled in this article everything about the logo of a site made with PrestaShop eCommerce software.

How to change PrestaShop Logo?

This is not only the first question but also the most exciting questions people ask when developing your eCommerce website.

To change the logo of your shop, you need to access the Theme Configuration page:

  • Go to Back-Office to access the Admin panel.
  • Visit Preferences → Theme menu (on both PrestaShop 1.6 & PrestaShop 1.7).

On this page, there are 4 types of customizable logos:

If you do not remove or change the default logo from the Admin Panel, it will appear on the Default PrestaShop Theme. In case you use a Premium Theme instead of a Default Theme, you still need to change the logo PrestaShop because the default is made by the theme's author and will be shown on the Current Theme.

 How to get Instagram Client ID & Client Secret

How to get Instagram Client ID & Client Secret Key

Instagram Client ID and Client Secret Key are used to integrate a social login module on e-Commerce site, that allows visitors to access websites using an Instagram account.

Many customers report being tired by having to create new accounts to buy something, and a social login module is a good solution to boost conversion rates that provided on your online shop will give rich opportunities for merchants.

We also have a plan to release a Prestashop Social Login module (Fb, Twitter, Insta...). What will the module called? Just tell me a name!

Why you should use Prestashop for your ecommerce site

Why you should use Prestashop for your eCommerce site

This e-Commerce platform is the solution for businesses that are looking for a programming platform that guarantees quality functionalities that you can use to make your e-commerce site attractive and easy to maneuver. It is open-source, meaning that you don’t have to pay a dime!

Here are the reasons that you need to use Prestashop for your online shop!

How to install Prestashop Theme - Prestashop Tutorial

How to install Prestashop Theme

Before you start your business on your e-commerce Prestashop site, though, you'll have to install and set up your theme.

The goal of this guide is to show you everything that needs to install Prestashop Theme with Sample Data.

These days, owning a professional-looking website is of crucial importance for any type of business. And you need to select a fantastic theme because it's your greatest ambassador on this endless digital market.

If an online shop doesn't look professional and presentable, people will avoid interacting with it.

Follow this PrestaShop tutorial to install PrestaShop Theme on your online store in minutes.

How to install Prestashop 1.7 - Prestashop Tutorial

How to install Prestashop 1.7 on localhost, hosting, server

Do you want to install Prestashop on localhost, web hosting or web server? This step-by-step tutorial helps you deploy a Prestashop website in minutes.

It is one of the most popular content management systems for e-commerce websites. It is used by small businesses and large enterprise companies alike and can be enhanced by thousands of Prestashop addons that you could install in the Modules Page. More than 270,000 e-commerce sites worldwide run on this open-source platform and are available in 65 different languages.

It is fairly easy to use, provides a powerfully responsive store interface for shoppers. It also offers a comprehensive set of features. It's free & open source.

Today we will discover how to install Prestashop 1.7 on your web hosting/web server/localhost. The installation process is simple and I always love to deploy the shops on Ubuntu with Apache web servers - it's lightweight and easy-to-use. You also can use a web hosting for your online store. This is one of the most useful tutorials for developing your e-commerce site.

How to add a custom link to Prestashop Menu

How to add a custom link to Prestashop Menu

Want to add a custom link to the menu? This guide shows how to add your link to the menu in your site easily.

Menus in your site may contain links to pages, categories, custom links or other content types such as HTML form, some special offers, product videos... So, in case you want a menu tab to link directly to another website/web page, then follow these instructions.

How to generate Prestashop Invoice by Customer name

How to generate Invoice by Customer name

Want to generate the invoice by customer name instead of the boring numbers? It's so easy - on this guide, i will show you how to do it:

Are you ready? Follow me.

Meta Description Prestashop - updated

The best length of meta description in Prestashop

How long should meta description in Prestashop be? I said you can write meta descriptions for 300 characters, but it's not correct anymore. Everything has changed with this meta tag!

As of mid-May 2018, Google has reverted back to shorter display snippets, and these changes are widespread. Most meta descriptions are being cut off in the previous range of about 155–160 characters.

What should be the length of title on Prestashop for SEO

What should be the length of title on Prestashop for SEO

How to write a strong SEO Title Tag that Google will love on your site? In my previous tutorial on Prestashop SEO Made Simple: A Step-by-Step guide, i said that the title should be succinct between 5 and 10 words, roughly 60 characters. Yesterday when i worked on a P1.7 website, i can see this platform offers you to write a title tag with max 70 characters.

What is the correct number? Because title tags are one of the essential elements, and even a slight change in the meta title of your page can bring a significant shift in your organic rankings, so, we need to find the correct number.

How to show subcategories images in Prestashop's top menu

How to show subcategories images on Prestashop top menu

Few months ago i wrote a tutorial to share about the way to show categories images on menu.

Then @Psdesigner and @Damien Belgacig asked me about the way to put subcategories images instead of main category's image. Sorry 2 guys, Disqus didn't tell me about your comments.

Well, as my previous article, if you edit ps_mainmenu template file (ps_mainmenu.tpl) and put the source code as my suggest, all categories images will be showed on Prestashop Menu. In case you only want to allow subcategories images, we need to make some changes.

Starting Your Own Subscription Business with Prestashop

Starting Your Own Subscription Business with Prestashop

Subscription Business is not new and quite common, especially for the services. Since consumer buying habits are trending toward more simple and hassle-free shopping experiences, more and more companies are jumping into the subscription space and seeing incredible growth. It's not difficult to use it on your Prestashop website.

Selling a one-off digital product, service or course may offer you instant gratification. You get an email saying you've made a sale and the money turns up in your bank account. However, you then need to work hard to get a new customer to make a purchase.

One of our clients, Rajković, sell animal food and feeds in Prague, Czech. His products are very good and his clients are very lovely.

But he told me "Frank, i'm losing. I'm spending too much money on advertising."

This costs time and money. So why not try maximizing your revenue – and easing your cash flow – by persuading customers to sign up to a membership/subscription? That way your initial marketing investment pays off month after month after month.

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