A step by step install guide for Noobs:

http://www.prestashop.com/images/download_complete/Installation_PrestaShop_en.pdf

Catalog Export:

Free Script:

http://www.prestashop.com/forums/topic/37900-module-product-export-module-v05-free/

Thread on how to do it:

http://www.prestashop.com/forums/topic/10648-how-to-export-all-products-so-import-into-other-prestashop/

 

 

Importing categories via CSV:

http://www.prestashop.com/forums/topic/13047-tutorial-on-how-to-import-categories-and-sub-categories-with-csv/page__hl__export%20csv

Exporting Order information via CSV:

http://www.prestashop.com/forums/topic/125175-module-export-orders-as-an-excel-file-xls/page__hl__export+csv__fromsearch__1

 

Cheap Mass Attributes changer:

http://www.nethercottconstructions.com/en/prestashop-modules/2-product-attributes.html

If all else fails, the $75 paid version

http://addons.prestashop.com/en/export/2805-advanced-product-export.html

 

Advanced Management Capabilities

http://addons.prestashop.com/en/11-front-office-features

Here we go again! It’s September, and I am looking to install Prestashop. I hear that they are offering a multishop feature as of their next major release (1.5). Since I am interested in operating a series of interdependent web retain businesses, each with cross selling across web domains, I am investing in Prestashop. It is Open Source, the community seems pretty encouraging, and PS seems like a good candidate for me to roll up my sleeves and tinker.

So I am installing two instances of Presta, since I hope to launch a store sometime in late October and be able to innovate and tinker with PS while the store is live.  So far, the installations went without a hitch. I followed the instructions, no problems. I have enabled the following modules in the back end:

 

First problem – how to get a CSV file of the entire catalog out of the database, so that I can make batch changes (price, style, etc.) There are three approaches:

1) a paid module

2) a free, possibly buggy module

3) try to massage the data out of SQL, bit by bit.

 

I’ll start with option 2, and if that fails, go to option 3. Next post: how to fully export the catalog from Prestashop for free.

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