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How to change Classic Theme name in PrestaShop 1.7 ?

PrestaShop is an efficient and innovative e-commerce solution with all the features you need to create an online store and grow your business. Customize your store Choose your colors, your logo and a design from among a selection of professional-looking themes. It’s considered as world’s top open source ecommerce solution that’s gaining it’s popularity in recent years. Read more at PrestaShop Official Site.

If you’re familiar with PrestaShop installation or trying to do so, you may be thinking of changing the theme name provided by default installation package. You shall download latest version of PrestaShop from official link here. To begin with default classic theme name edit, I would like to make you clear that there are two ways of editing theme name that come along with package or the theme that you’ve developed.

  1. Renaming theme before installing PrestaShop theme.
  2. Renaming theme after installing PrestaShop theme.

Let’s get started!
Renaming theme before installing PrestaShop theme.

How to change the folder name of your theme after it’s installed.

STEP 1: After downloading .zip file from internet source, unzip it and then find out the theme folder.
STEP 2: Navigate to he path under the theme folder \config\theme.yml and change the name from classic to your name. (e.g. classic to illionso)
STEP 3: Install the new theme and you’re done.

Renaming theme after installing PrestaShop theme.

STEP 1: Navigate to \themes\classic\config\theme.yml file from your local server or live server where you’ve installed PrestaShop. Find the name: classic  and change it to your name. eg name: illionso

STEP 2: Rename the classic folder from your root directory to the name you’ve mentioned in theme.yml file in step 1. e.g. illionso

STEP 3: Go to PhpMyAdmin and select your database. Find ps_shop table over there and then change theme_name value to your name as in step 1 and step 2.

STEP 4: Clear Smarty Cache(by going to Advanced Parameter–>Performance) and you’re done!!!

Share this article if it really helped you. If you’ve any questions, please let me know and I’ll try to respond as soon as possible. Cheers!

The author of this blog post is a technology fellow, an IT entrepreneur, and Educator in Kathmandu Nepal. With his keen interest in Data Science and Business Intelligence, he writes on random topics occasionally in the DataSagar blog.
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