This post is for users who are new to Prestashop and who search for an essential advice on how to install a new module into their Prestashop installation.

It's very easy, and it shouldn't take more than a few moments.

Steps how to install a new module from your back office

- Go to the back office of your e-shop
- Click on Modules > Modules & Services
- Click on the "Upload a module" button

Click on the button "Install a module"

Click on the button "Install a module"

- Drag and drop the ZIP of the module that you wish to add

Upload a module

Upload a module

- And you're done, a new module has been activated successfully.

A new module has been installed

A new module has been installed

As you can see, adding a new module is simple and straightforward.

Another way would be:

Upload a new module to your FTP manually

I don't see much advantage of adding new modules this way, but if for whatever reason you need to upload a new module manually, here are the steps:

- Connect to the FTP of your eshop
- Open /modules/ folder
- Upload there the new module and wait until the upload finishes
- Go back to your back office
- Click on Modules > Modules & Services
- Scroll through the list of displayed modules and find the one you install
- Click on the "Install" button
- Done!

What to do in case of an error during the installation

Nothing works 100% perfectly. Developers are people too and sometimes a module interferes with other modules or stops working on the latest version of Prestashop.

- First of all, make sure that you are uploading the correct ZIP file.
- If you are sure that you did everything correctly, then I would contact the developers of the module and explained the situation.
Let them know your Prestashop version, explain how exactly you installed the module.
- I would also suggest to make a fresh installation of Prestashop and install there only this problematic module. Then you can easily see if the problem is in the module.

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Andrej Staš

Andrej is a Prestashop enthusiast. He started by developing his own themes and then formed the idea of creating Theme Maker. He enjoys finding ways to make his life simpler, and that is the philosophy he incorporates into all his projects. Andrej is also interested in WordPress, Amazon FBA, drop shipping, studying languages, and reading books.

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