PrestaShop Web to Print allows your customers to customize the products as per their requirements.
From T-shirts to rubber stamps, to online ads and business cards – the user can personalize it all.
The Web to Print module provides various custom options to customize the product as per the need. You can choose to provide the following custom options to customize the product.
The module also facilitates the import of images from Facebook as well as Instagram to customize the product. Customers can choose to use these features as well.
Features of the PrestaShop Web to Print module
- Offer your customers various options to create their own personalized products.
- Wide range of custom options engages customers on the store which reduces the website’s bounce rate.
- A customer can add image to customize the product.
- Customers can also add text on a personalized image to get the personalized product.
- A customer also gets to preview the product they have designed by applying various custom options.
- Customers can also download the customized product image.
- Ask your customers to upload the customized image and then proceed to purchase to get the personalized product.
- Social import allows customers to add images to the products directly from their Facebook and Instagram accounts.
How to install the PrestaShop Web to Print module
- Firstly, go to the module manager in back office and click on ‘upload a module’.
- After that, drag and drop the module file or select the file from the system.
- In this way, the module installation will be successful.
How to configure the PrestaShop Web to Print module
After the successful installation of the module, an admin needs to configure the module.
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On the configuration page, there are only two options to configure image import settings. An admin can allow import via Facebook & Instagram both.
To allow import via both Facebook & Instagram, an admin will need the API keys. The process to get the API keys are available in the next section.
Suppose an admin allowed the import of images from Facebook and Instagram both, then the customers can fetch the images from their own Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Social import offer customers to add the images directly from their Facebook and Instagram accounts to customize the product.
How to Generate Facebook and Instagram Credentials
Create Facebook Credentials
First of all, an admin needs to create an account on the Facebook developer site.
After creating the account, navigate to My Apps->Add New App.
After clicking on the Add New App button, the following page will open. Here, enter the display name and contact email to add a new App.
Now, go to the Basic section under Settings. Here, on this page, you’ll find your App ID & App secret required to configure the module.
Now, let’s proceed to see the process of generating the Instagram API credentials.
Create Instagram Credentials
In order to proceed to generate API keys, visit the link. After landing on the page, click on the “My Apps” button.
On clicking the “My Apps” button, you will land on the following page. Here, you can see the list of all the previously created apps.
Now, in order to create a new app, click on the “Create App” button.
After that select the app category as “Something Else”.
Now, enter the name of the app & contact email to proceed.
Also, complete the security check.
Upon creation of an app, you will land on the dashboard of the app. Here, go to the “Basic” under the settings section.
Now, at the end of the page, you will find a button to add a platform.
Click on the “Add Platform” button & after that select the platform as “Website”.
Here, you will need to add the URL of your website. Add the front-end URL of your shop & click on save changes to proceed.
Set up Instagram Basic Display app
After adding the URL of your shop, now go to the products section. Here, you will need to set up a product that’ll help you to show Instagram feeds.
To fetch & show the Instagram feeds, proceed to configure the “Instagram Basic Display” product. Click on the “set up” button to proceed.
Now, click on the “Create New App” to configure Instagram basic display app.
Enter the name of the app & proceed.
After creating the app for Instagram basic display, you will find the App ID & App Secret needed to configure the module.
On this page, you will also need to fill OAuth redirect URL, Deauthorize callback URL & the data deletion request URL.
The redirect URL which needs to be filled is already available in the configuration settings of the module. You just need to copy & paste the URL here.
So, this was all about the process to generate the API keys for the module. Enter these keys in the configuration settings to fetch the Instagram feeds.
Apart from the generation of API keys, you also need to add an Instagram tester in order to access the Insta account via the Facebook app.
Add Instagram Tester
In the above picture, you may notice a section of the user token generator. In this section, there is an option to add or remove Instagram Testers.
Now, you need to click on this button in order to proceed to the next step.
Upon clicking the “Add Instagram Tester” button, a popup will open. Here, enter the username of the Instagram account that you want to add as an Instagram tester.
After selecting the user & clicking on the “Submit” button, the Instagram user will be added as a tester.
Now go to Instagram. After that navigate to the “Apps and Websites” section under “Settings“.
Under “Apps and Websites“, you now need to go “Tester Invites” to view all the tester requests.
Here, either you can accept/decline the tester request of the Facebook app via which you sent the request.
On clicking the “Accept” button, you are authorizing the Facebook app as Instagram Tester.
Upon accepting the request, the status of the Instagram Tester will also update from “Pending“.
How to add product customization fields to a product
After the installation of the module, an admin can customize products. To do so, navigate to Catalog->Products->Edit Product->Modules.
Now, click on the “configure” button to proceed to add the customizable fields to the product.
After clicking on the “configure” button, you will land on the following page. Here, click on the “Add New Image” button to add the template title and image.
Enter the “Title” & add the “Image” of a template and save the details.
After saving the template, you need to select the customizable area on the product. On selecting the customizable area, you’ll need to click on the “Add Area” button.
Click on the “Add Area” button & a popup will appear on the screen. Now, proceed to select the area type.
There are three types of editor types available under the area type available with the module.
On selecting the text editor, you need to enter the area name. Now, click on the Save button to add the customizable area to the product.
In the following image, you can see a new customizable area is now added.
For your information, the title & type fields are editable. You can just click on them to edit the details.
How Web to Print helps a customer to customize the product
On the product page, a customer can now see a “Customize” button.
After clicking on the “Customize” button, a popup appears on the screen. This popup contains all the options to helps customers customize the product.
When a customer clicks on the customization section(area), an editor open just like the image below.
Once a customer finishes customizing the product, he/she can preview it by clicking on the “Preview” button.
Image Editor in Web to Print
An admin can also add an image area type in the same way as explained above.
In case, if he adds an image area, a customer gets an option like in the image below at the front end.
After uploading the image, a customer can choose to change, delete, or adjust the image.
Number Editor in Web to Print
Now, let’s see what options a customer will get on the front end if an admin adds the number area type.
As you can see in the image below, a customer can now add the number to the customizable area. Additionally, he/she can also customize the look of the number.
After adding the number, it’ll look something like in the image below.
After customizing the product, a customer can download the customized product image. Thereafter, he/she can also upload the image by clicking on the “Upload” button.
On uploading the customized image successfully, it’ll appear on the product page too.
A new link named “Product Customization” is also available on the cart page to view the customization details.
When a customer clicks on the “Product Customization” link, a popup appears on the screen with details of customized product images.
A customer can also view product customization details on the “Order Details” page.
Product customization details at the admin’s end
The details of the product customization i.e., images uploaded by a customer is also available on the admin order details page.
So, this was all about the PrestaShop Web to Print module. I hope this document will help you in checking the functionality of the module in a better way.
Also, do let us know about your views in the comments.
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Current Product Version - 4.2.1
Supported Framework Version - 1.7.x.x