Learn Prestashop 1.7

Prestashop is lightweight, SEO friendly E-Commerce platform for large Online Stores!

• Last Updated: 01/13/2020
• ( 5 minutes reading )

How to manage the visual themes of your Prestashop 1.7 Online Store


Every website has a specific design. To be able to achieve the desired design for your Online Store Prestashop 1.7 provides you with the option to install and manage multiple visual themes. Having a good and interesting design is one of the most important things the customer will see that will attract them. Today you are going to learn how to install a visual theme but also you will see the steps for activating it.

Step 1: Accessing the “Theme & Logo” page

In order to install, activate and fully manage the themes of your Online Store, you will have to log in to the Admin area of Prestashop and from the left vertical navigation menu to look for the “Design” option. When you find it, please, click on it. A drop-down menu will appear with the following options:

  • Theme and Logo
  • Theme Catalog
  • Pages
  • Positions
  • Image Settings
  • Link Widget


Accessing the Theme and Logo page

Out of all these options that appear in the drop-down menu, please, click the “Theme and Logo” option.

Step 2: Installing a new theme

You will be redirected to a page called “Theme & Logo > Theme”.

On that page, you will be presented with the currently installed and activated theme. Now, to be able to install a new theme, please, click the “Upload a theme” button at the top right of the page.


Uploading a new theme


Once you click that button you will be redirected to a page that has the same name as the main one “Theme & Logo > Theme”.

The difference here is that you will be presented with three sections for uploading a new theme either by uploading a theme archive or by specifying the URL where that theme archive can be found.

Each one of the sections provides you with the option to choose between different ways of uploading a theme on your Online Store. With the first section, you can import a theme from your computer.


Importing theme from local computer


The second section allows you to import themes from the web.


Importing new theme from the web


With the third section, the import happens via the FTP service of your web hosting account.




Now, if you would like to purchase a theme then scroll down to the last fourth section and choose from there.


Purchasing a new theme


The choice of importing a new theme for your Online Store is in your hands. You can choose what suits you best.

Once you import the file, please, click the “Save” button.


Saving the imported theme


This way you guarantee yourself that the theme will be uploaded.

Step 3: Activating an existing theme

Once the theme is uploaded you will be redirected to the main “Theme & Logo > Theme” page where the newly installed theme will be shown. It will be positioned in a new section called “Select a theme for the “name of the” shop”.


Selecting the theme to use


Now, to activate the theme that you just imported, please, hover over it. The moment you do that a button saying “Use this theme” will appear.


Use this theme button


Once you click the “Use this theme” button PrestaShop will refresh the page and that theme will become the current one.

If, on another hand, you want to delete an existing theme, please, make sure that the theme is NOT activated and then hover over it, but this time just click the arrow for the drop-down menu, right next to the “Use this theme” button.


Deleting selected theme


On the drop-down menu a button saying “Delete this theme” will appear. Just click it. That is it. Pretty easy, isn’t it?


Congratulations! Today you learned how to import and activate a new theme for your Online Store.



Content Marketing Specialist

Sebahat is a young and bright woman who has become an invaluable part of our team. She started as a Customer Care Representative, mastering that role and, along the way, growing into a tech-savvy individual who is well acquainted with every support layer of the company. Driven by her aim to improve our customers’ experience constantly, she is committed to enhancing the extraordinary support we deliver.