Prestashop & Block tags in footer

Today I want to show you how to move the default block tags module to the footer section. This tutorial will show you how to change module position (you can use it as a pattern for other modules too) and how to personalize its styles. You can check final effect of the modifications below:


Change the block tags position

To change the tsgs block module position we have to edit main php file of this module. We need to register new hook (it's because by default you cant use this module in the footer section). So we must add $this->registerHook('Footer') code to the installation function, exactly as i show below:

function install(){
    if (parent::install() == false
	|| $this->registerHook('leftColumn') == false
        || $this->registerHook('Footer') == false
	|| $this->registerHook('header') == false
	|| Configuration::updateValue('BLOCKTAGS_NBR', 10) == false)
	return false;
    return true;

In addition to the code above, we must also create additional function to handle new position, so in the same file just create code which looks like:

function hookFooter($params){
    return $this->hookLeftColumn($params);

This is a hook function, it mean that this code will be executed everytime when the footer section in the template will be generated. Now we can save changes in main module php file (blocktags.php).


Change the position of the block tags module

Go to the modules tab near the block tabs module click on "uninstall" button, then "install" it once again. After reinstallation process open the modules > positions tab and change the position of the module in displayFooter section. Move module to the top of the list:


block tags and displayFooter modules list

footer section and block tags on top


Then search for displayLeftColumn & displayRightColumn modules list and remove the block tags module from these positions. That's all in case of module position. Now it's time to customize the appearance of the module. This is how it looks like now:


block tags module in the footer section

product tags in the footer prestashop




Customization of the appearance

We want to display block with the same appearance method as other blocks in the footer section. In this tutorial i will show you how to insert tags right before the "Informations" block. As you can see there is no place to insert additional column, so we must remove one of them. I decided to remove the Categories block. 


in this case we will edit global.css file located in the themes/your_theme/css/ directory. All that we have to do now is create two simple stylesheets, like this:

#footer #tags_block_left {
    padding:10px 10px;
    display: inline-block;
    float: left;
    width: 190px;

#footer .title_block {

Just paste this code somewhere in the global.css file. Save changes and that's all. Your block tags module should appear as a separate column right now. exactly as i show on image below:


 block tags module in footer sectionblock tags prestashop


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Article by Milosz Myszczuk PrestaShop expert, official PrestaShop community moderator. PHP developer, specialist in relative and spatial databases management, GIS Analyst, CEO & founder of VEKIA interactive agency. Read more about VEKIA company
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