Updated prestashop modules dont work

2014-03-24 fix, issue, module, update

This article is for each user that are encountering problems with their shops after module upgrades. Problem is related to new release of prestashop, but problems appear in 1.5 release . It's because of incompability. New modules works only with prestashop 1.6, so if we updated these addons in our PrestaShop 1.5 - they will just not work, our webshow will be just blank... totally crashed! 


How to fix?

The only one way to fix this is... We have to overwrite new modules with old ones. So, download these modules, and reupload them to your /modules/ directory. List of modules with download link to version which is compatibile with 1.5. I will update this list if it will be necessary.


recently updated modules Incompatibile with 1.5 

Module name


Module directory (upload files there)

Categories block download blockcategories /modules/blockcategories/
CMS Block download blockcms /modules/blockcms/
Favorite Products download favouriteproducts /modules/favouriteproducts/
Image slider for your homepage 1.2.7 download homeslider /modules/homeslider/
Quick search block download blocksearch /modules/blocksearch/
Top horizontal menu download blocktopmenu /modules/blocktopmenu/
Featured products download homefeatured / modules/homefeatured/
User info block download blockuserinfo / modules/blockuserinfo/

 list of all modules (downloadable) here: presatshop 1.5 modules


How to download?

When you click on download link above, you will see dropbox page with list of module files. Click on blue "download" button and then "Download as .zip". Unpack downloaded library and transfer them via FTP service to your /modules/ directory to correct module subdirectory. 


Before upload new files - don't uninstall modules!

Before you will upload module files (from 1.5 release) don't uninstall modules in your back office. If you will do that - you will loose all module informations that you stored with modules, for example block top menu configuration, featured products configuratin etc. 



dropbox file listing with download as zip buton

download prestashop 1.5 modules



Video tutorial




What next? Prevent future updates!

So, if you don't want update modules anymore (possible problems) you can disable notification about updates. To achieve it just log in to your back office. Open Administration > Preferences tab and turn off this option:


automatic updates notifications feature

admin updates prestashop modules notification

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