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PrestaShop Module Development by Fabien Serny

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Using web services

Since we decided to create a module that connects to web services, I created a small API sample so we can run some tests. It is available in a directory named api, which I have attached to the code of this chapter. Please take this directory and copy and paste it into your localhost root directory.

API description

Here's a quick summary of how this API works:

  • The testConnection method:
    • URL query string:

      http://localhost/api/index.php?mca_email=fabien@mymodcomments.com&mca_token=23c4380e50caf91f81793ac91d9bfde9&method=testConnection.

    • Description:

      Each API call will ask for credentials. This method will be used to test whether the credentials are correct. In our case, I make available only the following credentials:

      • e-mail: fabien@mymodcomments.com ...

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