Some disadvantages of prestashop templates are the lack of scalability. The lack of modules makes customizing prestashop more difficult and time consuming. Prestashop also has fewer marketing features than other free e-commerce solutions. End users of prestashop believe the designs to be of poor quality and combine this with the back end being buggy. Many users are frustrated with the templates because of the lack of professional experience in web design industry and especially coding and programming. If you are not sure whether you‘ll cope with the template‘s code feel free to hire a professional to customize the heme for you.
We might divide a page template into a header, content, sidebar and footer where these are in separate files. The content will change most between pages, so rather than having a content file, we include the content into a page file which pulls in the individual template files and defines the unique features of that page. The unique features of a page will be the title, description and article content. We can define these at the start of the page template with say PHP code to set the value of variables that are used by the other templates such as the header template. Then we assemble the page by including the required templates and inserting the content.