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thirty bees is a shift in the market. thirty bees is what happens when you do not listen to a community. What thirty bees is, is a fork of PrestaShop. A lot of developers in the PrestaShop ecosystem have decided that PrestaShop can no longer handle their needs. In this we have decided to start working on another project using the PrestaShop code.

What is a fork?

PrestaShop is open source, that means as long as you respect the license and the licensing terms, you can take the code and use it under a different project. This is the beauty of open source. In a basic sense a fork is like a fork in the road. We have come to a point where we want to split off from the main PrestaShop development path. That is why we are forking. What does this mean for users? Read on to find out.

Why did we fork?

We all have different reasons for forking. I can tell you mine. I manage a large (maybe the largest) agency dedicated to providing support for PrestaShop. Every day we have the same issues with client’s shops. We see the same bugs over and over again not fixed. We have noticed that PrestaShop is no longer meeting our needs by keeping up with features. Features every other platform has, it does not. This is frustrating. Explaining reasons to clients is frustrating.

What we aim to do!

Our sole aim is to create an e-commerce platform that works for merchants. A platform that they can suggest features and they will get added. A platform that will help their businesses grow.

Help us!

We need help in this. We have a growing to do list before our launch, check it out here. If you can write code help us out on GitHub. If you are good at documentation we can use help there as well. We need all kinds of help to make this platform successful.

2018-08-23T08:07:22+00:00 January 17th, 2017|

About the Author:

Lesley is one of the co-founders of thirty bees. He also is the owner of a PrestaShop support, development, and SEO agency called dh42. He has been active in the ecommerce community for almost a decade providing help and support services.