Integrating with PrestaShop

PrestaShop is an efficient and innovative e-commerce solution with features that allow you to create an online store and grow your business.

Proceed through each of the following procedures to integrate Ortto with your PrestaShop site as a data source.

PrestaShop prerequisites

This integration process assumes you have an operating PrestaShop site, and a PrestaShop user account with SuperAdmin profile privilege access to this site.

Install the Ortto (Autopilot) module in PrestaShop

  1. Access your PrestaShop site’s administration interface (known as PrestaShop’s back office):

    Example back office URL
    https://<your-prestashop-site>/admin091anufki/ (1)
    1 During the installation of PrestaShop, the folder name containing the web application’s back office user inteface (UI) functionality is changed, e.g. admin091anufki in this example, for security reasons. Therefore, your equivalent URL is likely to be different.
  2. Log in with your SuperAdmin profile account.

  3. If the CONFIGURE menu does not indicate an Autopilot item, click Modules  Module Catalog from the IMPROVE menu.
    If the CONFIGURE  Autopilot menu item is available, proceed to Connect from the PrestaShop back office interface.

  4. On the Modules Catalog page, search for 'Autopilot', and press Enter / return to filter for the Autopilot module in the list.

  5. Click Install in the module.

  6. Wait until the CONFIGURE  Autopilot menu item appears (refreshing your page if necessary) before proceeding.

Connect from the PrestaShop back office interface

Use this procedure to complete the integration between Ortto and your PrestaShop site from PrestaShop’s back office (administration) interface, by establishing the connection between the products.

  1. Assuming the Ortto (Autopilot) module in PrestaShop has already been installed, click Autopilot from the CONFIGURE menu.

  2. On the Autopilot page, and click CONNECT.

    If your PrestaShop site had already been connected to an Ortto account, then this step may already indicate this existing connection with the button indicating ALREADY CONNECTED instead of CONNECT.
  3. If you have:

    • already created an Ortto account and are:

      • signed in to Ortto, the Ortto Accounts page appears, from which you should click the Ortto account (also known as an 'Ortto instance') to integrate with your PrestaShop site.

        There may only be one of these. However, if you have created multiple Ortto accounts with the same sign-in credentials, then each of these Ortto accounts will appear on this page.
      • not yet signed in to Ortto, the Ortto Sign up page appears, from which you should:

        1. Click the Sign in link on this page to open the Ortto Sign in page.

        2. Sign in to Ortto.

        3. Click the Ortto account to integrate with your PrestaShop site (above).

    • not yet created an Ortto account, then proceed to Creating an Ortto account to connect to PrestaShop.

  4. Once the Syncing your data appears, click Done.

That’s it! Your Ortto account is now connected to and integrated with your PrestaShop site.

Creating an Ortto account to connect to PrestaShop

  1. After initially connecting to Ortto from the PrestaShop back office interface, the Ortto Sign up page appears, from which you can create your Ortto account:

    1. Either click Sign up with Google and follow the remaining prompts, or:

      1. Specify your First name, Last name, Email address, and Password in the appropriate fields.

      2. Click Sign up.
        If you have never signed up to Ortto with this email address before, check your email inbox for your Ortto account verification email message, and click Verify email address in this message to verify your email address.

    2. In the resulting Hi 'your name' page, enter the following details about your business:

      • Business name,

      • Account name (initially suggested based on your Business name),

      • Website URL,

      • Phone number, and

      • How many contacts do you have? (choose the approximate range of customers/people that your Ortto account will be managing).

      Ensure your Account name is correct before continuing. This value affects the URL you use to access Ortto through your web browser, and it cannot be changed.
    3. Click Next to proceed.

  2. On the Business address page, specify the physical address of your business, and click Next.

  3. On the Email setup page, ensure your email details are correct, and click Next.

  4. On the Brand setup page, use the various options provided to customize the appearance of email messages Ortto sends. A preview of a sample email message is provided on the right as you alter options on the left.

  5. Once you have set up your branding, click Next.

  6. On the Links and social setup page, use the options provided to add any social media links to your email messages, and click Next.

  7. On the Select a plan page, choose between the Free or premium feature plan trial, and click Next.
    That’s it! Your Ortto account is now connected to and integrated with your PrestaShop site.

  8. Click Launch Ortto to access the main product interface.

That’s it! Your Ortto account is now connected to and integrated with your PrestaShop site.