Adding a configuration page with Symfony forms

With the new Symfony architecture, there is a much modern way of integrating settings forms (Configure action) for your modules.

In the first part of this guide, we will explain how to implement such a mechanism in a module. We will create a module with a dedicated configuration page consisting of a simple configuration field.


Create the base module

Following this guide, create a base module. For our example, the base module is:



use PrestaShop\PrestaShop\Adapter\SymfonyContainer;

class DemoSymfonyFormSimple extends Module
    public function __construct()
        $this->name = 'demosymfonyformsimple';
        $this->author = 'PrestaShop';
        $this->version = '1.0.0';
        $this->need_instance = 0;

        $this->bootstrap = true;

        $this->displayName = $this->trans('Demo of the Symfony-based configuration form', [], 'Modules.Demosymfonyformsimple.Admin');
        $this->description = $this->trans(
            'Module demonstrates a simple module\'s configuration page made with Symfony.',

        $this->ps_versions_compliancy = ['min' => '8.0.0', 'max' => '8.99.99'];

Then, create a composer.json file in your module, and register your namespace:

  "name": "prestashop/demosymfonyformsimple",
  "description": "PrestaShop - Settings Form Examples",
  "license": "AFL-3.0",
  "authors": [
      "name": "PrestaShop Core Team"
  "autoload": {
    "psr-4": {
      "PrestaShop\\Module\\DemoSymfonyFormSimple\\": "src/"
  "require": {
    "php": ">=7.1.0"
  "config": {
    "preferred-install": "dist",
    "prepend-autoloader": false
  "type": "prestashop-module"

Then, run composer dump-autoload from the module’s directory to generate the autoload.php file. See Setup composer in a module for more informations.

Create the configuration form type

First thing to create is the form type for our configuration form.

Create a DemoConfigurationFormType.php file in src/Form.



namespace PrestaShop\Module\DemoSymfonyFormSimple\Form;

use PrestaShopBundle\Form\Admin\Type\TranslatorAwareType;
use Symfony\Component\Form\Extension\Core\Type\TextType;
use Symfony\Component\Form\FormBuilderInterface;

class DemoConfigurationFormType extends TranslatorAwareType
    public function buildForm(FormBuilderInterface $builder, array $options): void
            ->add('config_text', TextType::class, [
                'label' => $this->trans('Configuration text', 'Modules.Demosymfonyformsimple.Admin'),
                'help' => $this->trans('Maximum 32 characters', 'Modules.Demosymfonyformsimple.Admin'),

This form has only one setting : config_test, of type Symfony\Component\Form\Extension\Core\Type\TextType.

Register your newly created form type

Create a services.yml file in config/.

    public: true

  # Demo configuration text form
    class: 'PrestaShop\Module\DemoSymfonyFormSimple\Form\DemoConfigurationFormType'
    parent: 'form.type.translatable.aware'
    public: true
      - { name: form.type }

This services.yml file is registering your PrestaShop\Module\DemoSymfonyFormSimple\Form\DemoConfigurationFormType class as prestashop.module.demosymfonyformsimple.form.type.demo_configuration_text. It also add a tag name: form.type, and declares it as public.

You can read more about services in the official Symfony official documentation

Create the Data configuration

Create a DemoConfigurationTextDataConfiguration.php file in src/Form.


namespace PrestaShop\Module\DemoSymfonyFormSimple\Form;

use PrestaShop\PrestaShop\Core\Configuration\DataConfigurationInterface;
use PrestaShop\PrestaShop\Core\ConfigurationInterface;

 * Configuration is used to save data to configuration table and retrieve from it.
final class DemoConfigurationTextDataConfiguration implements DataConfigurationInterface
    public const CONFIG_MAXLENGTH = 32;

     * @var ConfigurationInterface
    private $configuration;

    public function __construct(ConfigurationInterface $configuration)
        $this->configuration = $configuration;

    public function getConfiguration(): array
        $return = [];

        $return['config_text'] = $this->configuration->get(static::DEMO_SYMFONY_FORM_SIMPLE_TEXT_TYPE);

        return $return;

    public function updateConfiguration(array $configuration): array
        $errors = [];

        if ($this->validateConfiguration($configuration)) {
            if (strlen($configuration['config_text']) <= static::CONFIG_MAXLENGTH) {
                $this->configuration->set(static::DEMO_SYMFONY_FORM_SIMPLE_TEXT_TYPE, $configuration['config_text']);
            } else {
                $errors[] = 'DEMO_SYMFONY_FORM_SIMPLE_TEXT_TYPE value is too long';

        /* Errors are returned here. */
        return $errors;

     * Ensure the parameters passed are valid.
     * @return bool Returns true if no exception are thrown
    public function validateConfiguration(array $configuration): bool
        return isset($configuration['config_text']);

DemoConfigurationTextDataConfiguration maps the config_text from the Form Type to the DEMO_SYMFONY_FORM_SIMPLE_TEXT_TYPE configuration data key.

Register the Data configuration

In config/services.yml, register your newly created DemoConfigurationTextDataConfiguration:

    class: PrestaShop\Module\DemoSymfonyFormSimple\Form\DemoConfigurationTextDataConfiguration
    arguments: ['@prestashop.adapter.legacy.configuration']

Create the form data provider

Create a DemoConfigurationTextFormDataProvider.php file in src/Form.



namespace PrestaShop\Module\DemoSymfonyFormSimple\Form;

use PrestaShop\PrestaShop\Core\Configuration\DataConfigurationInterface;
use PrestaShop\PrestaShop\Core\Form\FormDataProviderInterface;

 * Provider is responsible for providing form data, in this case, it is returned from the configuration component.
 * Class DemoConfigurationTextFormDataProvider
class DemoConfigurationTextFormDataProvider implements FormDataProviderInterface
     * @var DataConfigurationInterface
    private $demoConfigurationTextDataConfiguration;

    public function __construct(DataConfigurationInterface $demoConfigurationTextDataConfiguration)
        $this->demoConfigurationTextDataConfiguration = $demoConfigurationTextDataConfiguration;

    public function getData(): array
        return $this->demoConfigurationTextDataConfiguration->getConfiguration();

    public function setData(array $data): array
        return $this->demoConfigurationTextDataConfiguration->updateConfiguration($data);

Register the form data provider

In config/services.yml, register your newly created DemoConfigurationTextFormDataProvider:

    class: 'PrestaShop\Module\DemoSymfonyFormSimple\Form\DemoConfigurationTextFormDataProvider'
      - '@prestashop.module.demosymfonyformsimple.form.demo_configuration_text_data_configuration'

Create and register the form handler

For this form handler, we don’t need to create a new class, we can use PrestaShop native’s one.

By receiving an instance of DemoConfigurationTextFormDataProvider and DemoConfigurationFormType, the PrestaShop native Form Handler is able to process the data it receives.

Simply register it in config/services.yml:

    class: 'PrestaShop\PrestaShop\Core\Form\Handler'
      - '@form.factory'
      - '@prestashop.core.hook.dispatcher'
      - '@prestashop.module.demosymfonyformsimple.form.demo_configuration_text_form_data_provider'
      - 'PrestaShop\Module\DemoSymfonyFormSimple\Form\DemoConfigurationFormType'
      - 'DemoConfiguration'

Create the form templates

Create a form.html.twig file in views/templates/admin.

{% extends '@PrestaShop/Admin/layout.html.twig' %}

{% block content %}
  {{ form_start(demoConfigurationForm) }}
  <div class="card">
    <h3 class="card-header">
      <i class="material-icons">settings</i> {{ 'Text form types'|trans({}, 'Modules.Demosymfonyformsimple.Admin') }}
    <div class="card-body">
      <div class="form-wrapper">
        {{ form_widget(demoConfigurationForm) }}
    <div class="card-footer">
      <div class="d-flex justify-content-end">
        <button class="btn btn-primary float-right" id="save-button">
          {{ 'Save'|trans({}, 'Admin.Actions') }}
  {{ form_end(demoConfigurationForm) }}
{% endblock %}

Create the configuration controller

You will create a Controller to handle your requests on the configuration form.

Create a DemoConfigurationController.php file in src/Controller.



namespace PrestaShop\Module\DemoSymfonyFormSimple\Controller;

use PrestaShopBundle\Controller\Admin\FrameworkBundleAdminController;
use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Request;
use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Response;

class DemoConfigurationController extends FrameworkBundleAdminController
    public function index(Request $request): Response
        $textFormDataHandler = $this->get('prestashop.module.demosymfonyformsimple.form.demo_configuration_text_form_data_handler');

        $textForm = $textFormDataHandler->getForm();

        if ($textForm->isSubmitted() && $textForm->isValid()) {
            /** You can return array of errors in form handler and they can be displayed to user with flashErrors */
            $errors = $textFormDataHandler->save($textForm->getData());

            if (empty($errors)) {
                $this->addFlash('success', $this->trans('Successful update.', 'Admin.Notifications.Success'));

                return $this->redirectToRoute('demo_configuration_form_simple');


        return $this->render('@Modules/demosymfonyformsimple/views/templates/admin/form.html.twig', [
            'demoConfigurationForm' => $textForm->createView()
You can read more about controllers in controller & routing section and in the official Symfony documentation

Create a route for the configuration controller

Create a routes.yml file in config/.

  path: /demosymfonyformsimple/configuration
  methods: [GET, POST]
    _controller: 'PrestaShop\Module\DemoSymfonyFormSimple\Controller\DemoConfigurationController::index'
    # Needed to work with tab system
    _legacy_controller: AdminDemoSymfonyFormSimple
    _legacy_link: AdminDemoSymfonyFormSimple

Add this route to the getContent() method of the module

The getContent() method of a module is the method called when accessing the configuration page of the module.

Add this method to your module, with a redirection to the route previously registered.

  public function getContent()
      $route = $this->get('router')->generate('demo_configuration_form_simple');

Install and enable your module

Go to the Back Office, and in Modules Manager, find your module and install it.

You can also install it via CLI:

php bin/console prestashop:module install demosymfonyformsimple
php bin/console prestashop:module enable demosymfonyformsimple

Open your browser, and navigate to Back Office > Modules.

Then, find your module (Demo symfony form configuration), and click on the Configure button.

Complete example module

The module created in this guide is available here.

Other form types

You can use all native Symfony Form Types, and the PrestaShop specific ones: see Form Types reference.

Please refer to this example module for a complete implementation of those fields: DemoSymfonyForm

Required Javascript for some types

Some types require JavaScript component initialization to work correctly.

Add a JS file to your form’s twig template:

{% block javascripts %}
  {{ parent() }}
  <script src="{{ asset('../modules/demosymfonyform/views/js/form.js') }}"></script>
{% endblock %}

And add the following JavaScript code to this file:

$(document).ready(function () {
    // Learn more about components in documentation

    new window.prestashop.component.ChoiceTree('#form_category_choice_tree_type');
The JavaScript dependencies of specific types are described in the form types reference
You can check this module to see an example of using JavaScript components: DemoSymfonyForm