How To Install Magento Extensions

There are 3 ways to install Magento extensions

1.Installing a Magento Extension manually via FTP or SSH

  • Step1: Download your extension Tar/Zip File from the download link where you have purchased the extension
  • Step2: Extract the zip files
  • Step3: Connect your FTP using FTP Manager
  • Step4: Now upload your files according to folder structure.
  • Step5: Refresh Magento Cache and now Your Magento extension is installed and Ready.

2. Install Magento Extensions via Magento Connect Manager Using Extension Key

If you are about to install a Magento community extension from Magento Connect then follow the steps given below (Advance users may skip few steps):

    • Step1. Select the community extension by browsing huge Magento extension archive. OR, If you know the direct URL of your favourite extension just open its Magento connect URL
    • Step2. Now, you will see a button right under the theme image called “Get Extension Key”. You need to click “Get Extension Key” and agree to extension license agreement.
    • Step3. After you select agree checkbox and click “Get Extension Key” you will see the Magento extension key right there itself (displayed in the box). You need to paste this extension key in your store’s Magento connect tab. Keep it safe.

    • Step4. Copy this Magento extension key. E.g. It will look like “http://connect20.magentocommerce.com/community/Dotsquares_Flycart”
    • Step5. In order to install this Magento community extension into your Magento store you need to login to your store admin panel and go to System->Magento Connect->Magento Connect Manager. Magento connect manager will ask you to login again. You need to use your store admin login credentials to get past the login screen. You need to paste the theme “extension key” copied from the Magentocommerce.com’s Magento connect here.

  • Step6. Installation process will begin and after successful install it will show a message. You can optionally click on “Refresh” button to see whether the extension is installed or not.
  • Step7. If the extension requires any post installation configuration then you should read & follow the documentation provided with the extension.
  • Step8. Your Magento extension is installed and Ready.

3. Install Magento Extensions via Magento Connect Manager Using Tar Files

    • Step1: Download your extension Tar/Zip File from the download link where you have purchased the extension
    • Step2: After Download In order to install this Magento community extension into your Magento store you need to login to your store admin panel and go to System->Magento Connect->Magento Connect Manager. Magento connect manager will ask you to login again. You need to use your store admin login credentials to get past the login screen. You need to upload the extension at Direct package file upload section and upload the tar file.

  • Step3: After Upload the file revert back to magento admin panel and refresh the cache
  • Step4: Your Magento extension is installed and Ready.