Installation

There are usually 2 ways to install a Magento extension depending on whether its a free or paid extension.

Before you start

Always ensure you take appropriate measures to backup your data if you are installing extensions onto a live website.

Installation using Magento Connect Manager

  • Free Extensions
    If you are installing a FREE Magento extension from us you simply need to paste the URL key into the field in your Magento Connect Manager.

  • Paid Extensions
    If you have purchased an extension from us and have been provided with a ZIP file download with your purchase, this can either be installed via FTP (see instructions below), or usually we will supply a Magento Connect version. Please login to your Magento Connect Manager, then under 'Direct package file upload' you can 'Upload package file', click the Choose File button, select the extension .tgz file which will be within a folder called 'MagentoConnect_version'. Then click 'Upload'

Installation using FTP

  • Paid Extensions
    If you have purchased an extension from us and have been provided with a ZIP file download with your purchase. When you unpack the ZIP file you have downloaded, it will contain an 'FTP_version' folder, simply upload the contents of this folder to your Magento root, then Clear the Magento cache, log out and log back in.

Important last steps

Always ensure you clear your Magento Cache, then log out and back in, which will then ensure the extension installation scripts run.
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