How to Install Magento Connect Extensions

Magento Connect
October 10, 2011 Version 4.0

Author:
Rhonda Rondeau

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....................................... 1 Updates................................................................................... 1 About This Document..... 8 Managing Existing Extensions ........................................................ 10 rd October 10............................................................................................................................................................................................ 3 Common Installation Errors ............................................. 2 Installing Free Magento Connect Extensions ......................... Comments... 2 Types of Magento Connect Extensions ........................................ 2 Section 3: Downloading and Installing a Free Magento Connect Extension ..............................................Magento Extensions Table of Contents Section 1: Introduction ........................................................................................ 2011 ii ............................................ and Suggestions .......................................................................................................................... 1 Section 2: Types of Magento Connect Extensions ............................. 9 Installing Paid 3 Party Extensions.....................................................................

suggestions. Disclaimer Magento Reserve the rights to change at any time and without prior notification to business models or processes relevant to packaging. selling. developing extensions and application for Magento Connect. or questions about the information contained in this document to the document author listed on the cover page. marketing. Magento reserve the right to remove any extensions (free or paid) due to not conforming the guideline or exploiting capabilities to promote other products Introduction October 10. and Suggestions Please forward any comments. Comments. 2011 1 .Magento Extensions Section 1: Introduction About This Document This document details information on how to download and install Magento Extensions using Magento Connect Manager. Updates.

5 and newer are distributed and download through Magento Connect Channel Server. the sale transaction. 2011 2 .4 and older. distribution and licensing is managed by the seller and the purchase occurs outside Magento. Magento Commercial Extensions: Magento Commercial extensions are contributions offered for sale by Magento community members or partners. However. Extensions 1.Magento Extensions Section 2: Types of Magento Connect Extensions Types of Magento Connect Extensions Magento Community Extensions: These are open source extensions created by Magento Community members or partners also released under an open source license and distributed for download through PEAR for Magento versions 1. Types of Magento Connect Extensions October 10.

2011 3 .0 are only compatible with 1. Developers have the ability to choose which versions of Magento they support so pay close attention to the supported versions on the extension profile page. To install a Free Extension: 1.Magento Extensions Section 3: Downloading and Installing a Free Magento Connect Extension This section details how to install a Magento Connect Extension using Magento Connect Manager. 2. Navigate to the Extension Profile page of the free extension to install Downloading and Installing a Free Magento Connect Extension October 10.5 versions of Magento and up. NOTE: It is important to be aware of the differences between Magento Connect Extension Keys. Extension keys for 1. Installing Free Magento Connect Extensions Free extensions are uploaded directly to Magento and freely available from Magento Connect.4 and prior versions of Magento. In order to install an extension.0 extensions are only compatible with 1. Installing the wrong extension key on Magento will result in an error. you must navigate to the extension’s profile page and click the Get Extension Key button.

2011 4 . Click the Get Extension Key button Get Extension Key Dialog 3.Magento Extensions Extension Profile Page 2. Connect prompts you to select a Magento Connect Version Downloading and Installing a Free Magento Connect Extension October 10.

8. Once you select the version and agree to the licensing agreement. click Get Extension Key. Navigate to System->>Magento Connect ->> Magento Connect Manager 9. 2011 5 .Magento Extensions 4.0 or 2.0 depending on which version of Magento you are installing the extension on 5. 7. Copy and Save the extension key by highlighting inside the box. 6. Log into Magento Connect Manager with your admin credentials Downloading and Installing a Free Magento Connect Extension October 10. Select 1. Log into your Magento Store Admin Panel. Check the box to agree to the extension license agreement. The extension key is revealed. Click Ctrl-A and Ctrl-C to copy.

Click Install 12.Magento Extensions Magento Connect Manager Admin Panel 10. 2011 6 . Paste the extension key under Step 2 as shown in the screen shot above. 11. Magento Connect Manager verifies the extension key and gives you options to Cancel Installation or Proceed. Downloading and Installing a Free Magento Connect Extension October 10.

Magento Extensions Cancel or Proceed Dialog 13. 2011 7 . Click Proceed . Downloading and Installing a Free Magento Connect Extension October 10.

beta) 5. Be sure that you settings on Magento Connect Manager are set to the stability version you would like to install. 2011 8 . Select System->Configuration-> from your store's admin panel. it will be displayed in this box. alpha. Log into Magento Connect 3. For example: If your stability is set to Stable. but the package you are attempting to install is a Beta – the Magento Connect Manager settings must be changed in order for you to install a Beta extension. Use the pull-down menu to select your preferred state (stable. 2. telling me the extension was already installed) Example of Console Box Error Common Installation Errors The most common extension installation errors happen because of using the incorrect extension key.Magento Extensions The Console Box displays the results of your install. stability could be a factor. Additionally. Change Stability Settings on Magento Connect Manager To change this setting: 1. The following shows an example of an error (in this case. or a discrepancy that is detected by Magento Connect Manager. Click Save Downloading and Installing a Free Magento Connect Extension October 10. Click the Settings tab 4. If there are any issues.

Find the extension under the Manage Existing Connections section of Magento Connect Manager 2. uninstall or upgrade extensions for which a new release has been issued. You can reinstall.Magento Extensions Magento Connect Manager Settings Tab Please refer to the Magento Connect FAQ on the wiki for the most common install. 2011 9 . To uninstall an extension: 1. Managing Existing Extensions You can manage your previous installed extensions using the same Magento Connect Manager interface. Use the drop down options under the Actions column to select Uninstall Downloading and Installing a Free Magento Connect Extension October 10. packaging and upload errors.

Downloading and Installing a Free Magento Connect Extension October 10. Click on the Commit Changes button 4. Refresh Manage Existing Extensions Dialog Installing Paid 3rd Party Extensions Paid extensions are purchased directly from the 3rd party developer on their website. Please contact the developer directly for installation instructions.Magento Extensions 3. 2011 10 .

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