Magento Shopping Cart System is one of most preferred and reliable shopping cart system. It is available in a free version as well as premium version. In Magento, if you need to add some extra feature then you can try available extensions. There are extensions for adding extra payment systems, discount options etc. If you are thinking about installing an extensions then follow the below steps to install any extension which are available for free.
Install Extensions thru Magento Connect Manager
- Login to your site’s admin panel
- Go to System ==> Magento Connect ==> Magento Connect Manager
- Click on “Magento Connect” portal link to search for extensions. Here is the link
- On an extensions page, Click on “Get Extension Key”. After accepting the terms and condition, you will be provided a code (like URL) over there
- Check the box “Clear all sessions after successful install or upgrade”
- Paste that code into the “Magento Connect Manager” window and Click on Install
- Auto Scrolling will be done the same window, on black background and green font. Once the installation will complete, you will get a completion message at the bottom of the same screen
- Refresh the Page of your admin panel to get new extension options.
Done! Extensions is installed and ready to use.
Install Extensions thru SSH
Sometime Connect Manager doesn’t work on certain hosting account because of the environment. If you want to install Extension thru Secured Shell (SSH) then you can use below command to do the same.
./pear install EXTENSION_KEY
Note: You can get the extension key in same way as described above.
Once the extension will get installed successfully then you will have to customize those extensions from the admin panel.