Start the Extension Manager

Start the Extension Manager from the Magento Admin

To start the Extension Manager:

  1. If you haven’t done so already, create or get your authentication keys.
  2. Log in to the Magento Admin as an administrator.
  3. Click System > Web Setup Wizard.
  4. Click Extension Manager as the following figure shows.

    Click the Extension Manager

  5. If prompted, log in to the Extension Manager.

    The following page displays if a login is required.

    Install or upgrade extensions

  6. Enter your authentication keys in the provided fields.
  7. Click Submit.

You must use the same authentication keys you used to install the Magento software. For example, you cannot use Magento Open Source authentication keys to update or upgrade Magento Commerce or vice versa. You also cannot use:

See one of the following sections:

Choose what to install, uninstall, or update

After you log in to the Extension Manager, a list displays as follows:

Choose what to install, update, or uninstall

  • Updates Available displays the number of extensions you can update.
  • Extensions Ready to Install displays the number of extensions you can install.
  • Last Refresh displays the last time you refreshed the list of extensions on Magento Marketplace.

    Click Refresh to update the information, such as after you purchase new extensions.

Supported actions for each type

Supported actions for each type

We support different actions for each type of component. (Component is a general term that includes any type of code you can install in the Magento application—module, language package, theme, or metapackage. Extension refers to anything you can install, uninstall, or update.)

The following figure shows how types display in the Extension Manager.

Extension Manager columns

Following is a definition of types:

  • module for a module (that is, PHP code that modifies Magento behavior)
  • language for a language package used to translate the Magento storefront and Admin
  • theme for a collection of styles that affect the look of the storefront or Admin
  • library for a library—such as a shared third-party library
  • component for any type of component that must be installed in the Magento root directory (this is a relatively uncommon type)

Actions are further divided between those available for metapackages (that is, an installable package that contains a group of different types) or non-metapackages (that is, a single type).

The following sections provide details:

Actions available for non-metapackages

Most extensions you get from Magento Marketplace or another source have only one type; for example, a module.

The following table shows which actions are supported for each non-metapackage.

Type Update Uninstall
module Yes Yes
language package and theme Yes Yes
library Yes Yes
component Yes Yes

Actions available for metapackages

A metapackage is an installable package that includes more than one type. For example, we require a package that contains a module and a theme to be packaged as a metapackage.

The following table shows which actions are available for a metapackage.

Type Update Uninstall
module No No
language package and theme Yes Yes
library Yes Yes
component Yes Yes

Install extensions

To install extensions:

Click Review and Install as the following figure shows.

Review and install extensions

The Ready to Install page displays as follows.

Display a list of extensions you can install

The following sections discuss your options.

Get more information

To get more information about an extension, click Get information about an extension.

Install one extension

To install one extension, click the Install link at the end of its row and continue with Step 1. Readiness check.

Install more than one extension

To install more than one extension:

  1. Select the checkbox next to each extension, or click Select All from the list as the following figure shows.

    Choose extensions to install

  2. After you select what to install, click Install at the top of the page as the following figure shows.

    Install your purchases

  3. Continue with Step 1. Readiness check.

Uninstall extensions

To uninstall extensions:
  1. In the Installed Extensions section, click Uninstall from the Actions list as the following figure shows.

    Uninstall extensions

    If no Uninstall option is available, the vendor did not provide an uninstallation script. Contact the vendor for uninstallation instructions.

  2. Continue with Step 1. Readiness check.

Update extensions

To update extensions:

The New Updates page displays all extensions that can be updated.

List of extensions that can be updated

You have the following options:

  • To update one extension, click Update at the end of its row.
  • To update more than one extension, select its checkbox and click Update, as the following figure shows.

    Update selected extensions

  • To update all extensions, click Select All from the list and click Update, as the following figure shows.

    Update all extensions

Continue with Step 1. Readiness check.