Various installation methods of Magento 2 Extensions
composer require vendor/module-name
- Replace "vendor/module-name" with the actual package name of the extension.
- Some extensions may come with a zip or tar archive that you can download from the extension provider's website.
- Manual installation involves extracting the contents of the archive and placing them in the appropriate directories within your Magento installation.
Magento Marketplace Installation:
- Magento Marketplace is an official marketplace for Magento extensions. You can browse and install extensions directly from the Magento Admin Panel.
- To install from Magento Marketplace, go to System > Web Setup Wizard > Extension Manager, and follow the instructions to find and install the extension.
Modular Package Installation:
- Some extensions come with a modular package that includes the extension files and a separate module file.
- You can install these extensions by copying the module file to the app/code directory in your Magento installation.
- If the extension is hosted on a Git repository, you can clone the repository into the appropriate directory in your Magento installation.
- Be sure to follow any additional installation instructions provided by the extension developer.
Magento Connect Manager (Deprecated):
- In earlier versions of Magento, there was a feature called Magento Connect Manager that allowed for the installation of extensions. However, this feature has been deprecated, and its usage is discouraged in newer Magento versions.
When installing Magento 2 extensions, always refer to the documentation provided by the extension developer for specific installation instructions. Additionally, it's a good practice to backup your Magento installation before installing new extensions, especially if they involve significant changes to your store's functionality.