Simple Steps to Install Extensions in Magento 2 Online Store

Magento 2 has taken the world of eCommerce business at another level. It has developed exceptionally well. Nowadays, we all prefer to purchase online because of its immense benefits- time-saving and easily accessible, to name a few. It is quite simple and smooth to a broader range than it was before; all credit goes to the Magento features. 

To make Magento 2 more helpful for the shoppers, Extensions were introduced in order to extend the functionality of Magneto 2. Magento 2 has proved itself by providing superior features for the business to render the services and products. It is the shield in the battleground of eCommerce. 

The launching of this platform took over the debate- whether to adopt it as the most superior solution or not??

Installing and updating the extensions on the versatile structure of your online store is also an essential feature of Magento 2. Once you installed the Magento base, you will get a theme from Magento by default. If you want more than the default appearance and functionality for your Magento store, the easiest way is to establish your aimed themes and extensions through Magento Connect Manager. 

What are the Extensions?

The chunk of PHP code is the extension in Magento 2. It has customized frontend and backend features, marketing tools, themes and a provision of web services integration where you can manage the online storage the way you like.

How to Install the Extensions in Magento 2 Store?

How to Install the Extensions in Magento 2 store

To install the extensions in Magento based store. You have to follow the below steps:

Step 1:

Connect to an expert in Magento 2. These have a wide collection of extensions.

Step 2:

Explore the extension menu. Go to the admin dashboard and navigate to System —>   Web setup wizard

Step 3:

Select the task and list the extensions or updates. Click for installing the new ones if any or pick an extension from the collection to make the necessary customization for your store.

Step 4:

Run a readiness check in which you can check if Magento 2 installation has all the necessary components required then click on the readiness button.

After readiness check has been completed then click on the Next button.

Step 5:

The next step is to backup your data. Store the backup after the installation. Start this process from the start because sometimes integrated Magento will not create the proper backup. 

The system provides some basic data backup options such as:

  • Database 
  • Media 
  • Code 

After this, select the backup option and click on the Next button. You will receive the confirmation that your data is backed up and hit the next button. Click on the next button to proceed.

Step 6:

Install the extensions you wanted to install. Click on the install button to continue.

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Different Ways of Installation of Magento 2 

Extensions can be installed in Magento 2 in multiple ways, let’s look at each of them:

  • Zip file
  • Manually
  • Composer.

How to Install an Extension from the Zip File

Step 1:

Download the MegAnts extension and extract it from the zip folder.

Step 2:

Upload the extracted “app” folder to your Magento 2 directory on the web-server.

Step 3:

Firstly, refresh and disable the cache under System > Cache Management.

Step 4:

Run command line – php bin/Magento setup:upgrade.

Step 5:

Log out and then log in again from Magento 2 backend.

How to Install Magento 2 Extension Manually

After completing the above four steps edit app/etc/config.php file and add one line code of the extension that you are installing and follow step 5 afterwards.

How to Install the Magento 2 Extension via Composer

A composer is a package for the PHP. It allows easy management of dependencies to the Magento 2 and PHP libraries. Follow some steps to install via composer:

Step 1:

Install Magento 2 and a Composer on your server.

Step 2:

After this, Complete SSH server credentials.

Step 3:

Visit Magento Marketplace account.

Step 4:

Add an Extension package.

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Wrapping Up

We have mentioned the steps that you can follow to install extensions in Magento 2. 

Always try to take guidance from the expert so that everything is done correctly.  If you find the installation process confusing, you can contact us!!

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