A Guide for Installing Magento Extensions

Pre-Installation Steps

1. Disable the Cache

Disable Cache from System >> Cache Management >> Select All >> Disable

2. Disable Compilation Mode

Disable Compilation System >> Tool >> Compilation.

Installation Steps

3. Backup your store database and web directory.

4. Download and Extract

Download and unzip extension contents on your computer and navigate inside the extracted folder.

Upload Files

 Step 1:

Navigate inside step_1 directory and upload its content to your store root.

 Step 2:

Navigate inside step_2 directory. If you use a different package or different theme
- be sure to rename
step_2/app/design/frontend/default/default folders to step_2/app/design/frontend/YourPackage/YourTheme
and step_2/skin/frontend/default/default folders to step_2/skin/frontend/YourPackage/YourTheme.
Using your FTP client upload content of step_1 directory to your store root.

-Note Some extensions do not have files in step_1 directory, so just ignore this step.

-Note Some extensions contains package.xml no need to upload this file.