We continue posting series of blog articles, dedicated to our clients and their businesses, operating on BelVG extensions. We strongly believe that success of any eCommerce development company is determined by the amount of profit, gained by store merchants. So we dig deeper to find out, whether our customers are satisfied, and then share their answers with you.
Magento 2 provides a convenient way to manually install module via composer. But what if you got from the extension provider a zip-file with the basic codebase? In this case, you need to install it to your store, without using Magento Connect manager.
Just follow these simple steps to perform module installation easily:
To install the extensions we should copy it’s code to the required Magento directory:
The left panel shows here the basic listing of the zip-file with a module.
The right panel — Magento 2 codebase.
Current zip-file contains User_Guide.pdf file and the Install directory. Basically, the Install folder content should be copied to the app/code/ directory.
After that, we can use 2 different methods to initialize the module in a store.
This method requires Cron tasks set up and proper running. In case it has not performed yet — do it. You will need it further, not only for extensions installation.
So if Cron is set up correctly, just follow the path in admin panel to initialize the module:
System/ Web Setup Wizard/ Component Manager
Here you can enable all available modules.
In case Magento is set up properly you’ll see the notification that all of the systems run correctly.
Further, before you enable the module, Backup creation will be proposed.
And finally we will see the following screen:
The module has been enabled. And now we can switch back to the module list and enable (install) the next one.
Method #2, in my opinion, is more acceptable for website administrators. This method requires access to the server bash shell. Magento Cli provides a large number of useful console commands to manage the store. And you can get the list of these commands by running: php bin/magento.
But now we need to use only one:
php bin/magento setup:upgrade
This command checks all of the modules and launches schema installation or updating process (if necessary). So you just need one command to perform updating and installation of all modules.