Installing Mage extensions using FTP – Download – Part 1

Here we’ll discuss the process to directly download any module from Mage connect. Instead of Magento Connect Manager some expert coders recommends direct download from Mage connect. Because the process is much quicker in contrast with Mage Connect Manager. So, they download the module in suitable formats such as .zip. Later manually upload the file in Magento Store using FTP client such as FileZilla etc.

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Magento Connect Manager moved to “Mage Market Place” on 16th sept 2017

There might be several reason someone to prefer direct download and upload over Magento Connect Manager. However for direct downloading we need to follow some steps.   

As the Mage Connect is now Magento Marketplace since the 15th sept 2017. So, we need to login to our account to download the extension modules. Here are the steps to download Magento Extensions from Marketplace:


First login to the Magento Market place using credentials. If you already have a Mage Connect account use the credentials instead. Either register with a new Account in to Mage Market place.

Secondly use the search tab to find your desired extension. Just type in the Name of extension and hit search. Further a new page will pop up and we’ll see the list of similar extensions and modules. We can also use the left sidebar to filter the results.

Next click open up the extension you want to purchase. Then click add to cart to checkout. In the checkout enter your details including address, contact & payment (if necessary).

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Further Note: Here we’re discussing a free extension but some might need to enter their payment details to complete the purchase.

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Just click to place order button to move in to the final page.

Here we’ll see 3 options:

  • install
  • contact
  • download

Finally we’ll need to choose our version and click the download button. It’ll download the specific extension or module in to our local computer.

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Further on, read our article about “installing Magento extensions using FTP” to complete the installation process.

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