Shopware: how to install an extension

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Shopware 6 offers you the possibility to expand the range of functions. To do this, go to Extensions > My Extensions and manage the extensions already available for your store. You can purchase new extensions in the store.

MyExtensions

The My Extensions area is divided into several subsections.

  • Apps¬†(1): Shows an overview of the apps available in the store and in your account.
  • Theme¬†(2): Shows an overview of the themes available in the store and in your account.
  • Recommendations¬†(3): Here you will receive recommendations for extensions, divided into regions and categories.
  • Shopware Account¬†(4): Here you can link your shop to your Shopware account.
  • Upload Extension¬†(5): If you have an extension as a zip file, you can upload it here.

But let’s see the sections in detail.

App

The apps section gives you an overview of all apps added to your store.

Apps

The App section is divided into several columns

  • App overview¬†(1): Here you can see an overview of all apps and the most important information about each app.
  • Hide Inactive Extensions¬†(2) – Use this button to hide all currently not activated apps to get a better overview of active apps.
  • Sorting¬†(3): Here you can specify the criterion by which the overview is to be sorted.
  • Active button¬†(4): with this button you can activate or deactivate installed apps.¬†Unlike uninstalling, deactivation has the advantage of not losing the settings made in the app.
  • Install App¬†(5): If you upload an app or have purchased one in your Shopware account, it is not yet installed in your store.¬†You can install the app using this button.¬†Please note that the app is initially deactivated after installation.¬†If you want to use it right away, you need to activate it right away.
  • Button ‚Äú¬†‚Ķ¬†‚ÄĚ (6): Here you can call up the shortcut menu for the respective apps.¬†Various functions are then available in the menu, depending on the status of the app.
  • Uninstall¬†: Uninstalls the app but does not completely remove it from the system so that it remains in the overview.¬†This option is available if the app is installed.
  • Remove¬†– Removes the app from the system.¬†This option is available if the app is not installed yet or has been uninstalled.
  • Configuration¬†: opens the configuration menu.¬†This option is available for apps that use their own configuration menu (e.g. the PayPal app).
  • Upload extension¬†(7): Here you can manually add an extension to the store.¬†For example, you can download the zip file you need in the extension manager of your Shopware account.

Theme

The Themes section gives you an overview of all the themes added to your store.

Temi

The section is divided into several columns

  • Theme overview¬†(1): Here you can see an overview of all themes and the most important information on each theme.
  • Hide Inactive Extensions¬†(2): Use this button to hide all currently not activated themes to get a better overview of active themes.
  • Sorting¬†(3): Here you can specify the criterion by which the overview is to be sorted.
  • Active button¬†(4): With this button you can activate or deactivate the installed themes.¬†Unlike uninstallation, deactivation has the advantage of not losing the settings made in the theme.¬†Themes that are active here are not automatically assigned to a sales channel.¬†The assignment takes place only in the sales channel.
  • Open app¬†(5): this link takes you directly to the theme configuration page. “…”
  • ‚Äú‚Ķ‚ÄĚ Key¬†(6): Here you can call up the context menu for the respective theme.¬†You can uninstall installed themes here.¬†You can completely remove the themes already uninstalled by the administration here.

Recommendations

The Recommendations section gives you extension recommendations for certain areas of your store.

raccomandazioni

  • select the region and category for which you would like to receive advice.¬†These are then displayed under the categories.
  • Click the¬†Install¬†button to add the app directly to the app overview and install it.

Shopware Account

Here you can connect to your Shopware account to access your purchases.

Installing extensions

If the extension you want isn’t listed in apps or themes yet, you need to add it first.¬†This is possible in two ways.

  1. You can connect to your Shopware account in Account. After logging in, all extensions already obtained for the store domain are available in apps and themes. There you can install the desired extension.
  2. Alternatively, you can load the extensions manually. You can download the necessary zip file in your Shopware account in the shop operator area.

Now that the extension is available in apps or themes, you can install it.¬†To do this, open the context menu by clicking on the ‚Äú‚Ķ‚ÄĚ button.¬†Click¬†Install¬†in the menu.¬†You can then activate the extension using the button in the Status column.

Configure extensions

Some active extensions have their own menu item in Settings> Extensions , which you can use to open the extension configuration. Information on the function and configuration of the individual extensions can be found in the respective extension documentation.

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