Introducing Marketplace module. It enables installing Magento 2 modules from the admin panel. Try it out now.

Introducing Marketplace module. It enables installing Magento 2 modules from the admin panel. Try it out now.

How to install extensions in Magento 2? Trying to get the answers, you have a lot of material to search for on the internet or get support from your provider.

Most users search for how to install a custom module via a composer, or simply a detailed description with many steps and commands. And it can help in case you have enough technical skills to complete the installation. What if not? Will you let us help you?

Today we’d like to share with you the easiest method to install the Magento 2 module. This is particularly important currently since the news reports that Magento drops support for the admin interface for module installation in 2.4. Read the article to learn more.

Using the Web Setup Wizard is not possible any more

It was a simple and quick way of installing Magento 2 extensions. Magento 2 offered you the Extension manager in the admin panel. You used to easily install, uninstall, and manage modules. Subsequently, you used to use it to upgrade your installation and make changes to the web setup.

Web Setup Wizard is removed. So nowadays you have to use the command line to install or upgrade Magento modules and extensions. This approach has some disadvantages:

  • You should have SSH access.
  • Time-consuming installation process.
  • Possible errors caused by complex commands.

As an alternative, we suggest using our Marketplace module. It automates a bunch of complex commands. Technically, this is a one-click installer. See how it works.

Installing via the SwissUpLabs Marketplace plugin

Marketplace - is an extensible one-click modules and themes installer with the command line and Magento backend interfaces. Its main goal is to show you a simpler way of integrating your Magento 2 store with custom software.

The Marketplace installer allows for installing Magento 2 themes and modules directly from the admin panel.

We offer you to experience a faster, safer, accurate way. No need to have specific technical skills and knowledge. No need to follow a 6-step installation like manual installation from zip files or via composer. No errors when performing.  

See what the module does:

  • It enables adding an unlimited number of custom software update channels.
  • The module automates a bunch of complex commands to run via CLI and backend interface. It allows for installing and updating modules directly from the backend.
  • It registers our packages repository in the composer.json file and saves its credentials to the auth.json file.
  • The module simplifies after-installation tasks such as the creation of CMS pages, Blocks, and Widgets, preparing category data, or even assigning product attributes to the products.
  • It installs modules and themes from any third-party vendor.

When it comes to the last point, the Marketplace module is a great way to install any custom Magento 2 software. Make sure you have set up cron jobs on Magento 2 before using our installer.

Later, with the module you can run some commands in the command-line interface. See the most important of them.

List of commands to work with Marketplace fast

bin/magento marketplace:auth:import                 # import auth data from COMPOSER_HOME folder
bin/magento marketplace:channel:enable <channel>    # enable channel and enter auth credentials if needed
bin/magento marketplace:package:require <package>   # download the package, enable it, deploy static content
bin/magento marketplace:package:install <package>   # run module installer (if module comes with it)
bin/magento marketplace:package:update <package>    # update the package

In order to see more, please read the module documentation guidelines.

Well, now you are completely sure that our Marketplace module is the easiest way to install Magento 2 modules. The installation process is fast and safe.

Even after Magento dropping the support for the admin interface for module installation since 2.4, you can still save your time and get any custom Magento 2 module installed on the fly.

Do you like the idea? Please tell us your opinion on the new method.

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