Download Magento Add-ons from Magento Connect - Developers Tip

Download Magento Add-ons from Magento Connect – Developers Tip

Magento Connect offers a lot of free and paid Magento extensions and add-ons, and you can download and install them trough your Magento Connect system but : What if you’d like to take a look at the extension code before you decide to install it? Here are few useful tips and links for you:

There’s a very useful explanation on how Magento Connect 2.0 system archives and stores the Magento Add-ons on stackoverflow which basically explains how Magento Add-ons are archived and stored on Magento Servers and how you can download them by editing the url of the extension.

Here’s a generic sample of the url:{PACKAGE NAME}/{VERSION}/{PACKAGE NAME}-{VERSION}.tgz

and if you’d like to investigate further into the matter, there’s a very good explanation here.

Alternatively, if you don’t want to edit the urls and check for version and package names, there are few web services that will download the Magento Add-ons and extensions for you.

If you simply want to download the Magento extension and you have the Magento Connect 2.0 key, you can do it here by pasting the Magneto Connect key into the text area.

Another service allows you to browse the extensions, search them by name or keyword , shows you the versions and comments and offers a download option. You can take a look here. If you’d like to know what they’re all about, read it here

And in general, if you have any questions regarding the Magento Add-ons or Magento extensions, and are looking for Magento Professionals to help you with your Magento Ecommerce website, please feel free to contact us at any time! Our experienced Magento Developers will provide you with great tips and precise estimates based on your request.

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