Magento 2 Installing Extensions

Installing Magento 2 extensions are different to Magento 1.x.

Find the extension you want to install and obtain the Public Key and Private Key from Magento Connect.

Example for Hide Price extension

Public Key: ab48895d9e7958256cebc456e3ed5e53 Copy

Private Key: 9e9050e5be8fd40b54dc52105e81db86 Copy

 

By Pass the SSL error in Magento 2 extension install

 

Login into Admin

From the left Panel click System > Web Setup Wizard

Click setup and sign in using the copies Public Key and Private Key

Select the extension and click install

 

Errors:

If the Installation hangs at 'Update Pending'

Run the Cron Job commands in CMD prompt

php bin/magento cron:run

php update/cron.php

php bin/magento setup:cron:run

Note* You may need to run the above commands in squence several times. Updates and extension installation in Magento 2 is roughly 50% command line, 50% admin.

To increase Admin session time

Stores > Settings > Configuration > Advanced > Admin > Security > Admin Session Lifetime (in seconds)


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