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How to Manage OroPlatform Extensions

Used application: OroPlatform 1.*

Installing an Extension


Before installing an extension it is recommended to back up the database and the application source code. There is no simple way to uninstall an extension.

There are two ways to install extensions from the command-line:

  1. Use the package manager if the extension is available via the OroCRM Marketplace.
  2. Alternatively, you can use Composer to download an extension.

Using the Package Manager

First, clear the cache to make sure that the package reads the list of packages from the server:

$ php app/console cache:clear --env=prod

Then use the oro:package:install command to install the extension:

$ php app/console oro:package:install <extension name> <extension-version> --env=prod

Finish the installation by clearing the cache again:

$ php app/console cache:clear --env=prod

Using Composer

Start with upgrading Composer to the latest version. This may be needed in case the extension to be installed uses some bleeding edge feature in its composer.json file:

$ composer self-update
# add and download extension

Then, install the extension’s Composer package using the Composer require command:

$ composer require <extension name>:<extension-version> --prefer-dist --update-no-dev

Repeat this for any other extension you want to install. When you are finished with adding new packages, use the oro:platform:update command to make the application aware of the newly installed extensions:

$ php bin/console oro:platform:update --env=prod

Finally, make sure to properly clean the cache:

$ php app/console cache:clear --env=prod

Querying Extension Information

There are two commands that can help you get an overview of the extension.

The oro:package:available command can be used to retrieve a list of all available extensions:

$ php app/console oro:package:available --env=prod

If you are only interested in the currently installed extensions, run the oro:package:installed command:

$ php app/console oro:package:installed --env=prod