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Installing Magento Plugins Manually

Last updated 12/02/2021

How to install all required Magento plugins manually.

Overview


It is recommended to use the Cin7 installer script to quickly add all required plugins to your Magento site. In some situations, this may not be possible or desirable. The following document outlines the processes, files, and settings updated by the script.

Plugins


Cin7 requires two third-party plugins to be installed.

Modman

Modman enables you to "specify in a text file where you want your directories and files to be mapped to, and it will maintain symlinks for you so that your code is easy to deploy."

Files and documentation can be found at the Magento repository.

API Import

API Import adds functionality to Magento that allows importing data via an API.

Files and documentation can be found at the Magento repository.

Settings


The following settings must be completed for the integration to work:

Enable Symlinks

Enable Symlinks as follows:

  1. Navigate to System > Configuration > Developer > Enable symlinks.
  2. Change Allow Symlinks to Yes.
Insert a new attribute field 'cin7_import'

Cin7 requires an additional attribute "cin7_import" to track which products have been successfully updated.

Make this attribute Global and Text insert into all attribute sets.

Insert error log

Cin7 Requires a custom php file to get access to the latest import logs that the ApiImport Plugin produces.

This file can be downloaded here.

Unzip and place in the public root directory.