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Installing Add-ons from X-Cart App Store (X-Cart 5.4.x and earlier)
Installing Add-ons from X-Cart App Store (X-Cart 5.4.x and earlier)

Learn how to install and activate add-ons in X-Cart.

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Written by Olga Tereshina
Updated over a week ago

To install an add-on from the X-Cart App Store:

  1. Log in to your store's Admin area and click My Add-ons in the Admin menu.

    You will be redirected to the My Apps page of the X-Cart App Store, where you will see a list of add-ons installed in your X-Cart store.

  2. Use the search bar at the top to search through the X-Cart App Store for the add-on you require.

    Alternatively, click on the App Store link to browse the categories.

  3. Locate the add-on you require. The filter and sort controls at the top of the add-on list can help you do it faster.

    For example, you can select just the add-ons available for free, only paid add-ons that require purchasing a license or both.

    • Any add-ons already installed in your store will have their status noted as either Enabled or Disabled.

    • Add-ons available for free will be marked as Free.

    • Paid add-ons will have a price displayed.

  4. Depending on whether the add-on you chose is free or paid, use one of the following methods:

    • Free add-ons:
      Select the add-on by clicking the Install now button or selecting the Install later checkbox below the add-on name. (You can choose more than one add-on.)

      With the Install now button, the add-on installation starts immediately.
      If you select to install the add-on later, it adds to the list, and the installation starts as soon as you click the Apply changes button:

      You can install and delete add-ons simultaneously if necessary.

    • Paid add-ons:
      Click the Purchase button next to the add-on name to purchase the add-on license.

      After the license has been paid, you will get an email message with your license key. The subject of this message is "Your _Add-on_name_ add-on key." (where _Add-on_name_ stands for the valid name of the add-on).
      Use this key to activate your add-on license.

      If you are using an X-Cart Trial, you must activate an X-Cart software license before activating your add-on license.

  5. Once the add-on has been installed, you will be redirected to the Recently enabled add-ons page, where a success message will be displayed at the top of the screen. You will find the newly installed add-on listed on the page.

Now, if you choose to view the list of your store's installed add-ons, the add-on you have installed will be on the list.

After the add-on has been installed, it is already in the Enabled (active) state.

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