Marketplace FAQ

What is the Marketplace?
Get help with an extension you purchased in the Marketplace
What is extension?
How to download and install extension?
How to open extension archive .tar.gz?
How to update extension?
How to get help?
Where is AbanteCart Community Forum?
Can I modify purchased extension?

What is the Marketplace?

Our marketplace provides third party extensions or add-ons for AbanteCart eCommerce platform. Extensions add new functionalities or features to open source shopping cart. Such features can be something like additional payment or shipping methods, new templates or skins, integrations to other eCommerce related services, reporting tools and more. Extensions are provided by independent developers, and can be commercial based of some fixed fee or free. Information about developer of particular extension is available on extension details page. 

Extensions are listed by categories or can be searched by various keywords on or inside AbanteCart admin in extensions -> extension store section. 

To download free or paid extension, user registration with valid email address is required.

We respect customer's privacy and keep all personal information secure.

Get help with an extension you purchased in the Marketplace

AbanteCart extension help and support is provided solely by developer of extension you purchased. Developer can be contacted via Get Help on the order's details page or directly on download's page. Read article on how to get support 


What is an extension?

AbanteCart Extension is additional set of files or components to be installed into AbanteCart. Extension adds new features or functionality to open source shopping cart and improve user or administrator experience using AbanteCart.

Extension is basically an archive of files necessary to be added to one main directory /extensions/ under AbanteCart main folder. Once new extension directory and files are added, extension is accessible in administration interface to be installed and used.

How to download and install extension?

All purchased extensions will be available for download in account download section on or inside AbanteCart admin. You can install extension 3 different ways with easiest listed first:
1. Install extension with install button in admin.
Just click the button and follow installation process
2. Install extension with unique download key provided in Marketplace account download section
Copy and paste download key into admin extension installation section. Follow installation process
3. Upload extension archive from your computer to admin extension section
Here, you need to download extension '.tar.gz' archive to your computer first and after that upload it to AbanteCart admin extension section.
Read more about extension installation


AbanteCart Marketplace download purchased extension

AbanteCart admin extension installation based on unique download key

How to open extension archive .tar.gz

A .tar.gz file is a compressed archive similar to zip and RAR files. To extract .tar.gz files on Windows use 7-zip (freeware) or Winzip (commercial). After 7-Zip installed, try to open your .tar.gz file. 7-Zip will start up and decompress the archive. And if it still doesn’t extract, do it manually via the context menu: right-click on the archive and choose one of the “Extract” options.

Mac OS and Linux OS operating systems can handle .tar.gz file by default. In OS X Just double-click the archive and it will extract to a folder of the same name.


How to update extension

If extension is updated by developer, notification will be sent to make users aware of update. Upgrade package will be available for install if offered by developer.


How to get help

To get help with your order visit Downloads page or Order Invoice page in your AbanteCart Marketplace account area and click on the Get Help button.


Where is AbanteCart Community Forum?

AbanteCart forum.

Can I modify purchased extension?

Due to open source nature of the application, extensions code can be modified. For more specific details please contact extension developer.