Manual installation

Important note

The below guide is for advanced users and should be used only under certain circumstances (e.g. if Extension Repository is unavailable). Otherwise please follow the automatic installation guide.

Installation of the extension is fairly simple and consists of a few simple steps. It is an alternative way to install any extension if there is no way to use automated installer like Extension Manager or Composer. Make sure you follow them carefully to avoid any unexpected situations. As an example product we will take the Tabs. Let's get started!

Install for Contao 4.4

1. Upload the files

Login in to your FTP server and upload the contents of the "upload" folder to the /system/modules/ folder on your FTP server. The uploaded structure should look similar to this:

  • /system/modules/cfg_autoloader/
  • /system/modules/cfg_tabs/
  • /system/modules/... - other Contao modules

2. Initialise the extension

Open the terminal window (command line interface) and go to the Contao root folder. Once there, initialise the extension by running the composer install command. This will rebuild the internal cache but also install the necessary extension assets.

If you are using Contao Manager, you can simply log into it and Rebuild the cache there. You may also need to update the packages so the extension assets can be symlinked.

3. Update the database

Go to the Contao Install Tool (www.example.com/contao/), enter your install tool password and update the database structure.

4. We are done!

And that's it! The extension is now ready to be used. For further information about the product and how to configure it please see the official documentation.

Install for Contao 3.5

1. Clear the internal cache

First, log in to the Contao backend with your username and password. Then go to the "Maintenance" backend module. Choose the option to "purge the internal cache" and click the "Purge data" button. This will clear the cache data that is computed by Contao to increase the performance.

2. Upload the files

Next, login in to your FTP server and upload the contents of the "upload" folder to the /system/modules/ folder on your FTP server. The uploaded structure should look similar to this:

  • /system/modules/cfg_autoloader/
  • /system/modules/cfg_tabs/
  • /system/modules/... - other Contao modules

3. Update the database

Go back to your Contao backend and update the database. There are actually three ways to do it:

a) Using Extension Manager: go to the "Extension manager" backend module and click the "Update database" link on the top of the page. Follow the steps until you see the database has been updated message.

b) Using Composer: go to the "Package management" backend module and click the "Update database" link on the top of the page. Follow the steps until you see the database has been updated message.

c) Using Install Tool: go to the Contao Install Tool (www.example.com/contao/install.php), enter your install tool password and update the database structure.

4. Build the internal cache

Finally, build the internal cache by clicking the button in the red message at the top of the page.

5. We are done!

And that's it! The extension is now ready to be used. For further information about the product and how to configure it please see the official documentation.