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Where can I check all the installed Magento extensions in the admin panel?

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you're also new to stackoverflow as this is a programming forum and you should ask such questions elsewhere. But as I'm already writing :) check them out under System > Configuration > Advanced > Advanced. And you can find out what's installed from app/etc/modules/. – Anton S Mar 5 '11 at 15:05
Magento "extensions" add code to the configuration based MVC system. It's borderline programming related, just poorly asked. – Alan Storm Mar 5 '11 at 17:08

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There's a lot of confusion around terminology here. Magento, the programming system, has code Modules. These modules are often (incorrectly, although I've done it myself) called extensions. Modules allow you to add code to Magento's configuration based MVC system.

Magento also has a system called Magento Connect. Magento Connect allows you to install extensions. Magento Connect extensions are special pear packages. These packages can install a file anywhere in the Magento system. An extension may contain many Modules. It may also contain arbitrary files that are not part of a module.

There's no formal place to check which modules are installed in Magento. Informally, people use the Disable Module Output configuration section at

System -> Configuration -> Advanced -> Disable Modules Output

This section will create a list of each programatic module installed in the system

For Connect extensions, go to

System -> Magento Connect -> Magento Connect Manager

This is where you're supposed to install/remove/manage your connect extensions.

There's still the problem of manually installed extensions. Magento doesn't offer a formal marketplace. Many third party extension developers have created their own installer systems, or else have you install their files manually. There's no way to track these extensions other than diffing your code-base.

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thanks so much that's all what i need to know – ra.htial Mar 6 '11 at 17:24

You can also see what extensions are installed by looking in /app/etc/modules/. If it doesn't have a .xml file in there, then Magento doesn't know it exists.

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You can check your module settings using online tools. Especially it goes for shipping and payment modules (if you have any installed). Here's some more information on checking your estore configuration. In case it is incorrect, your customers may have trouble at the checkout.

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