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Magento Layered Navigation Extension v3.x Installation

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In this article you will learn how to install Magento 2 Layered Navigation v3.x properly.


Attention green.png Important Information:
  1. First of all make sure your system meets all the requirements necessary for the correct functioning of our Improved Navigation for Magento 2.
  2. For more details on system requirements, please read Magento system requirements.


Uploading Magento 2 extension files

Download and unpack Magento 2 Product Filter Extension files as it is shown below:


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  1. An original archive with extension to be unpacked.
  2. The unpacked catalog of files.


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In order to upload files to the server, you may use any FTP-client (to show you how it works, we used the FileZilla FTP-client.)


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  1. This is your client side. You will see the unpacked catalog containing the Product Filter Extension.
  2. This is your root directory on the server side. This is where the files should be uploaded.
  3. All the files have to be uploaded to the server. Select the files and press right mouse button.
  4. Select the "Upload" option for these files.


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The screenshot below shows possible difficulties that can occur when you upload the files. If there are identical files on the server, they should be overwritten. Please, check below the detailed tips on how to overwrite the files (while using the FileZilla FTP-client):


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  1. In case you receive the "Target file already exists" notification from your FTP-client, please, check the instructions below.
  2. Select the "Overwrite" radio button to overwrite files.
  3. Tick the "Apply to current queue only" —Āheckbox in order to save these settings for all similar cases of current queue configuration in the future.
  4. Press "OK".


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After uploading, please select one of the 3 installation methods described below:


SSH Installation (requires SSH access to your webserver)

1. In terminal, switch to your Magento 2 root directory using command:

Command:
  1. cd /FULL_PATH_TO_YOUR_MAGENTO2

where "FULL_PATH_TO_YOUR_MAGENTO2" is the path to your Magento 2 folder on your server.


2. Run the Magento 2 upgrade command:

Command:
  1. php bin/magento setup:upgrade


3. Run the single-tenant compiler command:

Command:
  1. php bin/magento setup:di:compile


4. Deploy static view files command:

Command:
  1. php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy


Web Installation (using native Magento 2 Component Manager)

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  1. Log into your Magento 2 Admin Panel.
  2. Navigate to the "System" tab.
  3. Choose the "Web Setup Wizard" option.


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  1. Having opened Setup Wizard interface - navigate to the "Home" tab.
  2. Select the "Component Manager" option.


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Step 1 - Base extension installation


Before you proceed with Layered Navigation Extension for Magento 2 installation - please, install Plumrocket Base extension.
This is a system extension required for correct functioning of all Plumrocket Inc extensions.
Note: You may skip Step "1" and proceed with "Step 2" if you have already installed Base extension by Plumrocket Inc before.


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  1. In the "Component Manager" tab, please find "Plumrocket_Base" extension.
  2. Select the "Enable" option from the drop-down menu.


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  1. Please, press the "Start Readiness Check" button on the next page.

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  1. Please, make sure all the check marks are green. This means that your system is ready to move forward with Magento 2 Base module installation.
  2. If the check was successful - press on the "Next"button.


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  1. It is important to make a backup. You can select at least the "Code" and "Database" backup options.
  2. Press the "Create Backup" button. For your the safety, this process will put your website into "Maintenance" mode until the Base extension is installed.


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  1. Once the backup process is finished, the "Completed" notification will be displayed.
  2. Press on the "Next" button.


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  1. Press the "Enable" button to activate this Magento 2 Base extension.


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  1. The "Update pending" notification means that the activation of this extension is currently in progress. Please wait until it is completed.


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  1. The "Success" notification means that Plumrocket Base Magento 2 extension has been successfully installed. At this point your website is in "Live" mode again.
  2. You can now get back to setup tool and install Product Filter Extension for Magento 2.

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Step 2 - Product Filter Extension for Magento 2 installation


On this step, please navigate back to the "Component Manager" tab, and activate the Product Filter Extension in the same way, as you did with the Base Extension:


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  1. Please, find "Plumrocket_ProductFilter" extension in the "Component Manager" tab.
  2. Select the "Enable" option from the drop-down menu.


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Proceed with the Layered Navigation Extension activation in the same way as with Base extension above. Once Magneto Layered Navigation Extension is activated - please, follow the final steps below:


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  1. Navigate to your Magento 2 Admin Panel.
  2. Go to the "Plumrocket" tab.
  3. If you see the "Product Filter" tab in the list, this means that Magento 2 Product Filter Extension from Plumrocket Inc. has been successfully installed.


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License Installation

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  1. Go to the "Plumrocket" tab in the main menu.
  2. Navigate to the "Product Filter" -> select the "Configuration"option.
  3. Enable Product Filter Extension by selecting "Yes" from the drop-down.
  4. Your Serial Key should be entered automatically in most cases. If you see green check mark - this means that product Magento 2 Serial Key has been successfully activated. Now it is safe to enable the extension. However, if the green check mark is not there - you will need to enter your product Serial Key manually. In order to find and activate your Serial Key - please follow the License Installation for Magento 2 instructions.


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