1. Magento Store Manager Connector

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Important!

Take a note, the current module can be downloaded for free! The methods of installation and the paths to get the free archived installation package are submitted below




Configure Connection through Magento Store Manager Connector contains the following steps:



Please note, the module is suitable for more recent versions of Magento since 2.0.1 and higher!


The Module Installation Methods:

You can follow one of the following detailed instructions on Magento Store Manager Connector module installation. 


Installation via Composer



If you have installed Composer on the server you can adhere to the next instruction on uploading and installing module by using the special commands.


1. To start installation process move to the store root directory and run the following command:

    
composer require emagicone/module-bridgeconnector

2. Enable the module:

 php bin/magento module:enable Emagicone_Bridgeconnector

3. Apply the recent changes including the module installation:

php bin/magento setup:upgrade



Magento Store Manager Connector module is successfully installed now and can be used.



Installation from the Admin Panel


1. Login to the Admin Panel and follow the path:  Dashboard ->System -> Web Setup Wizard.


Web Setup Wizard

2. Choose 'Component Manager' on the next step:



Component Manager


3. Click on the 'Sign in' field to synchronize your purchases from the magento marketplace account.


It is required to indicate the access keys in the appropriate form.


'Sign in' option

Such operation will upload a list of all possible installations of the magento extensions to the wizard.

4. Once the synchronization is completed you will be able to scroll over the page to find Magento Store Manager Connector module and press 'Install' button to proceed.


Bridge Conenctor position


5. Follow through all steps of the Web Setup Wizard to complete the installation.


Installation steps


You should see the newly-created section of the Admin Dashboard:


Store Manager Connector


The installation has passed successfully.


Manual Installation

Manual module installation instruction covers the basic steps on uploading files with Magento Store Manager Connector installation locally, transfer them to the store root directory on FTP and installation process directly.


Get Archive with Module Installation


You should upload files with module installation on your computer firstly.  Choose one of the following ways to perform this:


 - from the Magento Marketplace


Follow the next steps:


Store Manager Extension


  • The filtered results display the required module in a list. It is free, but you have to sign in to your Magento account to be able to add it to your cart and download on your PC.



Sing in to the Magento Marketplace

  • You can add the module to your cart and proceed checkout.


Go to Checkout


  • Now to be able to download Magento Store Manager Connector to your computer go back to the Magento account and in the ‘My purchases’ section you can find the ordered module:


My Purchases section in Magento account


  • Press ‘Download’ to save file with module locally and then you can proceed with uploading extension to your store adhere to the 'Upload module files to FTP'' instruction below.


- by using the direct link


Use the link to upload zipped file with Magento Store Manager Connector on your computer.





Upload Module Files to FTP Server 



1)  Log in to your FTP server  (use any FTP client ) .



2) Transfer file with the module to the store root directory (directory, where the shopping cart is installed).


Transfer bridge connector to store root directory


Note: Next steps require some administrator skills to unzip, register and install the current module.



Install Magento Store Manager Connector



1) Open the command-line shell.


2)  To start installation process navigate to the store root directory and extract files to app/code/Emagicone/Bridgeconnector by using the next command:


 unzip MagentoStoreManagerConnector.zip

3) To get the module enabled specify the following command:


 php bin/magento module:enable Emagicone_Bridgeconnector


4) Apply the recent changes including the module installation:


 php bin/magento setup:upgrade

5) Go to the Admin Panel. In the Dashboard sections list you should see the Magento Store Manager Connector tab.


Bridge connector tab in Admin Panel

6) Before completing the installation process and configure the connection in the Store Manager for Magento open the Settings section of Magento Store Manager Connector:


Bridge Connector Settings section


Attention!

We strongly recommended replacing (changing) default username and password on your own because of security reasons!

Find in the Settings of Bridge Store Manager Connector the necessary fields and specify your own values instead of the default ones (the default password and login are '1' ). 

Do not forget to press option to save. 

You are able to change some additional settings for Magento Store Manager Connector as well:


- allow/deny compression while generating dump file;

- exclude some tables (use this to reduce the size of the data retrieved from the module);

- in order to allow module using only from specific IP address(es) you should add IP address(es) here etc.


Connector Settings Page


Do not forget to save the changes.




Connect to Store with Store Manager through Connector Manually


Now you can launch Store Manager and open Settings -> Preferences -> Database Connection sector. You will see the appropriate checkbox for connection through Magento Connector tab:

Magento Store Manager Connector checkbox

Fill in the fields, listed below:


Store address - the URL path to your store.


Login and Password fields - the data you have specified in the Magento Store Manager Connector Settings page of your Admin Panel:


Test Module connection button

Tip: It is recommended to verify the correctness of specified setting details by pressing 'Test Module connection' button before proceeding.


If you use database for the first time, most likely you will get the following message:

Get Data from the Web

Press 'Get Data from Web' button to retrieve data from your web store into your local database.


This type of connection works on a similar principle as a simple Bridge - you should get data from the web when connected to the store and perform post action after any updates are done to synchronize data.


Get/Post Data from the Web


Connect to Store through Connector via Connection Wizard (Automatically)


Connection through Magento Store Manager Connector can be configured automatically by using the Connection Wizard.  


Database connection wizard option

Open the welcome page and follow such steps one-by-one:


Simple mode -> Create New Connection -> Connect via native Magento Module.


Connect via Native Magento module

Use Connector Module settings details to fill the appropriate fields and setup connection with your store.


To verify connection press the test button. You should get the following message:


Test Module Connection in Connection Wizard


To get to the next - result - step of the wizard press ‘Next’ button.


Finish step of Connection Wizard

You can press 'Finish' to close the wizard and connect to your store now.


If you have additional questions concerning download or set up the connection with the store via Store Manager, please contact us and we will gladly assist you!



By eMagicOne Inc.