Updated on Dec 10, 2015
In this section of the Bolt tutorial series, we'll see how to install and manage extensions through the administrative dashboard.
It is recommended to create Bolt backup, before making major changes on your website. This will allow you to restore it to a fully operational state if something goes wrong.
To install extensions on your website, you will have to log in as administrator first. Move your mouse pointer to the Extras option on the main menu and then View/Install Extensions.
You will be redirected to the extension installation page. Here, you will notice a link that will take you to the official Bolt extensions directory. See the screenshot below for clear view on that.
There you can see various stats about different extensions, such as the most downloaded lately or the newest additions. Once you’ve chosen the extension that you wish to install on your website just copy the text bellow the name of the module.
Then go back to the extension install/management page on your website and paste the text in the search field, a drop down menu will appear from which you must find the extension that you are searching for (usually this will be narrowed down to one selection).
When you locate the name of the extension in the drop down menu just click on it, and then click Browse Versions. After the version search is complete a window will pop up on your page. From the popup window select the version that you wish to install, then click on Install This version.
We advise you to always use the latest stable version of the extension, in order to avoid any issues or bugs with it.
After the installation is complete you will be notified with a new popup.
You can manage your extensions by going to the View/Install Extensions page. There you can see all the installed modules and the different options for them. Let us review all of the options so you can get a better understanding on what they offer.
This will check the existing extensions on your website and inform you if there is an update.