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The Gift Wrap Magento extension allows clients to wrap products at checkout and leave gift messages before delivery. The module extends store functionality, improves customer experience, and increases website sales.



1. Backup your web directory and store database.

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You can make backup copies with any tool you find appropriate

If you are going to use the native Magento backup function, navigate to System -> Tools -> Backups and perform System and Database backups

 2. Log in to the Magento backend

 3. Disable compilation

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Navigate to System -> Tools -> Compilation.

If Compiler status is Disabled, you can skip to the next step

If Compiler is enabled, disable it.

IMPORTANT: after the extension is installed, you can enable the compilation again; IT IS CRUCIAL that you use "Run Compilation Process" function, not just "Enable button"


Installing an extension with the Compilation enabled will result in store downtime.

 4. Flush store cache

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You can flush the store cache in 2 ways:

  • via the backend:

Navigate to System -> Cache Management menu, and click Flush Magento Cache button

  • via filesystem:

On your server, navigate to Magento root folder, then proceed to /var/cache/; delete all the content there.

 5. Download the extension package from your account and extract the downloaded archive

 6. Copy the content of /Step_1/ folder to your store's root directory

If you are using a custom theme,

 read the instructions here.

In case you are using a custom theme, it is recommended to copy the design files to your current theme's folders. In case there are several themes in use at the same store, the design files must be copied to each of them.

  • Find this folder in the package: /step_1/app/design/frontend/base/default/ ; copy its content to /app/design/frontend/[your_package]/[your_theme]/
  • Find this folder in the package: /step_1/skin/frontend/base/default/ ; copy its content to /skin/frontend/[your_package]/[your_theme]/

 7. Copy the content of /Step_2/ folder to your store's root directory

 8. Flush store cache again; log out from the backend and log in again.


Go to System->Configuration->aheadWorks Extensions->Gift Wrap to adjust the settings.

General Settings

  • Enable Gift Wrap: Enables the extension.
  • Allow wrapping products separately: Adds a checkbox in the extension block on checkout.
  • Enable Gift Message: Adds text area in the extension block on the checkout, allowing customer to add some message. 

Exclude Products

Here you can set a rule for products, which you don't want Gift Wrap to be available for.

Wrap Types

Here you can specify the wrap types, upload images and set the price. The order of displayed types can be changed by dragging appropriate row up or down using the arrows icon in 'Sort Order' column.

Email Templates editing

Open your transactional email template which is used for notifications about new order.

Find the following line: 

and insert the following code above that line:

so it would look like:

save the template when it is done.


Limitations and peculiarities*

*this behavior can be changed in the next version of the extension.

  1. When the option 'Wrap each product individually' is selected, the price will not be altered. The price of Gift Wrap will be the same, disregarding on the quantity of the items in the order. 
  2. Customer can choose only single wrap type, which will be applied to whole items in order.
  3. Gift Wrap will be always refunded in case of full refund for order. In case of partial refund, the wrap will not be refunded.
  4. Taxes are not applied to Gift Wrap.



  1. Disable compilation, in case it is enabled.
  2. Login to your FTP, navigate to app/etc/modules/
  3. Open the file AW_Giftwrap.xml and change the following line:


    Now your Magento is unaware of the existence of the extension.

  4. Clear the cache under var/cache
  5. Make sure that the site is working properly, otherwise roll back the changes and apply to our technical support.
  6. If everything works fine, it is safe to delete the files of the extension.
  7.  In case you need to clean the database, make a backup and then run the following queries in MySQL: 

    Note, if you are using the table with prefixes, you must specify them in all table names. 

    If you are not sure how to do that or expect any troubles with it, please contact your server administrator regarding the matter.
    If you remove the tables as it is described above, you will need to configure the extension again after it is reinstalled.



After the extension installation the store gives an error, or blank page, or suggests to start Magento installation procedure.

         Change the owner of the extracted extension files to the web server user and set 775 permissions on them. Clear the store cache and try again.

After the installation System->Configuration->Gift Wrap returns 404 error.

Logout from backend and login back again.

There is no aheadWorks extensions under my configuration section, or having the extension tab clicked I get a blank page, or Access Denied error.

         Clear the store cache, browser cookies, logout and login again.

I've set up everything correctly, inserted the HTML code but there is nothing on that page.

         Clear the store cache, clear your browser cache and domain cookies and refresh the page.

My configuration changes do not appear on the store.

           Clear the store cache, clear your browser cache and domain cookies and refresh the page.

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