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Grid Manager is here to help store owners and administrators. In many cases we lack this or that column in a table in store administration section. Grid Manager lets you overcome this difficulty - it allows you to choose which columns you'd like to display, their size, position, title.

New feature: Extra columns and Extra attribute columns! Now you can add usable aggregated columns to Orders, Products, and Customers grids, as well as view any Product or Customer attribute.

All available columns for any standard grid are at your disposal - all displayable data can be selected and inserted into a grid. You can view all your customized tables in one place with ability to reset the changes to the default table view.

New feature: In-place Editor!

Now Grid Manager allows you to edit grid data right from the grid cells! No more entering "Edit something" page for changing it: just click the cell, edit data, and press "Save" button.


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.

The extension comes with 2 design packages: /base/default/ and /rwd/default/ .

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


Please note that the extension provides 'grid.phtml' file that overwrites the existing one into 'adminhtml/*/*/template/widget/' directory.

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

Navigate inside step_2 directory and upload its content to your store root. Some extensions do not have files in step_2 directory, so just ignore this step. 


Grid Manager customizes standard Magento Grid view by changing grid's columns appearance and order. You can set its parameters in Grid Manager form that appear by clicking on "Customize columns" link on the right above the grid. Please note that if grid data source collection is empty extra columns information will not be shown.


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.

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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