Extension page: http://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/extra-downloads.html

The extension allows to add file downloads to product pages.


1. Backup your web directory and store database.

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

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

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

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.



The latest versions of Extra Downloads (1.0.5+) extension are only compatible with Magento
Previous versions of Magento only work with Extra Downloads 1.0.4 and lower. If you require 1.0.4 package please submit a help desk ticket.

Or you can install security patch SUPEE-8788 on your magento to make the extension work.


Basic extension configuration can be done in System->Configuration->aheadWorks Extensions->Extra Downloads

Per-product configuration can be done in the product settings page: Catalog->Manage Products->[select product]->Extra Downloads


  1. Disable compilation, in case it is enabled.
  2. Remove all extension's buttons and widgets inserted manually.
  3. Login to your FTP, navigate to app/etc/modules/
  4. Open the file AW_Extradownloads.xml and change the following line:




    Now your Magento is unaware of the existence of this module.

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

    DELETE FROM eav_attribute WHERE attribute_code LIKE 'extradownloads_%'; 
    DROP TABLE `aw_ed_file_entity_decimal`; 
    DROP TABLE `aw_ed_file_entity_int`; 
    DROP TABLE `aw_ed_file_entity_text`; 
    DROP TABLE `aw_ed_file_entity_datetime`; 
    DROP TABLE `aw_ed_file_entity_varchar`; 
    DROP TABLE `aw_ed_file_entity`;

    Note, if you are using the tables with prefixes, you have to specify them in all table names before running the query above.
    If you are not sure how to do that or expect any troubles with it, please contact your server administrator regarding the matter


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->Extra Downloads 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.

My configuration changes do not appear on the store.

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

You can always find the latest version of the software, full documentation, demos, screenshots and reviews at http://ecommerce.aheadworks.com
License agreement: http://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/LICENSE-M1.txt
Contact us: http://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/contacts/
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