MageFlowConnect extension (MFX) can be installed in a number of ways so that everybody can choose the most suitable method.
This is the most accessible way for the Merchants to install Magento extensions. However this method is not appreciated by developers. It’s not good idea to ever install anything directly to a production site. Due to nature of Magento architecture conflicts between extensions can occur or the installation process itself can be interrupted for a number of reasons.
It’s hard to put extensions installed using this method under version control.
In short – it’s not advisable to install extension directly to production system via Magento Connect Manager.
First get MFX extension key from Magento Connect. We make it easier for you here. The full extension key (URL) is http://connect20.magentocommerce.com/community/MageFlowConnector
The same words of warning apply for installation MFX via command line tool mage. However since this method is mostly used by developers it’s possible to add installed extension files under version control easily.
./mage channel-add http://connect20.magentocommerce.com/community
./mage install community MageFlowConnector
Installation of MFX with modman is the recommended method for developers.
modman clone https://bitbucket.org/mageflow/extension.git
Magento symlinks must be enabled in case of modman installation. Symlinks can be enabled at System->Configuration->Advanced->Developer->Template settings.
NB! Remember to log out and in again and refresh the cache after the install.
If you have flat categories enabled you need to take these steps after installing MFX to make MFX work with flat categories:
The same applies for flat products: