PHPList Installation & Configuration

To install the PHPList Extension for Magento you will need to follow one of the following methods. If you downloaded the extension you will follow the installation instructions for the download method, otherwise if you're using Magento Connect then you will follow those instructions below.

Download Method Install Instructions

This method works if you purchased the extension from and downloaded the MM_Phplist-1.0.0.tgz file.

  1. Once you have the package file downloaded, login to your Magento admin and go to System->Magento Connect->Magento Connect Manager
  2. In the following location click choose file and select the file that you downloaded.
  3. Click the Upload button to upload the extension and install it.
  4. Your new extension should now be installed. You may now proceed to the Configuration Instructions below.

Magento Connect Install Instructions

  1. To install the extension via Magento Connect you will first need the extension key. On the Magento Connect site, select the options for your platform and click Get Extension Key:
  2. Once you have the extension key copied, go to your Magento admin and click System->Magento Connect->Magento Connect Manager.
  3. Paste the key into the following field and click Install.
  4. Your new extension should now be installed. You may now proceed to the Configuration Instructions below.

Configuration Instructions

  1. In your Magento admin proceed to System->Configuration. Once there, in the left menu scroll down and click on PHPList Integration under the MAGE-MAGIC.COM sub-heading.
  2. Start by enabling the extension and change the dropdown to yes. This will reveal the rest of the configuration settings.
  3. If your PHPList installation shares the same database with Magento then you will choose Yes in the "Shares Magento Database?" field.
    1. Click the Test Database Connection button to confirm that the necessary tables are available and ready for use and skip to step 6 below.
  4. If your PHPList installation uses a separate database then select no in the "Shares Magento Database?" field and enter your database configuration settings. They should look something like this:
  5. Once that's done click Test Connection to confirm that your database connection is successful.
  6. Next you will select the "New Subscriber List" that you want new users to subscribe to. If your database connection was successful this should be automatically populated for you.
  7. Finally, you may optionally select the Enable Debug. Setting this to Yes will output any debug messages to the Magento log files.