Is there a way to enable and disable extensions in version 1.x via the command line?

How can I enable an extension through terminal?

What is the command?

2 Answers 2


There is no CLI command for Magento 1 extensions as this was added in Magento 2. If you check the file from the installed extension found in app/etc/modules/Vendor_Module.xml, there will be a node <active>true</active> that should be true when enabled and false when disabled. Additionally, there is a data-value in core_config_data for each module that should be 0 if the extension is enabled and 1 when it is disabled. You can select that with the following query:

FROM core_config_data
WHERE path = 'advanced/modules_disable_output/Vendor_Module';

From there, just make sure your cache is cleared, log out & back in.

  • Would it work with this module? magento.stackexchange.com/questions/84186/…
    – DevAnd
    Commented May 15, 2018 at 19:06
  • It is already set to active
    – DevAnd
    Commented May 15, 2018 at 19:06
  • In the case of the linked module, your select statment's condition would be WHERE path = 'advanced/modules_disable_output/Amit_Cleancache';. Also, make sure to log out and back in after clearing the cache.
    – mtr.web
    Commented May 15, 2018 at 19:09
  • Where would I write that? In terminal?
    – DevAnd
    Commented May 15, 2018 at 19:10
  • It is actually easier for you to go through magento-admin then. Go to Admin->System->Configuration->Advanced->Disable Modules Output, then find your module and make sure it is set to Enable. It might also be wise to check values under different Configuration Scopes (dropdown at top-left) to make sure it is not being overridden.
    – mtr.web
    Commented May 15, 2018 at 19:19

You can use this tool: https://github.com/netz98/n98-magerun

$ n98-magerun.phar dev:module:disable MyVendor_MyModule
$ n98-magerun.phar dev:module:disable --codepool="community"

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