I'm currently building a magento connect extensions search: http://magentoconnect.algolia.com/ but I have a hard time downloading the extensions list + associated metadata. I found http://connect.magentocommerce.com/community/Chiara_PEAR_Server_REST/p/packages.xml but then I cannot find a way to have relevant meta-data per extension.

Any chance someone know where I could find those information? Even crawling the page doesn't provide me all the metadata (like the tags/categories associated to an extension).

Thank you very much!


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You can use this link to fetch all of them:


However, it still won't be too reliable as it contains also extensions which are no longer available on Magento Connect site.

You can also fetch list of releases for single extension eg:


And then extension release details:


There are some descriptions and other data there, however it doesn't include url or image.

FYI, all this details come from Mage_Connect_Rest class which exist in each Magento release.

  • Ah yes, interesting link. Do you know if there is a way to fetch the info for every single extension (image, description, title, etc...)?
    – redox
    Aug 18, 2015 at 21:26
  • Yes, I've just updated answer. Aug 19, 2015 at 5:12
  • Nice! This was what i was lloking for atm. Is there any documentation about this? Maybe further XMLs?
    – sv3n
    May 12, 2017 at 15:45
  • @sv3n I have never found documentation for this May 13, 2017 at 6:14
  • And after I can download what I need this way (as seen in example above) http://connect20.magentocommerce.com/community/m2epro_ebay_magento/3.0.0/m2epro_ebay_magento-3.0.0.tgz Oct 13, 2017 at 8:58

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