Is it possible to access my Magento Connect Manager without using the Admin dashboard?

I installed an extension that has locked up my site, even my admin page. I need to go through a backway to uninstall that extension. How can I do that?

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You could look at using the magento connect from the command line tool. Login to your server and from the magento root type: ./mage

If you get the following error message ./mage: Permission denied you'll need to make the file executable chmod +x mage.

Now when you run ./mage you should get a list of options:

Connect commands available:
channel-add          Add a Channel
channel-alias        Specify an alias to a channel name
channel-delete       Remove a Channel From the List
channel-info         Retrieve Information on a Channel
channel-login        Connects and authenticates to remote channel server
channel-logout       Logs out from the remote channel server
clear-cache          Clear Web Services Cache
config-get           Show One Setting
config-help          Show Information About Setting
config-set           Change Setting
config-show          Show All Settings
convert              Convert old magento PEAR package to new format
download             Download Package
info                 Display information about a package
install              Install Package
install-file         Install Package Archive File
list-available       List Available Packages
list-channels        List Available Channels
list-files           List Files In Installed Package
list-installed       List Installed Packages In The Default Channel
list-upgrades        List Available Upgrades
package              Build Package
package-dependencies Show package dependencies
package-prepare      Show installation information of package
sync                 Synchronize Manually Installed Packages
sync-pear            Synchronize already Installed Packages by pear
uninstall            Un-install Package
upgrade              Upgrade Package
upgrade-all          Upgrade All Packages

From here you should now be able to do the following: `./mage uninstall {package_name}.

While your here i'd also recommend installing N98-magerun (https://github.com/netz98/n98-magerun) tool.

Hope this helps :)


You can directly goto the connect manager by using the below link


  • And also you manually disable the installed extension by app/etc/modules/yourextension.xml and change true to false in the active tag. Oct 17, 2015 at 5:36

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