How to enable one-click update for NorrNext commercial extensions

Joomla provides one-click update for extensions that can be performed on the back-end. Site administrator gets notifications about available extension updates and can update required extension (Read more about it: Extensions Extension Manager Update). All NorrNext extensions support one-click update feature. To use it in commercial extensions, you need to set Subscription Key (Download ID) for further updates of a product with active subscription.

To sum up:

  • Any commercial components (like NorrCompetition) use Subscription key that can be confifured in the component dashboard
  • Other commercial modules and plugins (except ZOO elements and NorrCompetition add-ons) requires our special utility plugin

Let's examine both ways.

Configuring Subscription Key in the component

To use one-click update in commercial components you need to add Subscription key that will be used to verify the status of product subscription. First of all, you need to get Subscription key. Please sign in to NorrNext front-end side and proceed to My Subscriptions page. You will see the list of all subscriptions. Copy Download ID of required product with valid period.

Copy Download ID
Copy Download ID

Now proceed to component options (e.g. Extensions > NorrCompetition > Control Panel) and paste the ID to Subscription Key field and click on Update Key button. Your key will be saved and you will be able to update the extension via Joomla Extensions Manager.

Please do no hit Update Key button when key is already set. Otherwise it will be updated incorrectly. If you wish to update the key then paste it one more time and only after that hit Update Key button.

Paste Download key in component dashboard
Subscription Key in component dashboard

Please do not forget to clean the cache after you set the key: Extensions > Update > Clear Cache button.

Configuring Download Key in commercial modules and plugins

Commercial modules and plugins requires Download Key utility plugin that helps to set/update the download key for extension. You can get it from My Downloads page. Go to User Dashboard > My Downloads and download the plugin. It can be installed as typical Joomla extension and is enabled automatically.

To update the key please make sure that NorrNext Download Key utility plugin is installed and enabled.

This plugin is not required for NorrCompetition add-ons that are the part of the package (e.g Participants module, Search plugin etc). They use NorrCompetition API to update the key.

Now it's time to edit module / plugin settings to set your key.

Fist you need to get Subscription Key - sign in to NorrNext site and proceed to User Dashboard > My Subscriptions. Find required product with active subscription and copy the Download ID.

Product Download ID on NorrNext site
Product Download ID on NorrNext site

Now proceed to Product settings > Download Key tab and paste the ID and and click on Update Key button. Your key will be saved and you will be able to update extension via Joomla Update System.

2Checkout Inline for RD-Subscriptions - Download Key
Download Key is used to notify about new available version and to update the extension

Please do not forget to clean the cache after you set the key: Extensions > Update > Clear Cache button.