Installing an Extension


DNN extension can contain a module, a theme, or other components that extend the functionality of the DNN Platform.

In this article, you will learn how to install an extension in your system.




  • DNN Platform
  • Evoq Content
  • Evoq Engage




You need a host/superuser account to be able to perform the steps outlined in this article.

  • Hosts have full permissions to all sites in the DNN instance.
  • A host account is required to upload modules and themes because they might contain executable code (an administrator account is sufficient to apply modules and themes to a website).  




  1. Go to Persona Bar > Settings > Extensions.


  2. Click Install Extension.


  3. Upload the .zip file containing the extension package.

    Upload the zip file containing the extension package

    • Informational pages will be displayed one after the other:

      1. The Package Information includes the extension's version and description, as well as information about the creator. Click Next.
        Package Information

      2. The Release Notes displays what's new in the current release of the extension. Click Next.
        Release Notes

      3. The License displays the creator's license terms. Accept the license then click Next to continue.

      4. The Package Installation Report displays a log of actions performed by the installation. Click Done.
        Package Installation Report




The installation is successful when the extension appears in the list under the Installed Extensions tab.


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