How to completely disable Magento module

November 12, 2010 14:31

Disable Magento module? Easy, in admin panel, click the menu “System” -> “Configuration” -> “Advanced” in “Advanced” Section, select “disable” for the module you would like to disable, and it’s finish, right?

Sorry but … NO! If you disable the module in admin panel, it will only disable the module output, not the module functionalities. The Observer, cornjob, setting in config.xml are still in use and running.

Then … how to disable the module completely? Well, it’s also easy, you only have to change the ‘active’ tag to false in module XML file storing in ‘/app/etc/modules/YourNameSpace_YourModuleName.xml’:

<?xml version="1.0"?>

or simply rename the file extension (eg. YourNameSpace_YourModuleName.xml_old); or delete this file which is not recommended.

Happy Magento’ing ~


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