Shopware Core Plugins

Version

5.5.0 or newer

Table of contents

Introduction

Shopware delivers some extensions in the Plugin Manager already after the installation, which can be found in the tab "Uninstalled". If desired, certain functionalities can be activated that influence the frontend or system processes. Here we show you which tasks these plugins fulfill. At the same time you will also find the appropriate articles for the respective topic.

View in the Plugin Manager

Navigate to the Plugin Manager, which you can find in the backend under the menu item Settings. There you can click on "Installed".

You can easily install the plugins by clicking on the "plus" symbol - also remember to activate the plugin afterwards!

How do I update the plugins?

Unlike plugins from the Community Store, you don't need to update the core plugins yourself. If there are any changes here, they will be done by a Shopware update.

Plugin: Statistics

This plugin is installed and activated by default and is used to provide the statistics functions in Shopware.

Further information can be found in the article Marketing - Analysis

Plugin: Input Filter

Also this plugin is installed by default and fulfills an important purpose. With the Input Filter Shopware provides a number of protection measures against attackers from the Internet, such as protection against SQL injections or XSS protection. Also own filters can be maintained, so that the input of certain contents (scripts or similar) in your shop is not possible.

Further information can be found in the article System - Input filter

Plugin: Shopware Auto Update

The name already gives an idea of the purpose of this plugin. The extension allows you to update your shopware system via the backend.

Further information can be found in the article Update Shopware 

Plugin: Cron

The Plugin Cron is generally necessary for the execution of automated processes. By default, these are processes that clean up the system at regular intervals and rebuild indexes. Plugins from the Community Store also often use this function.

Further information can be found in the article Cronjobs

This plugin must be installed and activated in order to use the following Cronjob plugins!

Plugin: CronBirthday

Besides the Cron Plugin, which implements the basic function of the Cronjobs, we have CronBirthday here. The name suggests that it can be used to send automated mails to customers with birthdays.

You can find more information in the article Vouchers - Send birthday email including a voucher

Plugin: CronRating

Another useful automated e-mail function is activated with the plugin CronRating. This makes it possible to inform your customers automatically about the possibility of an article rating. This plugin also requires the Cron plugin.

Further information can be found in the article Customer reviews - Automatic Reminder

Plugin: CronStock

The overview of the article stock is not always quite simple with many articles. With this plugin you can be informed as soon as the minimum stock of an article is undercut. The configuration you make in the Cronjob control.

Plugin: CronProductExport

This plugin is required so that the product exports can be generated automatically via the cronjobs. With this plugin you have the possibility to coordinate the generation in such a way that it is executed at low frequented times.

You can find the Cronjob under the name CronProductExport in the Cronjob management.

Plugin: CronRefresh

This cron plugin integrates the automated clean-up process. It cleans up the database tables s_core_log, s_emarketing_lastarticles, s_search_statistics and is therefore important for good performance.

Further information can be found in the article System - Cronjobs

Plugin: Advanced Menu

Some also call it Drop-Down / Mega Menu - that means the menu box that appears when hovering over the main categories. This plugin activates the function which is deactivated by default.

More information can be found in the article Plugin Advanced Menu

Plugin: Notification

Would you like to give your customers the opportunity to be informed about new stock when items are not available? Then you need this plugin, and the activated option "e-mail notification" in the respective article. The function looks like this:


Further information can be found in the article Create Products - E-Mail Notification

Plugin: TagCloud

This plugin integrates a tag cloud into the frontend. The function is very controversial from a SEO point of view and should therefore first be checked by you. 

Further information about SEO can be found in the Shopware SEO Guide.

Plugin: Debug

This plugin is used to provide additional debug variables. We have described debugging in detail in our developer documentation in the article Debugging Shopware. There you will also find the functionality of the debug plugin.

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