How To Install Odoo Addons

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I would like to take this opportunity to share my personal journey and provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to successfully add and set up Odoo addons. Being a dedicated user of Odoo, I have discovered the significant benefits of utilizing addons to improve my Odoo instance. Without further ado, let us now delve into the process of adding Odoo addons together!

First things first, before installing any addon, it’s crucial to ensure that your Odoo instance is up and running smoothly. Make sure you have administrative access to your Odoo database and the necessary permissions to install addons. If you’re unsure about your access level, it’s always a good idea to consult with your Odoo administrator.

Step 1: Choose the Right Addon

The first step in installing an Odoo addon is to identify the specific functionality you are looking to add to your Odoo instance. Whether it’s a CRM module, a project management tool, or an accounting integration, Odoo addons are categorized into various modules based on their functionality.

You can browse the official Odoo Apps store or other reputable sources to find a suitable addon for your needs. Make sure to read user reviews and check the compatibility of the addon with your Odoo version before proceeding with the installation.

Once you have identified the desired addon, download the addon module file. Typically, addon modules are distributed as .zip or .tar.gz files. Ensure that you save the file in a location where you can easily access it later.

Step 2: Access the Odoo Apps Interface

Next, access the Odoo Apps interface within your Odoo instance. To do this, log in to your Odoo account as an administrator and navigate to the Apps menu. This menu can usually be found in the top navigation bar or the sidebar of your Odoo instance.

Once you have accessed the Odoo Apps interface, you will see a search bar or a list of available modules. Use the search bar to locate the addon you downloaded in Step 1. Alternatively, you can browse the available modules manually to find your addon.

Step 3: Install the Addon

Once you have found the addon module in the Odoo Apps interface, click on it to open the module details page. Here, you will find information about the addon, such as its name, version, author, and a description of its features.

To install the addon, simply click on the “Install” button. Depending on the size and complexity of the addon, the installation process may take some time. Odoo will display a progress bar indicating the status of the installation.

After the installation is complete, you will see a notification confirming the successful installation of the addon. You can now proceed to configure and use the addon in your Odoo instance.

Step 4: Configure and Use the Addon

Once the addon is installed, you can access its settings and configurations through the Odoo Apps interface. Navigate to the “Apps” or “Installed Modules” section, depending on your Odoo version. Here, you will find a list of all the installed addons in your Odoo instance.

To configure the newly installed addon, click on its name to open the module’s settings page. This page allows you to customize the addon’s behavior according to your requirements. You might be able to enable/disable certain features, set up integration with other modules, or configure specific parameters.

After configuring the addon, you can start using its functionality within your Odoo instance. Depending on the addon, this might involve accessing new menu items, creating new records, or integrating the addon with other Odoo modules.


Installing Odoo addons can significantly enhance the functionality and capabilities of your Odoo instance. By following the step-by-step guide outlined above, you can easily install, configure, and start using your desired addons in no time. Remember, always choose reputable sources for downloading addons and ensure compatibility with your Odoo version to avoid any potential issues.

So, go ahead, explore the vast world of Odoo addons, and take your Odoo experience to the next level!