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A new version of Hero was last released March 5th.

Version Filesize
Hero Open Source
Includes 4 default themes & User Guide.
3.80 8.39 MB Download ZIP GitHub
Hero eCommerce
Hero + the eCommerce add-on  Learn more
3.80 9.35 MB Purchase & Download

Read the official installation guide.

Server Requirements

Please ensure that your hosting environment meets the following specifications:

  • PHP 5.1+
  • One available MySQL 3.23+ database.
  • Apache or Apache-like server that can parse .htaccess files with mod_rewrite rules.
  • Ability to create one cronjob or scheduled process.

If you experience issues, please review the full Server Requirements article in the User Guide.

Quick Install Guide

  • Upload all files to a folder on your web server.
  • Rename /app/config/config.example.php to config.php.
  • Verify /.htaccess file exists. If not, rename 1.htaccess.
  • Access your site directory in your browser. You will find the Hero Installation Wizard at /install.

If I download the Open Source version, can I upgrade to the full Hero eCommerce software later?

Of course! Download and use the Hero Open Source version for now and, whenever you are ready, head over to the Hero eCommerce page to learn more about how to add an online store, subscription billing, and full payment gateway libraries to your Hero app.

You can purchase a Hero eCommerce license at anytime, and upgrade by simply uploading the Hero eCommerce modules right into your current install, along with your license file. No installation or configuration necessary.

I am not a web developer. Do you offer custom web development services to build my website with Hero?

Yes, we do! We offer complete web development services to business of all sizes. If you are interested in a quote, send us a quick note via the contact form. If you would like to learn more about us (Electric Function, Inc.), visit the official Electric Function website.

How can I "white label" brand Hero with my product name?

If you want to re-brand the open source version, follow these custom branding instructions in the User Guide.

If you would like to white label the full eCommerce release, create a free trial to setup your initial hosted account. After setup, you can configure your white label preferences, create new licenses, download your custom branded release, and more!


Looking for some documentation?
Check out the official User Guide.

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