So I have been frustrated for a week on trying to add an extension to my Magento 2.0 website. Everything I look at shows how to for the older versions and seems very simple. I have not found any help with this with even contacting Magento. Please help!
Is it planned to add this feature under Magento 2.x Admin (as under Magento 1.x Admin) ?
What if I have any old version of any extension which supported magento 1.9.x , and I want to install it on magento 2.0 , how will I achieve it.
Installing Magento 2 extension is a easy task .. you just need to extract your extension zip file and place the folder inside your Magento 2 app/code directory so that the structure should be like app/code/namespace/module-name
then you have to run some commands for registering your Magento 2 extension
open terminal inside your Magento 2 directory , parallel to the app directory
run these commands-
 sudo chmod -R 777 /path of Magento 2 folder such as /opt/lampp/htdocs/Training/Magento_2.0 ( giving read write permission to your magento 2 directory)
if you are using linux operating system then you have to run this command . for windows it is not necessary.
 /opt/lampp/bin/php bin/magento setup:upgrade (for registering your extension)
 /opt/lampp/bin/php bin/magento setup:di:compile (for compiling your extension code)
now flush your cache , delete cache folder from your Magento 2 var directory.