Easy VirtueMart 2 Install Instructions » History » Version 4

Max Milbers, 04/15/2012 04:40 PM

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h1. Easy VirtueMart 2 Install Instructions
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h2. STEP 1. Install the latest version of Joomla. 
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If you do not already have Joomla, download it from 
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You MAY be able to auto-install Joomla 2.5 from your web host’s auto-installer and skip this step. However, many auto-installers offer an older version which is no good to you. YOU MUST INSTALL JOOMLA VERSION 2.5. SEE
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h2. STEP 2. Download the latest STABLE VERSION of VirtueMart onto your personal computer.
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Get it from - be SURE it is marked STABLE VERSION.
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h2. STEP 3. Unzip VirtueMart 
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Unzip VirtueMart so you can see the two "zip" files (tar.gz). 
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This download contains two zip files, which you will upload separately in Step 4 using Joomla Extension Manager. 
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Double-click the file to see the two zip files inside it, click the EXTRACT Button and save on your computer where you can find them easily:
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•	com_virtuemart.2.0.6.tar.gz – the VirtueMart store files, and
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•	com_virtuemart.2.0.6_ext_aio.tar.gz – the All In One (AIO) Installer that configures most things the way you need them. 
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Consider that this files work directly on your server, but when you want to extract them locally, you get first a com_virtuemart.2.0.6.tar. A tar archive file contains uncompressed byte streams of the files which it contains. Just extract the tar file again. 
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h2. STEP 4. Install VirtueMart extension in Joomla 
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Log onto your Joomla Administrator using the email address and password you created in the Joomla Install Wizard as follows:
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From the Joomla Admin’s top navigation bar, click EXTENSIONS – Extension Manager. Click the BROWSE Button and select the first file to upload, your VirtueMart store files named similar to 
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Click the UPLOAD & INSTALL button for the first file. 
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Repeat for the second file to upload, the VirtueMart All In One Installer,
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You will see the happy success message: "Installing Component Was Successful!"
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When you have problems with the gui, you can take a look on this howto [[Installation of VirtueMart 2 with provided packages]]