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Max Milbers, 08/19/2012 07:36 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 joomla.org. 
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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 http://docs.joomla.org/Installing_Joomla_using_an_AutoInstaller
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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 http://dev.virtuemart.net/projects/virtuemart/files - be SURE it is marked STABLE VERSION. There are two always to versions of a release provided, one is containing the zip files, like com_virtuemart.2.x.y_extract_first.zip, the other is containing the tar.zg files, like com_virtuemart.2.x.y_extract_first.argz.zip. The difference is that the zips are often bigger than 2 mb and many servers are configured with a 2 mb limit for php uploads. The tar.gz files are always below 2 mb, but some server do not support the tar.gz extraction anylonger. If you need languages other than English also download the com_virtuemart.2.x.y_languages_extract_first.zip file. Note the words "extract first" in the file names. You must unzip (decompress) the files in the next step.
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h2. STEP 3. Unzip VirtueMart 
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Unzip the com_virtuemart.2.x.y_extract_first.zip file 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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Extract the two zip files and the README file to a folder on your computer where you can find them easily:
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•	com_virtuemart.2.x.y.tar.gz – the VirtueMart core files, and
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•	com_virtuemart.2.x.y_ext_aio.tar.gz – the All In One (AIO) Installer that installs some extensions for you 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.x.y.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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http://mystorename.com/administrator
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From the Joomla Admin’s top navigation bar, click Extensions > Extension Manager > Install tab. In the Upload Package File area, click the Browse... button and select the com_virtuemart.2.x.y.zip or com_virtuemart.2.x.y.tar.gz file from your local folder. 
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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, com_virtuemart.2.x.y_ext_aio.zip.
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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]]
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h2. In case you have a problem with the limited file size
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Then just upload the installer per ftp to the temp directory and choose the 2. option, for more information, look here http://www.phoca.cz/phocagallery/478-how-to-install-large-components-with-help-of-ftp-in-joomla