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Installation of VirtueMart 2 with provided packages » History » Version 20

Jörg Kiekebusch, 04/23/2012 03:29 PM

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h1. Installation of VirtueMart 2
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h2. Getting the files:
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*Step 1:*
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Download the latest stable version of VirtueMart from this location:
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[http://dev.virtuemart.net/projects/virtuemart/files] (Watch latest release date)
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At the top of the download page you will also notice test versions. These may include new features and bug fixes as well as
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some new bugs. Using these versions on a life internet site is not recommended. Please use test versions for testing only!
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!Virtuemart_2_Downloads.png!
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*Step 2:*
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Unzip (!) the downloaded file com_virtuemart.2.x.y.extract_first.zip
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This will extract two more zip-files:
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• com_virtuemart.2.x.y.zip - which holds the main VirtueMart component.
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• com_virtuemart.2.x.y_ext_aio.zip - which holds all modules and plugins essential for VirtueMart.
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!Virtuemart_2_Install_files.png!
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h2. Installation:
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*Step 3:*
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First (!), install the component com_virtuemart.2.x.y.zip via the Joomla Extension manager.
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This will install the Virtuemart 2 core component files.
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!Extension_Manager_install_VM2.png!
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!Virtuemart_2_Install_success.png!
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*Step 4:*
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Second (!), install the component com_virtuemart.2.x.y_ext_aio.zip (aio = all-in-one) via the Joomla Extension manager.
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This will install the free modules and plugins supplied by the Virtuemart Team all at once.  (Doesn’t include any modules
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and plugins from 3rd party delvelopers)
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!Virtuemart_2_modules_and_plugins_installed.png!
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If you need some help on how to use the Joomla installer, you will find it at these links:
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Joomla 1.5.x: [http://docs.joomla.org/Help15:Screen.installer.15]
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Joomla 2.5. or newer: [http://docs.joomla.org/Help25:Extensions_Extension_Manager_Install]
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h2. Updating VirtueMart 2 with provided zip-packages:
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The procedure to update VirtueMart 2 to a newer version is the same as for the installation described above.
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The update/install procedure will update all the files, and the database tables if required.
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You should always update BOTH, the main component with installing com_virtuemart.2.x.y.zip and the modules and
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plugins with com_virtuemart.2.x.y_ext_aio.zip
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You can also use the built in Akeeba Release System to update Virtumart 2 to the latest stable version.
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It is available in both parts, the main component installer and the modules and plugins intstaller.
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In this case, you must also update BOTH components.
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