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Installation of VirtueMart 2 with provided packages » History » Version 7

Valérie Isaksen, 03/18/2012 12:06 PM

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h1. Installation of VirtueMart 2 with provided packages
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1) Download the latest stable version of VirtueMart:
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http://dev.virtuemart.net/projects/virtuemart/files
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2) Unzip the downloaded file com_virtuemart.2.x.y.extract_first.zip
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You will get a folder containing two components:
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- com_virtuemart.2.x.y.zip which is actually the VirtueMart component
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- com_virtuemart.2.x.y_ext_aio.zip which is a component installing all the modules and plugins essential for VirtueMart.
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3) Install first the component com_virtuemart.2.x.y.zip via the Joomla Extension manager
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4) Install first the component com_virtuemart.2.x.y_ext_aio.zip via the Joomla Extension manager
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You can find some help you http://docs.joomla.org/Help15:Screen.installer.15
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After that install the file with prefix com_virtuemart_ext_aio to install all free plugins and modules in one row.
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h1. Update of VirtueMart 2 with provided packages
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The procedure to update VirtueMart 2 is the same as for the installation.
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The update procedure will update all the files, and the tables if needed.
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You should always update BOTH components: com_virtuemart.2.x.y.zip and com_virtuemart.2.x.y_ext_aio.zip
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You can also use the built in Akeeba Release System which is included in both components. In this case, you must also update BOTH components.