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VM2 Configuration Menu¶
Configuration - Shop Tab¶
Shop is offline?¶
If you check this, the Shop will not appear but a message will be displayed.
Type the short offline message to be displayed when the shop is offline. Example: "We are working on our shop to serve you better! Please check back in a few (minutes, hours, days, soon)."
Use only as catalogue¶
If you check this, the cart functionality will be disabled.
Select a currency converter module¶
If you have installed additional currency convert modules, this allows you to select it. Such modules fetch exchange rates from a server and convert one currency into another for the visitor automatically.
If you want customers to receive plain text emails (shop registration, order confirmation, etc.), select TEXT. Otherwise, for rich text emails with colors, fonts and images, select HTML.
Enable SSL for sensible areas (recommended)¶
You must first have SSL installed by your web host for this to work. This adds SSL encryption security for the links in the cart and the user area. Be sure to use the right Joomla settings for the user maintenance, the anonymous order, and the login.
If you have uploaded additional languages in your web host's control panel or cpanel, select them here.
Untranslated strings in English¶
Leave "Untranslated strings in English" to prevent untranslated messages from displaying in computer code, they will display in English instead.
The remaining settings are advanced settings for PROGRAMMERS ONLY. Do not modify unless you know what you are doing! They can destroy your entire store.
Configuration - Shopfront Tab¶
SHOW THE RECOMMENDED TO A FRIEND LINK:¶
When enabled, a link is displayed that allows the shopper to send a recommendation email for a specific product.
SHOW THE PRINT VIEW LINK:¶
When enabled, a link is displayed that opens the current page in a new popup for printing it out.
SHOW THE PDF VIEW ICON:¶
Show or hide the pdf link icon.
SHOW THE ASK A QUESTION LINK:¶
When enabled, a link is displayed that opens the current page in a new pop-up and allows customers to send a question to the shopper.
SHOW THE PRODUCT NAVIGATION:¶
When enabled, shows the product navigation on the top of the product page.
MAX PRODUCTS PER VIEW IN FRONT END:¶
The standard pagination list limit for the frontend views.
Core Settings Action when a product is out of stock¶
You can define here the action that should be taken when a product is out of stock.
Will be displayed when products out of stock are orderable. Fill in any text here that will be displayed to the shopper on the product details, e.g.: 24h, 48 hours, 3 - 4 days, On Order...
Instead of AVAILABILITY text, you can select an image to be displayed on the Product Details page. The image resides in the directory /components/com_virtuemart/assets/images/availability/.
Shopper Review/Rating System¶
ENABLE REVIEW SYSTEM FOR:¶
If enabled, you will allow shoppers to rate products and write reviews about them.
If enabled, you will allow shoppers to read the reviews about the products.
If enabled, you will allow shoppers to rate the products.
ENABLE RATING SYSTEM FOR:¶
If enabled, you will allow shoppers to see the product ratings.
Configuration - Templates Tab¶
VirtueMart 2 automatically uses the Joomla template now, so there is no need for a separate VirtueMart template. You are not required to use the Joomla template, however! You can set a separate VirtueMart template here and specify how it looks.
If you have uploaded additional templates or layouts using your web host's control panel, select them here. Choose whether or not to show Children categories and manufacturers, how many categories products or manufacturers in each row, and what page numbers to display at the bottom to skip ahead (i.e. 6, 12, 18, 24).
VirtueMart Home Page Settings¶
If you have uploaded additional home page layouts using your web host's control panel, select it here. Choose whether or not to show featured products, Top 10 products, recent products, latest products and how many items in each row.
Media Files Settings¶
Don't change paths unless you know what you are doing! These are the default paths that VirtueMart needs to work properly. If you want VirtueMart to create tiny thumbnail sized images for you (for example in shopping cart), specify the size here. Specify the image to display if you forget to upload a product image or do not have an image available.
These items are all turned ON by default. You would only turn them off for testing and debugging, as they are required for the cart to work properly.