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Kerry Watson, 04/11/2012 07:45 PM

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h1. VM2 Configuration Menu
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h2. Configuration Menu
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h3. Configuration - Shop Tab
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h4. Shop is offline? 
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If you check this, the Shop will not appear but a message will be displayed.
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h4. Offline Message	
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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)."	
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h4. Use only as catalogue 	
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If you check this, the cart functionality will be disabled.	
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h4. Select a currency converter module 	
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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.	
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h4. Order-mail format 	
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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.	
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h4. Enable SSL for sensible areas (recommended)	
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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.
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h4. Multilingual shop 
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If you have uploaded additional languages in your web host's control panel or cpanel, select them here. 
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h4. Untranslated strings in English	
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Leave "Untranslated strings in English" to prevent untranslated messages from displaying in computer code, they will display in English instead.
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h4. Additional settings	
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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.
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h3. Configuration - Shopfront Tab
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h4. Core Settings	
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h5. SHOW THE RECOMMENDED TO A FRIEND LINK:  
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When enabled, a link is displayed that allows the shopper to send a recommendation email for a specific product.   
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h5. SHOW THE PRINT VIEW LINK:  
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When enabled, a link is displayed that opens the current page in a new popup for printing it out.  
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h5. SHOW THE PDF VIEW ICON:  
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Show or hide the pdf link icon.  
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h5. SHOW THE ASK A QUESTION LINK:  
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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.  
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h5. SHOW THE PRODUCT NAVIGATION:  
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When enabled, shows the product navigation on the top of the product page.  
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h5. MAX PRODUCTS PER VIEW IN FRONT END:  
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The standard pagination list limit for the frontend views.	
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h4. Core Settings Action when a product is out of stock	
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You can define here the action that should be taken when a product is out of stock.  
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h5. AVAILABILITY:  
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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...  
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h5. PREVIEW:  
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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/.  
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h4. Shopper Review/Rating System	
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h5. ENABLE REVIEW SYSTEM FOR:  
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If enabled, you will allow shoppers to rate products and write reviews about them.  
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h5. SHOW REVIEW:  
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If enabled, you will allow shoppers to read the reviews about the products.  
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h5. SHOW RATING:  
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If enabled, you will allow shoppers to rate the products.  
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h5. ENABLE RATING SYSTEM FOR:  
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If enabled, you will allow shoppers to see the product ratings.  
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h3. Configuration - Templates Tab
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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.
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h4. Shopfront Settings	
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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).	
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h4. VirtueMart Home Page Settings	
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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.		
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h4. Media Files Settings	
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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.	
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h4. Activate Css Styles & Javascripts	
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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.
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h3. Configuration - Pricing Tab - Price Configuration Section
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Fine-tune the way prices are displayed in your shop.
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h4. Member group to show prices	
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If you have created groups in ORDERS & SHOPPERS - Shopper Groups, prices will display only to members of that group OR higher, after they have logged in.	
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h4. Show the price label for packages	
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When checked, the price label is derived from the products unit and packaging values. EXAMPLE: Price "PER DOZEN" or "PER PACKAGE."		
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h4. Show Tax in Cart	
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If tax amount is important to your customers, check this box. If customers are not taxed or not important, leave blank.	
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h4. Show call for price, when the price is empty	
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If you do not specify a price in the product information page, the prompt "Call for Price" will display instead of $0.00.
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h3. Configuration - Pricing Tab - Show Following Prices Section
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Show or hide prices and price labels; choose how many digits to round prices. The choices can be dizzying, and they are SO SIMILAR! The best way to understand this in a non-live store is to check ALL the boxes, view it in your store, then vary it checking and un-checking one box at a time.
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h4. Show Prices	
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UN-check this box if you do not want customers to see prices. They will need to call you or contact you for pricing information.	
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h4. Base Price Modificator	
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If you use product variations that cost more or less (example: diamond add $100; ruby subtract $50), display the base price. 	
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h4. New Base Price Modificated by chosen product variant	
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If you use product variations that cost more or less, display the base price INCLUDING the total of the variations. 	
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h4. Discounted Price Without Tax and Sales Price Without Tax	
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If you offer discounts, for example product groups like Wholesalers, display the discounted product price without tax. Otherwise, display the sales price without adding the tax.	
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h4. Tax Amount and Base Price with Tax, but without discounts	
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Display the tax on the item separately. OR display the base price including the tax but before any discounts.	
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h4. Final Salesprice	
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The actual price the customer has to pay. RECOMMENDED!	
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h4. Sales Price with discount, but without override	
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You can over-ride any discounts on the product information page. This displays the price with discounts but without the individual over-rides.	
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h4. Discount Amount	
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A separate line that tells the customer exactly how much discount they get on this item.
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h3. Configuration - Checkout Tab
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h3. Configuration - Product Order Settings Tab
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h3. Configuration - SEO Tab
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h2. Shopper Fields Menu	
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h2. Order Statuses Menu
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h2. Currencies Menu
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h2. Countries Menu