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VirtueMart is an Open Source E-Commerce solution to be used together with a Content Management System (CMS) called Joomla!. Joomla! and VirtueMart are written in PHP and made for easy use in a PHP/MySQL Environment.
VirtueMart is the leading Online-Shop Solution for Joomla! with more than 2 million downloads so far.


  • Joomla 1.5 or higher
  • PHP 5.2 and 5.3
  • MySQL 5

Getting Started with VirtueMart Development

Nightly Builds
A note to new Developers

User Resources

Installation of VirtueMart 2 with provided packages
Manual installation/update of VM2
Create virtuemart installer

Upgrading VM1 to VM2 with provided packages
Migrate Joomla! 1.0 (incl. VirtueMart) to Joomla! 1.5
Latest live update information

VirtueMart 2 Admin User Manual [In progress]
VM2 Products Menu
VM2 Orders and Shoppers Menu
VM2 Manufacturers Menu
VM2 Shop Menu
VM2 Configuration Menu
VM2 Tools Menu

Instructions, explanations, howtos, hints
Hints for the use of the template system
General JS-Problems with templates and jQuery
Product custom fields without stock control
Product custom fields with stock control
Product custom fields Plugin Customer Text Input
Webservices usage

Support resources

Writing documentation
Writing translation
Developing a module or plugin for Virtuemart 2

Developer resources

Developer guideline
- Setting up a Development Environment
-- Create virtuemart installer
- general php hints
- Coding standards and hints for Virtuemart
- GUI standard
Plugin system
Using Docblocks for quality code documentation
API documentation
Version infrastructure
Test cases

VirtueMart Versions

Version History
VirtueMart 1.5.x
VirtueMart 1.1.x
VirtueMart 1.0.x