PacktLib: Joomla! E-Commerce with VirtueMart

Joomla! E-Commerce with VirtueMart


About the author

About the reviewers


Introduction to Joomla! and E-Commerce

What is Joomla!?

Main features of Joomla!

Use of Joomla!

Joomla! and e-commerce

What is VirtueMart?

Features of VirtueMart

Joomla! and other shopping carts

Store example used in this book


Installation and Basic Configuration of Joomla! and VirtueMart

Pre-requisites for installation

Creating database for Joomla!

Brief installation process for Joomla!

Basic configuration of Joomla!

Basic administration of Joomla!

Installation of VirtueMart

Basic configuration of VirtueMart


Configuring the VirtueMart Store

VirtueMart administration panel

Store information

Shop configuration

Managing countries

Managing currencies

Using shipping modules

Using payment modules

Adding tax rates


Managing product catalog

Catalogue management

Managing manufacturers

Managing vendors

Managing product categories

Adding a product

Managing products


Managing Customers and Orders

Customer management

Managing orders


Customizing the Look and Feel

Configuring the look and feel of a Joomla! site

Customizing VirtueMart's look and feel

Using search engine friendly URLs


Promotion and Public Relations


Customer reviews

Newsletters and product notification


Localization of VirtueMart

Why localization?

Localizing regions and taxes

Using multiple currencies

Using multiple languages


Extending VirtueMart's Functionalities

Bulk product imports and exports

Using product tag clouds

Using testimonials

Improving product reviews by commenting

Wholesaling from a VirtueMart store

Using social networking and bookmarking sites

Using AJAX updates for products

Adding some spice to the shop


Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Uploading the local site to web server

Backing up files and databases

Auditing and hardening security

Common problems and troubleshooting


Configuration Options

Configuration Options

Configuration Options

Resources for Joomla! and VirtueMart

Resources for Joomla! and VirtueMart

Resources for Joomla! and VirtueMart

Resources for Joomla! and VirtueMart