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e-Commerce, Shopping Cart

VirtueMart is a highly configurable and customizable multi-language shopping cart solution for Joomla 2.5 and 3 with a large number of additional extensions.

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Based on Joomla MVC framework with all its advantages:

  • Template overriding,
  • Implementation of Joomla Plugins for: payment, shipment, coupons, calculation rules, custom product fields, ...
  • Simple installation and integration of other joomla extensions.
  • Joomla 2.5/3.x ACL


  • nested categories
  • with meta tags for seo
  • with description and media


  • with meta tags for seo
  • short and long description
  • dimensions (weight, size)
  • multiple media
  • multi-variants/attributes for products (variant-matrix)
  • unlimited child products and derivated levels
  • product pattern (Parent product used as pattern for child products)
  • related products
  • reviews and ratings


  • pricing depending by shoppergroups
  • price display depending by shoppergroups
  • payment/shipment depending by shoppergroups


  • customizable shopper input form
  • input form depended on registration, checkout or shipment
  • recaptcha
  • adressbook
  • default Bill-to and Ship-to address
  • default payment and shipment method


  • stocking/inventory
  • stock warning
  • virtual stock (ordered but not finally bought)


  • various type of prices to display depended by shoppergroup
  • prices adjusted by shopper choosen currency
  • different currency format per currency
  • unit price
  • quantity based pricing


  • auto updating rates
  • add your own currencies for fixed currency rates


  • default SEF/SEO integrated


  • discounts based on time, category, shoppergroup, country, and state
  • tax based on time, category, shoppergroup, country, and state
  • discounts, tax per product and/or order
  • discounts, tax have their own currencies (for duties)


  • based on plugins, already onboard:PayPal, Paypal Pro, Paypal Express Checkout, Klarna and Klarna Checkout, Sofort Banking and Sofort iDeal, Skrill, Heidelpay,, Realex(and a lot more in the net)
  • minimal amount / maximal amount to use a payment
  • transaction fees
  • by countries
  • by shopper groups


  • based on plugins
  • by shopper groups
  • by countries


  • guest checkout; completly anonymous checkout
  • option to register at begin of checkout
  • cart is an object, competly overridable by template
  • cart is stored in the session
  • multi-page checkout
  • one page checkout
  • SSL


  • payment/shipment workflow
  • history
  • modifiable
  • order tracking for anonymous users
  • order editing
  • pdf invoice, delivery note


  • latest
  • topten (most sold)
  • newest
  • featured
  • sortable
  • searchable
  • shipment/payment


  • native with Joomla!
  • allows partial translations


  • coupon handling
VirtueMart ist eine hochgradig konfigurierbare und anpassbare mehrsprachige Warenkorb-Lösung für Joomla 2.5 und 3 mit einer großen Anzahl von zusätzlichen Erweiterungen.

Hi there!

Posted on 19 June 2015

I made many VirtueMart Shop and I love VirtueMart.

Ease of use

It taked for me something about 3 hours to install it.

I used this to: My eshops.

Great Extension

Posted on 09 April 2015

Good, met all the requirements for my websites

Ease of use



Didn't need much

I used this to: A spare parts website


I used Virtuemart since a long time, many bugs and issues encountered but now with version 3 it's a bit better even if not perfect

Ease of use

It's a complex extension, but i don't know ecommerce solutions that are immediate to use


Very well written documentation, you find everything you need!

I used this to: My personal website to sell online


Posted on 04 March 2015

Virtuemart is the must-have if you need to setup a Ecommerce, once prepared it does his work perfectly fine, leaving time for other things.

Ease of use

Just a bit hard to start up: installation and configuration surely need a little more job to make it more and more intuitive


All made by the community, you need somethin? you ask, and they answer.
Maybe in the future YOU will answer, who know?

I used this to: An industrial ecommerce, that started 3 years ago. Is still going fine and virtuemart helped me on mantaining focused for what i needed most.


I needed an online store that would handle distribution of both digital and physical content - children with attributes. Free and Paid

Ease of use

It took me only a day to set up the store, then I tweaked the templates a little for the final version.


The forums are full of great information and extremely helpful support staff


The document could have been better for setting up child product relationships, but the demo data made it easy to understand.

I used this to: Selling Digital eBooks, Physical books and merchandise. Goods are both paid and free. Child products have different digital content and prices. Coupons and gift certificates need to be flexible and trackable. It fits my needs perfectly. Bravo.


Plenty of build in functionality and many options compared to other systems thanks to the wast amount of plugins for Joomla.

Ease of use

It's not easy as f.ex. Woocommerce but not that hard to get a shop working. After 3 years I still don't master it though.


Great support forums!


Just enough to get you going.

I used this to: Company webshop, since version 1.1.9. Currently building new site with the brand new 3.02.

I would give this extension rating "Excellent" if it was easier to upgrade. Minor upgrades was OK, but now we need to upgrade to Joomla 3 upgrade VM to version 2.9.9.x gives me heaches and problems I cannot easily solve.

In my opinion this is one of the best shopping cart solution for Joomla, it's free and full featured, even when there are additional commercial add-ons I found that the features for building a fully functional shopping cart are already included in the base extension.

The weak feature are the themes: it requires more than basic knowledge and a lot of time to be able to customize a theme. The available themes are just a few and most of them don't look modern and responsive, though as a whole shopping cart system it is still an excellent solution.

If you need a robust cart developed and supported by a solid professional team then look no further

I have looked at number of carts before migrating to VM2 from VM1 and was really suprised at just how much better VM2 is.

I was able to use all of the free included payment and shipping extension, but I know that if my business changes, there are loads of additional extensions that I could utilise.

The forum is very active - a simple search got me the solutions to most of my questions and when I asked a question with the right information I got very useful responses. It is good to know that I can get support from a wide user base rather than just depending on one or two developers (this appears to be the case in some of the other cart forums!)

You will want to spend time learning the product - and it is a good idea to have a test area/site to play with and learn on.

The VM team are actively adding features and ensuring the code is robust and secure.

I did consider cloud based options, but thank goodness I stayed with VM2 - I have far more control and access to my data.

I didn't think that this would be a problem but as my store has grown, I needed more control, being able to get at the data for reporting etc has given me the edge that I needed.

The negative reviews I see here, I just don't understand.

This is a solid and professional e-commerce solution. With a ton of essential and enhanced features, easy to template and customise as required.

I would happily pay for this extension - but the team offer it for free - go figure?

VM team keep up the great work!!

Continuous problems

Posted on 08 October 2014

It seems that every time Virtuemart creates something or fixes a bug they break something else. Just to get virtuemart to work well and display things neatly requires code and css customisations. Issues with sending out email notifications and a whole lot of other issues make it not profitable to use for my clients. I have moved all my clients to a new paid for extension.

Virtuemart is great in theory, but the development team needs to get it together.

Another issue I have with Virtuemart is how long it takes them to upgrade from one version of Joomla to another. Wake up Virtuemart we have been on Joomla 3 for the most part of this year already.


VirtueMart Team
Last updated:
Apr 20 2015
Date added:
Mar 05 2006
GPLv2 or later
Free download
Uses updater:
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