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byeyenet, October 6, 2010
On the outside VirtualMart is an excellent component for e-commerce with lots of functionality and many addons. But once you get past that and start to customize it, it can be very frustrating. On one site I created, I had to completely redesign all of the modules I used, mainly because the modules didn't use Joomla's template which meant I had to keep track of my themes in multiple places. That and the fact HTML was mixed with backend logic was just maddening. And then there's the component itself. My main problem was still with the templates not conforming to Joomla standards. Having to modify flyout pages to me is a problem. If I upgrade and don't remember which flyout pages I modified, I'd have to start over. And mixing HTML inside classes is just wrong. It got so bad on one site, I had to modify VirtualMart's core functions just to provide more flexibility in the design. The problem with that is now, there's a new version, I'm designing a new site, and I have to start over. After creating a new VM Login module, I've decided I need to review other shopping cart solutions and if need be, help that developer to enhance their work before being locked into one shopping cart. I hope VirtualMart developers will understand the problem and work to fix it, because it wouldn't be as hard as it sounds.
byeyenet, August 25, 2010
Shadowbox Media Viewer
It just works and that's all I need! Thanks for putting out an excellent plugin.