e-Commerce, Shopping Cart

VirtueMart is a highly configurable and customizable multi-language shopping cart solution for Joomla 3.9 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 3.x ACL


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


  • Product Bundles
  • 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
  • downloads


  • 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
  • prices per currencies


  • 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)


  • both are based on plugins
  • a very handy default plugin is already onboard
  • minimal amount / maximal amount to use
  • restricted by shopper groups
  • restricted by categories
  • restricted by blocking categories
  • restricted by countries
  • restricted by blocking countries
  • restricted by blocking shipment
  • restricted by coupons
  • plugins can add their own
  • plugins already onboard: PayPal, Paypal Pro, Paypal Express Checkout, Amazon Pay, Klarna and Klarna Checkout, Sofort Banking and Sofort iDeal, Skrill, Heidelpay,, Realex, eWay, default (can be used to create payments like cash on delivery), and a lot more in the net.
  • transaction fees (for payments)


  • guest checkout; completly anonymous checkout
  • option to register at begin of checkout
  • cart is an object not template related, GUI and flow competly overridable by template
  • cart is stored in the session
  • multi-page checkout
  • one page checkout
  • SSL
  • Double Opt-in


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


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


  • native with Joomla!
  • allows partial translations


  • coupon handling
  • coupon analytics

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

Worst support ever

Posted on 14 August 2023
slow work process, the system does not advance in any type of improvement
Ease of use
complex, everything is a mess, lots of unuseful configuration, bad UI and UX in backend... etc etc.
Worst support ever, even if you bought a membership 70€! Never replied a ticket. Even plugins you buy in official site works properly
old info, this site looks like an abandoned site, no ones replies, no changes updates, etc..
I used this to: Unfortunately inherited from old sites when Joomla was a good CMS... Joomla 4 also the worst product in the digital world.

Not a free download

Posted on 19 April 2023
Only outdated versions are free download. As of version 4.0.14 all updates are for paid users only so can't update Joomla 4 either.
Ease of use
Quirky interface, but you get used to it. Never found it especially intuitive.
Support for paid users only. Forum questions often not answered or closed without resolution.
Lots of documentation, at least. Poor English is sometimes hard to follow.
I used this to: Catalog for parts. No sales. Joomla 4. (Will need to replace with something else now.)

Enough for joomla 4

Posted on 15 March 2023
It is highly extensible and it can be used for many purposes. However poor integration with templates
Ease of use
If you have a basic understanding of joomla administration, then it will be very suitable for you
I used this to: Create a website selling cosmetics...........................................

Realy nothing works in ver 4

Posted on 03 November 2022
I think it's very bad idea to release component where even links to subcategories are broken.
Ease of use
No ease is use because every time you'll wonder is it bug or featue. vm3 was not modern very much. VM4 is obsolete
I dont think "vm4 is very much a work in progress be patient" answer in forum is good support when nothing works
no documentation for current version of vm , documentation is outdated
I used this to: i use vm component sisne j1.5 times and now i'm very much dissapointed
4.0.6 (stable, compatible J4), 4.0.4 (stable, compatible J4) & 4.0.2 (stable, compatible J4) were promoted as stable. None took orders.
Ease of use
Still doesn't work 6+ months later. 4.0.7 (compatible J3/J4 bugfix RC) is now the latest. VM was never J4 stable but they still claim it was
Horrible. In a culture of denial. Unnecessary headaches.
forum dot virtuemart dot net / index dot php ?topic=148837 dot msg531412#msg531412
Deceptive & misleading. Was listed as 4.0.0 (stable, compatible J3/J4) in April '22
dev dot virtuemart dot net /projects /virtuemart /files
I used this to: A Joomla 4 shopping cart.

A year since anyone else has reviewed VM. With 518 reviews, VM was popular.

VMs policies, processes, and priorities are having a negative impact on the code and the community.

Better options available and also under dev by coders connected to V
I have 10 years of experience with VirtueMart, tried to install the released VirtueMart version 3.8.9 under Joomla 4? One disaster.
Ease of use
The VM backend, without any reasonable logic, operator unfriendly. The media management completely out of date and difficult to understand.
I used this to: I wanted to convert customer website from Joomla 3.10.2 to Joomla 4.0.2 and VirtueMart version 3.8.9. But it is not possible to have too many errors in VirtueMart.

Very old. But very stable!

Posted on 10 September 2021
Contains all the tools you need to create a store. But poorly integrated with new themes.
Ease of use
A very simple understanding of the logic of the component.
Very simple logic construction for working with goods and warehouse.
I used this to: Online store of sports accessories and gadgets.
A large number of free plugins and modules from payment and delivery services. The store can be made "on your knees" with minimal effort.

Super extension

Posted on 08 January 2021
Beaucoup de fonctions, ne pas hésitez à acheter un livre pour comprendre, découvrir...
Ease of use
Personnellement j'ai acheté un livre pour comprendre et pour être rapide dans la construction de la boutique
Bravo à l'équipe et vive le libre.
Ne pas hésiter à devenir membre pour encourager toute l'équipe !
I used this to: Une boutique en ligne avec environ une vingtaine de produits, j'utilise le plugin E-transaction du Crédit Agricole pour le paiement en ligne.

Go to shop solution

Posted on 13 October 2020
A stack of functionality. Most shops can use it out of the box and not use half of it, but can also be extend for more specific requirements
Ease of use
Pretty easy to use, Concepts are mostly clear and demos explain most of what may not be immediately.
Community support, someone usually has an answer. There may be an occasional miss, but I haven't been stuck for long in over 13 years of use
There is a lot of documentation, wouldn't hurt it being cleaned up a bit from old versions, but it's there.
I used this to: Building and running online stores and catalogs for clients and myself.
There is a broad range of functions and settings. It is highly scalable and it can be used for many purposes.
Ease of use
It has its own logic after you understand there are a lot of opportunities. It is based on J! logic which is quite a great job!
VM forum can help you out many times. Community members created many content to find an answer for most cases.
There is a space for improvement. It could be a more popular webshop script if there is a betterquality documentation.
I used this to: Creating and maintaining webshops. Many Virtuemart extensions, templates, plugins etc. are available so you can definitely customize it for your own needs. With some custom Virtuemart development we put some unique business processes inside of J! and VM.


VirtueMart Team
Last updated:
Aug 11 2023
1 month ago
Date added:
Mar 05 2006
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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