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


  • 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)


  • 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
  • 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, 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
  • 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

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

Instant seller

Posted on 28 July 2019
Added virtuemart to site with basic built in PayPal and shipping. Got a lot more functionality under the hood plus many third party addons.
Ease of use
To a bit of work to set up but worth it. Lot of additional features if needed. Site now getting regular orders.
A lot of information and support available via the Virtuermart forum.
Plenty of documentation available online. Would prefer a quick guide setup to get going with basic pricing and no tax etc.
I used this to: Used this to set up new website to sell lawn bowls online and worked well.
There are a lot of features to manage the shop and products i would not have expected so much, maybe even too much
Ease of use
Not always easy to understand because there is so much complexity and options, the interface is old and outdated
For a free extension there is not so much support, only some forum if someone answer
I used this to: Make a shop for our company website, we tried even other extensions but this one looks the better

Utterly Broken

Posted on 03 June 2019
Dropdown menus do not function. Fix suggested by devs is to disable jQuery (a necessary functionality for today's websites)
Ease of use
It took around an hour to complete initial setup up to state/province selection dropdown which did not populate with states.
This is supposedly a community project which no longer is in development. Support is a dead forum. Devs are rude when replying.
Documentation that exists is for a much older version which s no longer supported and does not function
I used this to: Since the extension does not work, I apparently use it to waste my time and system resources.
Many options for websites shopping from simple to complex, meeting the basic requirements of economic systems
Ease of use
It will be difficult for those who don't have a bit of programming knowledge, but I think it is for programmers (coding Joomla)
Almost no one supports outside the community, go to the forum and talk to people, you can find it all from there
Describe only basic issues and complex issues that require knowledge of programming and understanding of Joomla to manage.
I used this to: Large projects that require a flexible trading site can create orders, invoices, mail, coupon code..If you want to free it is the top choice

Good but not easy

Posted on 10 May 2019
Provide all the features I need but need to improve the rating system.
Ease of use
Not easy to use it for new user. The admin interface is not good for Joomla 3
I used this to: I use for sales website. I chose it because the template I'm using only supports it.
Puedes hacer lo que quieras realmente.
Ease of use
Facil, influye que llevo años utilizandolo
Foro activo y tienes un soporte de pago de los desarrolladores
Podría mejorar, pero no la verdad hay mucho creado en la red, aunque no sea de los creadores.
I used this to: Lo uso desde hace año, muchos compañeros me dicen que cambie, pero la verdad cada vez lo domino mas y puedo hacer cualquier ecommerce


Posted on 10 April 2019
Looks like it was msde 20 years ago
Ease of use
I chalkenge anyone to say it's intuitive... and i have 14 years of experience with ecommerce and in particular witj joomla
Any functinality even among the basic you have to buy and pay... but it's not woking... i only lost my time and money... no refund
Documentation, video and web partly concerns the tool and in versions from years ago
I used this to: I couldn't use it, after a month of trial and contact with the support, no solving response and it doesn't work. I changed tool and solved problem, but no refund.
cơ bản đáp ứng được nhu cầu của hiện tai
Ease of use
không dễ điều khiên lắm nhưng sử dụng cơ bản thì OK
Eccellente! Tra le funzioni interne e i plugin si può fare di tutto. E lo si può personalizzare ulteriormente intervenendo sul codice.
Ease of use
Bisogna imparare a conoscerlo. Non è facile destreggiarsi in un'interfaccia un po' legnosa, ma quando poi ne sei padrone tutto è facile
Bisogna rivolgersi al forum, ma non sempre le risposte sono certe. Spesso va meglio con i gruppi su Facebook.
Pessima. Praticamente quella ufficiale non esiste. Però appassionati hanno prodotto manuali di alto livello, che si possono trovare in rete
I used this to: Uso VirtueMart per due ecommerce miei e per quelli dei miei clienti. Non userei altro.
Yes all functions are inside, but not ordered. Free does mean usable, not ordered is decent. The word "free" is missunderstud
Ease of use
It is free but raw, everything mixed. You have to code the template (fr-end bk-end) or buy both. Open souce but not for free use.
There is the forum and the documentation that explains all. Good luck!
There is documents explaining the core.
I used this to: A very basic shopping house, two products. Here in Italy there is only a plugin for this shopping component. I am forced to use it. But I prefere to pay a little and buy a simple and ordered component, ordered means decent. There is too mutch work hours!!


VirtueMart Team
Last updated:
Sep 24 2019
Date added:
Mar 05 2006
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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