Payment Methods

Payment plugins are used to create payment methods in your store.  You can offer your shoppers a wide variety of payment methods to suit your needs.

VirtueMart comes with several built-in payment plugins:

  • Standard
  • Paypal
  • Moneybookers
    • Moneybookers Credit Cards
    • Moneybookers iDeal
    • Moneybookers Online Bank Transfer
    • Moneybookers Przelewy24
    • Moneybookers Sofortueberweisung
    • Moneybookers Skrill Digital Wallet
    • Moneybookers Giropay
    • Moneybookers Lastschrift
  • Heidelpay
  • Klarna
  • Pay With Amazon

More payment methods are available on the extensions website.

Payment method list

A list of payment methods in your system.

You can clone an existing payment method using the check box and clone button

payment payment method list screen

Payment method list columns explained

Sort the Payment method list

Sort the Payment method list by clicking the sortable column header. Multiple clicks will sort ascending vs descending priority.

Check box

Can be used to select single or multiple Payment methods, the effect depends on the function chosen.

Payment method Name

The name used in your system for this Payment method this will be shown to shoppers.

payment description

A text description for use by administrators.

Shopper group

Shopper groups assigned to this Payment method. The Payment method is only applicable to shoppers in these shoppergroups

List order

The sequence in which this Payment method will appear in the cart.

If you have multiple payment plugins the list order only function for methods of the same plugin. Note: For multiple plugins the order is: Joomla payment plugin sequence - > plugin method list order


The Payment method published state.


The virtuemart_paymentmethod_id - unique ID of the Payment method.

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General concepts

New to Virtuemart, take a look at some of the general concepts before you dive in deeper.

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VirtueMart Manuals

Learn the purpose of the VirtueMart component menus.
Decide how you should setup your store ready for trading.

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VirtueMart Tutorials

A great place to start if you want to learn more, before diving into configurations.
Also useful for updating your overall knowledge of VirtueMart.

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VirtueMart FAQ

The best place for answers is in the Virtuemart forums. We have gathered a few top questions and answered them here.

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VirtueMart API

Need something more technical.
Our API doc site may be what you are looking for.