Shopper Field Edit

These are the input fields a customer in your store sees when they register, make a purchase or view their account.

Note: Working on the shopperfields must be done with caution.

Shopper field screen

The screen you see when editing a shopper field along with a description of the fields and their purpose is shown below.

shopperfields shopperfield edit screen

Max length

Specify the maximum input length for this field,

Field name

This is a virtuemart field and will be used in VirtueMart table and templates.  It is not open for edit.

Field Title

The input field title that the shopper will see.

This field holds a language variable that will be converted on display to the language of your site/shopper.

Shoppers will see the translated title - The best way to change what will be displayed to the shopper is to use Joomla language overrides.  You can type the text in this field - but then no language will be considered.

Description Field Tip

You can create descriptive text here that will show if you templates are set to display tooltips for your users. This is in the language you type and is not translated.


The default value to set in this field - For country field you can set the VIrtueMart country_id code - e.g. 223 is USA, the country will be pre-filled.


Decide if you want to force user to make an entry in this field when completing the form.

Show in

  • Choose to show this field in the VirtueMart shopper forms - Cart form, Account maintenance, Shipment.
  • Put a check in the box next to the item that you want to change.


If you do not want users to see this field you can unpublish it - e.g. FAX.  Some fields cannot be unpublished as they are required by Virtuemart.


Changes the position of this field in a form relative to the other fields being displayed.

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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.