Installation of VirtueMart

Posted in Installation, Migration & Upgrade

Getting the files

Step 1

Download the latest stable version of VirtueMart from this location:

At the top of the download page you might also notice test versions. These may include new features and bug fixes as well as some new bugs. Using these versions on a life internet site is not recommended. Please use test versions for testing only!

Virtuemart 3 Download

Step 2

Unzip the downloaded file com_virtuemart.3.x.y.extract_first.zip
This will extract three more zip-files:

  • com_virtuemart.3.x.y.zip - which holds the main VirtueMart component.
  • com_virtuemart.3.x.y_ext_aio.zip - which holds all modules and plugins essential for VirtueMart.
  • com_tcpdf_1.0.0.zip - which holds the TCPDF plugin essential for VirtueMart.

Virtuemart 3 install files


Installation

Step 3

First, install the component com_virtuemart.3.x.y.zip via the Joomla Extension manager. This will install the Virtuemart 3 core component files.


Virtuemart 3 extension manager

VM3 Installation success

 

Step 4

Second, install the component com_virtuemart.3.x.y_ext_aio.zip (aio = all-in-one) via the Joomla Extension manager. This will install the free modules and plugins supplied by the Virtuemart Team all at once. (Doesn’t include any modules and plugins from 3rd party delvelopers)

VM3 aio success

Step 5

Third, install the component com_tcpdf_1.0.0.zip via the Joomla Extension manager. This will install the necessary plugin to print your documents like invoices and delivery notes.

VM3 tcpdf success


If you need some help on how to use the Joomla installer, you will find it at this link:

Joomla 2.5.: http://docs.joomla.org/Help25:Extensions_Extension_Manager_InstallJoomla 3.x.: https://docs.joomla.org/Help34:Extensions_Extension_Manager_Install

Updating VirtueMart 3 with provided zip-packages

The procedure to update VirtueMart 3 to a newer version is the same as for the installation described above. The update/install procedure will update all the files, and the database tables if required.

You should always update all three components, the main component with installing com_virtuemart.3.x.y.zip and the modules and plugins with com_virtuemart.3.x.y_ext_aio.zip as well as the com_tcpdf.1.0.0.zip (you might skip the last, if the version number is not changed)