End of life for VirtueMart 1.1, Heidelpay now in VirtueMart 2.0.12

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We decided to declare now the end of life for VirtueMart 1.1, and that the version 2 of VirtueMart is not any longer maintaining joomla 1.5 compatibility. We won't remove it and we welcome fixes in the forum, but the core team is not any longer supporting joomla 1.5 capability, because we strongly recommended to use the latest joomla 2.5.x.

Heidelpay for VirtueMart 2

We are proud to announce the new built-in payment method heidelpay.

heidelpay logo

Future-oriented ePayment-Solutions for successful E-Commerce

Heidelpay is offering the full range of services for electronic payment from one single source. Heidelberger Payment GmbH has received the status of a payment institution for the purpose of the Payment Service Directive (PSD) via the certification of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority. As a payment institution, heidelpay complies with all demand on modern payment management. Being in contact with only one business partner you get access to all recent national and international payment methods and benefit from our highly individual service.
We go much further! Heidelpay offers a wide range of risk management functions and fraud protection. Furthermore you can optimize your payment process. For example use the complete debtor management solution to automatically generate invoices or transfer unsettled claims to a debt collection agency.
Extensive benefits, personal consultation and top-quality service ñ our strategy to make your business successful.

List of payment methods and services:

  • Credit Cards: MasterCard, Visa, AMEX Credit Card: MasterCard, Visa, AMEX
  • Debit Cards (national & international): VISA Electron, MAESTRO (INT), Postepay (IT), Carte Bleue (FR), 4b(ES), ServiRed(ES),EURO6000(ES), Dankort(DK)
  • Prepayment world-wide
  • Direct Debit
  • Direct Debit with payment security
  • Purchase on account (as well secured available if requested)
  • Installment payment / financing
  • sofortüberweisung.de, giropay, iDeal, EPS, u.a.
  • Barpay
  • BillSAFE
  • MangirKart (TR)
  • Paypal
  • BaFin-licensed partner for Third-Party-Payment
  • Payment Management functions: subscription processing, costumer care systems, debtor management, various payment industry solutions (i.e. Dating, Travel, apparel)

For more informations, also in other languages see here http://heidelpay.de

Fixed and new features

Furthermore we fixed and added the following features:

  • mass reference of products to categories or shoppergroups
  • joomla plugins in category views
  • some eye candies
    1. if ST same as BT is chosen, ST is hidden
    2. if pricedisplay per shoppergroup is deactivated, the options for it disappear
  • orders list:
    1. link to user
    2. email displayed
    3. more fields are searchable (ordernumber, email, name, address_1, company, zip, ...)
  • users list added new fields for the search (email, usertype, group,...)
  • new trigger in maincontroller FE
  • not logged in users can now have a shoppergroup (with trigger in maincontroller for 3rd party developers)
  • better show prices in productdetails
  • added Thai states
  • added more toggles (shared)
  • multivendor
    1. Fixed calculation rules for multivendor
    2. Fixed checkout for multivendor
    3. Frontend editing
  • better revenue report
    1. shows netto
    2. revenue of a vendor per product
    3. removed reloading of page, choosing a search parameter
  • ask for prices only if first image is not a downloadable file
  • added vendor data to register mail
  • calculation rules are stored now in the order
  • for 3rd party developers, added quantity to product so that customfield plugins can use the quantity
  • moved "all in once installer" to the general svn, phing script for creation of the installer is adjusted


Fixed

  • displaying wrong tax in the line of a product (double taxed)
  • fatal error when registering
  • removed vmAdminInfo
  • some more strict standards
  • fix for unordered variants
  • javascript replaced by jquery
  • added opacity for userfield=corefields
  • fix price_per_unit in category view
  • fix URL in call for price
  • added new params in klarna
  • module product: fix when config param show_price=no
  • custom_price is now in the table a decimal
  • custom plugins: fixed display
  • fixed js paths
  • fixed in migrator setting of memory_limit
  • fixed search in category view, using search is now searching also for all child categories, but not displaying the level of the category!
  • standard payment, removed standard message "add a message to display with the order"
  • customfield images styling less generic => better display
  • related products and related categories
  • some fixes for Klarna
  • Products must check the langtable to know if there is enough data to be stored.
  • Unit price fixed when you stored 100 ml or 100 g
  • Fixed display of 0.00 price for the string customfield
  • Fixed mediahandler the wrong display of the folder paths.
  • Adjusted the product list layout, column widths, alignment and similar
  • Added featured product column in the product list
  • Moved shipment outside of the rules for bill
  • added thai states in the install files
  • fixed the problem storing non-language tables.
  • features and fixes by Maik, big enhancement for homepage settings, columns and rows for recent, featured, topten, and so on. Please check your config.
  • more mimetypes, removed use of function mime_content_type if exist (made just trouble)
  • update per order lines fixed

Hola Espania, Hallo Deutschland, new vm2.0.11 released

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VirtueMart comes to the joomladay spain in Extremadura to spread knowledge about the best free ecommerce system. Come and visit our free workshops.

joomladayspain.org

VirtueMart comes also to the joomladay germany in Berlin to spread knowledge about the best free ecommerce system. Come and visit our free workshops at the business day friday the 5. October 2012.

joomladay.de

 

Additionally we have a new small subrelease, some features and some fixes.

VirtueMart 2.0.11

  • mass reference of products to categories or shoppergroups
  • joomla plugins in category views
  • some eye-candies
    1. if ST same as BT is chosen, ST is hidden
    2. if pricedisplay per shoppergroup is deactivated, the options for it disapear
  • orders list:
    1. link to user
    2. email displayed
    3. more fields are searchable (ordernumber, email, name, address_1, company, zip, ...)
    4. users list added new fields for the search (email, usertype, group,...)
  • new trigger in maincontroller FE
  • not logged in users can now have a shoppergroup (with trigger in maincontroller for 3rd party developers)
  • better show prices in productdetails
  • added Thai states
  • added more toggles (shared)
  • multivendor
      1. Fixed calculation rules for multivendor
      2. Fixed checkout for multivendor
      3. Frontend editing
  • better revenue report
      1. shows netto
      2. revenue of a vendor per product
      3. removed reloading of page, choosing a search parameter
  • ask for prices only if first image is not a downloadable file
  • added vendor data to register mail
  • calculation rules are stored now in the order
  • for 3rd party developers, added quantity to product so that customfield plugins can use the quantity
  • moved "all in once installer" to the general svn, phing script for creation of the installer is adjusted
  •  

    Read more about it here in the forum Release 2.0.11

VM 2.0.10 is released with Klarna Payment method

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The VirtueMart Project is pleased to announce the release of VirtueMart 2.0.10.
This release contains a new payment method: Klarna. Besides this new feature, it is mostly a bug fix release.

It is supposed to be the last version in our 2.0.x series (except possible bug fix releases), before we start our next big step with versions 2.2.

Sign up with Klarna

What is Klarna?

Klarna offers invoice based payment solutions in Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. Customer friendly checkouts, requiring only top-of-the-head information and letting customers pay only after receiving the goods, boost your sales, while Klarna guarantees you get paid - not matter what. Klarna takes care of invoicing and payment related customer care, increasing your sales at no risk and minimal administration. Interested?

Sign up now  and save 300€ start-up fee! 


Enhancements

  • Userfields plugin trigger and calculation plugin triggers enhanced
  • Better search for product Ids (up to 30 % faster)
  • Optimizing table using more varchars instead of text
  • Countries names are translatable.
  • Shipmentmethods are clonable
  • Better xhtml1.0 compliance
  • More valid search fields in BE for products
  • Logged person can overwrite the prefilled data in the contact page
  • Config setting for recommmend and ask a question are now also blocked in the controller to prevent misuse by spammers

Bug fixes

  • Userfield plugins fixed
  • Cloning of products fixed
  • Unit price
  • Fixed the link to remove the ST addresses (also in SEF mode)
  • Orderstatus used to send invoice is now a multiselect
  • Stockable variant plugin: Prevent stockable printing the options in the cart for every custom field. Do it for just itself instead!
  • Profit margin fixed
  • Fix for datepicker for chrome
  • Fix for manufacturer pagination
  • Customfield plugins are now orderable mixed with the normal ones
  • Changed customplugin textinput adding the price only when something is entered, regardless the choosen param custom_price_by_letter
  • Fixed shopperfields select list, and multibox, added description of the shopperfields as optional tooltip (translatable)
  • Added checkSafePath to shopfunctions.php
  • Fixed customfields problems in modules
  • Created an extra language file for the mediahandler, it is loaded always with one function, fixes also the display of mediahandler in the FE
  • Added $basepath when shop is offline
  • Added a missing vmhtml to media handler to prevent error, when vendor in FE is edited.
  • Changed getProductSingle removed unused parameter
  • Added missing langkey for error message,when media has a wrong URL
  • All paypal notifications are logged
  • Fix to prevent a notice in the cart

You use VirtueMart and you like it? tell us and vote on the JED

Download VirtueMart 2.0.10

Download the ZIP version: be aware it may be too big for your server configuration to use it with the Joomla installer
com_virtuemart.2.0.10_extract_first.zip

Download TAR.GZ version: this is a smaller package and easier to upload, but some servers cannot handle tar.gz
com_virtuemart.2.0.10_extract_first.targz.zip

The following languages are already included in the AIO: de-DE, es-ES, fr-FR, pt-BR, th-TH

You can find all the other available languages in this package: com_virtuemart.2.0.10_languages_extract_first.zip



 

 

Skrill (formerly Moneybookers) integrated into VirtueMart 2.0.8E

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The VirtueMart team have again exceeded expectations by creating a smart and essential collection of free plugins using Skrill (formerly Moneybookers). The range of new free Skrill payment plugins will make managing your VM2 online shop even easier. Why is this smart and essential for your business? Skrill provide an incredibly versatile and flexible collection of online payment facilities and gateways, and now VM2 have several Skrill payment systems integrated within the newest VM2 download 2.0.8D, which you can use straight out of the box. Skrill’s integration within VirtueMart 2 will help many more businesses start selling online more easily with the new plugins that are now included in VM2.


skrill logo
Skrill and VM2 make setting up an online business easy and best of all, it's free to integrate.

 

Impressive level of fixes and tweaks:

On the 29th June 2012, just 2 weeks ago, the VM2 team released an article entitled "Good wine needs time to mature, and Virtuemart 2 is no exception" the latest release of VirtueMart VM2.0.8D has continued this mantra and seen an impressive level of fixes and tweaks, in such a short time.

Fixed Occasional, under certain conditions, the child product  values were accidentally overwritten, when the parent product  details were stored, this has been fixed.
Fixed: The ordering of the products are now preserved when editing a single product.
Fixed: Small annoying errors under certain conditions in the reviews, and ratings system have been addressed.
Fixed: The rating stars in the back end, now use the Front End images.
Fixed: The stockable plugin has been improved to work better with other custom fields.
Fixed: Various small router fixes
Fixed: Previously the admin account got vendor_id 1 when editing their own profile, even when they are not a shop owner, this has been addressed in 2.0.8E
Fixed: The vendor address no longer reveals the login name.
Fixed: A small PayPal bug when auto filling the BT (Bill To) details with the vendors data.
Fixed: Initial limit in the product browse is now correctly set
Fixed: The option in the back end for dynamic child variants "parent orderable"
Fixed: The dynamic child variant showed unpublished products
Fixed: The hard coded path to assets has been removed.

The fixes and tweaks in this version of VM2 are a combination of the core team of developers, and the numerous community members, who have supported and helped VM2 expand at such an amazing pace.


VM2 is used by small micro businesses, through to online shops holding thousands of products and it's free!




The Skrill plugins have been provided with no restrictions, the more people who use them will encourage us to develop and add more new plugins in the future.

Skrill free plugins: (now integrated in VM2 downloads)

*    Credit cards
*    Lastschrift
*    Ideal
*    Giropay
*    Sofortuberweisung
*    Online bank transfer
*    Skrill Digital Wallet
*    uvm

When you use VirtueMart and you like it please vote for us
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/e-commerce/shopping-cart/129


Download zip version (be aware it may be too big for your server configuration to use it with the Joomla installer)
http://dev.virtuemart.net/attachments/download/462/com_virtuemart.2.0.8e_extract_first.zip

Download tar.gz version (this is a smaller package and easier to upload, but some servers cannot handle tar.gz)
http://dev.virtuemart.net/attachments/download/463/com_virtuemart.2.0.8e_extract_first.targz.zip

The most important languages are already included in the AIO, but when you need a language not already included you may find it in this package:
http://dev.virtuemart.net/attachments/download/464/com_virtuemart.2.0.8e_languages_extract_first.zip

 

VirtueMart 2.0.8 released, Good wine needs time to mature, Cheese too, and Virtuemart 2 is no exception

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Good news for the VirtueMart community.

VirtueMart 2.0 could be considers like a good cidre, excellent when produced, yet matures with age. You can say the same for VM2 whilst still young, the new release went very well, and has matured, like a good cidre or a first year wine, this can be demonstrated by the strong and active community of people who are helping the maturity process and this is just after only being released for 6 months.

The community has got used to the new methods, the forum is full of excellent tutorials, hints, tips, and tricks and there is a lot of communication in the forum between the team and the users, we have received a lot of input, good test reports, and fixes, so we would like to say a big thank you!

A free community shopping cart used the world over

There are many more new 3rd party developer extensions in the new extensions directory and templates available for VM2, if you have not had a look check it out (http://oldextensions.virtuemart.com, http://extensions.virtuemart.net,3rd Party Extensions Board).

Security: We added a new filter for security, to prevent XSS

Tax:

  • We have added a new tax type "VAT tax", Taxes of this type use the final price to recalculate the result.
  • We also fine tuned the product edit view, which was often requested, which now calculates the cost price with given taxes, discounts and final price.
  • We also focused on the little inconsistencies that some beginners were stumbling over it.

We had to do some changes on the custom system:

We tried to keep backward compatibility where possible and tested it with various plugins, however we cannot guarantee for all 3rd party plugins, so when you use a 3rd party custom plugin (this is not the shipment, payment, ...) please test or ask the developer before you update.

The plan for the future:

  • we plan to add the multiple prices per shopper group
  • A new layout for a kind of vm1 product types (you can order a lot of different variants of one product in one view),
  • Editable orders
  • Multivendor
  • Bootstrap (for joomla 3.0)
  • Enhance the vm2 custom system
  • Combining the plugin stockable variant with dynamic child variant of the core.

 

Based on Joomla MVC framework with all its advantage

 

Please remember most features are written by community members, so we cannot guarantee that all of this will be in the next version, but some.

New Features:

  • Send email to shoppers by orderstatus, and waiting list.
  • New type of calculation rule "VAT tax"
  • Price overwrites and calculation of the base price by given final price.
  • The rounding of the currencies can be enabled again, using the value -1 in the setting for the rounding of prices.
  • The settings for price rounding also affects now the prices in the cart
  • Invoices: you can select in the configuration the default order status to send an invoice.
  • Shopper will be able to be added to more than one shopper group.
  • Adding vendor Address to order emails
  • Dynamic child variants can now be configured, if displaying parent as option or not.
  • Some template enhancements, like "back to category button", added classes and similar
  • Added more valid_search_fields ='product_name','product_sku','product_s_desc','metadesc'
  • Added date picker and other stuff to the shopper fields
  • Added shopper field plugin types (for example for captchas)

 

Fixes:

  • Removed strict standard warnings
  • Areas of the code has been cleaned
  • Router (enhances also the checkout)
  • Storing and handling of shopper addresses (Bill-to and Ship-to)
  • Added checks to shopper groups, to facilitate the prevention of products being visible to users in a wrong shopper group.
  • Ordering, filters, and search in various views: orders, report, inventory view, media, ...
  • Problem when creating child products in multi language shops
  • Problem, with storing parent with child products being deleted or overwriting various values of the child product.
  • State/country check
  • Manufacturer categories, when using apply, these were not always redirecting to the correct category
  • Some fixes in migrator
  • Media synchroniser is now checking to ensure the media paths/urls are valid
  • It should be now possible to move the page to another server and the "file for sale" are still valid
  • When only one product image is available, it will not display the small little image any longer
  • Refactoring in custom fields,they is now more consistency and the handling parameters are easier, orders store now $product_attribute[$selected] = $productCustom->virtuemart_custom_id; and not $product_attribute[$selected] = $selected; anylonger
  • Enhanced a bit some error messages
  • FE category pagination fixes
  • Some fixes to the ask a question system
  • Added functions, vmJsApi::js,vmJsApi::css to prevent multiple loadings from same JS libraires
  • Small other js fixes (for example better compatibility with IE7)
  • Authorize.net: now also checking to make sure if curl_exec function exists
  • Plugin stockable variants
  • Added 3rd Info as common link to contact and manual for 3rd party developers
  • And various small, other fixes

 

When you use VirtueMart and you like it please vote for us http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/e-commerce/shopping-cart/129

Download zip version (be aware it may be too big for your server configuration to use it with the joomla installer)

com_virtuemart.2.0.8c_extract_first.zip


Download tar.gz version (this is a smaller package and easier to upload, but some servers cannot handle tar.gz)

com_virtuemart.2.0.8c_extract_first.targz.zip

 

The most important languages are already included in the AIO, but when you need a language not already included you may find it in this package:

com_virtuemart.2.0.8c_languages_extract_first.zip

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