Virtuemart 2 RC 2 ready for download

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VirtueMart 2 Release Candidate 2 released,

A bit later then announced, we release today VirtueMart 2 RC2 (1.9.8). As easy to see on the statistics of, we reduced the codebase again. We redesigned all tables and use now the nooku conventions. We added more b2b capabilities. The RC2 should now also be hardened against SQL-Injection, XSS and code injection. VM2 is working with j1.6, but not designed for it, that means we do not activly use the new ACL features and simular.

Very interesting for veterans, which use virtuemart 1.1 is the migrator. It already imports the most important stuff. At some points it does not make sense to import old setting, because it would lead to a very bad configurated VirtueMart 2 shop and not using the new advantages and features. But it should be possible for small shops to migrate to vm2 within some hours.

The new release also contains already an update function done by akeeba release system, dont wonder that it shows you running virtuemart 1.9.8, the final should just get the number 2.0.0.

The new features as list:

  • For faster and more secure programming we use now more abstract classes.
  • Completly redesigned table layout.
  • Added hooks for plugins (own views, own customer number system, and so on,...), look in the wiki for more information
  • Added registering while checkout
  • New backend design
  • Hardened against hackers
  • New js (jQuery to avoid Mootools incompatibility problems)
  • Customfields for the computer/pizza configurator
  • Real multicurrency, real currency format defined by currency
  • Prices displaying configurable by shoppergroups (also rounding)
  • Various sorting and searching options
  • Update system using Akeeba Release System (ARS, more information


  • Migrate your pictures to VM2 by uploading them into the right directory and synchronize them
  • Migrate your vm1 users, shoppergroups, manufacturers, categories, products and orders.
  • Migration process is resuming

What is lacking from our perspective?

  • The migrator could be more enhanced (more options speed).
  • Adding more different kinds of calculation (quantitative discounts, progressive discounts, profit)
  • Using better joomla ACL system for j1.6/j1.7
  • Hide debug messages

The core is fully compatible to j1.5 and j1.6, but the modules does not work without glitches in j1.6 yet.

For translators it is now the right time to join the team and translate the language files.

updated Downloadlink:

Virtuemart 2 Release Candidate ready for download

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The team is proud to announce the release candidate of VirtueMart 2.


Download VM2-RC

Download VM2-RC-Plugins/Modules All-in-one Installer (updated)

The Release Candidate contains a lot new features:

- Media Handler (multiple images)

- Custom Fields (replacing the old attributes, producttypes, variants,...)

- True Child Products in the sense of OOP (unpublished parents can be used as linked product pattern)

- Mail template system

- New Currency Formatting possibilities

- More Modules and Plugins

- New Admin Menu Layout

- Meta Tags

- More Filters and Search Options

- Completely Anonymous Checkout

- Revenue Report

- New Templates


VirtueMart 2.0 beta3 released

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Only a few days after the beta2 release, we decided to bring out a new beta again. Our release earlier this week contained too many issues for many people to test properly.

Of course this release is still not bugfree, have a look at our issueslist to see what bugs we are still working on. This beta contains no new features compared to beta2.

Joomla! 1.6 support

This is still a big issue. This release installs properly in Joomla! 1.6 (including the All-In-One module), but not everything has been tested in 1.6. We know there are many issues there, including the language strings, that will be solved in beta4. Also, the plugins doen't work yet, but nevertheless much of the functionality can be tested. Please report all issues you find in our forum.
Don't forget to tell us which Joomla! and PHP versions you are using!


A new roadmap will be made in the following weeks based upon the feedback we get on this release. We expect the next beta around the end of March.


You can download the new release as a Joomla component install kit. The All-In-One module is available as a Joomla Module install kit:


Thanks to all of you for your feedback!

VirtueMart 2.0 beta2 released

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We realise it can be confusing sometimes... we release 1.5 beta1, then we continue with 1.9, and today we release the second beta for 2.0.
This all has to do with the new approach we are working out, the change from 1.1.x to 2.x is major and has influence on our team structure as well.

But most important: VirtueMart 2.0 beta2 is now available for download!

Changes in this release

Here is a list of changes compared with the (1.5) beta 1 release. When 2.0 Final comes to you, we will publish a full list of changes.

  • Compatible with Joomla 1.6
  • Review system implemented
  • Currency system implemented
  • Coupons are now supported
  • New plugin system for Shipping and Payments (fully documented)
  • Updated the All-In-One module, including a few plugins

Furthermore, a lot of changes have been made that improve performance dramatically, SEF improvents have been made and a lot of bugs, reported in the 1st beta, have been fixed.

What's next?

First, we want to thank you all for your patience and your feedback on our first beta.
There are still a few open issues to be solved, but our main focus now is to get the currently supported functionality as bugfree as possible. Remember this is complete rewrite from scratch!

Known issues in this release include:

  • Downloads not yet supported
  • Media does not work yet as we would like it (multiple pictures not supported, resizing not userfriendly)
  • Not all emails use the layout system yet
  • Some issues in the currency system with fixed rates

Some of the open issues will (like Downloads) will probably not be solved in 2.0 but postponed for the 2.2 release (2.1 will be our next development release).


You can download the new release as a Joomla component install kit. The All-In-One module is available as a Joomla Module install kit:


Once again, a big Thank You to all of you for your continuous support!

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