Finally after 2 years of development, the VirtueMart team proudly releases the first stable version of the new VirtueMart 2 Core. More than 100 people were involved, 8500 posts were written and endless lines of skype chats were done to create this new
Free Open Source Online Shop Solution,
an extension for Joomla in GPL2.
VirtueMart 2.0.0 is compatible Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 1.7.
A bunch of features are included, such as:
- Products with expandable custom fields
- Advanced Tax system
- True multi-currencies management
- Checkout process as registered user or as guest
- One click checkout or multi-page checkout
- Multilingual store as a native solution
- SSL checkout
Based on Joomla MVC framework with all its advantage:
- Template overwritting,
- Implementation of Joomla Plugins for: payment, shipment, coupons, calculation rules, custom product fields, ...
- Simple installation and integration of other joomla extensions.
More features are listed here: http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=91199.0
The next months we will mainly concentrate on module and plugin development and supporting 3rd party developers. We will also update the wiki with a manual, and do workshops.
We thank the whole VirtueMart community. We all helped together to create a new fantastic solution. We thank in special Sören Eberhardt-Biermann who made this community possible and Kelvyn Sheppard our forum master and our most endurance tester Devendra Kumar Shukla.
Max Milbers, Patrick Kohl, Valérie Isaksen, Rick Glunt, Roland Dalmulder, Oscar van Eijk, Urs Brülhart, Devendra Kumar Shukla, Eugen Stranz, Alex Steiner, Jörg Kiekebusch, Christopher Roussel, John Acosta, George Kostopoulos, Zbigniew Mazur, Joe Motacek, John Wicks, Markus Öhler, Stephanie Schmidt, Vu Hoang Viet, Simon Hodgkiss, Mickaël Cabanas, Holbok Istvàn, Fred Bidon, Alexander Kludt, Akarawuth Tamrareang, Konstantin Dzvonik
and a lot different translators, supporters, and testers.