Beta virtuemart 1.5 released

The new VirtueMart version 1.5 has plenty of new features and behaviours. We did not intend to add new features, but it was necessary to reorganize some old features and in the process some new ones were created. For more information please look in the Announcements Forum.

Key features:
- in general *we use now the default joomla MVC pattern*.

- the shop is now vendor based and multivendor capable.

- there is a new plugin system working within Joomla which makes plugin writing for VirtueMart similar to plugin writing for Joomla. 

- a new Template system working within Joomla.

- the joomla language file system is used

- a new cart, which is now an true object and holds the user information in a session.

- a completly new calculation system, with a calculation class doing all the work. 

- multidiscounts added.

- rule system for tax and discounts added.

- price generation based on costprice (with currency exchange).

- there are now three configurable paths for the pictures of the shop and products.

- new permission object. We did a step to enhance the security, using a permission object.

- new user object.- new user accountmanagment system

- new Imagehandler

- countries and states are configurable

- in general increased the possibility to publish/unpublish (states, country, ...)

- SEF and SSL working with Joomla.- enhanced database layout

- better performance, lower ram usage

Already known "bugs" or partly implemented features.

- manufacturer page not working.

- vendor page is not working atm.

- SEF not working.

- review not working

- coupons not working

- quantity based discounts not working

- the view "featured products" not working correctly

- some configuration settings not working/not used.

- order view has some glitches.

- only a few payment plugins are ported yet

- shipment plugins not implemented, but shippers

- migration tool not finished

For the final release we want to ensure that these features work, but maybe in different ways than in VM1.1. For example, the review and coupons may be implemented as plugins, the featured product page maybe converted in a kind of "check calculated prices of products" view, the manufacturer page is maybe just an autogenerated category only showing products of the manufacturer and so on.
Of course we hope that these release shows that we are alive and that the new VirtueMart will lead the eCommerce scene into a new era and set a new standard.


Try it, download VirtueMart 1.5 Beta 1 and the payment plugin all in one installer now

Question or any topic to share about the new release ? Register to the forum and join the VirtueMart 1.5 General Question Board

for testing, development and bugs here Virtuemart 1.5 Development and bug reports

Don't forget to checkout VirtueMart 1.5 version status in order to remain updated about our development cycle!

VirtueMart Job Board

If you are a VirtueMart Professional or looking for such kind of expert,  VirtueMart Job Board is the place to go.

As a developer, you can browse posted project and take it up. Search by keyword or use specific filters to easy find a job you'd like to apply for. Don't forget that you can subscribe to the job feed or to the job's newsletter to stay updated!

Otherways, if you are looking for someone who is taking care of anything regarding your VirtueMart website, just hit the "Post a Project" button and with just 15$ you can have your request posted for 30 days.You can set a budget for your work and set a time limit too.

DoNanza reports outstanding VirtueMart growth

DONANZALOGODoNanza is the largest search engine for work-from-home and freelance jobs and , of course as they enable business and individuals to launch a web site, it's monitoring the CMS adoption with periodic market trends. The last report, released yesterday 25 Oct 2010, shows the particular gaining momentum of VirtueMart.

" In terms of ecommerce infrastructure projects, Magento is the highest ranking skill, at # 38, with oscommerece coming in at # 53. However, Virtuemart projects, the Joomla e-commerce platform, grew at 137 percent with Magento and oscommerce at 50 percent and 42 percent and Zen cart lagging at 29 percent growth. "

J!MAG 10/2010 e-Commerce comparison

communityMagazineTeam EaSE is reviewing the best Joomla! shopping cart extensions for the J!MAG 10/2010 issue and , sure, VirtueMart is in!

Our product has been shortly reviewed and compared with other 2 popular e-Commerce solution and the result is ..





Happy Birthday, VirtueMart!

Today is our 5th birthday!

It's a big goal for the whole team to keep live and running , for such a long time , an open source software, but for sure it's an even more particular event for the VirtueMart project founder, Soeren, who drops us a few lines about what once was a mambo script and in a few months will become a stable Joomla! 1.5 MVC component.

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