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Building E-commerce Sites with VirtueMart Cookbook by John Horton

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Installing VirtueMart and the core add-ons

After this super quick, complexity free recipe, you will have a new option in your Joomla! components menu, that is VirtueMart. Clicking on the VirtueMart component link will open up a wealth of configuration and settings comparable to many standalone shopping cart systems.

Getting ready

Let's get the files necessary to do the installation. Head over to www.virtuemart.net and click on the Download tab. Download the latest stable version available. Got it? Let's go.

How to do it...

Let's install VirtueMart:

  1. Unzip the downloaded file named com_virtuemart.2.0.18a_extract_first.targz.zip. This reveals two more files.
  2. Log in to your Joomla! admin control panel by going to www.yoursite.com/administrator, navigate ...

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