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Building E-commerce Sites with VirtueMart Cookbook by John Horton

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Custom fields – adding customizable product text and charging per letter

Do you want to add custom or customer designed products to your store? What about a greeting in a card to make it personal or a player name on a football shirt? Here is how to do it with custom fields in VirtueMart.

Getting ready

Log in to Joomla! admin and select the VirtueMart component. The example used here is the option to add a custom message on the DVD when giving Joomla! the Movie to a close friend. Not only will they thank you for a life altering movie, but they will also feel like the gift is extra special because of the personal touch.

How to do it...

We will do this in two parts. First creating the custom field and then adding the field to a product.

Creating the custom ...

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