In Chapter 6, From Shop Basket to Final Checkout, we explained how the shop basket is stored in the session. The basket templates are actually different ways of showing the content in the basket. Many site owners prefer to have the shop basket showing in all pages, or at least within the pages related to the online shop. That's where the Joomla! cart modules come in. The
mod_virtuemart_cart module is VirtueMart's answer to this request. The same function is also available in the all-in-one
mod_virtuemart module. Some third parties also provide a similar function using their own modules. Basically, the principle is the same. We can use the default Minicart template or customize it for our needs.
While the name Minicart may seem to indicate ...