Professor Syed Rizvi

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Dec 4, 2013 (4 years and 5 months ago)


Professor Syed Rizvi

VirtueMart is a Shopping Cart Application for
selling goods over the internet.

It's a Component
for a Content Management
System called Joomla!

It can't be used without

It installs fairly easy using the automatic
Component and Module Installer.

It's intended for

use in small / mid
sized Online Businesses /

You can use this Component for selling to
build up an Online Store

Manage an unlimited Number of Products and

Use it as a Shop or just as an Online

Sell downloadable Products

Powerful Web
Administration Interface

Product Import & Export using CSV Files

Add Images and Files to a Product

Add Attributes (like Size or Color) to your

Manage Customers in Shopper Groups

Assign more than one Price to a Product: each
Shopper Group has its own!

Display Prices either including or excluding
tax (manageable for each Shopper Group)

Shop Statistics / Control Panel with a
Summary of new Customers, new Orders....

Manage the Stock Level for Products and

Notify Shoppers when a Product is back in

Use Zone based Tax Calculation (city/state &
country/region) OR

Store Owner based Tax Calculation (e.g. in
European countries)

Manage your own Shipping Carriers and Rates

Use InterShipper, UPS, USPS or Canada Post
Shipping Rate API.

Complete Order Management with Order
History, Customer Notification and Order Edit

Basic Reporting Feature: sold Items, monthly
& yearly Revenue

Manage Order Statuses

Shoppers can add their own Shipping

Customers can easily search for Products

Feature specific products by setting them on

Let your shoppers know when a product is
available again

Shoppers can see, in what time a product will
usually ship, on product
details page

Shoppers can manage their User Accounts
(registration required)

Shopper can view all their Orders with Details

Order Confirmation Mail (customizable!) is
sent to Shopper and Store Owner

Manage different Currencies, Countries &

Use safe SSL encryption (128

Capable of live Credit Card Processing

Use payment gateways like,
eWay, Worldpay, PayMate and NoChex....

Use PayPal or the 2Checkout IPN gateway

Extend your Shop with other Payment &
Shipping Modules or just write your own!

Many more! Just browse to
[] for more Features &

Download xampp software package from:

(see the heading “XAMPP for Windows 1.7.3,
2009/12/23 ” Basic Package. The file link is
labeled “EXE” and 51 MB Self
extracting RAR

Remember the location on hard drive where it
is stored

Double Click the downloaded xampp
1.7.3.exe file

Accept all defaults

don’t change directory

It should create a program group in a All
Programs named “Apache Friends”

There should a link under it called “XAMPP
Control Panel”

There is a directory, xampp, under C drive
(see the bottom from Windows Explorer)

Form All Programs

Apache Friends, click
Xampp Control Panel

Click once on Start button in front of Apache
and then of MySql.

You should see two green labels “Running”

Open a IE or Firefox browser window

Enter address:


You should see a Welcome Screen for XAMPP

Create a subdirectory named ‘virtuemart’
under C:

Copy the virtuemart bundle file,
1.5.14.tgz, into the new ‘virtuemart’ folder

Unzip the virtuemart bundle file
_1.5.14.tgz’ into this new ‘virtuemart’

Enter :


Select en_US English

Click Next

Installation Checks should be all Yes

Click Next

Click Next again to accept the License terms