Professor Syed Rizvi

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Dec 4, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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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
Joomla!.


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


It's intended for

use in small / mid
-
sized Online Businesses /
Online
-
Shops.


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



Manage an unlimited Number of Products and
Categories


Use it as a Shop or just as an Online
-
Catalog


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
Products


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
Items


Notify Shoppers when a Product is back in
Stock


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
Addresses


Customers can easily search for Products


Feature specific products by setting them on
special


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 &
States


Use safe SSL encryption (128
-
bit)


Capable of live Credit Card Processing


Use payment gateways like authorize.net,
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 virtuemart.net
[http://virtuemart.net] for more Features &
Extensions


Download xampp software package from:


http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp
-
windows.html

(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
archive


Remember the location on hard drive where it
is stored


Double Click the downloaded xampp
-
win32
-
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:



http://localhost


You should see a Welcome Screen for XAMPP





Create a subdirectory named ‘virtuemart’
under C:
\
xampp
\
htdocs


Copy the virtuemart bundle file,
VirtueMart_1.1.4_eCommerce_Bunde_Joomla_
1.5.14.tgz, into the new ‘virtuemart’ folder


Unzip the virtuemart bundle file
‘VirtueMart_1.1.4_eCommerce_Bunde_Joomla
_1.5.14.tgz’ into this new ‘virtuemart’
subfolder







Enter :


http://localhost/virtuemart


Select en_US English


Click Next


Pre
-
Installation Checks should be all Yes


Click Next


Click Next again to accept the License terms