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How to install virtuemart. in Joomla 4
« on: January 13, 2022, 07:56:46 AM »
Hello to all.

I am not only new to this forum I am also a bit a noob with Joomla/VM.

I could need some advice from the experienced users here in the forum please.

My problem is that I have Joomla 4 and need to install VM as shopping extension for Joomla.

As I understand Joomla 4 is quite new and there is only a "beta version" of VM available (virtuemart.

Which I guess is fine.

As I never did this kind of installation bevore I googled for instructions. All of them I found say basicly the same. Download the whole package as ZIP, unzip it and install the 3 main zip files in a certain order.

So far so good. BUT here is more than just the 3 main ZIP files. I am really confused what to do with all the other files, how do I install them?

The screenshot shows what I've got after unszipping the whole package ZIP file.

Some advice or instructions how to would be highly apreciated.

Thanks in advance.


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Re: How to install virtuemart. in Joomla 4
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2022, 15:39:03 PM »
this is the installer package ... in this case do not extract but just install the package as per normal in Joomla thru the Joomla installer
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Re: How to install virtuemart. in Joomla 4
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2022, 17:02:19 PM »
Maybe use the latest Beta.

To install simply open Joomla's extension installer page and drop the unopened package into the installer window.

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Re: How to install virtuemart. in Joomla 4
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2022, 17:03:26 PM »
Thank you so much to all for your time.

Your help is verry appreciated. Didn't expect that it is going to be easier than I "feared". Sometimes its just overwelming how much stuff needs to be lerned to get to the goal.

Thanks again, its really helpful.



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Re: How to install virtuemart. in Joomla 4
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2022, 22:21:35 PM »
some of your current problems maybe fixed with the new vm4 version. I recommend to use joomla 3 currently. I had to implement a silly workaround to get the cart working. The router was not able to find the cart. the simpelts way to start,.. use the fullinstaller. A preconfigured joomla with VM. So you see first how it should work. you can do a simple sample checkout 3-4 minutes after you logged in the first time in the backend.
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