The team is proud to announce the release candidate of VirtueMart 2.
Download VM2-RC-Plugins/Modules All in one installer (updated)
The Release Candidate contains a lot new features:
- media handler (multiple images)
- custom fields (replacing the old attributes, producttypes, variants,...)
- true child products in sense of OOP (unpublished parents can be used as linked product pattern)
- mail template system
- new currency formation possibilities
- more modules and plugins
- new admin menu layout
- meta tags
- more filters and searches
- complete anonymous checkout
- revenue report
- new template
What happend with the j1.6 support?
We wanted to support j1.6, but joomla does not make this easy. The version 1.6 is supported by jooomla only 6 months and after 3 months they did a lot of changes, which make virtuemart 2 incompatible again. In some months there will be already j1.7. For more information please read VM2 and j1.6
Most of the work we did was finetuning many details. We added all known currency formats, we improved listings, the meta tags and page titles are better for SEO now, improved ergonomics.
The new custom fields system supports at the moment only what was done with variants before. But the new system should make the computer configurator possible.
What is left to be done for the final release?
Our focus is now on security, speed, ergonomics and on payment/shipment plugins.
We already added some blockers for crosssite scripters, now we will add more of these and pay more attention to prevent sql injections.
We will slim down again the code to improve speed.
We are going to write some payment plugins, for exampel authorize and paypal
and a shipment plugin for downloadables.
- the media handler has some teething problems.
- Recommend a product to a friend is not working yet.
- custom fields show more opportunities than actually correctly working.