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doug4r

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Looking For Configuration Items
« on: January 15, 2012, 01:29:56 am »
 am unable to find many of these configuration items.  Where do I find them?

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Membergroup to show prices to default:"Public Frontend"
Here you can decide which membergroups of your site are
allowed to see product prices.
Show "(including XX% tax)" when
applicable?
When checked, users will see the text "(including xx% tax)"
when prices are shown incl. tax (which depends on shopper
group settings!).
Show the price label for
packaging?
Use "price per packaging" label?
Show Prices including tax? Sets the flag whether the shoppers sees prices including tax or
excluding tax. When enabled prices are displayed like "X.XX
(including XX% Tax)"
Enable content mambots/plugins in
descriptions?
If enabled, you can use your mambots and plugins for dynamic
content in the product or category descriptions.
Enable Coupon Usage If you enable the Coupon Usage, you allow customers to fill in
Coupon Numbers to gain discounts on their purchase.
Customer Review/Rating System If enabled, you allow customers to rate products and write
reviews about them. So customers can write down their
experiences with the product for other customers.
Auto-Publish Reviews? If enabled, customer reviews are instantly shown after being
submitted. Maybe not a good idea, because you want to check
the product reviews before.
Comment Minimum Length This is the amount of characters a customer must write at least
before a review can be submitted.
Comment Maximum Length This is the maximum amount of characters a customer can write
before a review can be submitted.
Enable Affiliate Program? This enables the affiliate tracking in the shop-frontend. Enable
if you have added affiliates in the backend.
Caution
The Affiliate Program doesn't fully work. It must be
completed in future versions.
Virtual Tax This determines whether items with zero weight are taxed or
not (only applies in Ship-To-Address based Tax Mode).
Tax mode This determines which tax rate is taken for calculating taxes.
It can be either the tax rate of the customer's shipping address
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location, the tax rate of the store/vendor location or - in EU
Mode - the tax rate of the country, the store is located in,
regardless where the goods are shipped to.
Enable multiple tax rates? Check this, if you have products with different tax rates (e.g.
7% for books and food, 16% for other stuff).
Discount before tax/shipping? Sets the flag whether to subtract the Discount for the selected
payment BEFORE (checked) or AFTER tax and shipping.
User Registration Type • Normal Account Creation:
This type of registration asks each customer for a username
and password and all other published registration details.
• Silent Account Creation:
In this mode, users don't need to fill in a username and
password for a new account. Instead the email address is used
for the new account and a random password is generated.
The registration details are mailed to the customer.
• Optional Account Creation:
The customer can select if a persistant account is created or
not. If the customers chooses to create an account, he is asked
for an username and password. If he chooses not to create an
account, a hidden account is created - so the customer can be
silently logged in and check out.
• No Account Creation possible
In this mode the customer can checkout without being able to
create an account for returning later on. Each time a dummy
user account is created to keep the data structure intact.
Show the "Remember me"
checkbox on login?
The "Remember me" feature allows to set a cookie in the
customer's browser, so the customer doesn't need to login each
time he returns to the site. This is done by default. But such
cookies can be a security risk - especially when people are
sharing a PC in an Internet Cafe. So check this checkbox to
allow customers *not* to store a user cookie.
Customers can select a state/
region?
When enabled, your customers are presented a drop-down list
with states where they can select one.
Must agree to Terms of Service? Check if you want a shopper to agree to your Terms of Service
before registering to the shop.
Agree to T.o.S. on EVERY
ORDER?
Check if you want a shopper to agree to your terms of service
on EVERY ORDER (before placing the order).
Show information about "Return
Policy" on the order confirmation
page?
Store owners are required by law to inform their customers
about return and order cancellation policies in most european
countries. So this should be enabled in most cases.
Legal information text (short
version)
This text instructs your customers in short about your return
and order cancellation policy. It is shown on the last page of
checkout, just above the "Confirm Order" button.
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Long version of the return policy
(link to a content item)
This is the long and detailled version of your returns policy.
This text is linked in the short version and appended to each
order confirmation email.
Check Stock? Sets whether to check the stock level when a user adds an item
to the shopping cart. If set, this will not allow user to add more
items to the cart than are available in stock.
Show Products that are out of
Stock?
Let's you decide wether Products that are out of Stock are
displayed or hidden (only available when Check Stock is
enabled).
Enable the Cookie Check? If enabled, VirtueMart checks wether the browser of the
customer accepts cookies or not. This is user-friendly, but
it can have negative consequences on the Search-Engine-
Friendlyness of your shop.
Currency Converter Module This allows you to select a certain currency converter module.
Such modules fetch exchange rates from a server and convert
one currency into another.
Order-mail format: This determines how your order confirmation emails are set up:
• as a simple text email
• or as a html email with images.
DEBUG ? Turns on the debug output. This causes the DEBUGPAGE to be
displayed at the bottom of each VirtueMart page. Very helpful
during shop development since it shows the carts contents, form
field values, etc.
4.1.2. Security
SECUREURL Example: https://www.mydomain.com/
The secure URL to your site. (https - with trailing slash at the
end!)
Caution
Be careful what you fill in here - if the address doesn't
exist, customers would be redirected to a non-existing
location and receive a 404 error!
Shop Areas which must use https Some of the areas of your shop can be forced to use
the SECUREURL connection. Here you can choose the
modules which must use this SECUREURL. By default this
is: "account" (Account Maintenance) and "checkout" (the
complete Checkout).
Generally prevent secure
connections?
When checked, the shopper is redirected to the normal URL
when not browsing in those shop areas, which are forced to use
the SECUREURL.
Encryption Function Recommended: AES_ENCRYPT
Choose the MySQL function, which is used to encode/encrypt
important data in the database tables. AES Encrypt is far more
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secure, as it actually encrypts the data, not just encodes it.
AES_ENCRYPT is available in MySQL >= 4.0.2.
Encryption Key The secret key for encrypting payment account data like credit
card numbers and storing them encrypted in the database.
Store Credit Card Information? Allows to completely disable the storage of Credit Card data.
Allow Frontend-Administration... ...for non-Backend Users?
With this setting you can enable the Frontend Administration
for users who are storeadmins, but can't access the Mambo
Backend (e.g. Registered / Editor).
Table Prefix for VirtueMart Tables This is an experimental feature to allow multiple shops in one
Joomla! installation.
HOMEPAGE Example: shop.index
This is the page which will be loaded in the frontend by
default.
ERRORPAGE Default: shop.error
This is the default page for displaying VirtueMart Error
Messages.
Proxy Server URL The URL of the Proxy Server you need to pass from the server
for connections into the Internet.
Proxy Port The Port of the Proxy Server
Proxy Auth Username Only if needed: the username for authentication at the proxy
server
Proxy Auth Password Only if needed: the matching password for authentication at the
proxy server
4.1.3. Site (Display & Layout)
VirtueMart makes use of the Joomla/Mambo Templates' CSS. It uses the Standard-
CSS Classes defined for Joomla! like sectiontableheader, sectiontableentry1,
sectiontableentry2 and so on.
Display
PDF - Button Show or Hide the PDF - Button in the Shop Frontend.
Show the "Recommend to a friend"
button?
Show or Hide the link to the form for recommending a product
to a friend in the Shop Frontend.
Show the "Print View" link? Show or Hide the link for the print view page in the Shop
Frontend.
Show Page Navigation at the Top
of the Product Listing?
default: checked
Switches On or Off the Display of Page Navigation at the Top
of the Product Listings in the Frontend.
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Default Product Sort Order Here you can select by which criteria products are ordered in
the product lists.
Available "Sort-by" fields Here you can select the criteria which is available for the
customer to reorder the product list.
Show the Number of Products? default: checked
Switches On or Off the Display of Products in a Category right
behind the Category Name like "Power Tools (3)".
"no image" image default: /components/com_virtuemart/themes/
default/images/noimage.gif
This image will be shown when no product image is available.
Show footer "powered by..." ? Displays a powered-by-VirtueMart footer image. Give credits
back to the author!
Design
Global Shop Theme Here you can select which theme is used to style the shop. The
configuration link takes you to the theme configuration screen.
Default number of products in a
row
This defines the number of products in a row. Example: If you
set it to 4, the default category template will display 4 products
per row.
Note
You can change the Category's Number of products
per row for each category in its category form!
Category Template default: managed
This defines the category template for displaying products in
a category when no special template is set. You can create
new templates by customizing existing template files (which
reside in the directory /components/com_virtuemart/
themes/default/templates/browse/ and start with
"browse_").
Note
You can override this Category Template Setting for
each Category in its Category Form!
FLYPAGE default: shop.flypage
This is the page used for displaying product details when no
special flypage is set.
Note
You can change the Flypage for each category in its
category form!
Dynamic Thumbnail Resizing? If checked, you enable dynamic Image Resizing. This means
that all Thumbnail Images are resized to fit the Sizes you
provide below, using PHP's GD2 functions.
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Tip
You can check if you have GD2 support by browsing
to "System" # "System Info" # "PHP Info" # gd.
The Thumbnail Image quality is much better than Images
which were "resized" by the browser. The newly generated
Images are put into the directory /shop_image/prduct/resized.
If the Image has already been resized, this copy will be send to
the browser, so no image is resized again and again.
Thumbnail Image Width The target width of the resized Thumbnail Image.
Thumbnail Image Height The target height of the resized Thumbnail Image.
4.1.4. Shipping
In the Shipping section you can select one or more of the provided Shipping Modules.
Tip
You can configure Online Services (like UPS® or Intershipper®) in "Store" # "List Shipping
Modules" # Service Name. Other Shipping methods like Standard Shipping or Zone Shipping
must be configured through their own administrative interface: "Shipping" # Shipping Rates /
Shippers or "Zone Shipping" # "Zone List". The Free Shipping module can be configured by
amount only in the Store Form.
The selected Shipping Module will list all available Shipping Rates on Checkout.
Note
If you want no Shipping Rate Selection, you must select "Disable Shipping method selection"
AND a checkout process (next Tab) which doesn't include Shipping Method selection.
4.1.5. Checkout
Enable the Checkout Bar default: Enabled
Check this, if you want the 'checkout-bar' to be displayed to the
customer during checkout process ( 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 with graphics).
Checkout Steps The Checkout Process is divided into different Steps. Steps
can be combined to so-called "Checkout Stages" by giving the
same ordering number. Each one of the steps can be re-arranged
by using the input boxes and writing a numeric value into it
indicating the step number.
4.1.6. Downloads
Enable Downloads Check to enable the Download Feature. Only If you want sell
downloadable goods.
"Enable download" Status value: can be some Order Status (not cancelled ;-)).
Select the order status at which the customer is notified about
the download via e-mail.
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"Disable download" Order Status Sets the order status at which the download is disabled for the
customer.
DOWNLOADROOT The physical path to the files for the custumer download.
(trailing slash at the end!)
Important
Must be a physical path, no URL.
Caution
For Security Reasons you should specify a directory
somewhere outside of the Document Root of your
Web Server. If your Website resides in /var/www/
sitename/htdocs/, you should - for examplechoose
/var/www/sitename/downloads/ as
the Download Root.
Download Maximum Sets the number of downloads which can be made with one
Download-ID for one order.
Download Expire Sets the time range in seconds in which the download is enabled
for the customer. This range begins with the first download!
When the time range has expired, the download-ID is disabled.
Tip
86400s=24h
Keep Product Stock Level on
Purchase?
When enabled, the stock level for a downloadable product is
not lowered although it was purchased by customers.
4.2. Getting Started
To access the configuration of VirtueMart, select "Components | VirtueMart" in the Joomla!
Administration Interface

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Doug

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Re: Looking For Configuration Items
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012, 12:50:35 pm »
Those you will find in VirtueMart 1.1.9

If you have installed VIrtueMart 2 and the aio component then the VM2 configuration is available in the backend under the Joomla Components menu. It is different to 1.1.9
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Re: Looking For Configuration Items
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012, 17:14:39 pm »
I have uploaded virtuemart.as and all plugs are published.

I then pull down on the Joomla Components tab and select Virtuemart and the choose Configuration.  But, I don't find what I'm looking for there.

For example, where would I go to see the configuration item:

"Enable content mambots/plugins in descriptions?

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Re: Looking For Configuration Items
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012, 18:00:14 pm »
I repeat - Those you will find in VirtueMart 1.1.9

VM2 is different.  In VirtueMart 2 backend under Configuration / Configuration/Shop you will find the equivalent:  Enable Joomla Plugin
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Re: Looking For Configuration Items
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 21:30:11 pm »
Hi there,

I am in the process of evaluating how I will upgrade a Joomla 1.5 VirtueMart 1.1 version  web site to a newer setup.

The configuration I am using for the evaluation is Joomla 2.5 associated with VirtueMart 2.0.1k.

And I just can't find some back end features that seem to have vanished.

For start the one I am really interested in is "User Registration Type". It used to be in Shop Configuration / first index Global, but is not any longer, any one has any idea where it could have gone ?

Thanks for your help.


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Re: Looking For Configuration Items
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012, 12:22:50 pm »
LexIS if you read the VM2 forum sections a bit you will see most of the changes discussed. eg registration/login now uses Joomla's login system, and registration for VM can either be full or as a guest, set by "Only registered users can checkout" in VM Configuration/checkout.
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Re: Looking For Configuration Items
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2012, 19:42:41 pm »
Thanks for your answer jenkinhill,

So it means that the "silent" registration mode I was looking for has been discontinued. That may be the reason why I was not able to find it  ???