Course Overview

VirtueMart, which is free, is an e-commerce component for Joomla and is used to sell goods or generate orders online by setting up shopping carts and catalogues. Joomla! ( is the most world’s most popular open source Content Management System for the development of dynamic websites. Thus, you need to have a website which is built in Joomla or you should have knowledge of Joomla. Thus, VirtueMart is installed inside of Joomla.

VirtueMart powers large on-line shops providing the performance, usability and security you expect from professional software. You can create and maintain a site with an unlimited number of categories, products, orders, customers, etc.

Some people only use VirtueMart, for example, for clients to place orders on the website. There is no online payment taking place. They then invoice the customer once they receive the order from VirtueMart.

Most of South African Payment Gateways supports VirtueMart.

About VirtueMart

VirtueMart is a Joomla e-commerce component which will enable you to set up an online shop or catalog.

  • There is no need to buy the software; you do not pay monthly fees to use VirtueMart.
  • You can have unlimited categories and products with VirtueMart.
  • VirtueMart is supported by most of the South African Payment Gateways.
  • You can setup VirtueMart to generate orders with payment taking place off-line, via EFT.
  • VirtueMart is the most popular Joomla extension for online shops and e-commerce.

Course Prerequisites

The following are the prerequisites:

  • You must be computer literate and be very comfortable with your laptop/Mac/iMac.
  • You must have attended the FLOSSNet WordPress course or have working knowledge of Joomla.
  • You must bring a laptop/Mac/iMac to the course. Some participants even bring their desktop computer.

Course Duration and Times

Duration: 1/2 day

Times: 9:00 – 12:30

Brief Course Outline

The course outline is as follows:

  • Module 1: Setting Up VirtueMart

  • Module 2: Setting Up the Shop

  • Module 3: Setting Up a Shipment Method

  • Module 4: Setting Up a Payment Method

  • Module 5: Configuring Your Currency

  • Module 6: Configuring VAT on Products

  • Module 7: Creating Categories With Images

  • Module 8: Adding Products With Images

  • Module 9: Configuring the Shopfront

  • Module 10: Setting Field Availability

  • Module 11: Applying Product Attributes

  • Module 12: Changing Text

  • Module 13: VirtueMart Standard Modules

  • Module 14: VirtueMart Compatible Templates

Course Venues & Dates

Alberton TBA
Cape Town TBA
Centurion TBA
Durban North TBA
Ferndale TBA
Midrand TBA


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