e-Commerce, Shopping Cart

VirtueMart is a highly configurable and customizable multi-language shopping cart solution for Joomla 3, 4, 5 with a large number of additional extensions.

Please read our full list of features here:

Based on Joomla MVC framework with all its advantages:

  • Template overriding,
  • Implementation of Joomla Plugins for: payment, shipment, coupons, calculation rules, custom product fields, ...
  • Simple installation and integration of other joomla extensions.
  • Joomla ACL System, controll who edits or publish a product, or controll who is allowed to change the order status of an order, and so on.


  • nested categories
  • with meta tags for seo
  • with description and media


  • Product Bundles
  • with meta tags for seo
  • short and long description
  • dimensions (weight, size)
  • multiple media
  • multi-variants/attributes for products (variant-matrix)
  • unlimited child products and derivated levels
  • product pattern (Parent product used as pattern for child products)
  • related products
  • reviews and ratings
  • downloads


  • pricing depending by shoppergroups
  • price display depending by shoppergroups
  • payment/shipment depending by shoppergroups


  • customizable shopper input form
  • input form depended on registration, checkout or shipment
  • recaptcha
  • adressbook
  • default Bill-to and Ship-to address
  • default payment and shipment method


  • stocking/inventory
  • stock warning
  • virtual stock (ordered but not finally bought)


  • various type of prices to display depended by shoppergroup
  • prices adjusted by shopper choosen currency
  • different currency format per currency
  • unit price
  • quantity based pricing


  • auto updating rates
  • add your own currencies for fixed currency rates
  • prices per currencies


  • default SEF/SEO integrated


  • discounts based on time, category, shoppergroup, country, and state
  • tax based on time, category, shoppergroup, country, and state
  • discounts, tax per product and/or order
  • discounts, tax have their own currencies (for duties)


  • both are based on plugins
  • a very handy default plugin is already onboard
  • minimal amount / maximal amount to use
  • restricted by shopper groups
  • restricted by categories
  • restricted by blocking categories
  • restricted by countries
  • restricted by blocking countries
  • restricted by blocking shipment
  • restricted by coupons
  • plugins can add their own
  • plugins already onboard: PayPal Checkout, Sofort Banking and Sofort iDeal, Skrill,, Realex, eWay, default (can be used to create payments like cash on delivery), and a lot more in the net.
  • transaction fees (for payments)


  • guest checkout; completly anonymous checkout
  • option to register at begin of checkout
  • cart is an object not template related, GUI and flow competly overridable by template
  • cart is stored in the session
  • multi-page checkout
  • one page checkout
  • SSL
  • Double Opt-in


  • payment/shipment workflow
  • history
  • modifiable
  • order tracking for anonymous users
  • order editing
  • partial refunds
  • order balance
  • pdf invoice, delivery note


  • latest
  • topten (most sold)
  • newest
  • featured
  • sortable
  • searchable
  • shipment/payment


  • native with Joomla!
  • allows partial translations


  • coupon handling
  • coupon analytics

VirtueMart ist eine hochgradig konfigurierbare und anpassbare mehrsprachige Warenkorb-Lösung für Joomla 3 mit einer großen Anzahl von zusätzlichen Erweiterungen.


Posted on 14 June 2024
I'm use VirtueMart many years and is highly custom-able you can do everything with it if you know how. Also there is many third party devs.
Ease of use
Is not easy too use honestly, but after some learning you will do OK. This is not for someone who want easy solution but is best for Joomla
There is a forum witch so much resources and with active members for free. After payment you will get support sometimes from lead developers
Documentation is OK, this is huge component with many third party devs they can't cover every aspect of but basic are well covered
I used this to: Two online shops 5.1.1 with more than 7000 products. This is not for someone who want easy solution but it offers you everything
It lacks of descent core features, such as a good PDF generator, filtering and search. Also the routing is a big failure when using SEF urls
Ease of use
Not at all easy to configure, not intuitive and takes a lot of time (and experience) to use. A component that ignores Joomla core too much
Don’t expect support besides some users on the forum. Paying customers also don’t get support and it is almost impossible to get in touch
Developer documentation is worthless, but there is some user documentation.
I used this to: A webshop in car parts, together with Rupostel OPC and a custom build template.
Cannot tell as I have not been able to make it function at all

Cannot tell as I have not been able to make it function at al.
Ease of use
Poor. Cannot even figure out how to get a single product to be visible on front end.
Poor documentation. Not at all intuitive. Poor documentation. Not at all intuitive.

I cannot think of any more words to express lack.
I used this to: Nothing. Going to delete and try something else.
Will try another cart extension.

Worst support ever

Posted on 14 August 2023
slow work process, the system does not advance in any type of improvement
Ease of use
complex, everything is a mess, lots of unuseful configuration, bad UI and UX in backend... etc etc.
Worst support ever, even if you bought a membership 70€! Never replied a ticket. Even plugins you buy in official site works properly
old info, this site looks like an abandoned site, no ones replies, no changes updates, etc..
I used this to: Unfortunately inherited from old sites when Joomla was a good CMS... Joomla 4 also the worst product in the digital world.

Not a free download

Posted on 19 April 2023
Only outdated versions are free download. As of version 4.0.14 all updates are for paid users only so can't update Joomla 4 either.
Ease of use
Quirky interface, but you get used to it. Never found it especially intuitive.
Support for paid users only. Forum questions often not answered or closed without resolution.
Lots of documentation, at least. Poor English is sometimes hard to follow.
I used this to: Catalog for parts. No sales. Joomla 4. (Will need to replace with something else now.)

Enough for joomla 4

Posted on 15 March 2023
It is highly extensible and it can be used for many purposes. However poor integration with templates
Ease of use
If you have a basic understanding of joomla administration, then it will be very suitable for you
I used this to: Create a website selling cosmetics...........................................

Realy nothing works in ver 4

Posted on 03 November 2022
I think it's very bad idea to release component where even links to subcategories are broken.
Ease of use
No ease is use because every time you'll wonder is it bug or featue. vm3 was not modern very much. VM4 is obsolete
I dont think "vm4 is very much a work in progress be patient" answer in forum is good support when nothing works
no documentation for current version of vm , documentation is outdated
I used this to: i use vm component sisne j1.5 times and now i'm very much dissapointed
4.0.6 (stable, compatible J4), 4.0.4 (stable, compatible J4) & 4.0.2 (stable, compatible J4) were promoted as stable. None took orders.
Ease of use
Still doesn't work 6+ months later. 4.0.7 (compatible J3/J4 bugfix RC) is now the latest. VM was never J4 stable but they still claim it was
Horrible. In a culture of denial. Unnecessary headaches.
forum dot virtuemart dot net / index dot php ?topic=148837 dot msg531412#msg531412
Deceptive & misleading. Was listed as 4.0.0 (stable, compatible J3/J4) in April '22
dev dot virtuemart dot net /projects /virtuemart /files
I used this to: A Joomla 4 shopping cart.

A year since anyone else has reviewed VM. With 518 reviews, VM was popular.

VMs policies, processes, and priorities are having a negative impact on the code and the community.

Better options available and also under dev by coders connected to V
I have 10 years of experience with VirtueMart, tried to install the released VirtueMart version 3.8.9 under Joomla 4? One disaster.
Ease of use
The VM backend, without any reasonable logic, operator unfriendly. The media management completely out of date and difficult to understand.
I used this to: I wanted to convert customer website from Joomla 3.10.2 to Joomla 4.0.2 and VirtueMart version 3.8.9. But it is not possible to have too many errors in VirtueMart.

Very old. But very stable!

Posted on 10 September 2021
Contains all the tools you need to create a store. But poorly integrated with new themes.
Ease of use
A very simple understanding of the logic of the component.
Very simple logic construction for working with goods and warehouse.
I used this to: Online store of sports accessories and gadgets.
A large number of free plugins and modules from payment and delivery services. The store can be made "on your knees" with minimal effort.


VirtueMart Team
Last updated:
Jun 20 2024
3 weeks ago
Date added:
Mar 05 2006
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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J3 J4 J5 (b/c plugin)

Uses Joomla! Update System


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