VirtueMart is well-known open-source software for online commerce designed for the Joomla! Content Management System and distributed under the GNU General Public License. The configuration of the platform allows using it a Shopping Cart, though the Catalog regime is also possible.
Though being free software it has no limits for its users. The users are free to create numerous categories, as well products, orders, and customers without any limitations. VirtueMart, as well as Joomla! itself are created in PHP programming language and employ MySQL.
To start using VirtueMart it is necessary to enter the official website of Joomla to update the software and download VirtueMart. Joomla also offers the Core System as well as the Framework for work with VirtueMart. All the users can extend their VirtueMart shop using plugins, various components, extensions, modules and website templates.
The owners of online shops can benefit from various payment modules for VirtueMart to accept payment online, such as PayPal or Worldcore plugins. By adding plug-ins for online payment processors the online sellers add more payment options and enable their customers to pay instantly. Through payment gateway plugins online merchants can accept payment by cards, e-currencies, wire transfers and many other options for secure instant payment online.