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VirtueMart 2 Payment Plugin Installation Steps 1 - 4
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 VirtueMart 2 Payment Plugin Installation Steps 1 - 4

Installation Guide: Payment Plugins for Joomla 2.5/VirtueMart 2.0.

First Installation

Before installing a payment plugin for the first time:

  • Make sure your checkout is fully working, by completing a test order with the Standard payment method. Check the order appears in the Orders List, with all the correct address details.

  • Ensure you have a complete backup of your site files and database.
    We recommend Akeeba backup (free) and also offer a Complete Verified Backup service

  • We can complete the installation for you, please see our Installation service.

Upgrade Installation

To upgrade an existing installation, click 'Update Now' on the payment method page.
Then go to step 4.

If this fails, there may be a temporary network problem - in which case, follow the steps below to install from file.

1. Install Joomla extension

Use the Joomla Installer to install the installation package.
Go to Extensions / Extension Manager.

The easiest way is to use the 'Install from URL' option. The download URL is given on the product page. The plugin is about 50Kb.

Or login to your account , and download the zip file

On the Extension Manager page, browse to the installation package file, and click 'Upload File & Install'.

For help with this step, see: Installing an extension at

If this is an upgrade installation, go to step 4.

2. Enable Plugin

If this is a new installation, go to Extensions / Plugin Manager.
Filter the list to view 'vmpayment' type plugins, and enable (publish) the new plugin.

3. New Payment Method

Go to Components / VirtueMart.
In the Shop menu, click 'Payment Methods'.
If you don't see the new payment method in this list, click 'New' in the toolbar.

4. Payment Method Configuration

Return to the appropriate installation guide to complete the remaining steps.

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Article ID: 172
Created On: 28 Feb 2012 12:40 AM

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