Installation Guide: Payment Plugins for Joomla 2.5/VirtueMart
Before installing a payment plugin for the first time:
- Make sure your checkout is fully working, by completing a test order with the Standard
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.
(free) and also offer a
Complete Verified Backup service
- We can complete the installation for you, please see our Installation service.
To upgrade an existing installation, click 'Update Now' on the payment method page.
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.
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 http://docs.joomla.org.
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.