Virtuemart 3 – New generation of ecommerce solution

virtuemart 3 release

Let’s say warm welcome to new generation of Virtuemart, called Virtuemart 3 has been released with many new features under the hood and developed from VM2. It’s strong, and stable with aim to increase site performance, along with looking and working almost as VM2, but the feeling and handling is different.

VM2 to VM3 is an upgrade, implemented using the Joomla install manager. It does not require a migration. The team maintained as much compatibility as possible with VM2 but they definitely made some changes in order to deliver the improvements in VM3.

Below are some benefits that various user groups can inherit from VM3:

Create your market place
  • Different modes for multivendor
  • Full front end administration
  • New internal program caches reduce the sql queries for the most used tasks by more than 25%.
Developers benefits
  • Uses only the JFormFields
  • Reduced jQuery conflicts as we now mainly implement the same as Joomla 3.4 (jQuery v1.11.0,jQuery UI – v1.9.2, legacy complete).
  • Core and extensions are now working with a new abstraction layer
  • The xml files have also been updated to J2.5 style
  • New JavaScript Handler for ajaxified product details reload
Merchants and Shop Builders
  • The most advanced VM available to date
  • Increased backend performance
  • Simplified process for adding and implementing product customfields
  • Enhanced parameters for displaying related products and categories
  • Easily add and configure your own shopper fields directly useable in the shopping cart
  • Increased ability to Restrict/Manage employee access to key functions using ACL
Customer experience
  • Improved page load speeds
  • The ability to add products and their variants to the cart directly from the category browse view
  • Simpler checkout process helping to reduce cart abandonment
  • Predicted shipping costs prior to full address entry
  • For multi lingual stores, we now have a language fallback to the default language for non-translated text
Enhancements from a technical perspective
  • Compatibility with Joomla 2.5.x and Joomla 3
  • Clean architectural structure
  • Increased stability
  • Increased performance both for the front and backend
  • New internal program caches reduce the sql queries for the most used tasks by more than 25%
  • Reduced dependency on Joomla where appropriate.

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Note: Virtuemart Printing Company Template on Cmsmart is now ready for Virtuemart 3. Let’s discover to see how it can do!

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