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Joomla! VirtueMart 1.1 Theme and Template Design

By : Joseph Kwan
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Joomla! VirtueMart 1.1 Theme and Template Design

By: Joseph Kwan

Overview of this book

VirtueMart is the best shopping cart solution around for the Joomla! CMS. A VirtueMart template is a Joomla! template that is designed to create the overall look of a store. It puts in things such as a shopping cart bar, more shop-like graphics, more readable colors, and so on. A VirtueMart theme only impacts the area of the site actually controlled by the VirtueMart component. Themes work inside the overall framework. Applying custom templates and themes to give a unique look and feel to your VirtueMart web store will really attract customers! This book will guide you to build VirtueMart custom themes and templates. Joomla! VirtueMart 1.1 Theme and Template Design explains how the VirtueMart theme and template system works and points out ways to configure the default theme. It then goes on to look at each of the major templates with an emphasis on how to customize them. It then discusses individual page groups such as product list, product details, shopping cart, checkout, and invoice e-mails in the order they appear to your customer. After-sale services like invoice e-mail, account management, and order list are also discussed. The book also discusses the different components of a VirtueMart theme and will teach you how to build a theme from scratch. You will also learn advanced features like child products, advanced attributes, custom attributes, and product types. Topics like integration with Joomla! plugins and AJAX functions are also included. An Appendix provides a comprehensive template reference of the use and available fields of every template. Joomla! VirtueMart 1.1 Theme and Template Design is a practical guide for all those who want to make VirtueMart work for them. It will put many advanced features of this popular open source e-Commerce application at your finger tips.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Joomla! VirtueMart 1.1 Theme and Template Design
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Thank you page

After the order is confirmed, VirtueMart will follow two different routes depending on the payment method selected. If the payment method uses a payment processor (that is, payment will be done through a payment gateway directly through VirtueMart), it will post the order to the payment gateway until payment is confirmed or the shopper cancels the order. With payment confirmed, VirtueMart will create the order, store it in the database, send out the order e-mail, and redirect the shopper to the checkout.thankyou page.

If the payment method is not of payment processor type, VirtueMart will create the order, store it in the database, and send out the order e-mail without payment confirmation. The order_status will be set to pending though. After the order e-mail is sent, the shopper will also be redirected to the checkout.thankyou page.

The checkout.thankyou.php page actually does nothing other than getting data from the database and passing the data to the template. Some of...