ShowMe Guides VirtueMart 2 User Manual
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Revised and fully updated for 2013, and includes a subscription for free "What's New?" Updaters each time VirtueMart is updated. See book for more information.
ENDORSED BY VIRTUEMART - This is the official English User Manual for VirtueMart 2, written for non-technical beginners such as store owners or administrators.
VirtueMart is one of the world's most popular, FREE open source eCommerce programs - a super easy-to-use eCommerce plug-in for Joomla. Buy this user manual to tour its Administrative features and plan and launch a store of your own, or use it as a daily reference for setting up and running your store.
This user manual is loaded with checklists, cheatsheets, tips and large, clear, fully filled-in screenshots so you know exactly what to do:
- Our famous Admin Menu Cheatsheet helps you quickly find the menus you want.
- Easy Checklists guide you through any task.
- Install your store in minutes with our Quick Install Guide chapter, or instantly with one of the recommended VirtueMart web hosts who install your store for you for FREE.
- 30-Minute QuickStart Guide helps you set up your store with payment, shipping, currencies and products.
- Special extended Cheatsheet on CUSTOM FIELDS - it's product options like size and color, but can also do so much more.
- What you MUST know about your online store's security, in non-technical terms.
- How to find a web host and template provider.
- How to get good answers fast in the VirtueMart Forum, and
- How to hire a freelance VirtueMart technical pro, and manage a successful project.
ABOUT THE POPULAR SHOWME GUIDES SERIES
These user manuals are written in plain, non-technical language for NON-TECHNICAL online store owners or managers, NO programming skill is required. We don't just tell you how to do it, we SHOW YOU with actual screenshots from a real store. On each topic, pictures SHOW YOU how it looks in the private Admin AND how it looks in your store. That's why it's called the ShowMe Guides(TM).
About the Author
Kerry Watson is a full-time writer specializing in open source e-commerce topics, a columnist for Practical Ecommerce (www.PracticalEcommerce.com) and author of well over a dozen books on various open source e-commerce programs. She has been quoted as an E-commerce expert in Entrepreneur Magazine and lives in Texas and Mexico.
Most helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Excellent Step-by-Step Reference
By Tony Rosoman
I had been struggling with VirtueMart 2 for some time. One of the main reasons being that, as I evetually discovered, nearly all my downloaded PDF documents were written for VirtueMart 1. VirtueMart 2 has apparently been redesigned "from the ground up", so little of my downloaded information was relevant. I fact it was both confusing and frustrating to be constantly referred to admin areas which no longer exist in the new version.
Hence it was very refreshing to discover a recently published (2012) book which was up to date and related to what I was seeing on screen.
I find that many manuals, from page 1, tend to drag you through every permutation of every possible setting and menu. Hence, I was very pleased to find that one of the first chapters of Kerry's manual is entitled "30-Minute Quick Start Guide". For me, having already installed the plug-in, this was the place to start! Only after completing this section did I begin refining my new shopping cart by working though the detailed chapters on the various menus.
Profusely illustrated with helpful screen shots, I believe this 250 page manual is the essential companion tool when developing a new Joomla shopping cart in VitueMart 2. I am a non-programmer, not especially computer-literate. If I can develop a shopping cart (with the help of this book), anyone can!
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Wow...what a waste of paper....
By Angry Smurf
If you are looking for a book that will help you setup your first Virtuemart shop with detailed explanations of the different options available to you and what they do, this book is not for you. If instead you are looking for a book that tells you what features virtuemart has, but does not explain how to use them or what the different settings will do, this is your book. With my very limited knowledge of Joomla and Virtuemart, I could have written this book myself. What a scam and waste of paper. I returned it. Don't waste your time.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Nice book but it would be better to be with more pages....
It is a nice book with good coverage of most aspects of developing an ecommerce website with Virtuemart 2, it mentions product management, vendors and payment methods but it would be better if it had more pages to emphasize deeper in specific topics of ecommerce development.
It would be better to have more coverage on Paypal payment method to provide programmer the tools to complete a web site with this well known payment method. But anyway for the beginner and the mid-level user this book is suggested. In general words it worths its money.
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