The Virtuemart cookbook: very decent book about Virtuemart 2.x

Book about Virtuemart 2This week I got the chance to have a look at a new book about Virtuemart 2, called “Building E-commerce Sites with VirtueMart Cookbook“. I was not expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised! The book actually explains everything in a way that is easy to understand even for less experienced users. 

I liked the fact that the book is not limited to just a boring overview of Virtuemart with the technical facts, but included explanations about SEO (search engine optimization), analytics (with Piwik) and template frameworks (Gantry and Warp). It even has a chapter about Virtuemart alternatives like HikaShop

Virtuemart book


One disadvantage is that the book explains how to create a backup via PHPMyAdmin, while Akeeba Backup Core is a much better backup solution in most cases.

But, despite that minor difference of opinion, I can honestly advise anyone already working with Virtuemart (or just starting) to pick up this book. You will definitely learn something!


Founder of Chill Creations