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Virtuemart 2.0 with iDEAL available now

Virtuemart 2.0 releasedVirtuemart 2.0 is stable and ready to be used on production websites. A nice detail for the Dutch; we have already implemented support for the Dutch payment method iDEAL in Virtuemart 2.0. If you have not already, now is the time to install Virtuemart 2.0 on a test location to get to know the new version. 

In this article learn more about Virtuemart 2.0 and how to add iDEAL to Virtuermart 2.0. I will also explain what you should consider when you decide to use Virtuemart 2.0 in a next e-commerce project. 

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The Dutch Joomla!Days 2012 – ticketshop now open!

Dutch Joomla!Days 2012Get your tickets for the Dutch Joomla!days 2012 now with a 25% discount! The ticket shop is now open, so make sure you will not be disappointed! Last time tickets where SOLD OUT! 

The two-day event will be held in Zeist on Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd. Just like last year I can really encourage any Dutch Joomla! user to visit these days! The 2011 Joomla!Days where great fun and an awesome learning experience!

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Virtuemart 2.0 introduction manual

virtuemart_logoNow that Virtuemart 2.0 is almost stable, its time to get to know this new version a little better. First, have a look at our previous blog “Virtuemart 2.0 review and screenshots“.  

Then, you might want to have a look at this short Virtuemart 2.0 introductory tutorial/manual by our friends at Open Source Training. Virtuemart 2.0 is very young, so this is probably one of the most accurate manuals for this version available at the moment. 

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Simple but effective Joomla! article versioning

How to update/upgrade Joomla! 1.5

The extension “Simple Content Versioning” for Joomla! is one of those extensions you should be installing in every Joomla! website by default, together with Akeeba Backup (backups), Admin Tools (security) and JCE (advanced wysiwyg editor). The extension setup takes almost no time at all, making it a no-brainer.

It gives a Joomla! site easy to use article version control or in simpler terms: automatic backups for your articles. Do note, it only works with default Joomla! articles (no K2, ZOO etc support). 

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Spice up any Joomla! website with 100 free icons

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When adding text to a website (for yourself or a customer), don’t you sometimes get the feeling that something is missing? If you do, try adding free icons to spice the Joomla! website up! 

Icons add a new dimension to any website text, which your site visitors will love. If used correctly, icons can make text seem more friendly, professional and colourful. They can also help the reader find the information he is looking for. Continue reading for 100+ free icons!

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No Virtuemart order confirmation e-mail (in VM1.1)

virtuemart_logoOne of the Virtuemart feature requests we get a lot is an option to disable the default Virtuemart order confirmation e-mail or the ability to let customers pay an order before they confirm it. Webshop owners want to disable this because in Virtuemart, payment is often done after order confirmation. It is possible that a customer does confirm the order, but then does not continue to pay. The customer then does receive an order confirmation, and that is what webshop owners want removed. 

This can be done with a little Virtuemart 1.1 hack, but please note, we do not provide support for it. If you want to implement this hack, you do that at your own risk, by following the short manual below.

 

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Virtuemart 2.0 review and screenshots

virtuemart_logoA close to stable version of Virtuemart 2.0 was released recently, and I was surprised to be a little impressed! Virtuemart has a history of slow development but it looks like that is changing. We will have to wait for the stable version to make any definitive conclusions, but at least the future looks good. 

Read on to view a few screenshots of Virtuemart 2.0 and my comments. I didn’t have the time to dive into the code or new features, so this review will focus primarily on interface, usability and… eye candy! Do note, I would not advice using it for an important e-commerce project until its stable. Better to have a look at stable Joomla! 1.7 e-commerce extensions

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Joomla! 2.5 extension developer resources

How to update/upgrade Joomla! 1.5

I was compiling a quick-list with the Joomla! 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5 resources my developers and I used when we were converting ccInvoices and ccNewsletter to be Joomla! 1.6+ compatible, and thought the list might be useful to others. 

The resources are actually easy to find, you just need to know where to look (and who to follow on twitter). But for those in a hurry, here is our own “Joomla! 2.5 Resources” document. 

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Attend the Dutch Joomla!Days 2011 in April

Dutch Joomla! Days 2011

On Saturday April 2 and Sunday April 3, the Dutch Joomla! days will be held in Doorn, the Netherlands.

I can really encourage any Dutch Joomla! user to visit these days! The presentations that will be held sound extremely informative and are well selected to please a wide range of Joomla! users. A few well known Joomla! enthusiasts will also be attending, including Joomla! priest Brian Teeman and OSM president Ryan Ozimek. 

Learn more about the Dutch Joomla! Days on www.joomladagen.nl!

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