With this article cocoate.com begins a 14-day series about the e-commerce extension VirtueMart.
E-commerce is an important, but unfortunately confusing topic.
Anyone toying with the idea to sell something online, must learn about topics such as payment gateways, shipping interfaces, the integration of the shopping extension into an existing website and of course, need to get familiar with the existing laws concerning e-commerce in the country/countries targeted.
Online shops are in many cases operated separately from the existing website which is often driven by a content management systems (CMS).
The large open-source systems (Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress) offer enhancements that allow you to integrate the online shop in the CMS (website). The integration has the advantage that other existing CMS extensions can be used, for example, the management of news.
In this article I would like to introduce VirtueMart, the e-commerce extension for the CMS Joomla.