Give a unique look to your VirtueMart e-Commerce store using Packt's new book

Joomla! VirtueMart 1.1 Theme and Template Design is a new book from Packt that will allow users to customize their Joomla! VirtueMart templates and themes with the help of necessary screenshots and explained code. Written by Joseph Kwan, this book is a comprehensive reference to all the templates in the VirtueMart default theme including usage of each template and all available fields.

VirtueMart is an open source, e-commerce solution designed as an extension of the Mambo or Joomla! content management systems (CMS). It is written in PHP and requires the MySQL database environment for storage. Additionally, it is best suited for low to medium level traffic web-sites, and is perfect to sell goods online and drive businesses to new heights with its fully-featured eCommerce engine.

Joomla! VirtueMart 1.1 Theme and Template Design discusses the different components of a VirtueMart theme and will teach developers to build a theme from scratch. This book will also talk about individual page groups such as product list, product details, shopping cart, checkout, invoice e-mails, account management and order list. Furthermore, developers will learn advanced features like child products, advanced attributes, custom attributes and product types.

Using this book, readers will be able to understand the basic framework and the structure of the Joomla! VirtueMart template, identify files that need to be modified to achieve their requirements, build their own web store home page and customize its overall look, create custom language elements that can work in a multi-language web store, and extend VirtueMart features through integration with existing Joomla! plugins and JavaScript frameworks.

A step-by-step tutorial that includes all the essential screenshots and code with exhaustive explanations, this book is ideal for users, who have some experience with VirtueMart and wish to customize it to unleash its enormous potential. The book is out now and available from Packt. To read more about it, please visit: