Joomla CMS is governed by a non-profit organisation called Open Source Matters. They have not aligned with or have purchased any shop component for Joomla to be the official (like Automattic/Wordpress did with WooCommerce). So, there are several available shop solutions for Joomla. We have focused on the most popular (by downloads) here.
ETNCommerce Joomla Package is a free package of a great collection of open-source software. The core platform is Joomla CMS and the eCommerce system is based on VirtueMart. There is a small collection of free powerful plugins installed (read more below).
It is easy to download and install in any web hosting. It comes pre-configured with Electroneum Instant Payment and many other industry standard payments.
The quickstart package here is based on VirtueMart. But we are also working on payment plugins for HikaShop and J2Store to cover all three of the most common ecommerce extensions for Joomla CMS.
If you have some experience with Joomla CMS you will find the package to be a real timesaver. Its pre-configured to help you get over the common hurdles to setup a full ecommerce solution.
Both Joomla CMS and VirtueMart have large numbers of extensions available for them. Making it possible to extend your eCommerce website a lot. You find extensions everywhere on the internet and most of them do show up on Joomla Extension Directory and VirtueMart Extensions
We are currently producing all the video tutorials below. We will add them as they get ready here. Please subscribe to our Youtube Channel to get latest video in your subscription feed.
Introduction – What is ETNCommerce?
Overview and how to get started
How to install - XAMPP
How to install - FTP / MySQL
Recommended third part extensions
Joomla overrides explained
There are plenty of hosting companies out there. We cannot review all of them. But we know from experience that SiteGround and CloudAccess.net have great Joomla knowledge and their servers are well optimized for Joomla CMS.