VirtueMart 2 and 3
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Download the Plugin
latest fully working version
How to Setup and Install the Plugin
Details of this and previous versions.
PayPal SSL Certificate Upgrade
How to determine if your intergration is compatible with the latest PayPal upgrades.
PayPal Sandbox/Test Account
How to set up a PayPal sandbox accounts and obtain test API credentials and credit card number.
PayPal Express Extended - Free
Extended version of the Virtuemart PayPal plugin with extra features
Latest Version (1.3.15) - 6 November 2016
Previous Version (1.3.10) - (this version includes a shortcut button) 6 February 2016
The customer can choose between "Add to Cart" or "Check out with PayPal"
You can have
PayPal as the primary payment option, and Credit Cards secondary
Credit Cards as the primary payment option and PayPal Secondary.
You can customise the product receipt page with your own text and images.
Finding your PayPal API details
Log in to PayPal.
Click on "My Account" then "Profile".
Look under the "My selling preferences" section
Click update "API Access"
Select "Request API Credentials"
Select "Request an API Signature".
PayPal will then create and display an API Username, Password and Signature.
You can then cut and paste these into the shopping cart setup program.
Login in to Virtuemart and enter your PayPal API username, password and signature in to the plugin setup, then save.
Published payment methods will have a green tick next to them in Payment Method section.
1.3.15 - 6 November 2016
Checks to ensure a secure version of Joomla is installed.
1.13.14 - 8 June 2016
Fix to prevent an extra confirmed email been sent under some cirumentances.
1.3.11 - 18 February 2016
Removed the direct to PayPal short cut option to retain compatibility with 3rd party checkouts. This may be reinstated at a later date for carts that have shipping and tax already included. With these PayPal can be the first and last checkout, with no need to return to Virtuemart checkout to confirm order details.
1.3.10 - 6 February 2016
Extra checks for old or outdated versions of Joomla. Added notification message if shipping or taxes change the order total.
1.3.9 - 24 November July 2015
If the Virtuemart Shipping and PayPal shipping address are the same then the Virtuemart Address is no longer overwritten as there is no need.
1.3.8 - 22 July 2015
Added quick checkout button to order form.
1.3.7 - 10 July 2015
Updated PayPal Checkout button for compatibility with a wider range of templates.
1.3.6 - 10 March 2015
Update for countries who do not require a state id.
1.3.5 - 1 February 2015
Clearer ordering process for users who are logged in. Restored the Transaction ID field to the order details.
1.3.1 - 18 November 2014
Changes to improve compatibility with earlier versions of VM 3
Add support for Virtuemart 3. Compatible with VM2 and VM3 and Joomla 2.5 or 3.x
Allows the merchant to prioritize either the PayPal or the Credit Card order form.
Added French and Italian customer/merchant language files for the front and backend of the store.
Add Swedish Language file for the frontend customer side of the store.
Made changes to ensure Australian Goods and Services Tax is correctly labeled as GST when used with third party plugins.
Checks if PHP function set_time_limit is available before increasing timeout on slow servers.
CSS changes to improve compatibility with third party templates. Also changed Edit billing and Edit Shipping URL's.
Added a German language file for both frontend and plugin configuration page.
Includes an option to add logos or images to the checkout.
Added a Spanish language file with translations for the frontend of the plugin.
See Change Log for full update history.