Reply to Radeks coffe 159

Written by Max Milbers on .

This is a reply to Radeks blog The currently discovered bug in VirtueMart is ...

All quotations in this article are from the Radek Suski's blog The currently discovered bug in VirtueMart is ...

Thank you Radek for this sensible blog post. From my point of view, there are a lot of misconceptions, that means your assumptions or what you have heard is not right. I can understand that, because I wrote our news from my memory while I was on holidays.

The first misconception of the whole issue is this:

Despite the attempts of VM developers to pin this vulnerability to Joomla!

I wrote in our news and it should be also fixed in the JUser to prevent misuse of it. It exactly says that we used it wrong. So we admit our error here. So anyone who blames us for blaming Joomla, did not read exactly.

I am a bit astonished and disappointed about particular medias reaction and also about VirtueMart efforts to declare that this is Joomla!'s issue.

We are also very disappointed. I was informed by the Sucuri team 2 days before my holiday about the security issue. As mentioned everywhere, we did the fix in record time. I also tried to get in informal contact with some Joomla LT members to talk about the issue and how to proceed. Actually my question is not if it is the fault of A or B. My intention was just to make it secure for everyone as best as possible. So if we use a car analogy, Joomla works imho like a car without central locking. Yes, we forget to lock all our doors sometimes, but actually it is so easy to add a central locking. Please read my news again and you will see that I do not blame Joomla. I just explained why we did not directly proceed with the Full Disclosure. So, please, anyone who is thinking that I blamed Joomla, take a step back and take a deep breath and understand that we did not.

Revised: Nice Joomla! Templates for VirtueMart 2 - based Shops

Written by Soeren Eberhardt-Biermann on .

Four years ago I wrote a blog post about fine Joomla! 1.5 templates that had special support for VirtueMart 1.1. Now that Joomla! 2.5 and VirtueMart 2 are around since a while, you can find new templates worth to be checked out. The following list just gives an overview and is not complete (and will be frequently updated). Ask the template club of your choice if they can do a Joomla! template with overrides for VirtueMart, so this list can grow...

Presentation on joomladay greece 2011

Written by Max Milbers on .

The presentation hold by Max Milbers in greece is online now.

Thanks to joomlaworks (K2) for their great work:

Introtext by joomlaworks:

VirtueMart 2 (previously known as VirtueMart 1.5) is a complete rewrite of the famous VirtueMart 1.1.

We strongly use the Joomla MVC framework and introduced a lot new philosophies and directions to eCommerce for Joomla. We would like to introduce VirtueMart 2 and show some of the the new opportunities and features the component provides. Since September 2009 a new small team has been developing VM2 and we would like to show our results and the changed philosophy behind the project (Plugins, Calculations, Templating). 

There are significant functional changes in VirtueMart 2. It is more powerful, flexible and fast as before.

We want to give an introduction, present and take a look on future prospects of Virtuemart 2.

VirtueMart 1.1 Demo polished

Written by Soeren Eberhardt-Biermann on .

In the last weeks Eugen of was working on a new theme to power the VirtueMart 1.1 demo. We are very proud that this new and polished demo shop is online now. This way people get a better idea of how good VirtueMart can look and feel.

Jump over to and check out the new demo store!

What's new in VM2.0? Templates!

Written by k0nan on .

One of the benefit that the switch to Joomla! MVC pattern brings to VirtueMart is the template overriding feature.

But we haven't stopped here: we have push it even further. How ? For example, did you know that you can assign a Joomla! template to a VirtueMart category page ? Or that in the same template you acn specify different views for the same page ?

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