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This content plugin for Joomla 2.5 and Virtuemart 2 allows you to embed Virtuemart product information directly into a Joomla article.

The plugin comes in two forms: a free non-commercial plugin and a 'pro' version with extra layouts, the ability to display additional images for the product, and a more sophisticated add to cart button. Both versions allow you to display a product thumbnail with a link to a lightbox full size image. The pro version supports a choice of lightboxes: the Joomla modal lightbox; slimbox and JCE mediabox. With the pro version you can also specify the image sizes as parameters rather than being limited to the default Virtuemart thumbnail sizes.

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The product information is embedded into the article with some very simple embedding code, it can be as simple as the following:-

 {product id=51}

Most options can be set through adding additional parameters to the embedding code. All the output is controlled through templates (which can be overridden in your site template), making it easy to customize the layout as you require with some basic knowledge of html and css.

Default Layout


The default layout, available in both the free and pro versions of the plugin. This optionally shows an image thumbnail, the product name, short and/or long description, a link to the Virtuemart product page, the product price and an add-to-cart button. In the free version there is a simplified layout for the add to cart button. In the pro version you can also customize the image size.

Layout - Free Version

{product_free id=40}

Default Layout - Pro Version


Additional Layouts - Pro Version

The Pro version of the plugin includes additional layouts.

Thumbnails Layout

This layout shows the main product image, with the additional images as small thumbnails. All are linked to full size versions displayed in a lightbox.

Virtuemart HTML5 Product Slideshow

html5-4-vm2-1This versatile module displays images for your Virtuemart products in an attractive HTML5 slideshow.

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Slideshow Layout

This layout displays the product additional images as a slideshow.

Lightbox Gallery

This layout shows a single image, but it is a link to a lightbox gallery showing all additional images.

Mod Featured Items Pro

featuredpro4This module displays a short excerpt from articles in a selected category or section, or from a specified list of articles, with link and optional thumbnail image.

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