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VirtueMart to WooCommerce Migration

VirtueMart to WooCommerce

VirtueMart is a complete open-source eCommerce platform used with the Joomla Content Management System (CMS). Unfortunately, VirtueMart’s popularity has been decreasing consistently because users need extra money for hosting, security, and payment gateways. 

So how does VirtueMart compare to WooCommerce? Owners of small to large-sized businesses can comfortably use WooCommerce because of its high flexibility and adaptability.

VirtueMart has basic outdated themes, is not user-friendly, and lacks high-quality extensions. If you’re considering migrating to WooCommerce’s 100% customizable, and easy-to-use platform, use the Cart2Cart tool. The entirely automated migration process is straightforward and doesn’t need any programming skills.

If you’re considering a VirtueMart to WooCommerce Migration, here’s how to go about it.

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How to switch from VirtueMart

There are several ways to transfer your store and import orders from VirtueMart, but these two are most popular:

Manual migration

To manually migrate from VirtueMart to WooCommerce, you need basic web development skills. It’s a somewhat complex process that can cause multiple errors and several missing items. Avoid it if you’re not technically savvy. 

Automated migration

With an automated migration solution like Cart2Cart, you can easily transfer to WooCommerce without coding skills. Select the demo migration to view how your transfer will look like before performing the full migration. Cart2Cart is easy to use, fast, and you only pay for what you migrate from VirtueMart to WooCommerce

How to transfer your website from VirtueMart

The difference between VirtueMart and WooCommerce is WooCommerce’s integration with WordPress offers countless plugins and unique SEO features. 

Create a WooCommerce Store

To get started with WooCommerce migration, you need a WordPress account and hosting. Install WordPress by creating an account on WooCommerce.com or downloading the plugin. Once you’ve installed and activated the plugin, a Setup Wizard will prompt you to launch WooCommerce. Follow the instructions and get started. 

Export your VirtueMart store

The CSVI component makes it easy to export your store and create a data backup. To install it, log in to your Joomla admin panel, ➡ Components ➡ VirtueMart, and select the entity to export. Click the CSV Import/Export link, which takes you to a new window, so you can register or download the module. Once downloaded, install it and access it from your Joomla Admin. Go to Components ➡ CSVI Virtuemart ➡ Export ➡ Export the CSV file to your computer.


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Migration up to 1000 units 5 hours of technical support

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Migration up to 20,000 units 10 hours of technical support

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PREMIUM

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ULTIMATE

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How to export your products?

Using the export products wizard simplifies the transfer from VirtueMart to WooCommerce. Go to your dashboard, click Import/Export Wizard. In the Store Manager, enter the export file name or select a file using the browse button. Select the settings on the Fields Delimiter page, set the Base Formats and separators. 

On the next page, select your options from the general VirtueMart product export options. Select the “Export column title as first row” field for your exported file to display the field’s name in the first row. Preview the export file, click Export, and complete the product migrating process.

How to migrate to WooCommerce without losing SEO?

You can maintain your SEO rankings and website authority when you migrate with the Cart2Cart tool. Select the additional option and create 301 redirects to your target store after migration. For migration of SEO URLs Cart2Cart identifies and permanently redirects the pages that receive organic visits. But you have to install the free WP Redirection and the ReDJ VirtueMart free plugins before the data transfer.

How to set up a data feed?

Sign up or log in to your Google Merchant Center account by visiting https://myaccount.google.com/. Connect your WooCommerce store with the account. On the Google account, verify your store’s URL by pasting the correct code. To launch the data feed, go to WordPress dashboard ➡ WooCommerce ➡ Settings ➡ Product Feed. Select the data properties for your product feed, set up and fetch your feed.

How to import your customers?

The Customer/Order/Coupon Export Suite is a WordPress plugin that helps you manage and transfer customers from VirtueMart to WooCommerce. To get started, download it from your dashboard. Go to Plugins ➡ Add New ➡ Upload, and select the downloaded ZIP file. Click Install Now, then activate it. To start your store import, go to WooCommerce ➡ click the “Import” link or CSV Import Suite.


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