PayFast VirtueMart 2.0 plugin available

VirtueMart 2.0 was finally launched a few weeks ago, after a full two years of development. The PayFast module is available as a free download, compatible with the updated system. The updated open source shopping cart solution sports some attractive features:

  • Expandable custom fields for products
  • Multi-currency management
  • Guest and registered user checkout
  • SSL checkout
  • For a more complete list of features, please visit the VirtueMart Forum.

Unfortunately VirtueMart is currently smoothing out a few kinks within their system, so the plugin installation isn’t as smooth as for the other VirtueMart modules. According to them, they will be spending the next few months concentrating their efforts on module development and support.

You can download VirtueMart here and get the plugin from PayFast’s Shopping Carts page. For detailed installation instructions, please view our Help page.

Notes for developers:

The module is also not currently compatible with the VirtueMart PayPal payment plugin. This is due to a bug in VirtueMart.

All module development is now managed through GitHub. “Watch” repos to keep up to date with module changes and maybe help with development too ;)