Migrator for Virtuemart

November 15th, 2013

Migrator for VirtuemartFinaly a migrator especially designed for Virtuemart.

If you are still running Joomla 1.5 and Virtuemart 1.1.9 your website is getting quite old. Old enough that neither Joomla not Virtuemart development teams are supporting this versions anymore.

Some other third party extension follow the same roadmap and is not an exception as we already stopped any further developments on those platforms.

This migrator, is a giant leap towards Joomla 2.5 and Virtuemart 2 !
Every Joomla core and Virtuemart content from your shop will be copied over. Here is how it works.

Install blank Joomla 2.5 and Virtuemart 2 on the same server as your existing website
Install Virtuemart 2 Migrator component and configure database access and file paths
Select the contents you want to migrate and hit the “Migrate now button”
Our system will copy and transform all the data to have an almost fully functional brand new website out of the box (some additional settings were not available in previous version of Virtuemart, you’ll then have to configure them manually)
There is more! All the data will be transfered using the same ids. What does that mean? Well that means data integrity is preserved during migration.


If available, your Joomfish translations will be imported too !


Our sytem was run successfully on several shops with up to 20.000 products

No rush

Although this component will be a great help, your ‘old’ site is still running and customers continue to register, orders are created and you don’t want to turn it down before the new website is ready.
You may have other components, modules, plugins and template that you want to migrate and we understand that can take some time.
No problem, hit the migrate button again and all new data will be imported so your data keep up to date.


Yes! The Virtuemart 2 Migrator is extensible and additional plugins are available to migrate data from other components such as AWO Coupon, iStraxx downloads, Alph User Points and more to come.

What is migrated?

Everything! Check by yourself:

Remote migration
Incremental migration
Virtuemart Configuration
Same ids
Tax rates
Payment methods
Shipment methods
User fields
Vendors: Multiple
Categories settings
Product attributes
Product types
Additional images
Related products
Waiting list
Orders status
Order history
Order payment method
Order shipment method
Order downloads
If you have the product download plugin from iStraxx, your downloadble products that you sell will be migrated too and the number of downloads remaining will be preserved