Standard option in VirtueMartIn this tutorial we will show you how to setup the Standard payment option available in VirtueMart.

This is a good option for testing your online store since it does not require any additional accounts to complete the setup process.

How to Setup the Standard Payment Method:

  1. Login to your Joomla! Admin panel.
  2. In the navigation menu, roll your mouse over Components, then click the VirtueMart option.
  3. In the VirtueMart menu click the Shop option, then click Payment Methods. Click the New button, and there will be several fields available.
    Setting up the standard payment option for VirtueMart
    Fill them in as needed, below is a brief description of the available options.
    Payment Name Enter a name for the payment option. In my tests I am using: Standard
    Published Choose Yes to make this option active, No will disable this option. 
    Payment Description Enter more words explaining this payment option.
    Payment Method From the drop-down choose the Standard payment option to setup.
    Shopper Group Choose a group from the drop-down to apply this Payment method only to this group.
    List Order If you enter a number here,  lower numbered options will display first in the payment method list, followed by the next lowest option.
    After entering your preferences, click the Save button. You will see a notification stating "Payment Method successfully saved."
  4. Click the Configuration tab.
    Configuring standard payment option in VirtueMart
    There will be fields / selections to enter, below is a brief description of the options:

    Choose a logo to be associated with the payment name. You can add additional images to this list by uploading to:


    Countries If you choose a country from the drop-down menu, this payment option will only apply to that country.
    Accepted Currency Select one from the drop-down list if you do not want to allow additional currencies.
    Order Status for Pending transactions From this drop-down select how you want the status of the order be set if an order is going through but has not completed successfully. 
    Minimum Amount You can set the lowest price total that will be allowed to pay with this option here.
    Maximum Amount You can set the highest price total that will be allowed to pay with this option here.
    Fee per transaction Enter an amount here if you want to charge per transaction.
    Percent of the total amount Enter an amount here if you want to charge a percentage per transaction.
    Tax From the drop-down, choose a rule to apply a tax charge to the transaction.
    Payment Info You can enter a message for customers to see when they checkout here.

    After making your selections, click the Save button. You will see a notification stating "Payment Method successfully saved." This payment option will now be available when customers check out.
    Saving the standard payment option in VirtueMart
    Congratulations, now you know how to set up the Standard payment option in VirtueMart!
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