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How to remove “View Full-Size Image” text link in Virtuemart product description?

One way to remove the text “View Full-Size Image” from beneath your product thumbnail on your flypage, make a copy of, then edit this file:


Find the function vmBuildFullImageLink and within that find this line:

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$text = ps_product::image_tag($product['product_thumb_image'], $img_attributes, 0)."<br/>".$VM_LANG->_('PHPSHOP_FLYPAGE_ENLARGE_IMAGE');

Change it so it looks like this:

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$text = ps_product::image_tag($product['product_thumb_image'], $img_attributes, 0);

Save and test.

Another method would be to clear out the ‘PHPSHOP_FLYPAGE_ENLARGE_IMAGE’ text in your langauge file.

How to remove the Itemid from the links of swMenuPro when you use it to show Virtuemart categories or products?

A strange problem apeared for me when I use swMenuPro to show the Virtuemart products or categories. The problem is that when I click to an link from the menu I go to the category (or product), but the Itemid stays the same as from the previus page, but I needed to change the Itemid or the Virtuemart page.
To do this go to and around line 237 and 253 there should be the link (on two places):

$url="index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=".$result4->product_id."&category_id=" . $result4->category_id . "&manufacturer_id=".$result4->vendor_id."&Itemid=".($Itemid)."&swid=".($result4->product_id+100000);

So just remove the Itemid or put your value.

How to add additional field for an image in Joomla VirtueMart Manufacturer page?


1. Open phpMyAdmin and add the additional field to the jos_vm_manufacturer:

ALTER TABLE `jos_vm_manufacturer` ADD `mf_image` TEXT CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci NULL AFTER `mf_desc`

2. Open manufacturer.manufacturer_form.php and add additional row for the new field:

<td width="22%" align="right"  valign="top"><br/><br/>Image:</td>
<td width="78%" ><br/><br/><?php
editorArea( 'editor2', $db->f("mf_image"), 'mf_image', '300', '150', '70', '25' )

3. Open ps_manufacturer.php and add the new field to the add and update functions the same way like the field mf_desc is added (just copy the line and add a new row after but for mf_image)

4. Open shop.manufacturer_page.php and do the same like in the previous step also don’t forget to add mf_image in the select statement for the database

5. If needed add the new field in the shop.manufacturer.tpl.php

6. Open shop.browse.php and add:

$browsepage_lbltext = $db->f("mf_image");
$tpl->set( 'browsepage_lblimage', $browsepage_lblimage );


$browsepage_lbltext = $db->f("mf_desc");
$tpl->set( 'browsepage_lbltext', $browsepage_lbltext );

Also here don’t forget to add the mf_image into the select statement above.

7. Then edit the browse_header_manufacturer.tpl.php add a field like $browsepage_lbltext but for the image

This is it…

How to insert YouTube video in the VirtueMart product description?

There is a filter in VirtueMart, which cuts the object and the embed html tags.

A modification should be completed in the administrator/components/com_virtuemart/classes/phpInputFilter/class.inputfilter.php file.

In order to embed YouTube video and other Flash files in your VirtueMart product description area you should remove the object and the embed items from the following array:

var $tagBlacklist = array(‘applet’, ‘body’, ‘bgsound’, ‘base’, ‘basefont’, ’embed’, ‘frame’, ‘frameset’, ‘head’, ‘html’, ‘id’, ‘iframe’, ‘ilayer’, ‘layer’, ‘link’, ‘meta’, ‘name’, ‘object’, ‘script’, ‘style’, ‘title’, ‘xml’);

The new array will be:

var $tagBlacklist = array(‘applet’, ‘body’, ‘bgsound’, ‘base’, ‘basefont’, ‘frame’, ‘frameset’, ‘head’, ‘html’, ‘id’, ‘iframe’, ‘ilayer’, ‘layer’, ‘link’, ‘meta’, ‘name’, ‘script’, ‘style’, ‘title’, ‘xml’);

How to add a link to the manufacturer, for each product in the virtuemart caregory browse page?

To do this first read this post:

where it is explained: How to hack Manufacture Name in Virtuemart Browse Page Template?

Then step by step explanation:

1. open your: ps_product.php

and add this function:

* Functon to get the id of the manufacturer this product is assigned to
* @param int $product_id
* @return string the manufacturer id
function get_mf_id($product_id) {
$db = new ps_DB;

$q = “SELECT mf_name,#__{vm}_manufacturer.manufacturer_id FROM #__{vm}_product_mf_xref,#__{vm}_manufacturer “;
$q .= “WHERE product_id=’$product_id’ “;
$q .= “AND #__{vm}_manufacturer.manufacturer_id=#__{vm}_product_mf_xref.manufacturer_id”;

if ($db->f(“manufacturer_id”)) {
return $db->f(“manufacturer_id”);
else {
return “”;

2.  Then open shop.browse.php and add this lines:

$mf_id = $ps_product->get_mf_id( $db_browse->f(‘product_id’) );
$tpl->set( ‘mf_id’, $mf_id );


//The Code below is written by Andy Ng <  Andy@PCinvent.infoThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it >
//Please keep the above author credit line
$mf_name = $ps_product->get_mf_name( $db_browse->f(‘product_id’) );

3.  Add this line in shop.browse.php:

$products[$i][‘manufacturer_id’] = $mf_id;

somewhere after:

$products[$i][‘cdate’] = $VM_LANG->convert( vmFormatDate($db_browse->f(“cdate”), $VM_LANG->_(‘DATE_FORMAT_LC’) ));
$products[$i][‘mdate’] = $VM_LANG->convert( vmFormatDate($db_browse->f(“mdate”), $VM_LANG->_(‘DATE_FORMAT_LC’) ));
$products[$i][‘product_url’] = $db_browse->f(“product_url”);

4.  Add thil core into your browse page:

<a href=”<?php echo $sess->url( URL.”index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&manufacturer_id=”. $manufacturer_id ) ?>”>
<?php echo $mf_name; ?>

that should be it.

It works for VM 1.1.2