POE-com For Joomla 1.5
POE-com 1.5, Product Options E-commerce for Joomla 1.5, is an extension that creates a flexible product catalog for configurable products. This version is designed to work with sites using Virtuemart 1.1.9, which is used for order processing functions. POE-com handles product presentation and option configurations.
The next release POE-com 2 is Joomla 2.5 extension that will be independent of Virtuemart. For more info please contact us.
- Product Configuration using Staged Options
- Instant price update in Product View
- Option Constriants that limit options to valid choices
- Options Types: Select, Radio, InputQty and InputSize
- Product List Views with built in Catgory / Option Value filtering
- Product View with main and sub image containers
- Image cycling linked to options and navigation links
- Cumulative price calcuation based on six pricing models
- price by product quantity ordered
- price by option ordered
- price by option modifiers (+, -, =, +%, -%)
- price by level for x and y input options
- price by area
- price by volume
- Option Detail links to Article or URL
- Product Tabs to contain information about the product
In addition to Joomla 1.5 and Virtuemart 1.1.9 you will need:
Business Process Flow for Staged Options (can be quite complex)
When using staged options it is much easier in the long run to create process flows for options and determine at which stage option should be presented. This also helps with deciding when to include additional infomration via Detail links.
Clearly defined pricing models
Knowing how the price should be calculated helps decide on which of the cumulative pricng models to use and is essential for validation testing.
Currently there are two views; product and optionstages. If your product detail layout is much different than the demo site plan on a minimum reworking the page style or perhaps creating additional views as needed.
Custom price calculators
If your pricing requirements can not be defined with the standard pricing models it will be necessary to create a new calculation method and include it in the price calculator.
No Attributes or Parent/Child
Although it is possible to use Virtuemart Advanced/Custom atributes or Parent Child Item on the same instance of Virtuemart that POE-com uses it is not recommended. POE-com is design to replace these features.
Current version 1.0.10
See install zip for change list.
This is the default dialog which is useful for displaying information. The dialog window can be moved, resized and closed with the 'x' icon.