Im gonna create an online shop using this template: https://www.gavick.com/joomla-templates/responsive-ecommerce-virtuemart-joomla-template,92 But it says that the template only supports VirtueMart 2.6 and I have to use Joomla 2.5... My question is... can't I install VM 2.6 in Joomla 3.X (?)

  • Some of the newer templates from Gavick supports VirtueMart 3, namely Storefront, Instyle, Shop&Buy and Storebox.
    – johanpw
    Commented Mar 5, 2015 at 13:54

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No, you can't.

For starters, the XML file uses the <install> tags which were used in Joomla 1.5 but still compatible in 2.5, so trying to install it will result in:


JInstaller: :Install: Can't find Joomla XML setup file.

In addition to that, it's probably using older coding standards, which will result in PHP errors

I would simply suggest finding another template that's compatible with VirtueMart 3.x (Joomla 3.x)


According to this quite long tread from the GK Forums, the template has been updated with a Joomla 3/VM3-compatible version (just scroll down almost to the bottom):

Yes. Bike store form J3.x and VM3.x was released 2 days ago

That way you can install the J3-compatible template and run your site using the latest Joomla and VM versions (unless you've already found another solution to your problem :)

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