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How to install vQMod for JooCart?


JOOCART(JCART) (>=2.0)
For latest JooCart or jCart(>=2.0) you should use default OCMOD instead of vQmod.
If you still want to install vQmod in JooCart or jCart(>=2.0) then follow the following instructions:

  • Download the latest version that has "opencart" in the title from
  • Using FTP, upload the "vqmod" folder from the zip to the JooCart or jCart component folder(your_joomla_root_directory/components/com_opencart(com_jcart)/)
  • Be sure the vqmod folder and the vqmod/vqcache folders are writable (either 755 or 777).
  • Also be sure index.php,index_mod.php and admin/index.php are writable.
  • If not sure which you need, first try 755.
  • If you get errors about permissions, then try 777.
  • Edit your your_joomla_root_directory/components/com_opencart(com_jcart)/index.php and your_joomla_root_directory/components/com_opencart(com_jcart)/index_mod.php file
  • FIND:

// Startup
require_once(DIR_SYSTEM . 'startup.php');

  • REPLACE WITH:

// vQmod
require_once(dirname(__FILE__).'/vqmod/vqmod.php');
VQMod::bootup();

// VQMODDED Startup
require_once(VQMod::modCheck(DIR_SYSTEM . 'startup.php'));

  • Edit your your_joomla_root_directory/components/com_opencart(com_jcart)/admin/index.php file
  • FIND:

// Startup
require_once(DIR_SYSTEM . 'startup.php');

  • REPLACE WITH:

// vQmod
require_once(dirname(__FILE__).'/'.'../vqmod/vqmod.php');
VQMod::bootup();

// VQMODDED Startup
require_once(VQMod::modCheck(DIR_SYSTEM . 'startup.php'));

  • Load your store homepage and verify it works.
  • Using FTP, verify that there are new "vq" files in the "vqmod/vqcache" folder.
  • If yes, then you are ready to start downloading or creating vQmod scripts.

JOOCART(JCART) (greater than 1.5.1 AND smaller than 2.0)
For JooCart or jCart(>=1.5.2.x and <2.0),it is very easy.Just go to JooCart or jCart admin panel,Find a button named "Parameters"(in Joomla 1.5.x) or "Options"(in Joomla 1.6.x-3.x) at the top-right or top-left corner.Click on it(in Joomla >=1.6.x See in Preferences Tab) and then Enable vQmod for JooCart or jCart. Done

JOOCART(JCART) (smaller than 1.5.2)
If you use previous version of JooCart or jCart then follow the following instructions:
  • Download the latest version that has "opencart" in the title from
  • Using FTP, upload the "vqmod" folder from the zip to the JooCart or jCart component folder(your_joomla_root_directory/components/com_opencart(com_jcart)/)
  • Be sure the vqmod folder and the vqmod/vqcache folders are writable (either 755 or 777).
  • Also be sure index.php,index_mod.php and admin/index.php are writable.
  • If not sure which you need, first try 755.
  • If you get errors about permissions, then try 777.
  • Edit your your_joomla_root_directory/components/com_opencart(com_jcart)/index.php and your_joomla_root_directory/components/com_opencart(com_jcart)/index_mod.php file
  • FIND:

// Startup
require_once(DIR_SYSTEM . 'startup.php');

// Application Classes
require_once(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/customer.php');
require_once(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/affiliate.php');
require_once(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/currency.php');
require_once(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/tax.php');
require_once(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/weight.php');
require_once(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/length.php');
require_once(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/cart.php');

  • REPLACE WITH:

// vQmod
require_once(dirname(__FILE__).'/vqmod/vqmod.php');
VQMod::bootup();

// VQMODDED Startup
require_once(VQMod::modCheck(DIR_SYSTEM . 'startup.php'));

// Application Classes
require_once(VQMod::modCheck(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/customer.php'));
require_once(VQMod::modCheck(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/affiliate.php'));
require_once(VQMod::modCheck(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/currency.php'));
require_once(VQMod::modCheck(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/tax.php'));
require_once(VQMod::modCheck(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/weight.php'));
require_once(VQMod::modCheck(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/length.php'));
require_once(VQMod::modCheck(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/cart.php'));

  • Edit your your_joomla_root_directory/components/com_opencart(com_jcart)/admin/index.php file
  • FIND:

// Startup
require_once(DIR_SYSTEM . 'startup.php');

// Application Classes
require_once(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/currency.php');
require_once(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/user.php');
require_once(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/weight.php');
require_once(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/length.php');

  • REPLACE WITH:

// vQmod
require_once(dirname(__FILE__).'/'.'../vqmod/vqmod.php');
VQMod::bootup();

// VQMODDED Startup
require_once(VQMod::modCheck(DIR_SYSTEM . 'startup.php'));

// Application Classes
require_once(VQMod::modCheck(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/currency.php'));
require_once(VQMod::modCheck(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/user.php'));
require_once(VQMod::modCheck(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/weight.php'));
require_once(VQMod::modCheck(DIR_SYSTEM . 'library/length.php'));

  • Load your store homepage and verify it works.
  • Using FTP, verify that there are new "vq" files in the "vqmod/vqcache" folder.
  • If yes, then you are ready to start downloading or creating vQmod scripts.


 Last updated Wed, Nov 30 -0001 8:00am

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