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eCommerce for vB4.2.2+
by TheAdminMarket
08 Jan 2015 11:22

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Since 2006 I was serving community members with my Free Mods
But as this site will starts operating by the company,
I'm no willing to support them

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The complete eCommerce solution for vBulletin 4.2.2+
Supports Downloadable Products, Physical Products, Subscriptions, Services
Fully compatible with EU directive for collecting EU VAT from EU Citizens


I'm offering my hard work for free, without even a single copyright line in footer, expecting that some of you will appreciate the time that I spent for coding it and they will donate something.

Version 2.1.2 is the Commercial version which among other great features it has:
  • No Copyright link
  • Supports Donations
  • Site Reviews
  • Contact Us per product
  • .......and many more features that really I don't remember them.

eCommerce is a fully featured Shopping Cart for vBulletin 4.x, with support for Downloadable & Pysical Products, Subscriptions and Services, without missing any feature even from commercial scripts. Installation is very easy, you just need sometime for the initial configuration. Last but not least eCommerce is currently the only cart available for vB4 which supports EU VAT to fullfill with EU directive for online sales (valid since Jan 1st, 2015). Going one step ahead it auto validates Business EU VAT id to exclude them of paying VAT.


Since version 1.8.4 there is also a PRO version available at my site. Current Commercial version: 2.1.1

DEMO: http://www.teriakis.com/vb423/cart.php
Demo Accounts:
demouser1 / demopass1
demouser2 / demopass2
demouser3 / demopass3
Please note that Taxes and Shipping are not enabled in the demo. You can order the demo product with 0 price to be able to check the Client area.

  1. Report any Bug only on the link above. Reporting Bugs here will be ignored. This thread should be ONLY for questions. Thank you.
  2. eCommerce is an update of microCART, with fixed all bugs that I found, many design issues corrected, and some new features added (the most important is the support for EU VAT). I decided to release a new product with different name as microCART had 2 versions (Lite and Pro) and I wanted to avoid system mess. Please note that I've the rights to release this addon. Actually the original code was mine.
1.- Highlights
  • Supports Downloadable products
  • Supports Physical products too!!
  • Supports Subscriptions (Even Reccuring)
  • Supports Services
  • Ability to upgrade usergroup per product
  • Unlimited depth levels of categories
  • Unlimited Products
  • Supports Renewals
  • Ability to Add Orders manually
  • Accept payments with PayPal, 2CO & ccBill (Credits for ccBill to kastak)
  • Supports AddOns
  • Support Product Option to Increase/Decrease the price
  • Unlimited Screenshoots per product
  • Unlimited Files per product, so the customers can download previous versions
  • Unlimited Agreements
  • Customers (and only those who have bought that product) can rate and review it.
  • Admin can turn On/Off the Reviews per product
  • Uses HTML Editor.
  • Unlimited Tax levels.
  • Shipping Zones with unlimited shipping choices per zone.
  • Supports Delivery locations (unlimited depth, eg Country, State, Area with different setup for Tax and Shipping per category.
  • Collect Customer details at Checkout.
  • Auto Tax calculation.
  • Auto Shipping calculation.
  • Supports PDF Invoice creation.
  • Since version 1.5.0 supports Donations with many featured
  • New in ver.1.6.0: Donation Form Generator for auto include in Forum sidebar or get the code and add it to any HTML page even in different website.
2.- Installation
  • Download and unzip eCommerce.zip file
  • Upload all the files in your site keeping the same structure. eg cart.php must be on the same level as your forum.php
  • CMOD 777 the directories:
    • ecommerce/photos
    • ecommerce/photos/categories
    • ecommerce/photos/medium
    • ecommerce/photos/thumbs
    • ecommerce/photos/tmp
    • ecommerce/pdf
    • ecommerce/pdf/fonts
    • ecommerce/pdf/images
  • Login to your admincp and import product-microcart.xml
3.- Configuration
  • First of all you need to setup eCommerce General Options. The most important option is to set the path to the directory where you'll store the files. For security reasons you must create a directory over the public area. Then write the full path in the options. Don't forget the trailing slash at the end. Example:
    • /home/username/downloads/
  • Setup Usergroup permissions. Available options are:
    • Can access the store
    • Can order
    • Can Moderate (for furthure use)
  • Setup Categories and Subcategories for your store.
  • Setup your Agreements (at least one)
  • Setup Taxes. Please note that since Jan 1st, 2015, you must collect EU VAT from your EU Clients even if your store is locating outside EU. If you follow this directive or not is not my problem.
  • Setup Locations and assign them Tax and Shipping (but offcourse you can let them to None).
  • Start adding products but from AddOns and Services. It will helps you to save time, as when at a later time you add a main product, you can choose the addons.
4.- Product Options (Configurations)

eCommerce supports configurable options. Not just simple text choices, but options that can increase/decrease the total price. That's why you need to pay extra attention on entering these options to avoid pricing mess.

First of all, you can find these options as "Extra Options" on the droplist on the right of each product (AdminCP). By choosing it you'll get a list of all available configurable options for the specific product. You can Edit and Delete it, or you can change the display order. Click "New Extra Option" to add one.

There is no need for explanation of title. Write there anything that you want. Examples of configuration options are: Color, Size, Ram, Hard disk etc. So let's write Size. In the box below you must add all the available options keeping the format:

  • 0|Normal : This option dosen't changes the product's price and it will appears as: Normal
  • 15.30|Large : This option increases the price by 15.30 and it will appears as: Large (+$15.30) ... The currency symbol is the one that you've setup. DON'T NEED TO ENTER CURRENCY SYMBOL HERE
  • -7.50|Mini : This option decreases the price by 7.50 and it will appears as: Mini (-$7.50). ONCE MORE: DONT ADD CURRENCY SYMBOL.
5.- Product Terminology
  • Price: Is the normal price that you're selling a product (eg 49.95)
  • Discount: Is the amount that you're giving as discount. eg if you place 4.95 here the price will appear as $49.95 $45.00
  • AddOns. Are products that someone can order in the same form (eg Installation, Brand Free etc).
6.- Understanding Shipping Zones

To understand Shipping fields (Base weight, Base fare, Extra weight, Extra fare), you must know how the companies (at least the most of them) are working. They're saying: Till 3 kilos the rate is $15. More than 3 kilos you must add $3 per 500gr (1/2 kilos). In this example you must setup:
  1. Base weight 3000 (in grammars) or 3 (in kilos)
  2. Base fare 15.00
  3. Extra weight 500 (in grammars) or 0.5 (in kilos)
  4. Extra fare 3.00
  5. Please note to use the same as the definied in the general option weight unit. Setting in options kgr and here grammars is the best way to mess your shop.
7.- SEO Friendly URLs

eCommerce supports htaccess type SEO friendly URLs. The types are:
  • store/1/my-category/ For Categories
  • product/1/my-product/ For Products
If you want to enable them:
  1. Upload .htaccess file to your forum directory
  2. If you already have a .htaccess file in your installation add the 2 lines belon on it.
  3. Enable SEO URLs in admincp-> eCommerce-> General Options

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  • You can change the words store and product with your own but in this case you must change the words in the product options.
  • If you've the default .htaccess file that comes with vBulletin you need to add these 2 lines at the top, just after the line: RewriteEngine on
8.- Friedly notes
  • Please let my copyright link in place. Thank you.
I wish you a huge amount of sales !!

hoangserip 08 Jan 2015 11:54

Thank You Very Much NickTheGreek

RichieBoy67 08 Jan 2015 12:08

Nice to see you again! I love this! Great work!

Dave 08 Jan 2015 12:29

AdminCP file doesn't work because PHP shorttags are used at some places which is not enabled on all servers, all instances of <? need to be replaced by <?php in order to make it work on all servers.

joeychgo 08 Jan 2015 14:25

re: physical products

Does this support the choice of size / color? ie T-Shirt, Black, XL

TheAdminMarket 08 Jan 2015 14:45


Originally Posted by joeychgo (Post 2531227)
re: physical products

Does this support the choice of size / color? ie T-Shirt, Black, XL

Yes it supports any type.

TheAdminMarket 08 Jan 2015 15:01


Originally Posted by Dave (Post 2531215)
AdminCP file doesn't work because PHP shorttags are used at some places which is not enabled on all servers, all instances of <? need to be replaced by <?php in order to make it work on all servers.

Have changed them now. Thank you. I'll release the new file with some other changes a bit later today.

Security Update 1.1.0
by TheAdminMarket
08 Jan 2015 16:19

A security risk found and reported by DAVE (Thank you Dave) in the assetmanager, plus some other variables in the code that had left unvalidated. All have fixed immediatelly, and the update version 1.1.0 has been released.

To Update:
1.- REMOVE COMPLETELLY the directory ecommerce/editor/assetmanager/
2.- Upload cart.php, cart_gateway.php and clientarea.php to your forum directory
3.- Upload ecommerce_admin.php to your admincp
4.- Import product-ecommerce.xml just to update the version number.

Once again I want to thank DAVE for his help. After 10 years and 50+ addon releases is the first one who contact me to report these issues instead to report them for addon removal.

ozzy47 08 Jan 2015 16:24

Yeah Dave is a awesome dude, he usually contacts the developer first. I go to him quite often with concerns, and to have him check code for me. :)

TheAdminMarket 08 Jan 2015 16:32


Originally Posted by ozzy47 (Post 2531254)
Yeah Dave is a awesome dude, he usually contacts the developer first. I go to him quite often with concerns, and to have him check code for me. :)

Yeap. Very Professional approach of his side. Next time before releasing anything I'll send the files to him for checking. Hope that his rates are not like Calorie (the ex-moderator here) who on 2007 she asked me $200 per file. And it was for vbClubs an addon with 44 files !!

ozzy47 08 Jan 2015 16:34

TBH, I have never seen Dave charge anything. I see him download all new released mods, and checks them on his own.

He will also tell you exactly where the issue lies, and how to correct it if necessary. :)

Dave 08 Jan 2015 16:38

Oh stop it guys. :o
I enjoy looking for security mistakes in plugins in my free time.

Also this is more of a reason to use this plugin instead of the old outdated MicroCART.

ozzy47 08 Jan 2015 16:40

Believe me Dave, if half the users here knew what you did, they would appreciate it also. :)

HM666 08 Jan 2015 17:05

@Nick it looks great! Thanks for the release!

HM666 08 Jan 2015 17:16

Found a problem in the installation files: you have this:


For the CHMOD'S when its actually this:


Have a problem. :( Cannot change anything past the original options.

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