In Chapter 1, The VirtueMart Engine, we had a brief look at the Joomla! URL structure. We noted that the major entry point into the Joomla! site is through the page
index.php. From that basic URL, we can add additional parameters to tell Joomla! which component should be invoked to process the page. Thus,
index.php?option=com_virtuemart will pass the main page processing to VirtueMart.
In addition to Joomla! parameters, VirtueMart will also recognize a number of other parameters. We have seen how to tell VirtueMart which page to process by passing the
page parameter. The
page parameter is definitely the most important parameter for VirtueMart. There are two parts for this parameter separated by a ...