Introducing the New AJAX Dock Cart for Virtuemart 1.1 and 2

In the past 4 months the dockart has been updated so many times, that finally I must let you know what's new and what's changed.

What is AJAX Dock Cart after all??

If you ever seen a Apple computer, you may have noticed, that the operating system has a nice dock in the bottom of the screen, wich is a quick launch bar for applications. Dock Cart is using the idea of Apple and provides a powerful shopping cart for Virtuemart and Joomla. The power of AJAX technology improves the user experience. More satisfied users, more satisfied customers... Enough talk, here you go:

Check Out The Demo!
Check Out This Screenshot!
AJAX Dock Cart in action

The Virtuemart 2 event

Balint was always aware of the fact, that Virtuemart 2 will come out soon, and the dockart was only working for 1.1 and Joomla 1.5. After hiring me, he showed me everything about AJAX Dock Cart and I could join him in the development proces. We were working together to make Dock Cart more flexible and nevertheless compatible with Virtuemart 2.

Why AJAX Dock Cart?

I promise, you won't find a better shopping cart module for Virtuemart, ever. If you don't believe me, you can check out the reviews at Joomla Extensios directory.

What's New?

Full compatibility
The new version of AJAX Dock Cart is fully compatible with Joomla 1.5, 1.7 and Virtuemart 1.1 and 2.
Faster Ajax Calls
The old Dock Cart was using a different algorithm for handling the cart content and cart actions. The new version is about twice as fast!
Flexible dock
If the number of items reaches the edge of the browser window it autoatically starts to shrink! You can set the minimum size of the icons to shrink to. If the icon size reaches the minimum limit, the cart automatically closes itself!
Joomfish Support
The new version supports native translations and also works well with Joomfish component.
Smart handling of mobile devices
AJAX Dock Cart is not working on some mobile devices, but alternatively you can choose another module to be shown. (by default this is the Virtuemart Default Cart module)
More intelligent AJAX page loading
The old version included some basic ajax page loader, wich allowed the customer to browse the products from the cart without reloading the page. The new version can handle the browser back and forward buttons as well! (works even in IE7!!)
Screenshot of the backend - Advanced Settings
Advanced Settings


  • Some images weren't processed
  • Language Files added
  • Fixed Joomfish support
  • Hide cart fixed
  • Javascript optimized
  • Cart Item URLs fixed
  • Now works with dojo 1.6
  • Installation Problems fixed

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