VirtueMart To WooCommerce: A Detailed How-to Guide

5 min readOct 31, 2023

Don’t let VirtueMart’s technical complexity and limited extensibility prevent you from running and scaling your eCommerce store. Now is the right time to migrate from VirtueMart to WooCommerce!

However, you shouldn’t start with VirtueMart to WooCommerce migration without getting the practical insights first. That’s why you’ve come to the right place, as LitExtension- #1 Shopping Cart Migration Expert team will equip you with all you need to know for a risk-free & error-free migration:

How To Migrate From VirtueMart To WooCommerce Automatically?

Now that you have backed up your VirtueMart store and activated your WooCommerce store, let us guide you through the next 3 easy steps to perform VirtueMart to WooCommerce migration– using LitExtension’s automatic migration service.

Step 1: Set up source cart and target cart

First, you need to sign up for a free LitExtension account. Then log in to your newly registered account and choose Create Migration at the top right corner of your screen.

Afterward, choose VirtueMart as your Source Cart Type and provide your VirtueMart store’s URL. Next, click LitExtension Connector to download the connector, extract the connector zip file, and upload it to VirtueMart’s root folder.

If you upload the connector properly, your VirtueMart Connector Installation will be automatically ticked and informed on the screen.

Set up VirtueMart as Source Cart type

Moving forward, select WooCommerce as your Target Cart Type and provide your WooCommerce store’s URL. Next, click LitExtension Connector to download the connector, extract the connector’s zip file, and then upload it to your WooCommerce’s root folder.

Set up WooCommerce as Target Cart

If you set up the connector correctly, your WooCommerce Connector Installation will also be ticked, indicating it is successfully installed.

Step 2: Choose entities you want to migrate

Next, choose the entities you want to migrate from VirtueMart to WooCommerce. Whichever entities you want to transfer, we got you covered.

Choose entities for VirtueMart to WooCommerce migration

Depending on your migration needs, you can choose to migrate all the entities below or just some certain attributes like products, customers, orders, etc.

Data type



  • Name, SKU, Short Description, Full Description, Status, Manufacturer, Tax Class.
  • Price, Special Price.
  • Meta Title, Meta Description.
  • Weight, Width, Height, Depth.
  • Attributes: (Name, Values).
  • Variants: (Weight, Quantity, Price, Special Price).
  • Additional Images.
  • Quantity.

Product Categories

  • Name, Description.
  • Image.
  • URL, Meta Title, Meta Description


  • Name, Image


  • Tax Class: (Tax name, Tax rate)


  • First Name, Last Name, Email, Passwords.
  • Billing Address: (Company, Address 1, Address 2, Country, State, City, Zip Code, Telephone, First Name, Last Name).
  • Shipping Address: (Company, Address 1, Address 2, Country, State, City, Zip Code, Telephone, First Name, Last Name).


  • Order Date, Order Status, Order Products: (Name, SKU, Option), Product Price, Quantity, Discount Price, Tax Price, Total Price, Custom Order Status, Shipping Price.
  • Customer Name, Email, Billing Address: (Company, Address 1, Address 2, Country, State, City, Zip Code, Telephone, First Name, Last Name).
  • Shipping Address: (Company, Address 1, Address 2, Country, State, City, Zip Code, Telephone, First Name , Last Name).


  • Coupon Code, Uses Per Customer


  • Created Date, Status, Rate, User Name, Comment

Multiple languages

  • Yes

The best part is that besides the comprehensive list of entities above, our VirtueMart to WooCommerce tool also comes with custom migration options to further elevate your migration quality.

Additional migration options

Some extended options that will bring magic to your migration are:

  • Migrate SEO URLs: Your old URLs will be saved in WooCommerce and maintained to keep all current SEO rankings you have built up for years with VirtueMart.
  • Migrate images from Products, Categories, Blog Description: Besides text-based fields, you can also migrate images from product pages, collection pages, blog pages, etc., from VirtueMart to WooCommerce.
  • Migrate Customers Password: Enable your customers to log in to your WooCommerce store easily after the migration without resetting the password or registering a new account.

Don’t forget to map your language and order status so everything will display properly on your WooCommerce store after the migration.

VirtueMart to WooCommerce data mapping

Step 3: Activate VirtueMart to WooCommerce migration

Now that you have chosen which entities to migrate, you are now only a few clicks away from the migration. However, we recommend that you try the demo migration first to see how the migration works.

Otherwise, you can choose to “Skip Demo Migration” to move straight to the full migration. After the migration is activated, the data transfer will take place seamlessly on LitExtension’s server. So, feel free to keep your PC off.

Activate VirtueMart to WooCommerce migration

When the migration has been completed, you will receive a notification via email to remember to check your mailbox.

And that’s how easy-peasy it is to leverage LitExtension’s automatic migration service for VirtueMart to WooCommerce migration.

Final Thoughts

All in all, if you want to migrate to a platform that offers a more user-friendly dashboard, more powerful eCommerce features, and page speed, migrating from VirtueMart to WooCommerce can be a brilliant decision.

And LitExtension hopes you can know how to perform the migration, manually or automatically, after reading this guide. If you have any questions or concerns regarding VirtueMart to WooCommerce migration with LitExtension, feel free to drop us a line and our Customer Success Manager will get back to you soon.

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