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Copy and Clone VirtueMart Products

Naturally, number of products in VirtueMart product catalog varies from time to time. When your business grows and you acquire new customers, you respectively expand range of goods at your shop. There arises the necessity to enrich product catalog with new products and, of course, you would like to do it in fast and resultative manner.

VirtueMart copy product and VirtueMart clone product operations represent simple and quick way to create new merchandise. Copying or cloning certain items increases product management productivity, since you do not need to input details for each product individually. Once some product is duplicated, you can modify it and change any detail instead of inputting product information from scratch.

You can accomplish above mentioned operations with Store Manager for VirtueMart. These functions, like range of other actions, that can be undertaken in order to arrange VirtueMart merchandise, are accessible on product toolbar and in the context menu.

When you are going to replicate an item using one of these methods, you should pay attention to the following points:

  • when you perform VirtueMart copy product or clone product operations, all associated details are being duplicated, with the inclusion of custom fields or related products, assigned to an item cloned (copied)
  • if you want to duplicate numerous products at once, you are to fall back upon VirtueMart copy product operation, VirtueMart clone product functionality allows to replicate one product at a time
  • using copy/paste functionality you may add new products to different categories, when clone option allows to create product copy in the same category
  • on condition that new item has been created by means of clone option, “clone” postfix is being added to product name

Thus if you have decided to duplicate some product or products, you can do it within several seconds. First of all, find this product (or these products) in your catalog and highlight it (them). Afterwards resort to necessary option (copy/paste or clone).

As it was mentioned above, if you use copy/paste functionality, you can place new merchandise to different categories. In such a way, choose these products, click on Copy icon, move to target category and press Paste button.

VirtueMart basic operations
VirtueMart basic operations

Similarly you can create product clone. Opt for any of VirtueMart products, press VirtueMart clone product option and its copy will instantly appear in the product grid.

Anyway, when product copy is created, you can proceed with alterations and change necessary product information.

These are simple and quick methods of new VirtueMart product adding. Though, if you need to add lots of products, it might be lengthy to clone merchandise and modify them one by one. Store Manager lets you upload abundance of products in bulk in the process of VirtueMart import. Detailed instruction on how to run import procedure and accurately append products to shop database is described here -


By Ira Svedovetska

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