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FW Virtuemart Rental tutorial for Joomla!
Joomla! 3.10.x, 4.2.x

The easiest way to turn your selling website into a rental shop or start a new one. Rental periods, stock control, booking calendars, form designs and more.

Current version: 4.0.4
Release date: 14 February 2023
  • or higher

All Features

Virtuemart Native
Integrates into Virtuemart product payment block as a Custom Field Type.
Pricing Grid
Allows setting a pricing grid with terms divided by rental periods with respective recalculation.
Stock Control
Keeps track of booked and rented items for all products allowing only in-stock quantity.
Rent and/or Sale option
Allow rent and/or sell products when adding to cart for more flexibility.
Individual product settings
All product settings are individual and can be adjusted separately.
Deposit and insurance
Requires deposit and insurance amounts if required for a rent.
Multi-type rental products
Stock control can be adjusted to block quantity for paid and pending orders.
Booking delay
Some products may require prior preparation and need a booking in advance.
Date format
Start week day and date display for country native date format.
HTML comment
Add an HTML text as a comment to the rental form to explain rental peculiarities.
Price with and without taxes
Show rental pricing table with prices tax included and without it.
Form templates
Different form templates used for tax and non-tax rentals. Custom design available upon request.
FW Virtuemart Rental Product Change Log
Version 4.0.4 (Maintenance) released on 14 Feb 2023, 1 modification
  • fixed plugin verification in the plugin settings
Version 4.0.3 (Maintenance) released on 18 Nov 2022, 2 modifications
  • - Class JArrayHelper not found
  • - Call to undefined method Joomla\Database\Mysqli\MysqliDriver::query()
Version 4.0.2 (Maintenance) released on 18 Oct 2022, 1 modification
  • fixed recalculation amount when clicked insurance option
Version 3.15.3 (Maintenance) released on 13 Jan 2022, 2 modifications
  • Virtuemart 3.9.x comatibility.
  • A fix for stock control in cart when a user checks out the items.
Version 3.15.2 (Maintenance) released on 21 Dec 2021, 1 modification
  • Fixes on stock remainder and availability calculations in some cases when rental dates overlaps.
Version 3.15.1 (Maintenance) released on 03 Dec 2021, 2 modifications
  • The first and the last free days option ignored unless the rental period in more than 2 days.
  • Rental total was showing the price without rental period selected.
Version 3.15.0 (Minor) released on 30 Nov 2021, 1 modification
New features
  • New rental parameter to make the last day free. With this parameter, you can now make first and last day free in case of need.
Version 3.14.1 (Maintenance) released on 01 Jul 2021, 1 modification
  • Fixed a non-tax rental form template to hide double total price.
Version 3.14.0 (Minor) released on 23 Jun 2021, 5 modifications
New features
  • New admin design for Custom Fields parameter and Product Settings
  • Completely reworked context help for every admin parameter and column.
  • New verification system that uses fastw3b.com account login versus Access code.
  • A new design for pricing table when Prices with tax parameter is activated.
  • COM_VIRTUEMART_ORDER_STATUS_CONFIRMED_BY_SHOPPER Virtuemart status is now rendered as booking status when used.
Version 3.13.0 (Minor) released on 24 May 2021, 1 modification
New features
  • Price with VAT is shown with a total rental price if VAT is activated in Virtuemart settings.
Version 3.11.1 (Maintenance) released on 10 May 2021, 2 modifications
  • Language translation for the new fields and language constants.
  • Rent total decimal issue fixed.
Version 3.11.0 (Minor) released on 10 May 2021, 3 modifications
New features
  • Comments field that allow to add any description, including HTML tags. The field is optional and will show only if filled.
  • Responsive layout reworked for small devices.
  • Denied adding products directly to cart if rental dates are not set and rental option is turned on.
Version 3.10.1 (Maintenance) released on 13 Jun 2019, 2 modifications
  • Discounted price layout and styles.
  • Decimal number format is now synced with Virtuemart settings and will show coins for all prices if it is set to Yes.
Version 3.10.0 (Minor) released on 06 Jun 2019, 2 modifications
New features
  • Discount prices. Set discount prices via a pricing grid. As a result, the old price is shown as crossed and a new price is highlighted with red color.
  • Rental dates display. Fixed rental dates display within the pricing grid.
Version 3.9.0 (Minor) released on 06 May 2019, 2 modifications
New features
  • Add to cart on category page. Now Add to cart button is displayed on the category page. This feature allows to make bookings right on the category page without going to product details form.
  • In-stock availability check at checkout. Now the product number is checked on the checkout stage. It doesn’t allow booking more than available in stock. If the product number doesn’t match the stock number, it will be automatically adjusted to the number available in stock.
Version 3.8.0 (Minor) released on 18 Apr 2019, 3 modifications
New features
  • Booking form display in different positions. Now along with an “addtocart” position you can assign a few extra positions to the booking form - on top, normal and on bottom.
  • Total rental price and stock details on the category page. Now total rental price and stock details can be displayed on the category page, not just on the individual product page, for better usability.
  • Calendar translation. Now booking calendars get automatically translated to the language of your website.
Version 3.7.0 (Minor) released on 09 Mar 2019, 2 modifications
New features
  • FW VM Rental Dates Module. Facilitates group renting. The rental dates specified via the module get automatically filled for each particular product within the category and, as a result, the rental prices get automatically calculated.
  • Available quantity display. Now you can see the exact quantity available in stock. Earlier you could only see whether the product is available in stock or not via the availability indicator.
Version 3.6.1 (Maintenance) released on 11 Jan 2019, 4 modifications
  • Layout styles update.
  • Deposit and Insurance fields in parameters are changed to textareas.
  • Rental price is 0 when form is empty.
  • Total price includes deposit after dates are selected.
Version 3.6.0 (Minor) released on 27 Dec 2018, 10 modifications
New features
  • New Booking form design.
  • New plugin parameter Deposit HTML Desciption. Shows up on Booking form is not empty.
  • New plugin parameter Insurance HTML Desciption. Shows up on Booking form is not empty.
  • Optional FontAwesome load parmeter.
  • Language constants review and translation fix.
  • All calculated parameters are visible on Booking Form.
  • Rental values get recalculated as user changes the date.
  • Active pricing layer is highlighted for better price calculation clarity.
  • Joomla 3.9.x compatibility check.
  • Virtuemart 3.4.x compatibility check.
Version 3.5.0 (Minor) released on 29 Mar 2018, 4 modifications
New features
  • Booking Delay global parameter allows setting time in days before booking can be made for rental products
  • Booking calendar pop-up display correction on different templates
  • Virtuemart 3.2.21 compatibility check
  • Joomla 3.8.6 compatibility check

Getting started with FW Virtuemart Rental

Online renting is on the rise and having great success today. Basically rental business is about renting the products to the customers for a particular period of time and generating income from the rental fee charged to a customer. With FW Virtuemart Rental plugin you can add more functionality to your rental website and make it simple and quick to use for both the owners of stuff and those who want to rent it. In this tutorial, we will learn how to get started with FW Virtuemart Rental.

We will proceed as follows:

How to purchase

To purchase FW Virtuemart Rental, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to https://fastw3b.com/joomla-extensions?view=product&id=7:fw-virtuemart-rental.

  2. Click Buy or Subscribe.

  1. If you have a coupon code for a discount, enter it into the field below and click Apply. If you do not have a coupon, proceed to the step 4.

  1. Select your payment method.

  1. Enter your payment details and click Pay button.

How to download

To download FW Virtuemart Rental, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to your user account and choose Products from the dropdown.

  1. Locate a product in the Products section and click Download v. x.x.x button.

  2. Click Documentation button to learn more about FW Virtuemart Rental.

How to install

To install FW Virtuemart Rental, follow the steps below:

  1. Log into your administrator panel using your credentials.

  1. Locate Extensions dropdown in the top menu of your Joomla control panel and click on it.

  2. Choose Manage => Install menu items.

  1. Locate Upload Package File tab.

  2. Upload a zip file in either of two ways:

  • Click the Or browse for file button and select a zip file plg_fwvmrental_v.x.x.x_JUST_INSTALL.zip.
  • Click Open in the file upload window.


  • Drag the file to the drop area.

  1. Once the file is uploaded and installed, you will see the following message.

Now, let's check whether FW Virtuemart Rental plugin is activated.

  1. Locate Extensions dropdown in the top menu of your Joomla control panel and click on it.

  2. Choose Plugins from the list.

  1. Find FW VM Rental Plugin in the list of plugins.

  2. Enable the plugin if it is not enabled.

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