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The plugin integrates J2Store with K2, enabling you to use a K2 Item as a product.
K2 is the powerful award-winning content extension for Joomla with more than 2 million downloads (and counting)!. K2 provides an out-of-the box integrated solution featuring rich content forms for items (think of Joomla articles with additional fields for article images, videos, image galleries and attachments), nested-level categories, tags, comments, a system to extend the item base form with additional fields (similar to CCK for those acquainted with Drupal), a powerful plugin API to extend item, category and user forms, ACL, frontend editing, sub-templates & a lot more!
J2Store adds e-commerce to K2.
NOTE: Use the K2 for image handling for better product display. If you want to use J2Store's images, then you will have use short codes to call the images like main image, thumbnail and additional images.
IMPORTANT: Product list layout and product filters cannot be used with K2 items. K2 comes with better layouts. So use the K2 layouts. If you need filters, then you can use the K2 Extra fields along with third party extensions. PLEASE DO NOT try Product list layout with K2 items. Product list layout is NOT meant for K2 or any other CCKs. Product list layouts will ONLY work with Joomla articles.
The integration can do the following:
1. It will help you treat a K2 Item as a product.
2. It will help you show the folowing elements in the item views: Price, quantity box, stock, sku, add to cart button.
3. If the view / layout supports Joomla content plugin events, you can use the shortcodes to get additional data like up sells, cross-sells.
While most components do support the plugin events in the layouts, some wont. If you see that the short codes are displayed as it is, then you can assume that the component does not support it.