Discussion on DownloadShop - Sell digital goods easily, WP theme

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Well the answers were good enough for me.

It gets 5 stars from me.

feeleep

Thanks a lot!

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Can you please explain the easiest way to change color of FAQ drop down bars? I see they are associated with button color but I start getting lost after that. Your theme is awesome man. Best themeforest purchase ever. www.digitalassestsguru.com. Thank u for ur help in advance.

feeleep

OK, don’t get me wrong but I just can’t figure out where or what exactly “FAQ drop down bar(s)” is supposed to be? Maybe it’s somewhere on your own website but when I copy-paste “www.digitalassestsguru.com” to Browser’s address bar it ends up with “Server not found”. Are you sure that URL is correct?

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I think he means www.digitalassetsguru.com

feeleep

I can’t know what he thinks mate :)

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Hello Feeleep. I’ve just downloaded your theme and thank you for it. I try to test it on a local server, and in the products, when I create a new one, Wordpress tells me that “FILE NOT UPLOADED !”. Do you know how to fix it ?

Thank you

Thibault

feeleep

The only thing that I can think off right now could be the problem with upload limit on your localhost. Theme Manuals read how to check for allowed file size so be sure that’s not an issue. Other than that – not sure.

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Hi

How do I change the order of the Size/Price section of each product? I’d like to reverse the order, so the last item comes first and the first item comes last etc. I’d also like to display the last option in the product preview (ie on the Home Features and in the Category pages).

Thanks Anna

feeleep
1. open “theme_css/custom.css”, line #124 and change float property to left instead of right

.prodprice { color: #111111; display: block; float: right; font-size: 13px; }
Now in line #125 change float property to right instead of left

.addtocart { display: block; float: left; }
Save “custom.css” and re-upload to server (FTP) if edited on local machine. 2. Open “index.php”, line #19 which reads:

$wp_query = new WP_Query( 'post_type=product&post_status=publish&posts_per_page='. $hp_num_products . $append_query );
...then change it to

$wp_query = new WP_Query( 'post_type=product&post_status=publish&order=ASC&posts_per_page='. $hp_num_products . $append_query );
Save “index.php” and re-upload to server (FTP) if edited on local machine. Now open “taxonomy.php”, line #23 that by default reads:

$args = array(
    'post_type' => 'product',
    $main_taxonomy => $curr_taxonomy,
    'post_status' => 'publish',
    'posts_per_page' => 3,
    'paged' => $paged
);
...and change with

$args = array(
    'post_type' => 'product',
    $main_taxonomy => $curr_taxonomy,
    'post_status' => 'publish',
    'posts_per_page' => 3,
        'order' => 'ASC',
    'paged' => $paged
);
As usually save “taxonomy.php” and re-upload to server (FTP) if edited on local machine.
The trick over here is to change WP’s default sorting order from Descending to Ascending. Hopefully it helps.
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Hi, I have your theme, and Im just testing around how the sale process is working, but sadly for me it doesnt work, I set up the payment, and when I press buy button it redirects to error page check this out. http://www.skaitmeninispasaulis.com , please help me?

feeleep

Your name doesn’t seem to be found on the list of buyers. Please login with different account and pop the question once again. Thanks, my apologies for any inconvenience.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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Hi Feeleep

Thanks for your help…unfortunately it is not what I was asking. All those changes do is switch the Buy Now and Price from side to side, and reorder the products themselves. I wanted to change the order of the PRICES /SIZES on each individual product. And I wanted to display the LAST price as the default price on each product.

I have managed to figure it all out though, thanks anyway!

Great template, very useful, highly recommended! :)

Anna

feeleep

Owh sorry for my mis-assistance, the most probably I got your questions wrong :) Anyway, I’m glad to read that you sorted out everything right on your own!

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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  • Romania

Hello

I have a few questions regarind it. This cart can have these features:?

1. Easy adding products with many images. One main image and others (5 images) as a mini gallery

2. Produse similare / din aceeasi categorie / cine a cumparat acest produs a mai cumparat si…, top 10 produse vandute (cu posibilitatea de management)

3. Top 10 products sold by the store (this feature to be edited by the webmaster – yes you may say that this is not correct but we want to influience the sales editing the top ten).

4. Similar products. Who puchased the produc X also purchased the produc Y and Z

5. Products tag

6. Product description

7. Other product features. Like: T-shirt with different colours, sizes, cotton or sintetic, etc

8. Changind the product colour with simple click on the palette with other colours

9. SEO firendly

10. A product to be a part of at least two categories

11. NEXT and PREVIOUS product navigation buttons when visualise a product.

12. recent visualised products

13.Side bar filtering products (example: price range, colours, or other feature)

14. First page product listing

15. Discounts on first page

Thanks

feeleep

Replied to your email half an hour ago. There’s really no need to post the same question here too.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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kasplaa Purchased

Hey I downloaded your theme and its been bumpy but I think I got the hang of it! I am getting ready to start putting in my content and I love your short codes. But when I use them..it doesn’t center on my page correctly or it just seems a little off. How do i go about adding a space in between the sections? Like for example I am trying to use the four column shortcode but it looks like they are aligned to the left for some reason. I want them to be evenly proportioned right under my nivo slide

feeleep

You didn’t provide URL of your website so I can’t speak for sure… Anyway, I suppose that misalignment is the result of improperly selected block position, have a look at the following screen shot: http://goo.gl/bDF0n

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kasplaa Purchased

Also, I want the shadow boxes behind my columns just like yours. And i want them centered just like yyours…please help :(

feeleep
Ahhh, now I’ve got the point! Disregard my previous answer because these are not shortcodes but Widgets. 4 boxes below home page slider are Widgets :) Here’s full source/content of the left most Home Page column:

<h3 class="center">How it works indeed?</h3>
<img class="aligncenter" src="http://downloadshop.sofarider.com/wp-content/themes/sofa_downloadshop/images/intro_images/how_it_works.png" />
<h4 class="center">$ 35.00</h4>
<p class="center">Out of the box! By adding new product simply upload zipped file. Your file will be automatically renamed for security reasons. Multiple product versions are supported as well! [button floated="center" label="INTERESTED?" font_color="#111111" bg_color="#FFFFFF" link="http://downloadshop.sofarider.com/sofa-downloadshop/"]</p>
...simply copy and paste as seen here: http://awesomescreenshot.com/06beh2u23
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Dear sir i ready to purchase this theme i have one question. Plan to selling mp3. This theme supporth CCAvenue plugin? or you give better solution?

feeleep

No problem with selling MP3 as long as a file for sale is zipped. But using CCAvenue plugin might not work because this theme already uses its own e-commerce solution.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Hi, I’m thinking of buying this theme. If I am selling mp3s can I have audio previews for each one? In other words, can a potential buyer listen to all or part of the mp3 before purchase (without being able to download it without paying)?

feeleep

Yes, you can use audio preview of a file, “MediaElement.js – HTML5 Audio and Video” plugin works really fine! So, download and install plugin and insert player to product description whenever is needed.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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Great theme! Any plans to update to Wordpress version 3.4? Also can you provide a demo user name and password? Also any suggestions for a video preview?

Thanks!

feeleep

This theme is WP 3 .4.1 compliant :) As for username and pass of demo site, I’m afraid it won’t be possible. That’s not a practice with theme preview because theme’s demo site might look like a big mess very soon.
As for a video preview, simply use plugin for that purpose. “MediaElement.js – HTML5 Audio and Video” seems to be working all right. However, you’ll always have to use Featured Image that will represent product visually while video or audio preview should be a part of product description.

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Pre-Sales – Can I add products with 0 (zero) cost as I intend to have a mix of free and paid for downloadable products.

Cheers,

feeleep

No, you can’t have products whose price is equal to zero, PayPal will not let you checkout with zero! If you want to provide free stuff you’ll have to create Category (not a Catalog) that will hold all of free downloads.

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Hi Feeleep,

Thanks so much for answering so many questions, your dedication to your customers and support of your theme is much appreciated! I think I speak for everyone here.

2 questions from me regarding the purchasing process:

1- in the checkout page entitled “Your Basket – Checkout?”, the product images appear squashed in height instead of the full image I’m seeing in the product description page. Is there any way to fix this?

2- I’ve uploaded my digital products for sale, but when I click the “Products” page in the WP editor, it still says “FILE NOT UPLOADED !”. I’m assuming this is why I’m not able to test purchase with the PayPal sandbox. Any help?

Thanks very much.

feeleep
OK…
I’m not sure why an image appears to be squashed on Checkout page – unless your Settings > Media differ from those recommended by theme Manuals. Anyway, try to open “theme_css/custom.css”, go to line #366 and set height property to auto, like so:

#tblmeta img.minimoy { width: 70px; height: auto; padding: 4px; background-color: #E8E8E8; margin-top: 5px; }

As for the second problem, I think you should create a temp Admin account for me and send login details to my private email address. I’ll take a closer look and find out what is going on.

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noaxbr Purchased

Hi Feeleep,

I have two questions:

1 – Can I upload to WordPress 3.4.2 ? it will be compatible? 2 – I wanna to give free stuff and I know you have already mentioned that it’s not possible as paypal won’t allow 0.00 sale. So I was thinking… every user have their purchased products under the user download page, so how difficult would be to set a product to appear on every user’s download page ? That way no sale need to be done, once someone is registered the freebie would be already in their download page.

Once again thanks for the amazing theme it worth every cent. animabits

Thanks,
feeleep

OK…

1. Yes it is. WP 3 .4.2 is not a major release but only provides a couple of fixes. See details here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_3.4.2

2. I’m afraid it won’t be possible. Why? Simply because private downloads page content is generated dynamically. It depends on items being purchased or bookmarked by certain user. Sorry mate, things are far more complicated than you think :)

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sebhomer Purchased

The files I want to upload are in the 100-600mb range and I’m having trouble uploading them through Wordpress (memory allocation error). Is there any way around this?

feeleep

Yes, you should talk to your hoster and ask them to increase upload limit and possibly available RAM for your domain. Upload limit can be seen on the bottom of Media Upload window, see here: http://awesomescreenshot.com/04ffhdf91

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sebhomer Purchased

Thanks for the reply. Frankly speaking uploading any decent sized file (large photos, video, etc) through php is pretty unstable. Additonally, unless you have a VPS or dedicated server, finding a shared host that will allow an upload_max_filesize for a 500mb file is not very common (if you know of any please let me know!). It would be nice if we could FTP the files and integrate them into the product listings that way.

feeleep

Why do you think that Browser upload is unstable? It depends on server/hoster. As for the other half, Unlimited Web Hosting allows you to upload up to 1GB files.

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sebhomer Purchased

PHP timeouts, browser timeouts. There’s a reason every search I do recommends using FTP instead for any decently sized file. PHP uploads are not robust enough to handle large files.

99% of “unlimited” hosts that many here (including me) are using will allow you to upload a 1GB file…through FTP , not through a php/browser. Shared hosts don’t like you sending 1GB POST requests.

In any case, an option to upload via FTP and add the link to the product that way would make this theme far more useful. The files all end up in the same place anyway.

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sebhomer Purchased

Just to update for anyone else looking to upload big files w/ a shared hosting plan, Dreamhost allows you to create a custom php.ini and set the php max file size to whatever you want. I tested a 120mb file and it seems to work fine with this theme.

feeleep

I can agree with you partially. But there’s another, files security aspect in question. Believe me, it would be an easiest way to let people upload files for sale via FTP and paste download path to product definition box. However, some people have never used FTP client!!! I meet such people every day. On a side note, manual upload could bring errors … you will have to remember which file was uploaded to which folder (have a look at WordPress “uploads” folder) if you ever decide to update it. Beside, if your file names are encrypted you might end up with pulling your hair off. Right now everything happens behind the scenes and the end user doesn’t need to take care about anything. I found that as the best practice, don’t think I never thought about other options too.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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Hi there! This looks good, but I have a couple questions before I purchase the theme.

I am planning to host a stock photo site with multiple photographers contributing. The photographers will be taking photos of sports events : 1 – Is there a way to bulk load the photos so that there are different sizes and different prices? Like 500 images at a time?

2 – Is there any reporting that will enable me to tell which photographer’s photos sold so that I can pay them accordingly?

For now, that should help me understand if this will help.

feeleep

Unfortunately this theme is not made for “commission sale”, site owner is the only person that is supposed to sell goods. Because of the fact your plans include different type of theme I guess there’s not much point in answering those questions.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars

this wordpress theme has a compatibility issue with the social sharing wordpress plugin digg digg plugin…

when you add this plugin the product template does not display the product description. check http://sixthlife.net

I edited single-product.php line no 228

    

$contentpart = explode('<img />

and line 234 

<pre>

 if($content == ""){

                echo do_shortcode( $contentpart[0] );
            }
            else{
                echo do_shortcode( $content );     
            }
</pre>

And now it works like charm :)
feeleep

Plugins are actually WordPress extensions and shouldn’t “collide” with themes. I can’t be 100% sure that social sharing plugin is in conflict with theme, I didn’t test it out. WP plugins should use classes in order to avoid any conflict with code provided in functions.php file. There’s a chance that some function has a namesake in plugin file(s), I’m not sure, just guessing what might be wrong. Anyway, if you figured out – it’s fine with me. And thanks for sharing that with us!

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On the product descriptions page, is there a way to remove the far right column, so I can use the entire area to showcase the product? I have a video file that I want to show but it gets cut off by the far right column. You can see what I’m talking about here: http://www.mainestockfootage.com/product/statue-timelapse-portland-maine-hd-1920x1080-29-97fps/

Can you help?

Thanks

feeleep

If you want to remove the sidebar, HTML + css edit of a “single.php” will be required. Removing the sidebar only won’t make main content to stretch automatically. It might be tough if you are not familiar with CSS .
However, did you think about displaying video in Lightbox – just like large view image is displayed? This theme uses Colorbox plugin that is capable to display videos that way. Have a look at the example here: http://www.techotronic.de/plugins/jquery-colorbox/opening-links-colorbox/

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