Discussion on DownloadShop - Sell digital goods easily, WP theme

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  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
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  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
  • Sold between 1 000 and 5 000 dollars
  • United Kingdom

Really like this theme and will purchase but before i do can you answer a few questions for me;

1. Can i add different payment gateways to it? 2. I want to sell stuff that doesn’t need to be downloaded, is that possible? I am thinking of adding a WP e-commerce plugin that has UK postal prices etc.

I think thats it for now. Cheers

feeleep

First of all, this theme has/uses built-in e-commerce solution. It means that any other e-commerce plugin may collide with it. Next, it’s a download shop and you can’t sell physical goods.

As for different payment gateway, you will need an implementation. Each gateway has its own API and developer’s documentation and needs to be implemented differently.

My suggestion is to consider Sofa LathikaJigo e-commerce theme that allows you to sell both physical and digital goods and then eventually buy ready-made payment gateway extension (plugin).

davidgould30

Thank you for your help.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Possibly a sill question (but it’s Friday, so I’m full of them) but when a sale is made, an email is sent. Is this sent via the downloadshop, or PayPal? If it’s the store, is there a way to edit it?

feeleep

Yeap, one message is sent from your DownloadShop and then another one from PayPal. You can edit your local message if you like…
1. open “sofa_downloadshop/gateways/paypal_ipn.php” for edit
2. lines #99 thru #108 are supposed to handle notification message so modify whatever you think is needed
3. save file and be sure modified version is uploaded to server as well

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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Hi,

We are using your theme for the launch of a new company we have.

I have a question about it. I have uploaded images and each one has multiple size versions and a featured image. When you go to the image page and click on the image, it comes up in a gallery view and allows the user to scroll through all the images. Thus allowing someone to screen capture one of the images that does not have our copyright symbol on it. Can you tell me how to stop that from happening?

I’m sure I will have others but that’s what I’ve got right now.

feeleep

There’s no way to stop any screen grabber from making a shot because it’s the system application. You will have to watermark all of images before upload.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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I’m not trying to stop the screen capture. But I have to upload files without the watermark for download. So the theme is showing the products that must be uploaded and not just the featured image as part of the preview. I need the preview to just be the featured image and not the downloadable files.

feeleep

Well, it looks like there’s something hell of a wrong with your site. Files for download shouldn’t be visible nor available on product single page at all. Moreover, by using theme’s default templates it’s impossible to include files for sale in loop.
Featured image should be used as your product visual presentation and file for sale MUST be zipped and then uploaded to product’s Definition Box.

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cloudmsg Purchased

How do I enable comments in the blog area? when I uncheck the check box in the sofa options.. it just says comments off http://www.cpenet.us/september-october-2012-fraud-in-the-news-newsletter/ for example..

feeleep

It’s actually in reverse, just leave this option ticked if comments need to be enabled.

cloudmsg
cloudmsg Purchased

I dont get what you are saying.. when I have the checked the comments off area goes away and there is no form to leave a reply…

cloudmsg
cloudmsg Purchased

Ok, so I did notice that pages allow you to have comments. How do I enable Post’s to have comments? it says comments off even with the the option unchecked. when it is checked I get nothing where the comments off would have been.

feeleep

That’s really strange! Will you be able to provide a temp access to Admin section? Feel free to send private message; include issue brief description and login credentials. I’m sure it can be resolved!

cloudmsg
cloudmsg Purchased

I have given you temp access please check your inbox

feeleep

OK, I’ll do that within next two hours. Will keep you posted!

cloudmsg
cloudmsg Purchased

Hey, have you got anything figured out?

feeleep

Please read your emails, you gonna find all of the answers there.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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  • Philippines

Question before purchasing:

1. After I successfully purchase the file, does the customer can repurchase the file?

2. If does is that hiding the buy now button or it change the button into download?

feeleep

After you purchase the file, it will be downloadable only from your account’s Downloads section. Any person who has login credentials will be able to access and download files that you have purchased.
If you plan to install this theme on multiple domains (unlimited number) extended license purchase is required.

tgphummer

I meant the functionality of your theme. Like apple app store once you purchase the file you can’t repurchase it.

feeleep

Users who are about to re-purchase the file will be warned about on product details page. Of course, this doesn’t prevent another purchase but I honestly doubt that there are people willing to pay twice for the same thing.

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • France
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How can I do to import a list of photo, price and option via xml ?

feeleep

If you take a look at how Dummy file for import is structured (find and isolate product XML structure), you should get an idea how it works. Be careful, it’s not as easy as it may seem at first look.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Is there a separate website for this plugin/theme other than themeforest? Also, does your plugin support using Amazon S3 for storing the downloadable files?

feeleep

There’s only one demo site for this theme, not sure why do you need more… As for where files for sale can be stored, currently the only place is where all other WP uploaded files are stored: “uploads” folder.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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bertix Purchased

I can not delete items in the basket. What can I do?

feeleep

There must be some javascript error on page. Be sure that you have Main Menu declared in Theme Locations panel…
Dashboard, Appearance > Menus

Theme Locations panel is the top most one on the left hand side. Main Menu MUST be selected! If you did not create Main Menu, do it first then select. Beware, “Main Menu” name must be used for menu in page header!

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bertix Purchased

OK. I have activated under theme locations Main Menu -> Main Menu but I have still same problems.

feeleep

All righty then, create a temp Admin account for me and send login details to my private email address. I’ll take a look and let you know what is going on.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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  • Has been a member for 6-7 years
  • Sold between 100 and 1 000 dollars
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Hi, I am thinking of buying this theme, I have a few questions. I will have a few different Catagories, like; Videos / Audio / Ebook / etc etc is that possible with this theme?

I also want to use Awaber before each download/s after payment, is that also possible?

Thanks.

feeleep

Yes, you may create as many categories/catalogs as required. I guess you’ll need a plugin to preview audio (oEmbed HTML5 Audio) and video files (Colorbox should be fine).

As for Awaber – I don’t know. I have found AWeber plugin for WordPress but that might not be the same. No matter what, if you are about to kinda intercept downloads or payments I can’t bet on that. Give it a try and if it doesn’t work – sorry!

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duffer888 Purchased

Is there a way of changing the thumbnails on the main page to display portrait and landscape, instead of the portrait ones being cropped?

feeleep

Yes, you can control the size of these thumbnails but a little intervention in code is needed…

1. open “index.php” and go to line #72 that reads

$image = vt_resize( $thumb, '', 135, 90, true );

2. fourth attribute represents image height (90px by default) so replace with whatever is needed.
Leave 135px as is because wider image might break the layout.

3. save “index.php” and upload to server if edited on local machine

On a side note, be sure to update “taxonomy.php” too (line #85) because this template is used to display all of your products per category/catalog.

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duffer888 Purchased

Great got it! Thanks

I had a developer working on this for me, now when I click on an image from the front page, it appears squashed on the second page, which php file will get me to the thumbnails for the products page?

Cheers

duffer

feeleep

How do you mean squashed? vt_resize() doesn’t re-size image, it actually crops image according to width and height provided in function arguments.

Sometimes is good idea to provide site URL so I can take a look, maybe I misunderstood the question….are you talking about product additional images? If true, open “single-product.php”, line #116 and update as you did with previous two template files.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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SO why is it that you can only use zip files? And does any video file type work? Thanks. I think mu customer might balk at the extra step.

feeleep

ZIP is the universal solution, I had to make things uniform in order to reduce code as opposed to hundreds of different file formats. Beside, some file formats are supported by Browser(s) and might rather open up in new tab than initiate download. If you are about to sell videos – zip it up and everything will be fine.

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Hello, really interested in this theme, a question though: let’s say I have 10 digital products, can a customer buy just 2 products? So when he logs in into his member area, he can only download the 2 products he purchased?

Thanks

feeleep

Yes, that’s correct, only purchased products can be downloaded. If you have a bunch of 10 and someone decides to buy only 2, it’s kinda logical that these two will become downloadable.

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kbuy999 Purchased

Right now by default when a customer clicks into the search bar at the top it chooses to search News/Blog first. Is there anyway to get it to chose Products by default instead?

feeleep
1. open “header.php” and go to line #231. Replace default code:

<input type="radio" name="srchtype" id="search-news" value="post" checked="checked" />
...with this one:

<input type="radio" name="srchtype" id="search-news" value="post" />
2. Now go to line #227 and make another replacement:

<input type="radio" name="srchtype" id="search-products" value="product" />
...with:

<input type="radio" name="srchtype" id="search-products" value="product" checked="checked" />

3. save “header.php”, re-upload to server (FTP) if edited on local machine

Default-user
kbuy999 Purchased

Thank You Very Much.

This is a great theme with great support.

I really appreciate your time.

Default-user
kbuy999 Purchased

One other quick question, once I changed that I don’t always get back the right results. Or I should say full results. For example I have 6 photos of different flowers, and they all have the tag flower assigned yet when I search for the term flower I only get one result returned.

feeleep

Uhmmm, that sounds strange. If you create a temp admin account for me and send login info to my private email address, I’ll be able to take a look, debug code and then be 100% sure in what’s going on. Otherwise I might say/suggest something wrong. Lemme know if that’s all right with you.

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kbuy999 Purchased

I sent you an e-mail with the info

feeleep

OK, I’ve got it and will let you know as soon as I’m done.

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tomas0007 Purchased

Thanks for SUPERB theme. I have problem, if i try log like author its inpossible see admin. I change permission ( all files on ftp ) to 770…wheres bug ? thanks for help.

feeleep

It’s not a bug, only Admins may access Dashboard :) If you need to disable that feature do the following:

1. open “function.php”, scroll down to line #389 and comment it.
It means that you should change

add_action( 'admin_menu', 'redirect_dashboard' );

...to something like:

//add_action( 'admin_menu', 'redirect_dashboard' );

...or:

/*add_action( 'admin_menu', 'redirect_dashboard' );*/

2. save “functions.php” and re-upload to server (FTP) if edited on local machine

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

I have a very basic question, how can I change the background color of pages to white in all pages? By default it has a greyish tinge

feeleep
Open “sofa_downloadshop/theme_css/custom.css”, line #496 that reads:

.content-border-white {
    background-color: #F1F1F1;
    margin: 20px auto 0;
    padding: 0 20px 20px;
}
...and change background-color property to #FFFFFF.
Save “sofa_downloadshop/theme_css/custom.css” on server too and you are done.
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply. This doesn’t solve my issue. What I want to do is remove the grey(F1f1f1) background that comes on all the pages including the text. All help is truly appreciated.

Best Regards,

Marina

feeleep

There’s no other line in “sofa_downloadshop/theme_css/custom.css” but only #496 that is affecting document background. There’s no style in any other CSS document having an impact on that background color! If you use Developer tools (each modern Browser has it!) you’ll be able to figure that out by yourself.

Sorry but there’s no other way to change bg color of that element. Maybe you just don’t doing it right and maybe I’m missing the point of the question.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

If I transferred ownership of the web site I used this template for and helped install it on the buyers hosting server and removed it from mine would that be ok? Thanks

Dan

feeleep

That would be just fine!

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 6-7 years

Hi

I really like the theme and i will buy it.

But first i have a question

I will sell also videos. So is there a preview video possibility ?

feeleep

This theme takes behalf of Colorbox and Colorbox is capable of loading remote content – including videos.
So you actually can embed video to product description but it’ll take the width of a text box only. My suggestion is to create a button that will read “PREVIEW VIDEO ” and link it to a file thru Colorbox.

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