Discussion on DownloadShop - Sell digital goods easily, WP theme

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  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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If I add different product files, which are images, then the template will show them for free to all users as different product images instead of one image !

feeleep

You can add as many product variations as needed. Each variation is defined by “Product Definition Box” panel. See Product “Add New”/”Edit” screen.
Size and Price are mandatory attributes and if dealing with variations Size MUST BE UNIQUE for each variation of a single product.

Default-user

It is very hard to resize all images manually and then ZIP them to add as product variations. It would be awesome if you could make the theme to automatically resize an image to 4-5 different resolutions and add them automatically as product variations with a pre-defined price for each resolution.

feeleep

That would be great but you need to know that image can be portrait, landscape or square and auto-crop to different resolution might make things not work properly.
Beside, WordPress doesn’t make hi-res images, quality is always reduced.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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If I add different product files, which are images, then the template will show them for free to all users as different product images instead of one image !

feeleep

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  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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solved the problem, I have uploaded the files as zip and now it’s ok, the only problem is the /product/ url which I want to be /stockimage/ and the uploaded ZIP files should have a real name+guid instead of only the guid.

feeleep
Sure, that’s what can be read in Manuals, only ZIP file type is accepted. As for the permalink structure, there is RECOMMENDED structure (one of WordPress classics):
/%category%/%postname%/
If you go for something else be sure to edit ”.htaccess” accordingly. This is where I can’t help much, I’m not an expert.
Default-user

see my previous comment

feeleep

I did and have replied.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Very close to buy this template for a music download shop but I have a few Q’s.

1) Can I offer free downloads of albums to certain people (music critics) for sale that will still hide where the file is stored?

2) Can I offer discount codes for multiple purchases (for example, customer buys 3 albums and gets a 10% discount on total price) and on certain products for a set period of time?

Thank you, Kevin

feeleep

1) You can’t mix and match things; whatever is free can’t be a part of e-commerce because checking out with zero is not possible.
So (for instance), what you can do is to create password protected page and let certain people have an access to download link. This, of course, is not a guarantee of security. Did you think about GoogleDrive service? I’m sharing my files with people via GoogleDrive, it’s safe and fast.

2) You are allowed to create as many Discount Codes as needed but only one can be applied on sum total. What you can do here is to send discount codes subsequently … for instance, whenever someone made a purchase of 3 albums (you’ll be able to see that on Orders Overview page) simply send another Coupon Code that can be used with the next purchase.

You welcome!

Default-user

Thanks for your quick reply. One final question – can I set up a user account that has a mixture of different albums attached to it. It would be like that user had purchased each of the albums but in this case I would like to choose which ones could go in there?

feeleep

Sorry, I think that’s not possible. Maybe you could manually edit database but that might lead to disaster.

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daihlo Purchased

Hi feeleep, first of all, fantastic theme! Works perfectly and looks great!

I would like to know if you can help with a slight modification? Im looking to use the home page widgets under the slider, (left, centre left, centre right, right) but would like to make centre left double the width and then not use centre right… in effect, have only 3 but the middle one being twice as wide.

Can you please tell me if this is easy to do and what I would need to change if so?

MAny many thanks – Tim

feeleep

So you are about to merge two middle columns … OK, I’m not sure how skilled you are regarding CSS and PHP but you have to know that certain code modification is needed. Not much but still requires the knowledge.
Because typing out a mini guide on what and how to do it would take a lot of time I think it’s best to let me do it. Simply create a temp Admin account and send login credentials to my private email address. That’s how I can use theme Editor and make modification to theme files.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Hi Feeleep,

I want to disable the product prices on the homepage featured products. Can tell me where to do this? I activated the feature once, but I’ve forgotten where I did so! Thanks!

feeleep
Try to add the following to “style.css” (the end of a file will be all right):

.home .prodinfo { display: none !important; }
Don’t forget to upload “style.css” to theme’s folder on server if file was edited on local machine.
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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mingsa Purchased

Can you forward/point me to the sample data that you have in the footer?

Can you tell me where the feed code within the theme is located?

Thanks,

feeleep
I would love to point you to the sample data but I’m not sure which part you are talking about…
There’s a page footer with 4 widgets (4 columns) and a site footer containing “social” links/icons and copyright info. One of those three icons is your site RSS feed link.
No matter what both widgets and site footer can be managed from WP Admin.
In order to handle “social” links go to theme options and select “Page Footer” from Options menu. You can easily enable or disable Widgets section as well as to edit “social profiles” code. By default it should look like this (don’t forget to replace YOURSITE):

<a href="http://twitter.com/wp_sofarider"><img src="http://YOURSITE.com/wp-content/themes/sofa_downloadshop/images/twitter.png" /></a>
<a href="http://www.facebook.com/WordPress"><img src="http://YOURSITE.com/wp-content/themes/sofa_downloadshop/images/facebook.png" /></a>
<a href="http://YOURSITE.com/feed"><img src="http://YOURSITE.com/wp-content/themes/sofa_downloadshop/images/rss.png" /></a>

I guess you already know how to add/remove Widgets.
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mingsa Purchased

thanks so much. this pointed me in the right direction.

feeleep

I’m glad to read it helped!

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How to enable the contributor member to add/upload stock photo?

feeleep

This theme doesn’t work as a public marketplace, it’s not like Themeforest or Codecanyon websites. Site owner running this theme is the only member supposed to sell digital goods.

nusapenida

so Is it not possible to enable? I think an admin has a team that should help to upload products too with a different username and password but not rule as administrator.

feeleep

If site Admin has a team to help, he or she could create as many new Admin users as needed and all of them will be able to participate. However, there’s only one PayPal account that can be added with this theme so the payments will always end up at the same place … no mass payment or whatsoever.

nusapenida

payment is not a problem.

When I set user as contributor or author or editor, they can not upload at all. ..../wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=product I just want to contributor users also can upload products.

thanks.

feeleep

Yes, I can see what’s the problem … it’s true that only Admins have an access to Dashboard and if you want to disable that restriction do the following:

1. open “functions.php” for edit and go to line #392

2. comment that line wit two forward slashes or wrap it up with /**/ like so:
// add_action( 'admin_menu', 'redirect_dashboard' );
or
/*add_action( 'admin_menu', 'redirect_dashboard' );*/

3. save “functions.php” and re-upload to server if edited on local machine

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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daihlo Purchased

Great support, highly recommended :-) Quick question – is this the correct format for coupons, where I want to offer a 50% discount?

FITLAB50*50.00

i have saved this into payment settings, but cannot get it to be accepted. Just says NOT VALID!

Any suggestions?

feeleep

8 to 12 alphanumeric combo should be working fine and your code does look like valid one. I could take a look at what is going on if you provide a temp Admin access to your website. Just drop me a private message and don’t forget to include brief description of a problem.

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daihlo Purchased

thanks for help! Was all working fine, my mistake – pasting the whole coupon code inc *50.50.. should have just pasted the bit before the *!

feeleep

No problem, we all do mistakes sometimes :)

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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mingsa Purchased

How do I delete the sample data that is within the Feed. I’ve added my feed and new data but the old sample data is still there.

feeleep

Did you delete sample posts/products? If it shows up in feed then the most probably it is still present in database.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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daihlo Purchased

Does the theme need a paypal IPN number setup for instant payment notifications in order to link back to the site post purchase?

Cant see anywhere in settings to add this which is a usual setting in other payment carts.

Thanks – Tim

feeleep

PayPal doesn’t require any kind of Instant Payment Notification number, certain page (URL provided in payment form) is supposed to be pinged upon verified or failed transaction.

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

Hi there! Found your theme today and it looks briliant;)

I just have 2 questions.

1. I´m planing to sell images with exclusive rights (means If a customer buy a image nobody else can buy the same), is it possible when a buyer has bought a image it´s disappear from the site (just possible for the customer to download from his/her download page).

2. I´m working with many companies that want to buy images from me, is it possible for a existing member of the page to buy a image then download it but not go throughout paypal, For example I send a bill every fourth months of the images they bought?

Many thanks!

feeleep

OK, here we go…

1. That would be possible but not without code customization. At this point I’m not sure what and where to change, however I’m sure it can be done. If you ask me whether I’ll be able to modify theme files for you I can only say that my schedule is booked by the end of April. It’s up to you to decide if not in big hurry.

2. This theme is an e-commerce theme. It means that you can get something only if payment is accepted and confirmed. IMHO, I think you don’t need an e-commerce for that kind of business … maybe some sort of custom solution where certain people have password protected access to files and each download is registered with their account. As a site admin you should have an overview of downloads per account in order to be able to send bills periodically.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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Good morning, you can enter the code google analytics?

thanks

feeleep

Yes of course… Open “footer.php” and paste GA code right before closing </body> tag.

Default-user

thanks

feeleep

No problem!

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
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How do I set a link in the NovaSlider image? With the new WordPress 3.5.1 version I can’t seem to find where I set the link for the image?

www.onenessvidoes.com

feeleep

Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be doable with new Media Manager any more. I’m still trying to find a solution that would work on WP 3.5+ and older versions of WordPress. As soon as I’ve got something it’ll be published as an official theme update.

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canol Purchased

Hi guys,

when I use a discount coupon in my checkout page, I get the message WARNING: your shopping basket is empty

please advise

feeleep

Your website URL would be more than appreciated.

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canol Purchased
http://download.canolfaruk.nl is the website. The discount code is canolz (it gives you 100% discount)
feeleep
There’s a text standing next to Coupon Codes List option:
...CouponCode*NN.NN where CouponCode stands for 8-12 digit alphanumeric combo and NN.NN represents percentage (10.50, 15.00, 25.00, etc.). Separate multiple coupon codes by hitting Enter (new line).
Please note that 8-12 digit
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canol Purchased

I used SEVFAT1402*100.00 as a coupon, still the same message!

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canol Purchased

Can I send you admin login, because the cart_handler.php doesn’t also work anymore?

feeleep

Yes of course, feel free to provide Admin credentials! Beside, using SEVFAT1402*100.00 seems fine in spite of the fact that 100% discount should end up with zero price.

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canol Purchased

Cool I send you a mail..

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Hello, I am using your theme for an ecommerce site, but the PRODUCTS tab in Wordpress will not allow me to link to the file I am selling. It is rather large, 645 MB and I’ve been hours and hours on the phone with Bluehost tech support attempting to link to the file via FTP or attempting to tuplaod to the Media folder in Wordpress. The last thing they mentioned I do was get in contact with you and ask if there were someway to make your software link to the file hosted on their server. Please help. This is the last bit in order to make my site fully functional. I really appreciate it.

feeleep

I’m sorry to hear about the problem! Essentially, file size doesn’t have anything to do with linking to that very file when on the server. Truly and honestly I can’t figure out how these two correlate except the fact that a link to file should initiate download.
On the other side, this theme does demand certain procedure to be followed when talking about product publishing:
Product/file for sale has to be uploaded via Product Definition Box simply because there is no other way to “register” that product outside of PDB. Moreover, file name will be changed (encrypted) and written to database. So there’s no way to upload file via FTP and then “attach” it. Did you try to do similar with an image? Try to upload image via FTP to WP’s “uploads” folder and then try to insert to Post or Page. It won’t be possible because that image was not registered by Media Manager.
If you can’t upload 645MB file via HTTP – in spite of the fact that the max file size for upload is not exceeded – I doubt I can be of great help here, there’s obviously something going on by upload.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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  • Referred between 1 and 9 users

Hello,

Can I use the DownloadShop theme to sell digital affiliate products also and my own digital products?

Thank you very much!

feeleep

You can’t sell affiliate products but your own products will be fine.

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maxflash Purchased

Colorbox does not play slide show. it works only in manual mode ..clicking on left or right arrow.

feeleep

Does it happen across entire site of yours or there’s an isolated case only? Did you try to update Colorbox to the latest version? I can’t help much or figure out what’s wrong, maybe there’s something more about in plugin’s support forum.

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mingsa Purchased

Dameer,

I purchased your downloadshop package.

I am having a problem on an off. Once I try to add a product to the cart I keep getting errors. I only get the errors for one product.

Here is the error:

Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Can you help. The website is: OneDollarLandlordForms.net. The specfic link is: http://onedollarlandlordforms.net/product/special-the-bigdaddy-140/

Thanks,

feeleep

Did you fix it up or something? I didn’t have any problems with that very product, I was able to put it into basket and checkout at PayPal.

http://awesomescreenshot.com/0e413bpt67
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