Discussion on DownloadShop - Sell digital goods easily, WP theme

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Hello,

Anyone know how to change the favicon? Thanks in advance!

feeleep

You will have to clean up the buffer and refresh page (even a couple of times), for some reason specific Browsers are very stubborn when changing favicon.

Default-user

Took a while clearing the cache, history, and even restarting the computer to see a change, thanks again!

feeleep

I told ya :)

How can I edit out the google map on the contact form?

Nevermind, simple contact us page edit.

feeleep

There are two possible ways to do it:

1. Appearance > Widgets >> Sidebar Contact
Add Text widget to that sidebar then use Google Maps generated shortcode – paste it into the content area. Here’s an example:

[googlemap width="280" height="200" floated="gmapcenter" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1425+16th+St+Miami+Beach,+FL+33139&hl=en&sll=25.79112,-80.150414&sspn=0.031067,0.061541&hnear=1425+16th+St,+Miami+Beach,+Florida+33139&t=m&z=10"]

2. Use shortcode to insert map into Contact page content section

Default-user

Works Perfectly, thanks again man!

feeleep

No problem mate!

When I try to add a product to shopping cart, the website stalls out when going to the cart_handler.php page. Any suggestions?

Site locations is privatelabelsale.com

feeleep

Did you “fix it up” or else? I wasn’t able to get stalled at cart_handler, everything seems to be working all right. http://awesomescreenshot.com/074140wpd1

Default-user

Thanks Feeleep, it turned out to be a plugin called Scissors and Watermark that was somehow overloading the cart_handler page. Deleted the plugin and now it works fine.

feeleep

OK, glad to read you’ve got it!

Feeleep, is there any way that I can get my categories to show up on the left side of my page?

http://privatelabelsale.com/catalog/downloads/

I was thinking maybe a float left or something but I wasn’t sure what page and if it would interact with my products. Thanks again, 5 star theme you have here!

feeleep

As far as I can see you have created menu and used a widget to place it in the sidebar. And the sidebar is supposed to be right hand side floated only. More precisely, this theme doesn’t have an option to float sidebar at will, sorry!

Feeleep you know any way to hide the featured slider for subscribers or logged in users?

feeleep

OK, try the following (it should hide the slider for logged in users)...

1. open “header.php” for edit and go to line #400
2. replace this:

<?php if( of_get_option( 'downloadshop_use_featured_posts' ) != 'none' && is_home() ) { ?>

...with that:

<?php if( of_get_option( 'downloadshop_use_featured_posts' ) != 'none' && is_home() && !is_user_logged_in() ) { ?>

3. save “header.php” and be sure to upload (FTP) file to the server if edited on local machine

As you can see I added an extra clause to the condition which is supposed to check whether a user is logged out. Lemme know for a case it doesn’t work.

Default-user

Worked like a charm. Once again, you sir have outdone yourself!

feeleep

Glad to read that :)

Hello,

I think this theme is very nice (only technically). But I did not like the design. It looks very simple design. How do I make this design better? Can you give a price quote for a new design?

How to set quantity for each digital goods?

feeleep

Well, I guess I have to agree with you regarding design :) Me don’t like it either way but it’s all about the functionality. When you ask “how to to make design better”, I think that’s the matter of one’s personal “taste” so my answer would be a new question: What you are up to?
As for the price “for a new design”, I don’t do that – at least not in public. My schedule is booked by the end of May anyway and there’s no way to take more side-work. However, you can always find really good developer(s) at http://jobs.freelanceswitch.com

How to set quantity for each digital goods?
That’s not a practice mate, if you sell digital stuff think about selling licenses (like single, extended, developer, etc.).

Hopefully last question as I seem to be learning your theme inside and out. I am trying to change the name displayed to my customer in the email after a purchase. Currently mine is showing my login name. When a user makes a purchase the paypal_ipn.php file sends out an email stating that the purchase has been recieved. After reviewing the .php file above I see where it sends out the notification and even where it lists the get_bloginfo (‘name’) but I am not sure what value to change to get either a different name there or my website name. Any idea about this one feeleep?

feeleep
First thing first, open “gateways/paypal_ipn.php” for edit.
Now…
By default purchase notification sender e-mail address (“From”) will be Admin’s.
Go to line #29 that reads:

$to = $owner->user_email; // feel free change to: $to = 'email_address@domain.com';

...you can change to whichever email address you want. Not sure whether Gmail or Yahoo! will work. The subject of purchase notification message can be changed at the line #101. As you already wrote, it takes blog name but feel free to change to whatever you find suitable.

$subject = __( "Purchase made", "sofa_downloadshop" ) . ', ' . get_bloginfo( 'name' ); // feel free change to: $subject = 'Whatever you like to be the subject';

Hopefully it helps!

When will this theme support video sales also? That would add so much value!

feeleep

All you need to do is to ZIP your file up. It doesn’t really matter which type of a file you are about to sell as long as it stays ZIPped.

Default-user

Can I show previews of the video also in place of where image previews would be?

feeleep

No, that section is used for Featured Image and WordPress doesn’t allow video file to be used instead of a picture. You can add a button or link to the product description that will let people watch the preview. Colorbox plugin that is used as an image viewer with this theme is capable to open video files too ( http://goo.gl/lj8zF ).

MrPike Purchased

Hello! my site http://stylish-pattern.com/ Widgets are not installed

feeleep

What exactly am I supposed to pay my attention to? I’ve registered first then tried to get some products into basket (beware, product price can’t start with an asterisk!!) which seems to be all working fine. Basket can be updated and products removed too. The only problem occurs at PayPal’s payment page where I can read the message saying:
“We cannot process this transaction because there is a problem with the PayPal email address supplied by the seller. Please contact the seller to resolve the problem … “
But I guess that’s something between you and PayPal, it has nothing to do with the theme itself. It looks like your PP account is still not officially confirmed.

Fishie54 Purchased

@ FeeLeep:

I have tried to find instructions for inserting/installing the footer widgets/menus but was unable to find it. Can you tell me how to do this please?

Fishie54

feeleep

OK, take your time…

Default-user
Fishie54 Purchased

Thanks I will and: how and where can I change the color of the pages?

feeleep

Theme Options let you change the color (or upload image) of document BODY while the content wrapper background can’t be changed from there. It means that you’ll have to edit stylesheet file…

a) open “theme_css/custom.css” for edit and go to line #496
b) in the following set of styles change background color to whatever you find suitable:

.content-border-white {
    background-color: #F1F1F1;
    margin: 20px auto 0;
    padding: 0 20px 20px;
}

c) once changed, save “custom.css” and re-upload to server (the same location) if edited on local machine.

How large of a file size does this theme support, I have movies that are about 3gb that i want to sell will this theme work for me?

feeleep

It’s not about theme but the max file size for upload limit that is set by your hoster. I think that you should phone call them first and explain what you are up to. Honestly, I doubt that they will allow 3+ GB upload but if you are about to do the serious business think about dedicated server.

How do I increase the size of the main navigation font without tinkering with CSS?

feeleep

I’m afraid you’ll have to tinker it a little bit. No worries, here’s an easiest possible way of doing it…

1. login to Admin and from Dashboard select
Appearance > Editor
By default “style.css” will be opened for edit.
2. paste the following at the very bottom of “style.css”


.ddsmoothmenu ul { font-size: 14px; margin-top: 35px; }
ul.sub-menu li a { font-size: 13px !important; }

Fine-tune font-size to whatever fits your needs. If you wonder what is “margin-top” cascade doing there, well, whenever you increase main navig font-size it won’t be properly aligned to logo any more. So increase or decrease margin-top in order to get the alignment back to normal.

3. Hit that “Update File” button, refresh home page and you are done.

Justinmcq Purchased

Hi feeleep, My “Add to Cart” is not working. It just takes me to a white page. Can you please help. You can see here: http://test.ajdrafting.ca/product/hitch-box/

Also the “Orders Overview” and “Cart” links at the top of the page aren’t working. I have deleted the theme and reinstalled it trying to fix the problems but still the same.

Thank for your help

Default-user
Justinmcq Purchased

I feeleep, I just uninstalled the theme and reinstalled the new updated theme that was released today April 17 2013. But still, when clicked on the “checkout” at the top of the page and the “orders overview” still nothen. Also the login in page is still showing back ground image not repeating. Just shows a small piece of it at the top left of the screen. On the new update is there a way to turn off the statistics at the top of the page? Thank you

Default-user
Justinmcq Purchased

Also i forgot to mention that no mater what subscriber is logged in it shows the same amount in the cart. If I manually go the cart everything there looks ok. Thank you

feeleep

OK, calm down Justin :) If you sent login credentials then I’ll take a look and get back to you with the result. It’s not easy to deal with 20 to 30 user requests every day, I have only one pair of hands.

Justinmcq Purchased

Also, the background image is not repeating for the login screen. I had this problem with the main screens as well but found a problem with in the style.php Any ideas? Thanks

feeleep

Sure I’ll take a look at that one too! If you sent login credentials to my email I will try to get it done as soon as possible.

Default-user
Justinmcq Purchased

Hi Feeleep, I have sent you the login credentials to your email that was used to subscribe to my website. Can you please confirm you have received them? Thank you

feeleep

Nope, I did not receive any email from Justinmcq. Click on my avatar and use mini contact form in sidebar of my profile page to send private message.

solson9 Purchased

Several questions: (site is makeletterart.com) I cannot get my theme to work, it doesnt let me select product variants, when you add any items to the cart it doesnt add it with a price as a result.

Second question: How do i make the “More images” thing on the product page permanently open? Is there a way to link the product variants to these images so when you select the variant the image automatically changes?

feeleep

1) You forgot to declare Main Menu which is a must. Go to
Appearance > Menus
...and select it in Theme Locations panel ( http://awesomescreenshot.com/0c5168vad8 ).

2) Do you want to remove “More images” link and show all additional images immediately or keep it up but still make additional images opened by default? An easiest method would be:
a) open “custom.css” for edit and go to line #143
b) change styles from:

#more-images {
    background-color: #FFFFFF;
    display: none;
    margin-bottom: 10px;
}
...to:

#more-images {
    background-color: #FFFFFF;
    margin-bottom: 10px;
}
c) save “custom.css” and re-upload to server if edited on local machine
Don’t forget to declare Main Menu from 1) otherwise “More images” won’t work even if you modify styles.

3) It’s technically impossible to link product variants to additional product images, sorry.

tatr7 Purchased

This is just to thank Feeleep for great support! Beautiful theme!!! Thank you! :)

feeleep

Thank YOU for the feedback!

solson9 Purchased

Youre updated worked perfect, thank you! My other question, how do i get the products to display alphabetically as opposed to displaying via when they were posted?

feeleep
OK…
Open “index.php” for edit and go to line #19. By default you can see the following chunk of code there:

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

Now, if you want to sort products alphabetically, replace line #19 with this:

$wp_query = new WP_Query( 'orderby=title&order=ASC&post_type=product&post_status=publish&posts_per_page='. $hp_num_products . $append_query );

The above will work for “index.php”. If you want to make the same happen to product category page, you’ll need to edit “taxonomy.php” too! How?
Open “taxonomy.php” for edit and replace the code at the line numbers #23 thru #29:

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

...with the following:


$args = array(
    'post_type' => 'product',
    $main_taxonomy => $curr_taxonomy,
    'post_status' => 'publish',
    'posts_per_page' => 3,
    'paged' => $paged,
    'orderby' => 'title',
    'order' => 'ASC'
);

Don’t forget to save updated files and be sure to upload to the server too.

every time i make a new product it says FILE NOT UPLOADED! this is the website: http://mapsnews.net/ Why?
feeleep

What’s the max file size for upload on your server? If you open theme manuals, chapter Frequently Asked Questions : “I’m getting an error by uploading File for Sale, what might be wrong?”
you can find out how to determine the max file size for upload. In case the file you are trying to upload does exceed it you won’t be able to upload. Your hoster should be able to increase the limit or at least set it up via PHP.ini file editor.

Default-user

i just uploaded 100k image which i want to sell. the image uploaded succesfully – i see it. when i put it in the cart it becomes 0$. do you an email i will send you screenshots.

feeleep

Sure, click on my avatar and use contact form in sidebar of my profile page to send PM.

Can I upload many photos at the same time? I have to upload 100-400 photos every week.

feeleep

Images must be uploaded via Product Definition Box (it’s available in product ‘New’ or ‘Edit’ screen) in order to be properly registered either as a product variation or single.

Justinmcq Purchased

Hi feeleep, is it posable to have a certain tab open when the page is visited? I mean, Instead of having the first tab alway the first one open when visiting the page, i would like to create a link on the home page to the second tab of that page. If you know what I mean. Thank you for your help

feeleep

Maybe there is some workaround but essentially – because we deal with jQuery “click” – mouse click is expected in order to switch tab content.

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