Discussion on DownloadShop - Sell digital goods easily, WP theme

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  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Hi Feeleep,

Thanks again for all your help. I’m still researching this “Bold” and “Italicize” issue. A few places recommend removing this line of code from the style.css:

font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit;

I’ve tried that and it doesn’t seem to work. Can you think of anything else that might be causing it? I can see the bold and italics in the back end but when post is live they don’t show up. I can’t bold, italicize anywhere on the site.

Someone else said that the problem could also be that this code is missing from the style.css:

strong, b { font-weight: bold; }

em, i { font-style: italic; }

I also tried adding that and it didn’t work.

Any help you could give would be mucho-appreciated. Again, loving the theme, but this one issue is driving me crazy. I’ve also tired every browser imaginable and it’s happening in every one.

Here’s the site I’m working on, in case you want to take a look: http://www.christarrymusic.com

Thanks!

feeleep
Don’t get me wrong but I think there’s something wrong with your Browser. What I can see on your site is properly formatted BLOD and ITALIC text. Here’s one screenshot, I can make more for your convenience:
http://awesomescreenshot.com/012aoxi01
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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I really like this theme but have a few questions before I will buy it:

1: The whole size module on the product page is not something I will need, is this easy to remove and just have the “add to cart” button.

2: On your example, it goes to an account creation page after clicking “add to cart”. Can this be easily changed so it automatically adds to cart and then the user creates an account on the checkout page? (from a website usability point of view, I don’t want to scare off potentially customers too quickly)

3: The images are going to be really really important with the products I will be selling. They will be big in size (up to 800px wide by 1000px in height). There will often be up to 10 images which go with each product. Have you got an example of how this can be displayed neatly?

4: Can you switch off the right hand panel on product pages? I notice there is one website using your theme that just has nothing displaying:

http://vanda51.net/product/numbers-clip-art/#l

I would want the same, but to actually use all the space.

5: Will this theme be compatible with a good forum plugin?

6: Can you change the default of a product page to have the “more images” section in an open state. That way the user instantly knows there are more images without them having to click that to find out.

feeleep

1. You can’t remove Size, it’s crucial for product variations. If you remove it (which is technically quite complicated), product variations are not possible.

2. it could be arranged that way but don’t ask me for customization, my schedule is about to explode, I just can’t take more side-work, sorry

3. Colorbox does allow you to set up preview on the way you prefer; it is possible to shrink it up to size of the visible screen or let image fully stretch.

4. Single product details page can’t be full width by default, it’s “locked” by the grid/layout.

5. Forum plugin is the most probably using its own set of styles (CSS) and I’m sure tweaking will be required to harmonize the appearance.

6. Yes, that’s definitely possible, I can assist with that one if ever needed.

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nixip Purchased

Hello Feeleep

when I upload a vertical format picture can I change the orientation of the thumbnail to vertical so I can see the whole image? Now it’s cropped and I can only see part of the vertical image. Apologies if this question has been asked before…

feeleep

No problem :)

Default-user
nixip Purchased

I have another quite urgent question about cart handling. It’s strange that the cart is not emptied when i log out of an account and sign back in as a different user. My cart still shows the items that the previous user added. I know it doesn’t happen normally but it could be a problem on shared computers and i think it would make sense to empty the cart when a user logs out. Can you suggest a way to fix this issue? Thank you

feeleep

The cart gets empty upon successful purchase, otherwise you should delete items manually. Not really sure how to clean it up on user log out. However, I have to admit that this is an interesting question, I never thought about when building this theme. So I kinda write it down to my notes book.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Hi Feeleep,

I tracked down the text formatting problem. It was with the custom.css file. Thanks!

feeleep

OK, glad to read it!

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Hi Feeleep,

One final last question (I promise). Any thoughts on using eMember with the theme? I’m trying to implement a monthly payment option for some specific content not available in the normal part of the store. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

Thanks! Chris

feeleep

To be honest with you, I didn’t test it out nor am familiar with how it works but I’m sure you could give it a try, maybe see how it works offline and then decide. If you plan to kinda “implement” that plugin into existing e-commerce structure, I’m afraid it won’t work.

  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Hey feeleep, possibly a rookie question here…however I am trying to add my product to the products page just to test everything before we go live but Im having a few problems. I have the file in a zip folder the compressed file size is 407kb when I add the file it gives it the new file name and allseems well and good, however when I try to test the link I get a 404 error page not found. I cant figure out why. Any ideas? I really tried to not bother you with this but I cant figure it out. Thanks man, Blair

feeleep

I can’t find your name on the list of theme buyers so I’ll have to ask you to login with different account and pop the question once again. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Hi there. Is there an easy way to add hundreds of digital products at a time? Is there an easy way to show sub-categories within categories? Can you have specific related products show up (via tags or similar)? Can you have those related products to give the option of 1x$1 and 5x$3 or similar? Thanks

feeleep

Bulk upload is possible but you need to have properly formatted XML file. A good example of such file is a DUMMY file for import that is used to inflate your database with theme’s demo data.
With this theme you have Catalogs (beside Categories that are still used for blog/news) and catalogs works identical to categories; there’s no limit in adding sub-catalogs or sub-sub-sub-sub-catalogs.
Related products are displayed automatically – according to one or more tags similar to currently browsed product.
Hopefully it helps!

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Hey feeleep, I didnt personally purchase it, my brother did. However its for my use and Im the one who is working with the theme…could you please answer or can I contact you another way? BlairBlacksays

Hey feeleep, possibly a rookie question here…however I am trying to add my product to the products page just to test everything before we go live but Im having a few problems. I have the file in a zip folder the compressed file size is 407kb when I add the file it gives it the new file name and allseems well and good, however when I try to test the link I get a 404 error page not found. I cant figure out why. Any ideas? I really tried to not bother you with this but I cant figure it out. Thanks man, Blair Thanks

feeleep

I am sorry mate, please let your bro login and pop the question, I’ll be glad to help you with and resolve the problem. You have to understand that there are thousands of websites out there distributing TF themes illegally while theme authors work hard for months to bring these themes to life.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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2 things: can the catalog description text be formatted into a list (ul/li)? and also I cant get the sidebar widgets to work in the catalog page.. any ideas?

feeleep

I think that WP category/catalog description does allow only basic text formatting like BOLD , ITALIC and ANCHOR .
As for Widgets “not working” on Catalog page, that’s kinda strange. Not sure which Widget exactly is the subject of an issue but you have to know that if certain widget doesn’t retrieve data from database it’ll remain empty. Feel free to provide your site URL so I can take a look. If you suspect on some tech problem – drop me a private message; create temp Admin account and send credential with a problem brief description.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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Also, how do I remove phone/cell and skype/google boxes from the contact page form?

feeleep

1. open “contact.php” for edit and delete HTML and PHP code between lines #137 and #147
2. save “contact.php” and re-upload to server (FTP) if edited on local machine

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Thanks for your response. I want to make a stock image website so will only sell photographs, so my questions are:

- how can I make so when you hover over the thumbnails with your mouse, a medium sized preview loads up (similar to despositphotos) - If i add hundreds of photos at a time using xml file, how would I include the featured watermarked image + zipped file of image. - can I offer buy 2 get third free kind of offers? - is there any way to host the files somewhere other than our local hosting? hundreds of images = lots of space and download bandwith!

Thanks

feeleep

1. That’s probably done with javascript (jQuery). I guess you could find ready-made script somewhere on the internet
2. If you add hundreds of images using XML … it doesn’t make the difference whether it’s only one file or 1000. Your XML is what makes things happen. If you are not an expert in that area – find one, sometimes is better choice to spend some extra money then waste time on trying.
3. “buy 2 get third free” ... this theme doesn’t support something like that, sorry.
4. did you think about dedicated server? if you are doing serious job – you should.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Hi Feeleep,

The customization of my site is going great, still loving the theme. One more question. How do I get items in various catalogs to list in a different order? For example, all the products I have listed in a sub catalog currently list in the order in which I created them (from left to right), but I want to list them in reverse order (the first product I created listing first from left to right, the second one I created second from left to right, etc).

Short version of the question, I need to list the products in the reverse order to how I inputed them.

Here’s a link just so it’s clear what I’m asking: http://www.christarrymusic.com/catalog/solo-albums/

I want it to list the newer albums starting on the left, not the older ones (check the years listed under the product).

Thanks, Chris

feeleep

OK, there’s something called Descending order (which is how things work by default) and Ascending order (opposed to descending).
If well understood, you’d like to list products in ascending order…

1. open “taxonomy.php” for edit and take a look at lines #23 thru #29. These lines read:

$args = array(
    'post_type' => 'product',
    $main_taxonomy => $curr_taxonomy,
    'post_status' => 'publish',
    'posts_per_page' => 3,
    'paged' => $paged
);
2. replace with the following (notice an extra argument added):

$args = array(
        'order' => 'ASC',
    'post_type' => 'product',
    $main_taxonomy => $curr_taxonomy,
    'post_status' => 'publish',
    'posts_per_page' => 3,
    'paged' => $paged
);
3. save “taxonomy.php”, re-upload to server (FTP) if edited on local machine and get back to theme’s front-end to test it out
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mattgold Purchased

All right, here we go, Hey feeleep, possibly a rookie question here…however I am trying to add my product to the products page just to test everything before we go live but Im having a few problems. I have the file in a zip folder the compressed file size is 407kb when I add the file it gives it the new file name and allseems well and good, however when I try to test the link I get a 404 error page not found. I cant figure out why. Any ideas? I really tried to not bother you with this but I cant figure it out. Thanks man, Blair Thanks

feeleep

OK, I guess the best way to be sure in what’s going on is to let me know your site URL . It would also be great if you create a temp Admin account for me and send login credentials to my private email address. That’s how I’ll be able to use theme editor and setup debug points. Otherwise I can only guess where things take the wrong turn.

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mattgold Purchased

All right, here we go, Hey feeleep, possibly a rookie question here…however I am trying to add my product to the products page just to test everything before we go live but Im having a few problems. I have the file in a zip folder the compressed file size is 407kb when I add the file it gives it the new file name and allseems well and good, however when I try to test the link I get a 404 error page not found. I cant figure out why. Any ideas? I really tried to not bother you with this but I cant figure it out. Thanks man. -Blair

feeleep

Ooops! Already replied :)

  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Hello, I am interested in your theme but I am wondering if it allows for a registered users’ area? Instead of having instant downloads after purchase, I am looking to create a membership site where people can access all of the downloads, as well as other functions such as a forum through the back end, once they have paid their membership and signed in as a registered user. Does your theme allow for that? Thanks.

feeleep

All of theme’s features and functionality can be seen on its demo site. You ask for something that doesn’t go along with what can be seen so my answer is negative. It looks like you are looking for some sort of custom solution! Thanks for your interest tho!

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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Hi. I recently bought the theme and have begun to customise. Its great thanks.

One question- I am trying to use the theme for a CD label, selling CDs and/or downloads.

This is easily done by listing a product so that they get a download only at one price, but if they pay a higher price they get the download, I also send them a CD manually.

However this causes me one problem- I sell lossless audio files only, which can be very big indeed and take a while to upload. To make my site work I need to sell the same zipfile twice, at two different prices. Is there a way to only have to upload the file once, and then link a different price to the same file?

Thanks in advance for you support

Default-user

Oh, I didn’t realise that. Thanks for pointing me to it Feeleep, I will contact them and see what can be done.

Default-user

OK, so nothing can be done. neither of my webhosts will open up http uploading above 100MB. So the theme won’t really work if you wish to sell large files.

A shame. Let me know if a way to upload files with FTP rather than http is ever allowed. For now I will have to go and buy another theme… :(

feeleep

Don’t get me wrong but it’s a real shame if your hoster allows you to upload 100MB files only! Holy smoke that’s even embarrassing and if I am in your shoes I’d kindly give them up. 1GB is something that can be called “usual” nowadays.
Anyway, not sure how to upload files via FTP and then register as a valid Product attachment … files are supposed to pass thru uploader first, their name gets coded and then written to database. I’m afraid you won’t do that manually for each product added, it doesn’t make any sense.

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
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feeleep

Just purchased the SPFA DownloadShop and love it. Test site URL is www.sportszonetemplates.net. I have a fully functioning site that I am moving from to your theme and WordPress platform.

I have a few questions. One, if you look at the Home page you can see I added a test product and information but the image of the poster is not showing. I have reviewed all material and can’t figure out why image is not showing. Any suggestions?

Next, I want to add customer groups because on my current, working site I have customers who have joined a club and they receive special deals/discounts. Is this possible with DownloadShop?

Third, When a person signs up in DownloadShop it seems just a small amount of information is requested to signup. I would like to have more information requested such as address, city, State, Zip Code, Phone. Is this possible.

I appreciate your work very much and want to thank you for any consideration and reply given to these questions

bqwhitten19957

feeleep

OK, here we go…

1. It’s either your home page showing featured products only or you forgot to add featured image of a product (which is less possible). Check out theme Options, Home Page settings and be sure that “Display only Featured products on home page?” remains unticked.

2. I’m afraid that’s not possible, at least not that way. However, you can try to share Discount Codes via Newsletter.

3. This information is only provided upon purchase. Essentially, registration system is “borrowed” from WordPress and WP doesn’t require such info to be provided by new user registration. Maybe you could try out some membership plugin or so…

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Hi Couple of questions: - first of all can a purchase be made without the creating a username and password for wordpress first? - And also when I register as a user and receive the email with the password it’s showing my bluehost default email sender(...@box560.bluehost.com) instead of my website specified email.. Why is that? I don’t really want my customers to see my server name.. Thanks,

feeleep

Registration is required prior to purchase, it’s just how it goes with this theme. Save to favorites functionality also requires registration because such information is user account related.
As for email sender address, I guess it happens because at the time of WP installation you provided some public email service address, like hotmail, gmail, yahoo or else. Admin’s email address should reside on site’s mail server; you@yoursite.com.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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Forgot to ask if it’s possible to specify a different logo for a Login page (box)..? Thanks,

feeleep

Yeap, you should replace a file named “sofa_downloadshop/images/site_logo.png” on server. The same goes for logo that is supposed to be displayed at PayPal’s payment page (“sofa_downloadshop/images/logo_paypal.png”).

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noaxbr Purchased

Hi feeleep,

is there a way to randomize the list of products on the home page?

once again thanks for the great theme.

feeleep

OK, try the following…

1. open index.php for edit and go to line #19 that by default reads:

$wp_query = new WP_Query( 'post_type=product&post_status=publish&posts_per_page='. $hp_num_products . $append_query );
2. replace with the following:

$wp_query = new WP_Query( 'orderby=rand&post_type=product&post_status=publish&posts_per_page='. $hp_num_products . $append_query );
3. save “index.php”, re-upload to server (FTP) if edited on local machine

That should do the trick.

noaxbr
noaxbr Purchased

That did work! thanks a lot.

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