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Can osc be used for downloadable products?


JayDub

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Is there a way to adapt oscommerce for use by a site that only sells downloadable products (e.g., music or software)? I guess there would be a number of issues in doing so, like providing unique download links and such, but is anyone here doing anything like this?

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A followup. Got it installed and it's working fine. But it seems to be of value only if one receives immediate payment. The download is available even if one pays by check/mo or credit card (for later verification.) How can one use this feature if one accepts such payment methods?

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Did you jsut follow the setup description here for downloadable products?

 

Added products and attributes with filenames....but no download link appears anywhere...

 

The documentation is not quite complete. It says

 

"After the product is added go to the "Product Attributes" section under the "Catalog" heading in admin.

 

Choose the product in the bottom "Product Attributes" box."

 

and skips the in-between part where you have to add new attributes for downloadable products and then modify the product itself for those attributes.

 

So, using the link, follow the instructions until you go to Products Attributes. Then create a new Option Name such as "Downloadable file", create Option Values for it such as "MP3" and "WMA". Now at the very bottom, select your product, choose an Option Name, an Option Value, enter an Attrib Sort and a Value Price if needed, and finally the Filename, Expiry, and Download Count. Do this for each download product (some may have multiple Options).

 

Now go to Categories/Product and edit your product. Make sure it has 0 weight. Select the appropriate options (under Downloadable file using this example). Voila! When shopping, the options are selected by the user and the download link appears after the order confirmation under "Download your products here".

 

Oh yeah, don't forget to upload the software to the Catalog/Download directory...

 

JayDub

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