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setting up FREE DOWNLOADS of pdf files


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My business is to sell e-publications and digital files. However, I want some publications to be free samples or free factsheets that customers can download without providing credit card info. Any ideas?

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have u looked at the super download contrib?

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have u looked at the super download contrib?

 

I finally found it - guess I don't know how to search on this system because I had to go through hundreds of postings :( I have the Super Download Shop v1.1

 

I've looked at the info and it looks like it could prove very useful, but I am new to this osc stuff and finally have everything working on my store. I had a lot of issues with the host when they changed platforms, which was complicated because my site also features ecards and a blog.

 

Anyway, can I get a true step-by-step guide on installing this as I'm a little gun shy at this point.

 

THANKS!

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Did you read the installation instructions that came with it?

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OK - I found the webpage link with the tutorial.

 

QUESTIONS AND CLARIFICATION ABOUT THE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

I am going to start with Step 5 because it will be the deciding factor for my using Super Download Shop add on.

Step 5:

This concerns me as it is posted..."Some payment modules, such as osCommerce PayPal IPN module, bypass checkout_process.php, which causes the modification skipped and fails this contribution. Modification in checkout_process.php must be manually coded into such payment modules."

 

QUESTION: I am using Authorize.net only, not Paypal. Does anyone know if the above applies to my set up? If I needed this "manual coding" is this something I will need to hire a php tech for?

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Step 1:

QUESTION: What does it mean..."Run both sql scripts via phpMyAdmin"

 

Step 2:

"Copy all files in new_files/catalog over" I'm guessing this means to copy the files that are provided with this package and found in the folder "new_files" to the existing folder "catalog". Is this correct?

PROBLEM: I don't actually have a folder called catalog.

My choices in the ROOT directory are:

1. SHOP/ADMIN - which does not have an "includes" folder.

2. ADMIN - I'm guessing this is the folder meant in the tutorial even though my structure is different because it does contain an "includes" folder that houses a "languages" folder.

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Step 3:

TO CONFIRM:

"Make modifications to...." I am thinking these files have code that is specific to each store, file structure, server, etc. so I am to compare each old and new file and make changes to my existing php files.

 

Example: Super download modification for the checkout_process.php file-

if (DOWNLOADS_CONTROLLER_FILEGROUP_STATUS != 'Yes' || !strstr($attributes_values['products_attributes_filename'], 'Group_Files-')) {

 

is meant to REPLACE

 

if ((DOWNLOAD_ENABLED == 'true') && isset($attributes_values['products_attributes_filename']) && tep_not_null($attributes_values['products_attributes_filename'])) {

 

QUESTION: How do we tell which osCommerce update we are using?

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Step 4:

"Run catalog/admin/filegroup_db_setup.php in your browser." I need detailed directions - I do not understand where this file is coming from or if it is to be opened in Internet Explorer.

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Step 6:

I think I'm OK on these.

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If you just want to add 1 or 2 links on the product info page to download free files try contribution 2807, PDF File Upload and Display_V2.01

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If you just want to add 1 or 2 links on the product info page to download free files try contribution 2807, PDF File Upload and Display_V2.01

 

Anyone out there successful in setting up the Super Download Shop and willing to walk me through it?

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Why dont you just include a link to the files you wish people to download. I did this with serveral files. I created a folder called freebies, and included a link to the individual files in the product description pages. People are then taken to the file, and its downloaded to them.

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Why dont you just include a link to the files you wish people to download. I did this with serveral files. I created a folder called freebies, and included a link to the individual files in the product description pages. People are then taken to the file, and its downloaded to them.

 

:lol: That seems too simple! I guess after getting my head burried in php, my vision was a little fuzzy. I have to tell you, this is my first experience with a photoshop designed site powered with php. I'm not a big fan of either as far as ease of use...Dreamweaver, where are you? I have learned a great deal through this experience and have become far more aware that after 50, we don't care for change.

 

Thanks for a common sense approach.

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