August 27, 2013 at 10:48 am #9535ArtisantopiaMember
HI. I have dozens of products already set up in eStore that have multiple files each that are all hosted on Amazon S3.
I want to give these to members for free (using eMember). But I can’t get the download button to work for any product with multiple files.
[wp_eStore_fancy_display id=12 type=4 style=1 show_price=0]
And I tried the Member only download button:
[wp_eStore_fancy_display id=”41″ style=”1″ restriction=”18-19-20-21-22-23|4|1″]
I don’t want to zip up the files as that is a barrier for some of my users and I often change one of the files so it would be a pain to be constantly having to re zip and upload it all over again. I already have everything set up in eStore/AmazonS3 so I’d really like to use that and not have to set up another system.
What are the options? Thanks!August 27, 2013 at 12:09 pm #57452wzpModerator
Please describe exactly what you mean by the “can’t get the download button to work?” Did you remember to install the “extra shortcodes” addon?
Also, are you using the proper eStore integration methodology for Amazon S3? It’s not the cause of the problem; just wanting to make sure you are properly using Amazon S3, to avoid revisiting that issue later. Improper use of Amazon S3 with eStore will DOUBLE your server’s bandwidth usage.August 28, 2013 at 12:16 am #57453adminKeymaster
Also, remember that you can’t have one action (clicking a link or a button) popup 4 file download dialogue. The way browsers work is that you give it one file download request at a time. Once a file starts downloading, you can give it another file to download and they will be downloaded simultaneously.
Read the discussions in the following post for better understanding on this:August 28, 2013 at 11:38 am #57454ArtisantopiaMember
Thank you wzp and admin. Yes, I have the extra shortcodes installed and Amazon S3 is set up properly as I’m using it successfully for the paid downloads.
I’ve read through the link you provided thank you, but it doesn’t give me a suitable option, it just confirms that I can’t do what I was hoping – to use what I already have to be able to give all my products to my members for free. I was hoping to avoid having to set up another system or manually enter links when I’ve already spent quite a bit of time setting everything up in eStore. I don’t want to zip the files into one file for each product, and setting up an individual product for every single file would be pretty cumbersome. Sorry – I know these are valid alternatives, they just don’t suit my situation.
So… I’m thinking I will have to make the files public in S3 and then manually link directly to each one in the member area.
Can you suggest any other way?
And can I please put in a feature request – a way to let members download estore products for free that works with a product with multiple files, that doesn’t require them having to enter their email (e.g. squeeze form). Thank you!!August 28, 2013 at 3:31 pm #57455wzpModerator
As a matter of fact, there is an alternative…
(Recommended Official Documentation) http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/ecommerce/using-wordpress-permalinks-as-digital-products-apr-1217
(Original Technical Documentation) https://support.tipsandtricks-hq.com/forums/topic/using-wordpress-permalinks-as-digital-products
Place your multiple file downloads on the APR protected pages as “DOWNLOAD NOW” buttons.
Then, offer the APR protected page to your members.
When they clock on the button, they will be transferred to the APR protected page, where they can then click on the “Download Now” buttons for each of your files.
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