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November 3, 2013 at 10:52 pm #9958
I downloaded the eStore plugin and the NextGenGallery Addon so that I can bulk upload images to sell. It works well except for the images are supposed to be a free direct download, I don’t want it routed through Paypal because they don’t allow a checkout for less than $0.01 and the images need to be a free download.
Is there any way that, using method 2 of the NextGen Addon, I can display the “Download” button instead of the “Buy Now” or the “Add to Cart” buttons?
tarilottaNovember 4, 2013 at 1:44 am #58680mbrsolutionParticipant
Hello Tarilotta, have you considered adding the Next Gen Gallery shortcode without the eStore integration just on the pages or post that contain images you want to give for free or download?
Kind regardsNovember 4, 2013 at 1:58 am #58681
Use option 1 and you should be able to achieve what you are after:
https://support.tipsandtricks-hq.com/forums/topic/selling-items-for-00-giving-product-for-freeNovember 4, 2013 at 2:30 am #58682
@mbrsolution – The website is for a photographer so there are multiple photos on each page. I need to be able to bulk upload whole albums and display them on a page and then each image needs to be able to be downloaded for free. I dont believe there is a way to do this with just a NextGen Gallery shortcode – could you possibly give me an example?
@Admin – As mentioned above, I need to bulk upload whole albums (typically about 20+ images per album) at a time – the client will not want to have to manually upload one image at a time which is why I opted for option 2.November 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm #58683
The manual checkout option I explained doesn’t have anything to do with bulk upload. I thought you are using our 2nd nextgen gallery integration and all you want is, instead of the customers needing to pay (they can bypass the payment and download the images directly):
For your reference here is the documentation for the 2nd nextgen gallery integration with eStore:
Now, I have a feeling that there is a misunderstanding in terms of what eStore does with nextgen gallery. So let me explain it… you configure your image galleries as usual using the gallery plugin. WP eStore will simply facilitate the selling of each images in your nextgen gallery. Have you created galliers/albums with your NextGen gallery plugin already?November 6, 2013 at 12:25 am #58684
@Admin – in your first reply you told me to use option 1, which does not allow for bulk upload.
As I said in my original post, I need to use option 2 and I am aware of how it works and I am also familiar with how NextGen Gallery works. Again, all I was asking is how to display the “Download” button below each image as opposed to the “Buy Now” or “Add to Cart” options I currently seem to be getting.
Regarding the Manual Checkout option you suggested above – will this allow me to let the customers on the site 1-click download the images and will I be able to apply the “Download” button to all images in a gallery at once?November 6, 2013 at 4:50 am #58685
Lets take a step back. Here is what our feature says about the nextgen gallery integration:
Can be integrated with the NextGen Gallery Plugin to create a Digital Photo Store from the NextGen Gallery to sell photos from your WordPress site
The keyword is “Sell photos”
So if you are not charging money for the photos then that means you are not using the plugin for its intended use. This is what is creating a little bit confusion because no one in the past wanted to do what you are trying to do.
With that said, lets look at a workaround.
1) Set the price of the eStore template product to $0
2) Then enable the options mentioned in the following post (see option 1):
That will make it so your customers will visit a gallery page, then add the images they want to the shopping cart (but the price will be $0). Then they will click checkout and be able to checkout via the manual option (which bypasses PayPal). Once they submit the checkout, they will get an email with the download links. So in summary, the process will be as if they are buying the images but there is be no charge for it.
Try it yourself first then tell me if that works for you.
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