August 10, 2011 at 2:13 pm #4019SDASMember
We are setting up eStore for selling eBooks and we have 3 formats per book: PDF, ePub and Kindle.
I was wondering if I can set up a product with format variations that will affect the downloading file. In other words, if a customer selects ePub format (from the format selection of the product) it let’s them download that format only.
I do not want to set up three separate products per book to achieve this.
Thank you!August 11, 2011 at 12:43 am #35367amin007Participant
You can do this using digital variation. Please read the following documentation which should help (check the “Variation Control for Digital products” section)December 30, 2013 at 8:03 am #35368
What if I wanted to “Bundle” Variations?
I asked the question here ( http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/ecommerce/how-to-use-variation-control-in-wordpress-estore-plugin-345 ), but maybe this forum is the better place to ask my question.
I created 9 products, with product ID 1-9.
I then created Product 10, and in the variations section, put this:
This doesn’t seem to work. Should it work?
EDIT: I did a bit more searching, and found this:
I think that might do what I was looking for… though I am not sure I understand the APRTP either, but will read some of the links that were provided.December 30, 2013 at 5:12 pm #35369
APRTP allows you to offer permalinks to protected pages, on your site, as products. Let us suppose, you offer an eBook in 6 formats. What you are selling is access to a protected page, that has DOWNLOAD NOW buttons for each of the 6 formats. It shouldn’t matter if the buyer only selects 1 format or downloads all 6; they paid for access to the content, not any particular format. Whereas with variation, you only want them to have access to a specific variant of the product.December 30, 2013 at 6:09 pm #35370
Right. So I cannot bundle products in a variation?December 30, 2013 at 6:30 pm #35371
You can, but you should do something like this…
Products: 1,2,3, 4,5,6
Bundled products 7 with 1,2,3 and 8 with 4,5,6
Product 9 with variation A product 7 or B with product 8December 31, 2013 at 3:54 am #35372
Fantastic. I will try that…
Edit: I tried it, and it does not work. The “Digital Product Variation” field seems to require a URL for the file, rather than just a number of the Product ID.
When I enter this:
And test the download in the Admin functions, it gives me this error:
This product does not have any downloadable contentDecember 31, 2013 at 3:51 pm #35373
I’ll have to investigate the issue. But I do have a “workaround.”
Book A has 3 formats, as digital product IDs 1,2,3. Each product ID points to a file, with the corresponding format for Book A (PDF, Mobi, ePub).
Book B has 3 formats, as digital product IDs 5,6,7. Each product ID points to a file, with the corresponding format for Book B (PDF, Mobi, ePub).
Bundle AB-PDF is an APRTP protected page containing DOWNLOAD NOW buttons pointing to product IDs 1 and 5.
Bundle AB-Mobi is an APRTP protected page containing DOWNLOAD NOW buttons pointing to product IDs 2 and 6.
Bundle AB-ePub is an APRTP protected page containing DOWNLOAD NOW buttons pointing to product IDs 3 and 7.
You now have 3 URL that you can place into the digital variation field, as APRTP URI. Just remember to change the HTTP: of the URL into APRTP:December 31, 2013 at 9:08 pm #35374
Thanks for that suggestion.
I actually am trying to do exactly what you suggest.
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