April 12, 2013 at 5:49 am #8930April 12, 2013 at 6:28 am #55092fourandtwentymusicMember
Or, alternatively, is it possible for me to include one encrypted link which then provides links to all of the files relating to a product on the page it produces when downloaded?April 12, 2013 at 2:01 pm #55093wzpModerator
What you can do is create an APR protected page, containing multiple “Download Now” buttons, one for each “part,” along with a detailed description of what each part is. You’d then sell access to the APR protected page, as though it were a product.April 13, 2013 at 6:22 am #55094fourandtwentymusicMember
Thanks. That sounds like it might work and I hadn’t considered it as an option.
Perhaps I’m missing something, but it seems like to use ‘Download Now’ button shortcodes, I would need to have each file listed as a separate product and then include them all in a ‘bundle’. Given that each item will have 4-5 files as a minimum, but potentially more (none of which will ever be downloaded individually), I’d rather not go down that route if I can help it. It’s not possible to use a download now button with a custom link/file as its target, right? It’s my understanding that if I use regular links the file location will be apparent. Is there any way around this?
Also, this won’t allow me to use the PDF Stamper, will it (unless, perhaps, I use it with eMember)? (That’s not a deal-breaker and is not so important, but is just a consideration at this stage.)April 13, 2013 at 1:26 pm #55095wzpModerator
Let’s see if I am understanding your question correctly; the issue of “part labeling” has 2 components; pre-sale and post-sale.
For “pre-sale,” labeling can best be accomplished via the product description. You simply need to include enough information in the product description of each bundle.
For “post sale,” I’m going to assume the buyer knows what’s supposed to be in the bundle they just bought. However, because you want to use PDF Stamper on some parts, each part of the bundle must be sent to the buyer as a series of “4 to 5, or more,” encrypted links (because you can’t use PDF Stamper on a ZIP file “bundle”).
As the buyer downloads each encrypted link; the original file name given to each part will be presented in the “Save As” dialog box. It is then a simple matter to include a file called “Part Index.txt” or “Read Me First.txt” as part of each bundle; which discretely identifies the content of the other files in the bundle.
You then customize the Thank You page & buyer email with instructions to download all the links, and then check the “Part Index” or “Read Me First” file for more information.April 14, 2013 at 12:14 am #55096adminKeymaster
I just wanted to add one more suggestion here. You could make each of your parts a separate eStore product and then create a new eStore product that bundles all those other products and sell this bundled product. This documentation has more info on bundling products:
Having an eStore product for each part should allow you to label it better I guess. Try the above method and see how it works then you will know if it will work for you.
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