November 1, 2009 at 4:00 pm #387
Good day! Just started to work with the wp eStore plugin and I do have a couple of questions please.
First, is there any way to get a ‘fancy’ display of a product for the ‘buy now’ option that is like the ‘add to cart’ option? I looked high and low but didn’t find anything. Would be a great feature!
Second, how can I test a transaction with paypal from start to finish to make sure I’ve done everything 100% before going live with customers?
FrankNovember 1, 2009 at 4:42 pm #15803
Just a quick update. Figured out how to use paypal sandbox. But I do have a new question.
On my first site, I have a combo product and I get to the thank you page without incident. Now the combo product is 3 downloads all together. Ok. I start the first download and it downloading. So far so good. If I select the second product to download while I am downloading the first, when the first finishes, it thows an error, invalid download link.
To me that is a bit of a problem. Also, I can only download one thing from the page at a time. Is that my desktop or the software limiting downloads? I can download up to three things at once with IE, so don’t know what’s going on here.
FrankNovember 1, 2009 at 4:55 pm #15804
Ok, answered my own question. There does seem to be a small problem with the download page links that are created. The links should have the _blank option set to start the download in a new page to release the current download page to allow the customer to download another product at the same time.
I’m going to peek into the code and will offer a solution, if I find it.
FrankNovember 1, 2009 at 5:27 pm #15805
Hmmm. Did find the file where download links are handled, but the system will still only permit one download at a time.
I changed the two lines in eStore_includes3.php to add a target=”_blank” to the download urls but doesn’t work. Even if you open a new window, it chokes waiting for the first download to complete.
I can see that this would stop a person from downloading from 100 places at once, good feature, but is there any way to permit up to 3 downloads at once from one order, to permit the user to download all of their downloads.
FrankNovember 2, 2009 at 7:20 am #15806amin007Participant
@fthomas, Yes, there is a shortcode to get a ‘fancy’ display of a product for the ‘buy now’ option.
1 is the product ID here. Please note that all the available shortcodes are listed at the following URL. You can download a PDF file for your reference:
The plugin doesn’t have any download restrictions. on my server I can simultaneously download multiple files at the same time.November 2, 2009 at 3:22 pm #15807
Hmmm. Interesting. I’ll have to talk with my hosting vendor to see if there is anything there. Thanks very much for the fancy code for buy now products!
By the way, I love this plugin!
FrankNovember 2, 2009 at 3:23 pm #15808
It would be an interesting project to find some way to setup a store and have it read vendor RSS feeds for relevant products and then have eStore display them. That would be toooooo cool.
FNovember 3, 2009 at 8:46 am #15809amin007Participant
I am pretty sure you can write your own script to achieve this. You need a script that reads the RSS feed and gets all the Product Information then displays the “Add to Cart” button by calling a function in the eStore and passing the product info to this function.November 14, 2009 at 6:32 pm #15810
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