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Cool, I will check that out too then and compare the twoJuly 14, 2011 at 7:59 am in reply to: Customisation for WPMU: digital products selling interface #34247
Have you looked into the different things by WPMU-Dev? They have a free plugin called MarketPress (you can install it straight through the wp dashboard) – it is specifically meant for wpmu. There are not as many options as there are with estore though, and even that I’m not sure would work the way you want it to.
MarketPress takes advantage of PayPal chained payments…that might be something to look into also maybe for the upcoming additional payment gateways add-on for estore. It works so when a sale is made, you get a cut, they get a cut directly to their paypal account. I just learned about it recently, so I don’t know anything about it, but it seems like that would make it easy for handling a multiple user store.
If you don’t mind manual labor, you could just set up a page where they upload the file (lots of plugins for that), and then you review it and add it to your site yourself.
I could kiss you right now, lol. I have spent the whole day researching shopping carts and I couldn’t find a single one that did everything I needed…until now
I am not in an immediate hurry – I am going to be switching servers and redesigning my site, so depending how long it takes me I may be able to wait until it’s fully released – if I get everything together sooner I will email you for the details for ordering it.
Is PayPal the only merchant that allows for on site checkout or are there others? I am not nec. tied down to paypal, it is just the only one I know of.
Thank you again for the help!February 26, 2011 at 7:31 am in reply to: Need guidance for integrating estore w/s2member AND amazon s3 servers #28973
That would be awesome, I will wait patiently for the update
Updating to the new one definitely helped! I must have downloaded it eons ago, just installed it today of course. For some reason the thumbnail on the cart page is displaying the no image specified image, and not the image I have in the product options.
The product thumbnail shows in my “manage products” page in the wp-dashboard and also if I use the fancy add to cart shortcodes, so it seems weird it would not show here. I also tried with & without lightbox/smart thumb with no avail.
Thank you for the help!February 25, 2011 at 6:28 am in reply to: Need guidance for integrating estore w/s2member AND amazon s3 servers #28971
I thought of another possible way to do this maybe. I did a test purchase through my site and the link looks like this:
So, what we have here is:
thank you page link
ap_id is my affiliate ID
but am not sure what the rest means, lol.
If I emailed someone that specific link how long would it work? Indefinitely maybe? Is there a way I could maybe dynamically create this link to send in an email? That way they could just click on that link and go to the page and download if they for some reason didn’t get it when they downloaded it originally.
I am determined to make this work – will keep updating as I go along here on what I figure outFebruary 25, 2011 at 6:10 am in reply to: Need guidance for integrating estore w/s2member AND amazon s3 servers #28970
Hmmm…I am looking more into this and the purchase history seems like it is only history – does it contain the file links?
I am worried that a user will go through PayPal and something goofy will happen where they are not redirected to the thank you page. I thought I could send them a link to the thank you page that would contain their download links, but I cannot seem to figure out how to do that. Since my links only work from my site, I cannot email them the links – they will not work unless clicked on from my domain name.
I set up my thank you page using the shortcode to display their links – how long/many times can they visit that page and still see their links? If I link to that page in the confirmation email, will it show the product links or it will be a blank page? I am just worried that something will happen on the way from PayPal to my site, and they won’t get that page.
If there is a way to make it so they enter an email address and then it will dynamically show the links for everything they ordered, that would be awesome and solve all of my problems instantly. I will keep trying to figure this out, but PayPal really confuses me.
Thanks again!February 24, 2011 at 5:23 am in reply to: Need guidance for integrating estore w/s2member AND amazon s3 servers #28969
That would definitely help It’s not something that is totally necessary, but I think it would be useful…I know I am one of those people who relies on the place I bought something to keep track of my receipts
Thanks for the help!February 21, 2011 at 6:37 am in reply to: Need guidance for integrating estore w/s2member AND amazon s3 servers #28967
It wouldn’t matter if they knew the location, they can’t access it unless they click on the link from my site. I’ll look into it though
Onto the more pressing question – how do I make it so the customer can track their order history without using wp-member? I am using s2member, and can make it so they have to login before they can checkout, but I need to know what to do so they can have a record of what they’ve bought. I tried using the shortcode illustrated here, but it doesn’t seem to work without emember:
Thanks for the help!February 16, 2011 at 1:43 am in reply to: Need guidance for integrating estore w/s2member AND amazon s3 servers #28965
I have all of my downloads at Amazon, but I do not understand that post you linked to at all. Can’t I just paste the amazon link in the box for the product url? I have set properties so links only work when referred to from my website. My links look like this:
Won’t that work by itself as is if I put it as the product url?October 25, 2010 at 4:35 pm in reply to: Step by Step Instructions for s2member integration? #25581
It worked! I could hug you right now!
Here is a recap of the step by step instructions for future reference if anyone else ever wants to try this:
1. In WP Affiliate Platform settings, scroll to bottom for “Additional Integration Options” and check the box next to Enable Remote POST
2. In s2member options, under Paypal buttons, generate a button code and copy the long code (not the short code) and paste it into a theme template file. (You must have phpexec in order to paste it into a normal wordpress post or page, but it will work if you put it directly in your theme’s template file)
3. Edit the code in the button for the custom field. It will look something like this:
<input type="hidden" name="custom" value="www.example.com" />
You will want to replace it with this:
<input type="hidden" name="custom" value="www.example.com|<?php echo $_COOKIE; ?>" />
4. Go to s2member’s options ->API Notifications. Under “Payment Notification Urls” paste this link into the the box:
Be sure to replace “example.com” with your domain and the value “XX” with the secret code generated when you completed Step 1.
Thank you again so much for all of the help, I really appreciate it Hopefully I will not need to bother you again for awhileOctober 24, 2010 at 1:10 pm in reply to: Step by Step Instructions for s2member integration? #25579
There is this video that explains it sort of:October 22, 2010 at 2:56 pm in reply to: Step by Step Instructions for s2member integration? #25577
Yes, the s2member plugin requires the domain for the custom value unfortunately – otherwise you get an error message saying it has to be that way when you try completing the transaction in sandbox.
I sent my question over to s2member to see if they had any insight – here is what they wrote:
It sounds like the problem is in how you’re notifying the IPN script provided by your affiliate system. s2Member’s Payment Notifications are not the same thing as an IPN notification, so your affiliate system is not getting data in the form it expects. I would suggest looking back over s2Member’s Payment Notifications and then write yourself a simple script that can receive the Payment Notification from s2Member and talk to your affiliate system through it’s HTTP POST method.
So I think I can paste this link under Payment Notification Urls:
With s2member, I can replace “ZZ” with their custom replacement value %%amount&& and then use the secret key from the wp-affiliate options panel, but not sure how to define ap_id this way. This is probably what they were talking about needing to write a custom script to link to instead, but I’m not sure the best way of going about that yet.
Will update if I figure anything out – I appreciate your help!October 21, 2010 at 6:24 am in reply to: Step by Step Instructions for s2member integration? #25575
Well, it was working in Sandbox mode quite nicely yesterday…but since trying 3 live test transactions (all done on different computers with different paypal addresses) none of them have shown as sales and now back in sandbox I am not seeing any sales either. Would there be another method to try?October 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm in reply to: Step by Step Instructions for s2member integration? #25573
Yes! My quotations were off/wrong (took a few tries,lol) it is working now! Make sure you do not have smart quotes if copying/pasting and that you are careful with spaces.
So, if someone wants step by step instructions on integrating with s2member:
1. Paste the ipn notification handler under payment notification urls
2. Edit the code in the button to look like this:
<input type="hidden" name="custom" value="www.your-domainame.com|<?php echo $_COOKIE; ?>" />
Thanks for the help again Amin, the help/support here is much appreciated!