Sell, license and protect images, videos, audio and pdf's on your site.
I have spent a lot of time renaming my images after uploading, mainly due to having to navigate back to the Sell Media Items list and then clicking on the next image. It would be soooo helpful if we could have a navigation button in the image window so we could select the next image to edit. Thank you!!!
One of the worst plugins and support I've ever experienced.
I asked the support how to navigate from image to image within a collection (not going across into a new collection/category). They sent me a link to a page with code. I spent 5 or 6 hours trying code from this page which either didn't work or broke the page. So, I went back and asked exactly what code to use. Another support worker replied saying I've already been told and attached a link to another page with code. I spent more hours trying this. Same result. So I asked again why they couldn't just tell me what code to enter instead of giving me links, as in my opinion giving somebody clues isn't what I would call support. The reply was to tell me that I wanted wasn't possible. Unbelievable.
I also asked why the magnifier wasn't working on safari - the reply was that it doesn't work with the copyright logo - choose one or the other.
They also quoted me for some custom work (which wouldn't even have brought this dreadful plugin up to minimum standards) and when I wanted to go ahead they huffily declined - presumably because I had let them know that their "support" and time wasting earlier was not great.
You also cannot have a "collection" that does not show on a collection page - every category or collection you make shows up with the rest. Terrible for limited editions or any other reason you may have for separating them.
The plugin and themes they use also butcher images and no matter what - all images end up pixelated. Ideal for selling quality images online!!!
You cannot specify a price to an item, all prices apply to all images which is just plain stupid and very un-useful.
Then there was the general bugs and errors already mentioned on here.
Every step I took in developing a site using this plugin was a struggle, I ended up ditching the whole thing, starting again and building the site in opencart.
The money I spent on this has been completed wasted. Not to mention the time I spent persevering trying to make the best of this.
Weeks have passed since this happened and I still feel angry and let down.
A young product with massive potential! Compared to the dedicated stock photo web apps available, Sell-Media is much more affordable (free!); and remains comparatively affordable even with an investment in a matched theme and some commercial extensions from the authors.
Actually, at one level it's way better that those other dedicated stock photo web apps, simply because of the ease of styling and the richness of extensibility available within WordPress, and of course, the familiar and friendly WP admin interface.
At first I thought Sell Media might fail with a large library. But, while it still needs many tools for managing large data, Sell Media is reliably serving my site, comprising almost 4000 5MP images in eleven collections and around 10,000 keywords.
You can expect great support from Graph Paper Press if you buy a matched theme or some of the extensions.
Good plugin but would benefit from:
More modular shortcodes to easily add to templates such as:
[sell_media_item] - Would show the individual item page so we can easily add it to say a full width template that our theme has etc.
Or even more modular so we can have complete control over the layout of the item display:
Also needs a fix to be responsive, at the moment you can't checkout on your mobile.
Good otherwise, just not practical for my styling needs.
I don't often rate plugins on WordPress. But I thought I would make an exception on this one. I used the Sell Media plugin and also bought a Reprints extension. I had some trouble getting the plugin to work properly in the beginning. I asked Graphpaper Press for some assistance and they solved all the issues I had. Zane and Thad were stars. Thanks again.
Have been using this plugin for a photographer client. It has been an interesting experience.
There is a lot of potential for the plugin and it appears that some paid functionality in the extensions is being brought into the plugin which is good.
Thankfully the support team have been quite responsive as I've found issues/and things that weren't working as expected.
Overtime I think this will be a better plugin and I'm prepared to update this review as it improves.
Right now some of the gotchas are:
- no way to specify which countries you want to support
- changes to css/plugin helper functions (i.e. list of countries/states) have to be manually copied with each plugin update
- limited functionality for controlling order of images in a collection
- you can password protect collections but if you click "continue shopping" in the checkout process it takes you back to a screen that merges all the collections and bypasses the password you've set on the collection!
I installed this plugin, and while it looks sleek and easy to use, there are many, many bugs lurking under the surface. I think it could be great in the future but currently this plugin is no where near ready to be deployed.
When I tested a purchase, I got to the thanks page that was supposed to show download buttons, but it was just blank (yes, I used the thanks shortcode, and set the thanks page in sell media settings). I also never got the email I was supposed to get containing the download links, and I know wordpress is capable of sending emails because I did get one from the site about my new user account I made to test the purchase (yes, I did go to the email settings page in Sell Media and everything was configured correctly).
After not seeing any download links from Sell Media, I went into the payment section, where I did see a download link, however even when signed in as the user who purchased the file, when I went to the link all it would say is "You do not have permission to download this file".
Nothing but problems with this plug in - Resizing of images. Visible java script errors
Warning: min() [function.min]: When only one parameter is given, it must be an array in /home/content/78/10741178/html/wp-content/plugins/sell-media/inc/template-tags.php on line 642
No tutorial, weak support.
This plugin has so much potential but it is not there yet.
The plus sides are it is clean and easy to use.
- You need to be able to flick though a Collection without having to go back to the overview page of the collection every time to select the next photo. Next and Previous buttons ASAP please.
- Free downloads. Having to enter your name and e-mail address on every photo is just annoying. If I want to offer a client a collection for free they need to have an easy way of downloading it. An Easy approach would be to add the free downloads to the cart then when you want to check out you just put in your name and email.
- If items are in a passworded Collection they don't show in the lightbox
- With the reprint you should be able to create individual price lists for certain collections rather than just a generic one that is applied across the site.
With the above this would be a very powerful plugin.
Download file process is very unclear, i do not understand how configure that. In addiction, if you are selling photos, it not have a watermark option.
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