Sell Downloads is an WordPress eCommerce for selling downloadable files: audio, video, documents, pictures all that may be published in Internet. Sell
Setting up of shop
Sell Downloads can be set up via the menu: "Sell Downloads > Sell Downloads Settings". The setup screen offers general settings for the shop, allows entering the PayPal data required to process sales and texts that will be used for the email notifications with the download links of the purchased files.
The setup interface of commerce includes the following fields:
Payment gateway data (PayPal)
Discount settings applied to the sales of the ecommerce. In the shopping cart the discount is applied to the total sale cost(premium version)
Coupon settings applied to all sales of the ecommerce(premium version)
Notification Settings, both for buyers to complete a payment, and the shop manager
Creating product for commerce
The shop allows to sell possible digital files (video, audio, documents, etc). To create a product press the menu option "Sell Downloads > Products for Sale". Initially it displays the list of products entered previously and a set of data associated with the product: Product Name, File Type, Downloads, Purchases and Date (screenshot-2)
To enter a new product/file to the shop press "Add New".
The interface for entering data pertaining to a product is described below (screenshot-3):
Programming a discount for the specific product(premium version)
Publishing the "Sell Downloads" ecommerce
The "Sell Downloads" ecommerce can be posted on a page or post of WordPress. To insert the "Sell Downloads" shop go to the relevant section (page or post) and press the "Sell Downloads" button above the content editor of post/page(screenshot-4), the action displays a setup screen (screenshot-5)
Interface for insertion dialog
The insertion process generates a shortcode which will be replaced by the shop when it is displayed on the website.
Note: After inserting the ecommerce on a page of your WordPress, it is advisable to copy the URL of the relevant page, and enter in the "Sell Downloads" setup section, to allow the users to return to the shop from the product page.
Through the shortcode it is possible define some attribute for change the store's settings:
columns: Enter the number of columns to display the products in the store with a grid format. By default the value of "columns" attribute is 1.
filter_by_type: The values allowed are 1 or 0, and shows or hide the filtering by product's type in the header section of the store's page.
[sell_downloads columns="3" filter_by_type="1"]
show_order_by: The values allowed are 1 or 0, and shows or hide the "Order by" options in the header section of the store's page.
[sell_downloads columns="3" show_order_by="1"]
order_by: The values allowed are: plays, price, post_title, post_date. Allows ordering the products in the store's page by the criteria defined in the attribute.
[sell_downloads columns="3" order_by="post_title"]
Interface for insertion dialog of product (the products list is available as widget to be inserted in the website's sidebars)(the option is available only in the premium version of "Sell Downloads" plugin)
The insertion process generates a shortcode which will be replaced by the product when it is displayed on the website.
Interface for insertion dialog of product list (the products list is available as widget to be inserted in the website's sidebars)(the option is available only in the premium version of "Sell Downloads" plugin)
The insertion process generates a shortcode which will be replaced by the list of products when it is displayed on the website.
The products list, and specific products, can be inserted as widgets on sidebars (screenshot-8)
When a sale takes place, a notification email is sent to the shop manager. However, sales can also be reviewed in Sales Reports. To do this, go to option "Sell Downloads > Sales Reports"(screenshot-9)
The Reports section allows you to filter sales reports over a specific period, by default it shows the current day's sales. It also shows sales' totals for the selected period and the currency of the sales (screenshot-10)
The statistics module allows to display animated charts for specific reports like: sales by currency, sales by country, or by products.
You can delete a sales report from the list of sales. This may be useful in case of a refund granted to a buyer, and allows to keep your sales statistics updated with the actual purchases.
Requires: 3.5.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.1.1
Last Updated: 2015-3-13
Active Installs: 900+
6 of 6 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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