WP e-Store plugin is just one shopping cart of many to be integrated. What is important is the procedure I create to bridge the plugins. WP e-Customers automatically establishes a current logged in WordPress users digital purchases within WP e-Store. This automation can now be easily setup for any e-commerce solution.
I've coded it to allow more than once e-commerce solution at anytime. I had to consider the possibility that a user of WP e-Customers may have or still uses more than one e-commerce solution. There may be database tables left-over from a cart plugin no longer in use but the data still matters. Covering all the angles is an approach I plan to continue with in WP e-Customers.
http://www.webtechglobal.co.uk will be the first website to use these new changes. If you happen to have purchased premium plugins from WebTechGlobal you should see each package appear on the Your Downloads screen.
If your interested in WP e-Customers you will be happy to know that premium downloads security is in place and complete.
- However you must place your own .htaccess file with applicable commands for security in the folder where your downloads are located. You can prevent direct file access but still allow WP e-Customers Your Downloads screen to allow downloading.
- Users/customers must always be logged in. Not just to access the Your Downloads screen or see the download links but to pass validation that is down when the links/buttons are clicked.
- Validation on clicking a download is really just the extra protection. Download packages do not display for anyone who have not purchased them. If permission to download is revoked after purchase the download button will no longer show.
Premium file security can be improved by automatically renaming the file with a random code. This is planned for the premium edition as is any further security measures. What is provided in the free edition is highly suitable for most start-up websites provided visitors cannot browse your sites file directories.