Firstly, I purchased the pro version of this plugin. Buyers Remorse.
I agree with the reviewer who was displeased with the inability to incorporate PayPal Sandbox testing. We were resorted to making an actual transaction, which was successful, so we proceeded to go public.
However, when we went live, first sale was a customer stating the download redirect returned an error. I looked at the plugin's sale history, and there was none, yet both parties had received confirmation from PayPal. Upon checking FTP, I discovered the plugin failed to create the download file. I checked the developer's forum, made sure the folder had write permissions, everything was in order.
But the real issue, is I emailed them twice for support, and though they guarantee a reply within 24 hours I have yet to receive anything back.
So I have a purchased plugin that is not doing precisely what it claims to do. Money is being transferred without any delivery of product. Unacceptable. Luckily, I was still able to give the customer a positive experience by providing the file directly...Except that's exactly what I paid the plugin to do.
The reason for my 1 star review is the fact that there's no Sandbox mode for Paypal. I set it up, it looked good, but in order to test it, I had to put through a live transaction — and, of course, it didn't work. I don't usually write negative reviews; I try to get things working, and if I can't, I uninstall and move on. But this is enough of an annoyance, even if it only cost me 50 cents, to post this. I'm certainly not going to keep spending Paypal fees to get a plugin working for which there is plenty of competition. If sandbox mode ever gets integrated I might try again, otherwise, sorry folks. Every single other shop plugin I tried has this, so why don't you?
If you need a quick and easy way to sell single tracks on paypal, this plugin is great.
I am using the pro version - April 2015.
Some of the features are great, like: Automatic song protection and limiting play back time and inserting tracks into posts.
However... For a premium plugin I'd expect more and have spent hours with customer support customizing and editing it to get even close to what I think should be a simple music store: A list of albums, with their respective songs and the ability to buy either the song or the album.
The plugin has many minor user experience flaws in its overall design, like showing the 'purchase now' button when the cart is empty.
It is a complete failure at SEO friendly urls.
Even with the added ability to make and sell collections of songs, it doesn't work well at listing multiple albums and their respective songs.
They are also telling me to make changes as direct modifications to the core plugin files without using a child theme, which seems like bad advice in the long run.
On the up side, their customer support has been quick and very helpful and hopefully in the end will help me set up the store to be what I need.
Excellent product and superb support.
I am very happy with music store, it's easy to get it running. I had 2 issues in the first days which were dealt with by the Music Store team within hours.
Music Store offers all the features needed for exactly this task.
In addition to the offered features I would like to see the possibility to have the customer confirm having read my general terms and conditions before download. I am going to suggest that to the vendor.
Plugin stopped working after 133 days, emailed and asked for help. Got told they would only help if I paid
Great customer service - it would have taken them 30 seconds to reply to my email. Instead they try and fleece me and I tell a 1000 people how bad they are - GENIUS!
Doesn't allow to test the music-store as the name suggest. What use is the lite version if it doesn't allow to create the store to try out?
WP should revise their terms of uploading such useless and time wasting plugins from their repo.
Simply enabling this plugin on my WordPress install, drastically killed the Admin Panel load times and completely broke my Media control; Featured images, Adding images to pages, etc.
I wouldn't have left this feedback if I hadn't mistakenly over-trusted this plugin, leaving me 8 hours behind on a high-profile project.
If anyone is getting heavy site degradation, a crippled Admin Panel, or has lost access to the control of media on their wordpress install, check this plugin first. :(
P.S. In terms of using the *free version. I was too busy freaking out about site degradation and broken media [crippled website] to even DEMO the free version, much less buy it. I did, however, confirm that this plugin was the guilty culprit.
I am satisfied with this plugin (prof. version !) and also with the support, who helped me always within 24 jours, even on sunday. This is really a recommendation for anyone who wants to sell musicfiles and albums online with stressless paypal payment. It has a good code architecture and is easy to use. I hope there will be more design options to come, e.g. for the audioplayer or the display of the search results or the filter results.
Well worth the extra money to upgrade to the Pro Version. This plugin and the support that I've received from them have made for an incredibly affordable and simple solution for selling mp3s of my album online.
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