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VirtueMart 1.1.x [ Old version - no longer supported ] => Products, Prices, Tax and Categories VM 1.1 => Topic started by: macchu on October 21, 2009, 16:13:52 pm

Title: [OK] Products to download : where is the Download option ?
Post by: macchu on October 21, 2009, 16:13:52 pm
Hi everybody,

I want to install VirtueMart to purpose files to download (not free) but I have a problem with the products.

I tried to install VirtueMart three times with Firefox, Chrome, in local server and on line, but the result is the same :
I don't have the option "Download" like another site. Usually, the option is in Product DImensions and Weight, but here nothing :
(http://miltonis.free.fr/vm01.gif)

Can you help me ?  And sorry for my bad english  ::)
thanks !
Title: Re: Products to download : where is the Download option ?
Post by: jenkinhill on October 21, 2009, 18:10:35 pm
http://virtuemart.net/documentation/User_Manual/Product_Files_and_Images.html
Title: Re: Products to download : where is the Download option ?
Post by: macchu on October 22, 2009, 17:37:52 pm
I don't see it anywhere !
thank you :)
Title: Re: Products to download : where is the Download option ?
Post by: rb on October 23, 2009, 00:56:17 am
Be sure that you have Downloads enabled:

Admin->Configuration->Downloads tab->Enable Downloads (checked)
Title: Re: Products to download : where is the Download option ?
Post by: macchu on October 26, 2009, 12:41:43 pm
Thanks :)
Title: Re: Products to download : where is the Download option ?
Post by: macchu on November 06, 2009, 11:48:49 am
http://virtuemart.net/documentation/User_Manual/Product_Files_and_Images.html

Hi, I'm back!
Sorry but I don't understand why users can download the file BEFORE to pay. Please, see this image

(http://miltonis.free.fr/vm01.gif)

>> How can I resolve this problem ?

Thank you
Title: Re: Products to download : where is the Download option ?
Post by: rb on November 06, 2009, 12:30:08 pm
macchu, I'm guessing your situation is this:
1. your store sells images
2. when you create a new product, you upload the actual image you're selling as the product image
3. when users view your products and click on the thumbnail, they're shown the full-size, actual image that you're selling
4. when you say users can "download before they pay", you mean they can right-click on the full-size image and save it locally

If these assumptions are correct, then perhaps you shouldn't use your actual sellable image as your product image.  Instead, you might want to make a low resolution copy of your image, perhaps with the word "proof" written across it, and use THAT image as your product image.  Then save your actual sellable image as type "Downloadable product file to be sold."

However, if my above assumptions are incorrect, please ignore this post ;)
Title: Re: Products to download : where is the Download option ?
Post by: macchu on November 06, 2009, 12:44:19 pm
macchu, I'm guessing your situation is this:
1. your store sells images
2. when you create a new product, you upload the actual image you're selling as the product image
3. when users view your products and click on the thumbnail, they're shown the full-size, actual image that you're selling
4. when you say users can "download before they pay", you mean they can right-click on the full-size image and save it locally

If these assumptions are correct, then perhaps you shouldn't use your actual sellable image as your product image.  Instead, you might want to make a low resolution copy of your image, perhaps with the word "proof" written across it, and use THAT image as your product image.  Then save your actual sellable image as type "Downloadable product file to be sold."

However, if my above assumptions are incorrect, please ignore this post ;)

hi,
My store sells pdf documents, not images, when I create one product this link appears in front. So, everyone can download the document.
But I thank you for your response
Title: Re: Products to download : where is the Download option ?
Post by: rb on November 06, 2009, 13:15:07 pm
I'll try one more guess: perhaps when you uploaded the PDF, you did not give it a "File Type" of "Downloadable Product File (to be sold!)".  Perhaps it was given a "File Type" of "Additional File" in which case there would be a link shown on the flypage.  If this is the case, delete  the file and re-add it as a "Downloadable Product File".  If I'm wrong again, I'll stop bothering you ;)
Title: Re: Products to download : where is the Download option ?
Post by: macchu on November 06, 2009, 14:47:08 pm
Yes, good shot!
You have right. thank you Rb :)