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reinhold

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VM2 "Downloads for Sale" Plugin for downloadable products
« on: February 08, 2013, 21:57:58 pm »
I have now also created a "Downloads for Sale" plugin:
http://www.open-tools.net/virtuemart-2-extensions/vm2-downloads-for-sale.html

This forum is meant as the support forum of the plugin, so please post questions and suggestions here, if you want others to read them too (you can always reach me by e-mail, too).

This is a Virtuemart 2 plugin to sell downloadable files, or provide downloads linked with a bought product (e.g. drivers). The downloads can either be free for all (no registration, no payment), only for registered users of your site, or only after a product has been paid. For paid downloads, once the order has been confirmed, the download link will appear both on the product page and in the invoice / order confirmation (its appearance is configurable).

What this plugin tries to do:
  •     Allow free downloads (attached to VirtueMart products) for everyone
  •     Allow free downloads (attached to VirtueMart products) only for registered (and logged-in) users
  •     Sell downloadable files in VirtueMart, with no download restictions attached (a buyer will have unrestricted access after purchase, i.e. no time limit or by number of downloads)
  •     The direct download link will be displayed on the product's page as well as in the invoice (configurable)
  •     Download of paid downloads requires the ordernumber and order password (given in the link)
  •     A "All your downloads" page is also provided, where the user can see the download links for all the products he has purchased.

This plugin allows you to add downloadable media files as custom fields (similar to the iStraxx and the Spiral download plugins) and provide those files as free, registered or paid downloads to the user. It has some improvements over the other plugins:
  • The download link is also shown on the product details page if the user is logged in (and has purchased the product in the past)
  • There is a separate "All my downloads" page that show the links to all the downloads that the current user has access to. (anonymous users can use the ordernumber and order password to access the downloads).
On the other hand, this plugin does NOT try to:
  •     Give access to downloads only for a limited period of time, or for a limited number of downloads
  •     Keep track of who downloads a file
  •     Give streaming access to movie or audio files

t68

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Re: VM2 "Downloads for Sale" Plugin for downloadable products
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2014, 22:56:54 pm »
Hi!
Interested in this plugin for my shop. Is it still working with latest versions of VM, like 2.0.26d?

Can I get a trial before I buy to see if it fits my needs?

Thanks for any reply!

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Re: VM2 "Downloads for Sale" Plugin for downloadable products
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2014, 01:06:36 am »
You can try the plugin at my demo site: http://demo.kainhofer.com/
Admin access (restricted to virtuemart) is admin/admin.

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Re: VM2 "Downloads for Sale" Plugin for downloadable products
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2014, 12:40:12 pm »
Ok, thanks! How is language support / translations working? I need it to speak Swedish 😊

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Re: VM2 "Downloads for Sale" Plugin for downloadable products
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2014, 13:19:01 pm »
The plugin uses the normal Joomla translation system (via language files). Currently, only the English and German language files exist, but you can of course translate it to Swedish (copy the file to ./administrator/language/se-SE/se-SE.plg_vmcustom_downloads_for_sale.ini and translate the strings; Please check whether swedish really uses se-SE as language prefix). I'd be happy to include the Swedish translation in future releases.

The English language file is attached, so you get an idea what needs to be translated.

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Reinhold

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Re: VM2 "Downloads for Sale" Plugin for downloadable products
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2014, 23:42:06 pm »
Hi!
Bought your plugin tonight but run into trouble.

1. The translation doesn´t work. Still shows english in VM-admin and on front. Have translated the file as you suggested and put it in that folder. Checked that se-SE is corrext language prefix (a lot of other files in that folder has that prefix)

2. If I try to upload a zip file as you describe in http://www.open-tools.net/documentation/downloads-for-sale-plugin-for-virtuemart.html
I get error message that this is not a valid mediafile. If I try to make a product and testbuy, there is no file behind the link.
A question here: should I upload to the safe path instead of the suggested path in VM for mediafiles. This to protect from people finding out the url to the files?

Hope you can helt me fix this!

Regards!



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Re: VM2 "Downloads for Sale" Plugin for downloadable products
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 00:40:19 am »
1) Sorry, I just checked and the correct language tag for Swedish is sv-SE (not se-SE). So of course you need to name the directory and the file sv-SE instead. You can also check this language tag yourself in your Joomla backend under "Extensions" => "Language Manager".

2) See http://open-tools.net/forum/downloads-for-sale-plugin/406-solved-media-file-not-uploading.html (Are you sure you have checked the "Upload" radiobutton when uploading the media file?)


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Re: VM2 "Downloads for Sale" Plugin for downloadable products
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014, 09:03:34 am »
Haha! What a miss. It was the radiobutton. I´m not worthy :-).

And can confirm that translation works now to after changing to sv-SE.

Done one successful test too :-)!

Only thing now is that swedish characters won´t work. What format should I put special characters like å,ä,ö?

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Re: VM2 "Downloads for Sale" Plugin for downloadable products
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2014, 11:33:17 am »
The whole translation file needs to be UTF-8, if non-ASCII characters are used.

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Re: VM2 "Downloads for Sale" Plugin for downloadable products
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2014, 21:15:41 pm »
Thanks! That did the trick. Just neads a little tweaking in the translation now.

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Re: VM2 "Downloads for Sale" Plugin for downloadable products
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2014, 18:58:30 pm »
Hi again!
New question: i would like to sell a download of a collection of mp3:s as a download to a product. And I get it working for the whole compilation in a zip file.

But how do I do if I on the same product also want to give customers an option to chose buy separate songs instead of the whole compilation. Like from a checkbox menue or chose ad to cart from a list of songs? This possible with this plugin?

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Re: VM2 "Downloads for Sale" Plugin for downloadable products
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2014, 18:58:30 pm »