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Downloadable products can be software, music, pictures, text, pdf files, or just about any kind of file or folder. If the product consists of many files and/or folders, zip them into one compressed folder for distribution.
See also: Add Products
Downloadable product files are protected from piracy and unauthorized linking by AShop Secure Download.
Each product can have a product file and/or key code delivery. Digital product delivery is not supported with subscriptions (password protected membership directories).
To add a file download for a product.
You may upload more than one downloadable file per product, but only one at a time.
When a product file is present, a download icon will appear next to the product in the Edit Catalog page and "Direct Download!" will appear in the catalog that customers see along with the file type and size.
Uploading Product Files That Are Larger Than The http_upload Limit
The PHP configuration file limits HTTP file uploads to 2 MB on most hosting services. To check the http_upload file size limit that is set on your server, upload and run a phpinfo.php file.
To upload product files larger than the limit set by your servers PHP configuration:
The update feature emails a notice to each customer who has purchased a specific product. If a file is uploaded, the update notice includes a link and password to download the file. If a file is not uploaded, only the message text or html is sent.
For each product there is a button labeled "Update" on the edit product page.
Click that button to see a form where you can select an update file, choose the time period the customer should have bought the product to receive the update, choose how many days the download will be available, and add the subject and message text for the email notice to customers.
When sending an update file, you must browse to and select the file from your computer. This file will be sent to the customers who purchased the product you are sending an update for.
The update notification can be sent in both Plain text or Html formats.
When the form is submitted, the file is uploaded to the updates directory and the message with a password and download link is sent to all customers who should receive the update.
When customers download the file, a notice is emailed to the shop administrator with the customers name and IP address.