Ability for Digital Downloads and Subscriptions?

Hi there,
We're wanting to sell video files stored outside of Wordpress. We have individual items (A1, A2, A3) and bundled items (A1+A2+A3). Is there an option within MarketPress to bundle individually created items? Are the downloads behind secure links that cannot be shared freely? Can we set limits on the downloads, both time and quantity? And, can logged-in premium subscribers to our website have unlimited access to store downloads without paying more - similar to how you do it at WPMUDev where "Purchase" becomes "Download"? I'm going round and round with another plugin and hoping these two products of yours are the answer. If not, can you recommend something?

Thanks! Jim (fingers-crossed)

  • Patrick

    Hiya @Jim

    Welcome to the forums!

    Is there an option within MarketPress to bundle individually created items?

    You can create variations in products with different prices, SKUs, etc. So, for example, you could have product A1 with variations like
    - A1 only - $x.xx
    - A1 + A2 - $x.xx
    - A1 + A3 - $x.xx
    - Best deal - get all 3 for only $x.xx

    However, a product can only have one download link. So that may not be the best way to do it in your use-case. There are other options though:

    Here's a write-up on a cool plugin that enables you to create custom widgetized areas on any page to display anything you want, including related products:
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/new-wordpress-sidebar-plugin-gives-you-total-layout-control/

    Or see the "How to Add Popular Products to the Single Product Listing Page" section in this article for how to include related products on single product pages:
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/the-easy-guide-to-theming-marketpress/

    Or try the Pro theme from MarketPressThemes.com (created by another WPMU DEV member) which has the=at functionality built-in:
    http://www.marketpressthemes.com/

    Or try their Related Products Widget plugin on any theme:
    http://www.marketpressthemes.com/blog/tutorial/using-mp-related-products-widget/

    A Related Products feature is also coming in the next update to MarketPress. Stay tuned. :slight_smile:

    Are the downloads behind secure links that cannot be shared freely?

    Yes they are. The customer receives an email with a link to their order confirmation page where they click an encoded link to receive their download. This is tied to their order ID.

    See this video for more on this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqbKVTeM268&list=PLV1BcivFAIduTUJfnzcGUf0B_9UMlNy0v&index=12

    Can we set limits on the downloads, both time and quantity?

    There are, as yet, no built-in options to set a time limit on the link validity, or the number of times the download link can be clicked. That would be an interesting feature request to make though. :slight_smile:

    Can logged-in premium subscribers to our website have unlimited access to store downloads without paying more?

    I believe that integration is currently being worked on, but is not yet available out-of-the-box I'm afraid.

    I hope this helps! And thanks for being a member :slight_smile:

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