Creating Products

Creating your first download is very simple.

  • Click "Downloads" from your WordPress Dashboard menu
  • Click "Add New"
  • Enter in a Title and Description for the download
  • Add tags for the download, if desired
  • Select categories for the download, if desired
  • Set a Featured Image, if desired

Download Item Options

Download Prices

The simplest form of pricing is a single price.  You may simply put in a price like this:

and on the front end of the site it will look like this:

Download Prices - Variable Pricing

If you wish you may set variable pricing for a given item.  This could be used for differing image sizes, audio qualities, or license period lengths.  Here's what that looks like:

Then, when setting up the different product options in the Download Files section, assign the above options to the various product options:

And on the front end:

There is a multi-option purchase mode.  This simply changes the radio buttons to check boxes, so that customers may buy more than one option.

Download Files

In this section you list what files the customer will be able to download after purchase. 

Product Type

There are two product types, Default and Bundle.

The Default Type is simply a file or collection of files uploaded right in this box.  Here's an example:

The Bundle Type allows you to combine more than one Download into a package.  For example, if you've created 8 mp3s and placed them up for sale individually, you could make one more Download and give it a type of Bundle, and then all 8 mp3s could be sold together at a unique price.  Here's a video showing how to make a bundle:

Once a bundle is purchased, each Download in the bundle is listed individually on the receipt and in the customer's account page.

Download Notes

This is simply a place for the site owner to add some instructions to the receipt for the customer.  These notes are shown only to a customer, on their receipt, never on the front of the web site.

Download Settings

In the right sidebar is a box entitled Download Settings.  In this box you can:

  • Over-ride your system-wide setting for File Download Limit 
  • Disable the automatic output of the purchase button
  • When Taxes are enabled system-wide this box offers an option to turn them off for the current item.
  • If you have PayPal Standard (or a gateway that supports Buy Now), you will see the option to change the add to cart button to a buy now button.