Frontend Submissions - Settings

Frontend Submissions has a comprehensive Settings area under Downloads → Settings → FES in the WordPress admin area.

Main Settings

This area allows you to:

  1. Rename some FES constants. By default people who sell things are called Vendors, and they things they sell are called Products.  You may chose those to anything else; Photographers and Images for example, or Musicians and Albums.
  2. Enable or disable the default FES CSS
  3. Set a Vendor Announcement

The Vendor Announcement appears on the Seller Dashboard

Forms/Pages

This section has settings first for the Pages that FES utilizes for your Vendors.  Each Vendor gets a Dashboard Page, which is where the Vendor can do things like manage product, see stats, etc.

Additionally, each Vendor has a storefront page, which lists product for sale.

Page Settings

This area allows you to decide which WordPress Pages are used for these two pages.

Note: These Pages MUST have special shortcodes in them, specifically:

Vendor Dashboard Page: [fes_vendor_dashboard]

Vendor Page: [downloads]

Forms Settings

FES comes with several form for allowing vendors to submit information to the store. Some of these forms are editable, and some are not.

This section of the settings area allows for two settings.

Enable Multiple Purchase Mode for all vendor products
If on, allows customers to purchase multiple variations of a vendor product at a time
Show custom fields on the download?
You can select which fields to show on the download page using the radio buttons on the top of each field on the submission form builder.

Form Reset Switches

Occasionally FES will lose track of which forms should be used for which purpose. For this reason we provide a set of drop down menus where you may reset the proper form to the proper label. This should rarely, if ever, need to be done.  If it does, simply match the labels with the values and save the settings.

Permissions

This page allows you to control the behavior of Vendor registration, Product submission, etc.

Registration
When turned off, guests may not sign up to become Vendors.  However, existing site users may become Vendors.

Applications
Allow existing WordPress users to apply to become a vendor.  If this is off and Registration is off, Vendors can only be created by Admin users.

Allow WP Backend Access to Vendors?
Does not remove the admin bar. Simply prevents vendors from accessing the admin area of WordPress.

Show the Admin Bar?
This only removes the bar for users with the frontend_vendor capability but not the fes_is_admin capability.

Automatically Approve Vendors?
If off, vendors will not be able to submit products until you manually approve them.

Automatically Approve Submissions?
If off, vendor products will be saved as a pending download until you manually approve them.

Automatically Approve Vendor Edits?
If off, vendor products will be changed to pending status (removed from store) until manually approved.

Allow Vendors to Create Products?
If on, vendors will be able to create products, otherwise only site Admins may create products.

Allow Vendors to Edit Products?
If on, vendors will be able to edit their products, otherwise only site Admins may edit.

Allow Vendors to Delete Products?
If on, vendors will be able to delete their products, otherwise only site Admins may delete.

Allow Vendors to View Orders?
If on, vendors will be able to view orders.

Emails

FES can send a variety of emails. Each of these emails may be switched on or off under Downloads → Settings → FES → Emails. Along with each switch is a textarea in which you can create an email template, similar to the example below.

This is a listing of the emails that can be used:Emails.Along with each switch is a textarea in which you can create an email template, similar to the example below.

Admin Email Settings

New Vendor Application:
If the "auto approve vendors" setting is off, this email is sent when a person applies to become a vendor. If the "auto approve vendors" setting is on, this email is sent when a new vendor joins the site.
Example email:
{fullname} has applied to become a vendor.
	
New Product
This email is sent when a vendor submits a new product to be reviewed (and the auto approve submissions setting is off)
Example email:
Vendor {fullname} has submitted the following submission for review: 
        Name of Submission: {post-title} 
        Content of Submission: {post-content} 
        Submission Category: {post-categories} n 
        Submission Tags: {post-tags} 
        Date of Submission: {post-date}<br>
	

Vendor Email Settings

Application Received
This email is sent when a person applies to become a vendor and the "auto approve vendors" setting is off.
Example email:
Dear {firstname}, 
        Your application to become a vendor has been received.

        We will process it as soon as possible.<br>
	
Application Approved
This email is sent when a person's application to become a vendor is approved and the "auto approve vendors" setting is off.
Example email:
Dear {firstname}, 
        Your application to become a vendor has been approved.<br>
	
Application Declined
This email is sent when a person's application to become a vendor is declined and the "auto approve vendors" setting is off
Example email:
Dear {firstname}, 

Your application to become a vendor has been declined!
	
Vendor Revoked
This email is sent when vendor is revoked
Example email:
Dear {firstname}, 
        Your vendor account has been revoked.<br>
	
Vendor Suspended
This email is sent when vendor is suspended
Example email:
Dear {firstname}, 
        Your vendor account has been suspended.<br>
	
Vendor Unsuspended
This email is sent when vendor is unsuspended
Example email:
Dear {firstname}, 
        Your vendor account has been reinstated.<br>
	
New Submission
This email is sent when vendor submits a new product and the "auto approve submissions" setting is off
Email example: 
Dear {firstname}, 
        Your submission, {post-title}, has been received.

        It will be reviewed as soon as possible.<br>
	
Submission Approved
This email is sent when a new submitted product is approved and the "auto approve submissions" setting is off
Example email:
Dear {firstname}, 
        Your submission, {post-title}, has been approved!<br>
	
Submission Declined
This email is sent when a new submitted product is declined and the "auto approve submissions" setting is off
Example email:
Dear {firstname}, 
        Your submission, {post-title}, has been declined.<br>
	
Submission Revoked
This email is sent when a product is revoked
Example email:
Dear {firstname}, 
        Your submission, {post-title}, has been revoked.<br>
	

Shortcodes

In the emails that the vendor and admins receive regarding applications (application received/approved/denied), the following shortcodes can be inserted:

{firstname} - The first name of the vendor
{lastname} - The last name of the vendor
{fullname} – The full name of the vendor (first + last name: John Smith)
{username} – The username of the vendor
{sitename} – The name of our site, as defined by the “Site Name” settings in the  Settings -> General page of WordPress

On the emails that the vendor and admins receive  regarding submissions, the following shortcodes can be used:

{firstname} - The first name of the vendor
{lastname} - The last name of the vendor
{fullname} – The full name of the vendor (first + last name: John Smith)
{username} – The username of the vendor
{sitename} – The name of our site, as defined by the “Site Name” settings in the  Settings -> General page of WordPress
{post-title} – The name of the submission
{post-content} – The content (description) of the submission
{post-categories} – The category the submission is in
{post-tags} – The tags the submission has
{post-date} – The date the submission was submitted
{post-status} – The current status of submission (Pending Review, Published, Trashed)

Integrations

This section is for integrating FES with other software.  By default the only options are for reCAPTCHA.