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Quick question: Do I have to pay for iPage to host my Wordpress blog? Looking forward for any answer or 2. Another question I got... Hi All,.

Does anyone know how to make a product can be downloaded straight away in the list or a download button, that once clicked-download..

Cos I am offering free downloads for Drivers and Manuals that customers do not need to checkout..

Thanks very much.

Micky..

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Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I find an anything. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could give you an answer..

Comment #1

Hi Mibble,.

Could you tell me more details how to do it please. Thank you..

Micky..

Comment #2

You'd be better off making a copy of one of the info pages, like shipping.php or something. Rename it to freedownloads.php (not download.php as that already exists)..

Make your table with the list of downloads and images using HTML and then just insert that into the part of the language files where the main text goes..

If you don't know how to copy a page to create a new one, let me know and I will go into it in more depth later when I have a littlemore time. Or maybe someone else can help you in the meantime..

That one should really be added to the wiki - new box is there but no new page...

Comment #3

Hi Juie,.

Could you please tell me how to do it. I know how to add a box, but I have already created a category called "download" and also there is a link in the header called download, the only problem I am having is how to make a download link in the product description as Mibble said on top. I would be very appreciated for your help. Thank you..

Mick..

Comment #4

OK - if you want to make the product link in the product description that is v ery easy. There are two ways you can do it..

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1) In your directory, create a folder called somthing like freedownloads. Place all your free download files in this folder..

So the link to each file will be something like www.yourdomain.com/freedownloads/filename.pdf.

When you add each product there is a field which says "Product's URL". Put the path to the file in there..

In languages/english/product_info.php change the:.

Define('TEXT_MORE_INFORMATION',.

To read:.

Define('TEXT_MORE_INFORMATION', '<a href="%s" target="_blank"><u>Download here for free!</u></a>.');.

Or whatever you want the text to be..

You could also replace the text with a download image. In that case it would be:.

Define('TEXT_MORE_INFORMATION', '<a href="%s" target="_blank"><img src="path to your image here" alt="Download here" border=0></a>.');.

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2) You can put the link in the description field in the new product page..

Create the folder as before and put your download files in it..

Wherever you want the link to be in the description, place this:.

<a href="path to your file" target="_blank"><u>Download here for free!</u></a>.

For a text link, or this.

<a href="path to your file" target="_blank"><img src="path to your image here" alt="Download here" border=0></a>.

For an image link..

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HTH - if you ned any more info, let me know...

Comment #5

Hi Julie,.

Thanks very much for your help, it works great. I think it would be even better once clicked just like "Save Target As"? Is it possible?.

Thanks very much.

Micky..

Comment #6

Well, it depends what format your files are in. If they are all zips, then simply clicking on it will prompt the open or save window, just like save target as. If they are like pdfs then the pdf will open in the customer's browser..

Best to save them all as zips...

Comment #7

[QUOTE]Well, it depends what format your files are in. If they are all zips, then simply clicking on it will prompt the open or save window, just like save target as. If they are like pdfs then the pdf will open in the customer's browser..

Best to save them all as zips..

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Hi Julie,.

Thank you very very much for your advices..

Micky..

Comment #8

Np. I like your site, but you might want to take a look at the following links..

Offiicial Distance Selling Pegulations document:.

Http://www.hmso.gov....00/20002334.htm.

Explanation/summary in plain English:.

Http://www.hightech-...om/selling.html..

Comment #9

Hi Julie,.

Thanks for your advice, but does these kind of regulations applied to all websites in the UK or World?.

Micky..

Comment #10

These regulations apply to all distance selling businesses based in the UK and Europe, including web-based stores, which I presume includes you, as you have a .co.uk address, you are based in Manchester and your prices are in pounds..

So you need to abide by these regulations or you would be breaking a number of laws...

Comment #11

Hi Julie,.

Could you please let me know what kind of laws we have broken, cos we dont really know abou this laws as the iPage website just been built. Thank you..

Micky..

Comment #12

Well, the full law is given in the first link I gave you and an excellent and clear summary by a team of lawyers is given in the second link - I can't explain it any more clearly than they have, but I would advise you to pay particular attention to the ones about contact details and returns policy..

Provided you haven't actually started selling anything yet, you haven't broken any laws, but these regulations will need to be adhered to once you start selling or you could be prosecuted. Breaking some of these regulations is a criminal offence...

Comment #13

Ok, Basically the iPage site is still on testing period, once everything has been done and I think we the on-line store will fully comply with the regulations. Thanks for your advices. Also, one more question, do you know how to remove the "in cart" button? Cheers...

Comment #14

Go into product_info.php and remove this:.

<td align="right" class="main"><?php echo tep_draw_hidden_field('products_id', $product_info['products_id'])tep_image_submit('button_in_cart.gif', IMAGE_BUTTON_IN_CART); ?></td>..

Comment #15

Hi All,.

Does anyone know how to make a product can be downloaded straight away in the list or a download button, that once clicked-download..

Cos I am offering free downloads for Drivers and Manuals that customers do not need to checkout..

Thanks very much.

Micky..

Comment #16

You would be better off doing that in a different section. on osCommerce even the free downloads they still have to login. makes it so you can keep track of who is downloading what, for demographics and further selling. else some coding involved in not taking names, address', etc..

Comment #17


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