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    Digital Download Plug in

    I need help. I offer products that can be shipped to customers but we are in the digital age now. I nee to be able to offer digital downloads for some products I already have and for some more products I would like to add. Does any one know how to build a plug in. I need one for my cart software.

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    What kind of cart ? What kind of file are you downloading ? Are you charging ? Free ? Require user account creation before allowing download ? Is there a liscensing key involved in using / opening the download ? As much detail as possible might get you more answers

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    I am using ecommercetemplates.com shopping cart. I want to be able to charge a fee for some of the downloads and some will be available for free. I want it to be as easy as possible so an account is not required. We have an option to register on the site at check out. We will have blueprints, videos and possibly users manuals available for download. Their is no licensing needed. We use paypal check out.

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    ecommercetemplates dot com offer just such a plugin - are you looking for a different one?
    Usually it's a good idea to go with whatever is available from the same place the main site is built on - they are much more likely to be compatible.
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    was going to say the same thing... Looks like most of their systems are designed for hard products that require shipping, etc... But if you dig into the details ... Yeah they have options for evrything you speak of...

    now... Depending on what your main site is using... Looks like they have many options for integration

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    I was kind of hoping to build my own plug in rather than go with theirs. I am trying to learn how to do all the coding myself. I want to eventually get to having my own cart I built. That is beyond my range right now. learning but taking time. Can you give advice on how I can build it by myself?

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    I find that one of the best ways to learn, is to take apart whatever code i'm trying to figure out, and see how it fits together, what each part does, etc.
    In your case, I'd get the plugin that goes with your cart, and examine that code, as well as the code for your actual cart. Pick it apart, try changing some tings, see what works and what doesn't and why.
    There are also lots of good tutorials online - my advice there is to find a site that has most of what you want and stick to it as much as possible until you know more - trying to learn from too many sources can be more confusing than helpful.
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    Thank you for the great advice. I am going to try that.


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