Download link to go to page instead of downloadable item?
Support Staff2 Posted by Jeff on 03 Sep, 2011 08:27 AM
Downloadable products are for binary file transfers with only a
few specific file name extensions allowed.
There is the 'virtual' product type and it's defined use is for
things like services offered and while it sounds like a good fit,
there really isn't much to accommodate your question in terms of
providing a place to enter a link.
Could a link field be added to a Virtual product or additions
made to the Downloadable product? Yes, it could and I can add it to
the list of requests, it just wouldn't be very high up on it at the
Would very much like to see this function as well. We are
offering an online course and need to provide customers access to a
page and not a downloadable product. Thanks for your consideration
in moving this up on your list of requests.
I am also interested in this feature. We are selling online
courses and would much prefer sending them to training hosted on a
streaming media server rather than having them download the large
audio/video files. We offer lifetime updates on the training, and
this would simplify things immensely. We'd only have to update the
hosted video and everyone would have access to the new content. As
it is, each customer will have to come back and download
Support Staff8 Posted by ivica on 09 Jul, 2012 06:28 AM
I counted your votes guys, thx for inputs... now it's up to developers.
This option will be in Jigoshop, but please don't ask us when as deadlines
are still not set up due to other higher priorities. Thx for understanding!
Support Staff10 Posted by ivica on 09 Jul, 2012 06:38 AM
If you would be faster then Jigoshop developers (and I believe you will in
current situation :-)) and if interested, maybe your code can be afterwards
be incorporated in Jigoshop or be in the form of extension? In either case,
you could then talk to Jigoshop Management for further possible steps on
this topic... thx!
The lack of this feature will probably lead me to leave Jigoshop
in the future. I'm just starting out, but once I have more cashflow
I'll need to switch to one of the third party services that offer
this type of feature. Since the majority of my products will be
video workshops, it's not just a want - it's a must have!
Got the hack going on my site, it didn't take my guy too long.
Basically, he made it so I can enter a URL instead of a file url
without getting an error. Even have the download limit maintained.
Will try to contact jigoshop management shortly, if anyone wants it
solved short term, email me at [email blocked].
I need this as well to sell training, and even want to find a
way disable quantity when someone purchases a training session eg.
1 August, 1 September, 1 October. These are once off courses, so
most users would simply pick one session and purchase that one.
Hoping to see this training/courses focused options become a part
of Jigoshop sooner rather than later. Because of this, I'm thinking
about checking out Wordpress E-commerce plugin to see what it
offers too. There has to be a way to do this relatively easy
Has this issue been resolved with 1.3?
I have setup 1.3.1 running on WP 3.4.1 and nothing else and I can
see downloadable & virtual as product types but these both
offer the same functionality
A "File" tab appears for both & with both I can upload/link to
a file but not with a url
Is this possible yet?
One of the support guys gave me the answer. For some crazy
reason, if you use the Google URL shortener on the url and put the
shortened URL in the file box, this will work. I have no idea why
it works, but it did!
When I put the Google shortened URL into the field where the downloadable
file normally goes, then save the product, it works for me. The link that
is sent in the confirmation email takes me directly to the page where my
video is embedded. I'm using Vimeo for the video.
Here is the actual response they posted for me:
Set it as downloadable and make the download path start with http:// ,
they'll be redirected there on purchase. (this didn't work for me)
If that doesn't work, try shorting your URL first with http://goo.gl and
having that the download path. (this did work)