March 31st, 2013
Downloadable products (both free and paid downloads) and downloads linked with bought products for VirtueMart 2.
This is a Virtuemart 2 plugin to sell downloadable files, or provide downloads linked with a purchased product (e.g. drivers). The downloads can either be free for all (no registration, no payment), only for registered users of your site, or only after a product has been purchased and paid. For paid downloads, once the order has been confirmed, the download link will appear both on the product page and in the invoice / order confirmation (its appearance is configurable). Furthermore, a “Your Downloads” area shows all authorized downloads of the current user and allows anonymous users to download purchased products with their order password.
In contrast to other downloads plugins for VirtueMart, this plugin tries to be as simple and straightforward as possible: Once a user bought a product, access to the download is granted, without any (time or download count) limits.
What this plugin tries to do:
-) Allow free downloads (attached to VirtueMart products) for everyone
-) Allow free downloads (attached to VirtueMart products) only for registered (and logged-in) users
-) Sell downloadable files in VirtueMart, with no download restictions attached (a buyer will have unrestricted access after purchase, i.e. no time limit or by number of downloads)
-) The direct download link will be displayed on the product’s page as well as in the invoice (configurable)
-) Download of paid downloads requires the ordernumber and order password (given in the link)
-) Provide a nice “Your Downloads” area to see all authorized downloads on one page
What this plugin does NOT do:
-) Give access to downloads only for a limited period of time, or for a limited number of downloads
-) Keep track of who downloads a file
-) Give streaming access to movie or audio files
If you want or need any of these features, please use one of the other available download plugins for VirtueMart: Shipment for Virtual Products, Spiral Paid Download Plugin for VirtueMart, OpenGlobal VirtueMart Downloadable Products, DigiToll Downloads.