Categorise your Digital Downloads
To use Categories, click on Categories. An example is shown below:
Then once you click 'Add New Category' it shows up to the right as shown below:
Then go to your product and categorise it by checking the checkbox for the category name, on the far right hand side of the product editing page
To add products, go to Add New in the LHS menu under Downloads, or on the All Downloads page, click Add New next to the title 'All Downloads'.
The Title and Description can be seen on the Download page shown below:
You can use a shortcode to place the product '$XX.XX - Purchase' blue button or whatever it's been styled to on a page. The only issue with this I guess would be if the sidebar for this page has been determined by a Widget Area or something instead of having the styling for the Digital Downloads Cart, both shown below:
The Confirmation page is shown below, and the dialog box that opens up when you click on the File Name (in the example below,it's "File Name Here"). As you can see, the download link doesn't navigate them away from the page. So you can click Save File, and then choose the second download link and click Save File.
The way the plugin secures the file from being downloaded is that it has a TTL (Time To Live) which can be changed. The default, if nothing is specified, is 24 hours. The time needs to be entered in hours if you wish to change it to 48 or 72 hours.
The obvious problem here is if the customer doesn't immediately download the file, or enters the wrong email and as a result doesn't get the link we have to fix it for them.
Forgot to click download within the time frame:
If the email address gets changed, and they then find the old email and try to use that link, they will receive the below error:
NOTE: This might be the same for if they forgot to download within the time frame issue as well.
Discount codes function pretty muchas you'd expect, but the setup is all on one page. This is just for a discount. Not free products for X amount of purchases etc. It's handled in a separate section labelled 'Discount Codes'. Below are images for the process on how to set up and how the bonus is applied and such.
Purchase Confirmation Page WITH a Discount applied shows up like this:
Product Page with a single downloadable product that has two documents instead of just one.
Purchase Confirmation Page with a product with two different documents (think, Chapters, Versions, Revisions, extras could be added to the product like this) to download.