In this article you are going to learn how to create Digital Products. 


If you are not familiar with this add-on, please visit the main article Clicking Here and then come back to this one. 


This feature should be used by you, the website owner. It should not be available as a regular post type for your members because the money will go directly to you, so members won't be able to accept funds.


Examples of use:

  • eBooks, Whitepapers and Digital Downloads
  • Banner Ad Spots, Email Blasts and Press Releases 
  • Ticket Sales, Donations and Fundraising
  • Profile Optimization, Monthly Boosts and Mentions 
  • Consulting, Paid Services and more 



Let's say that we are going to sell "SEO Consulting". 


The first thing you need to do is go to Finance >> Manage Products >> Select the Admin Membership >> Click on Edit: 




 Go to the "Post Publishing" tab and activate the feature, checking the "Can Post" and save the changes:   




If you do not have an Admin Membership, please go ahead and create one. Keep in mind, that this feature is only available for admins and not for regular members. 



Then you have some options: 


Create a Thank you Page where they can download content after they pay. 

Create an Email Template where they receive the information (Download link, embedded YouTube Video, Embedded SounCloud Audio, a form, etc).


These options will depend on what you want to sell to your members. 


You can create a static page only and an email template only or both of them. 

    

In this case, we are going to create a static page called: seo/purchase


This is a simple example, but you can add all content you want. 

1. We just added a Title at the top.

2. The link which is seo/purchase

3. Some text and the Download Button that we just copied and paste the image. 





We uploaded a PDF file, as you can see, the name is "PDF_example.pdf"




Then we went to the static page we were creating and added the link:






The link should be the following: 

Your site.com/images/name of the image.pdf

Example: https://bd98.directoryup.com/images/PDF_example.pdf



When the page is done, the next step will be to create the Digital Product page. 

Please go to the Members section in the admin and login as your admin member. 

If you do not have an admin member, please go ahead and create one: 




In the left side you will see the Website - Digital Products option:




Make sure to select the Publish >> Yes. 

Also add the price they need to pay.

Select the page you just created under Redirect Buyers to thank you page?  and select the email template you want to send as well. 

There is a default email template called: Digital Product Purchase Complete, it is the default email template. You can use it or you can create a new one




The description is really important, so please take the time to write all the information about the product you are selling. 

In this case, we embedded a video inside the description. 




If you want to add a video please go to YouTube, find the video, click on Share >> Embed: 




Copy the Code: 




Click on the Code View ( </> ) and paste the code: 




You can also embed SoundCloud audios using the Share functionality and embedding the code.  


Your members will be able to find your Digital Products using the URL: yoursite.com/digital-products