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03-19-2008, 10:50 AM
When adding a download to my website how do I protect it so that it can only be downloaded once and only when a customer has paid?

Also how can a add a link to a pdf file so that my visitors can access more information to my product?

Thank You
Gary Pengelly

03-19-2008, 12:26 PM
Sorry, misread your post.

To secure a download so that it is only allowed after payment, you need to use a cart script.
Many carts (free ones also) allow for instant downloads after payment.

Some of them can be configured to allow a certain number of downloads, or a certain period during which the same user is allowed to download. The number or the period, is, in that case, set by the administrator of the site.

A paid for solution that is well customizable to suit BV sites, can be seen in this page (http://www.dbtechnosystems.com/idc.php).

03-19-2008, 01:49 PM
Thank you,

also I want to add a sales letter for my product on my site, do I have to create an extra page for this or can I have a link on my home page to a pdf file that my customer can read? if so how can I achieve this?

Gary Pengelly

03-19-2008, 05:04 PM
You can do it in whichever way you like Either through a webpage, or with a downloadable PDF.

In this second case: Upload the file to your site, using either FTP or File Manager, or BV's file publisher.

Create a link to the file providing as URL: http://www.yourdomain.com/filename.pdf

03-25-2008, 11:28 AM
i have been haveint the same problem beign that i am creating a site for the sales of e-books and i need to make a secure payment system for any buyer to download once he have paid how do i go about doing that.

03-25-2008, 11:51 AM
The answes is the same: you need a (free or paid for) script. If you use a Cart that supports instant downloads, then your issue is easily solved. VH provides for free Soholaunch and OSCommerce that both can do what you want.

A paid for solution that is well customizable to suit BV sites, can be seen in this page (http://www.dbtechnosystems.com/idc.php).

03-31-2008, 01:04 PM
hi sir i want to give some freely downloadable files for my site visiters. can u plz guide me how to do that.