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 +====== Digital Purchases ======
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 +The preferred method to provide digital purchases to customers is via galleries renditions produced by Publisher. ​ For this approach the following conditions must be met:
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 +  - The Digital Downloads product is enabled for the given pricing scheme.
 +  - Generate Photos for Purchase is enabled via the Album Template in Designer. ​ This can be found under Add-ons > Cart Features.
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 +Digital purchases are can be made using either the Paypal or invoiced checkouts. ​ To enable digital purchases for invoiced checkouts, set //Enable invoiced checkouts for digital downloads// to '​yes'​ in the Checking Out section of the Cart Settings.
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 +Digital purchases made via the invoiced checkout are not immediately available for download, unless the item total is $0.  To enable downloads for an invoiced order, login as admin, find the order in the Orders section, and mark the order as paid.  The customer will then receive a notification email that downloads are available.
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 +Note, that if you intend to use the cart for free downloads, it is recommended to change the minimum order amount for carts to $0.
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 +===== Manual Uploads =====
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 +Digital purchases can also be uploaded manually, for renditions that are not produced by Publisher. ​ The following conditions must be met for manually uploaded digital purchases:
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 +  - The Digital Downloads product is enabled for the given pricing scheme.
 +  - Paypal be configured correctly, either with sandbox or live credentials.
 +  - Create a directory titled //​photos-for-purchase//​ on the same level as //photos// within the given gallery
 +  - Copy the blank //​index.html//​ and //​.htaccess//​ files from //​cart/​application/​skeleton//​ into //​photos-for-purchase//​. You may need to enable display of hidden files in your FTP software in order to see .htaccess listed in the skeleton directory.\\ **Note:** these files protect the photos from unauthorised downloads in sites hosted on Apache web servers. ​ This is standard for Linux hosts.  ​
 +  - Export a set of photos with names that exactly match those within //​photos//​. ​ Upload these to //​photos-for-purchase//​
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 +===== Offline Digital Purchases =====
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 +Backlight Cart lets you sell digital downloads before having the files available on the server. ​ To enable this feature set //Enable Offline Digital Purchases// to '​yes'​ in the Checking Out section of the Cart Settings. ​ Purchases can be fulfilled via the View Orders page.  Items requiring uploads are noted in the Digital Purchases column. ​ Click Manage, followed by Edit to upload files.
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