What I miss ..

Posted by: HJLebert

6th January 2018, 7:25 pm

HJLebert

@HJLebert

6 Jan 2018
7:25 pm

is a button "Subcribe & Download" not only for getting an email address before downloading. In my case a guest should fully subcribe to my webside - and after that procedure the download should be allowed.

In your configuration menu I only can hide the button if a guest is not a subcribed user.

I think this is a small modification for you - especially after implementing the tracking mode.

Best regards

Hans Jörg Lebert

  • Developer
    Richard Webster

    @rwebster

    6 Jan 2018
    8:12 pm

    Interesting idea Hans. So you want a new user account to be created by the email capture window? Am I following you?

  • HJLebert

    @HJLebert

    6 Jan 2018
    9:31 pm

    Hi Richard,

    what I want is to change the behaviour (and the text) of the Download button when the actual user is only a guest (have no user account). In this case the download button should behave exaktly like a subcribe button.

    My main goal is to get valid user data (Name, company, email address) and not only a fake email address!

    Best regards

    Hans Jörg Lebert

  • Developer
    Richard Webster

    @rwebster

    7 Jan 2018
    12:05 am

    HJLebert said on 6 Jan 2018, 9:31 pm:

    Hi Richard,

    what I want is to change the behaviour (and the text) of the Download button when the actual user is only a guest (have no user account). In this case the download button should behave exaktly like a subcribe button.

    My main goal is to get valid user data (Name, company, email address) and not only a fake email address!

    Best regards

    Hans Jörg Lebert

    That's certainly doable Hans. Just thinking about it, what would stop someone giving fake details anyway? Are you thinking if you're asking for a few fields of data the person is just more likely to fill it all in honestly?

  • HJLebert

    @HJLebert

    7 Jan 2018
    5:25 am

    Hi Richard,

    on my site every subcription is validated by us. Until this validation is complete a new user has the state "unverified". After checking his contact details we verify him and send him an email. Now the new verified user is able to download documents and software from our site.

    Best regards

    Hans Jörg Lebert

  • newoceans

    @newoceans

    7 Jan 2018
    2:18 pm

    Following...

    For me it's also important not to get fake email addresses. However, in my case (so don't get me wrong: I'm aware @HJLebert you started this topic, so this is your case), it's not necessary to subscribe to the site and get a user account; it would be enough to get a confirmation of the email address - since I think logging in at the website every visit to download a poster (that's my product for now) would be too much...

    So for me it would be fine to integrate with e-mail services like MailPoet or MailChimp, that can take care of subscription confirmations. And I thought this integration were part of future plans, am I right Richard?

  • Developer
    Richard Webster

    @rwebster

    7 Jan 2018
    2:36 pm

    Newsletter sign ups are coming in the future yea.

    I think what Hans is describing sounds like a custom development job. But thinking about it there may be a way to make it work the way Hans wants whilst giving other users the benefits. I need to have more of a think.

    What I would like to do soon is send a user a special link from the email capture which allows them to download the file, rather than from the website itself. Just as another option.

    Last modified: 7th January 2018, 2:37 pm by Richard Webster

  • newoceans

    @newoceans

    7 Jan 2018
    2:41 pm

    Newsletter signup would be great! Sending user an email with a download link would be perfect for me (that's how I've done it before with other tools and plugins, that is EDD etc); but as said, don't want to frustrate this topic since Hans started it...

  • Developer
    Richard Webster

    @rwebster

    7 Jan 2018
    2:47 pm

    newoceans said on 7 Jan 2018, 2:41 pm:

    Newsletter signup would be great! Sending user an email with a download link would be perfect for me (that's how I've done it before with other tools and plugins, that is EDD etc); but as said, don't want to frustrate this topic since Hans started it...

    Yea because I use EDD for my software selling here I've seen the email link stuff and it would work great with Free Downloads.

  • newoceans

    @newoceans

    7 Jan 2018
    2:51 pm

    I've been using it here: http://www.my2pix.com

    This side project never took off, since me and my wife got 2 lovely kids; fact is EDD works pretty nice. However, prices have gone up quite a lot since I bought all necessary extensions the first time, so started to look for an alternative 😉

  • newoceans

    @newoceans

    7 Jan 2018
    2:53 pm

    Btw: want to breathe new life into the project, so WooCommerce and Free Downloads would be nice fit!

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