thanks, but still makes no sense to me
Your advertising makes it appear that one needs no real programming knowledge to get this stuff set up ad running, but actually it requires more than the average person would generally understand. Are there step-by-step instructions anywhere on your site to set up a digital downloads site (a dummies guide if you like)? If not, how about it, I am sure it would be helpful to many people.
Or even better, how about a Plugin that does the following:
allows the user to place a Paypal add to cart or buy now button anywhere on their page.
when the shopper checks out takes them through the paypal process
Once complete sends them an email with secure download details (an encrypted url that will download the purchased file which has been uploaded to a specific folder on the server, ie: no MYSQL etc, just a downloads folder somewhere in the root of the site), plus an optional CC to the vendor.
REdirects them to a page of choice that again shows the encrypted download, and any other images or info the web site owner wants on the page.
Because they are downloads, very little information is needed (a name and email) so a full shopping cart system is a bit heavy duty. This way a simple button could be placed anywhere on a site (similar to your Paypal eCommerce buttons, only for digital downloads).
Is something like this likely or not? It would be amazingly helpful to heaps of people and I cannot find anything like it on the web, yet there are solutions for Wordpress and other systems that do just what I have outlined above so it must be possible.
Thanks again for your time, but you are working with a front end man here who wants to be able to press a button and have the computer do the rest of the genius work for him.