Podcast Episode

094 – Sell Digital Products on your WordPress Site

Read about GoDaddy Security Breech in a blog post I wrote last week.

Tools / Plugins


Listener Feedback

Kristi Mallet – How to hide a page from search engines. Will not linking to the page work?
– First, do not post a link anywhere
– Use Yoast SEO (or other SEO plugins) and select no-follow from the advanced section on that particular post or page.

Sell Digital Products on Your WordPress Site

  • Create the content (audio, video, written)
  • Upload your content to your web server
  • Link / Embed / Attach your content to a WordPress page – IMPORTANT – this page should not be easily found
  • Password Protect this page
  • Create a summary sheet that give people access to your page that’s password protected
  • Upload this to the media library
  • Create a short link to this document (using Pretty Link Lite)
  • Sign up for an account with e-junkie
  • Add a new product to e-junkie
  • Name the product and select redirection and give your item a price. Nothing else should be checked. It will automatically generate an item number
  • Paste in the redirection URL (from previous step)
  • Set download link validity and item expiration (if necessary)
  • Next screen gives you the ability to cross promote your products
  • Finally, you will get “Add to Cart” and “View Cart” code
  • Paste this information into WordPress on your Products / Shop page

Thank You!

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– Christopher H.
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Do you have a preferred method to selling digital products online?
    • warnerchad Reply

      Thanks for sharing how you sell digital products, Dustin. I’ve used WooCommerce, a free plugin from WooThemes (http://www.woothemes.com/woocommerce/). The plugin allows you to create digital products, and puts the files in a secure directory. It creates a shopping cart that can be integrated with a number of payment gateways; I’ve used PayPal. You can allow buyers to immediately download a product, or receive a link via email, or both. You can also set expiration dates and limit the number of downloads. WooCommerce is very polished in the admin area and the front end, and I highly recommend it.
      WooCommerce has a doc specifically about digital products: http://wcdocs.woothemes.com/user-guide/digitaldownloadable-product-handling/

      Sep 19, 2012
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      Nov 17, 2012

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