Go to Extensions->MyMuse->Products
Here you will see a list of products. You can Publihs/Unpublish, Feature/UnFeature, Check in, Trash and Test Products.
TEST PRODUCTS will see if there are any physical files for tracks missing, previews and downloads.
Go to Extensions->MyMuse->Products and choose 'New'.
Here you will see the Product form.
Enter all the details of the product. You have to enter a Title and choose the Artist and Main Category. IF you do not enter an SKU, it will be generated based on product-alias-product ID.
If it is a CD or other shipable product, choose 'Product Physical' in the Parameters.
If you just want to sell downloadable tracks, or you want to create physical items with different attributes, make this the 'Parent' product by setting 'Product Physical' to 'No' and adding 'Tracks' or 'Items'.
Choose images for the listing pages and for the individual product pages. These are referred to as List Image and Detail Image.
RECORDING DETAILS TAB
Optional: enter information for Release Date, Full Time, Country, Publisher, Producer and Studio.
Optional: enter information for Weight, Length, Width and Height.
PUBLISHING DETAILS TAB
Created by, modified by, start and finish publishing.
METADATA INFORMATION TAB
Enter metadata information. This will be included on meta tags when viewing the product in the front end.
Assuming you have several tracks of music to sell, go the 'Tracks' Menu and start adding tracks. You can set the price, discount and so on for each track.
To upload your tracks:
- Save the product first, this creates the sub-directories you need.
- Upload main tracks to your download directory. You can use FTP or the "Upload Tracks" menu in the Tracks List view.
The default is /full/path/images/A_MyMuseDownloads/artist-alias/product-alias/
If you have chosen to save by format, the defaults could be:
- Upload preview tracks to your preview directory. You can use FTP or the "Upload Previews" menu in the Tracks List view.
The default is images/A_MyMusePreviews/artist-alias/product-alias/
If you have chosen 'Previews in One Directory' the default will be
Once files are in place, they will be available in dropdowns in the Track Add/Edit screen.
You can create a special track called "All Tracks". This will create a product that, when purchased and paid for, expands to list all the tracks of the product. It can have its own price and discount.
You can also make a zip of all your tracks and sell that as another option with its own price.<
WHAT ABOUT SECURITY?
You don't want your tracks, that you are trying to sell, to be found by an easily copied URL.
1) We put a file called .htaccess that denies direct links to the files. This only works with Apache web server.
2) The best: set your 'Download Directory' in your store to be outside your web directory, then no URL will get to them. Whether you can do this depends on your host and set up. If 'Safe Mode' is turned on in PHP you may not be able to access directories outside your web files.
3) DEPRECATED 'Encode filenames'. MyMuse used to have an option to encode filenames. We found too many problems with managing the files this way.
Items are child products of the parent product you just created.
First you must create an 'Attribute' that will hold a unique property for each item.
One example: the product is a T-Shirt with various colours. Create a product called T-shirt and make it 'Product Physical' = 'No'.
The child items will be physical, shipable items.
Click on the "Items" menu then create an attribute called "Colour". Now create items for your variously coloured T-Shirts.
You can create multiple attributes, for example: Color and Size
Second example: we want to sell the same product in various formats such as Book, CD, cassette and DVD. We only need the one description and image but a way to choose the media.
Create a product to be the parent. Make it 'Product Physical' = 'No'.
Click on the "Items" Menu and then 'Add Attributes'. Add an attribue called 'Media'.
Go back to the product->Items and click 'New Item'. Fill in the fields and be sure to fill in the attribute (eg: media = book)
When you create Attributes you can enter optional "Base Values" and "CSS for Value".
These must be newline separated values, for Example:
CSS for Values
Returning to your Item Edit screen, click on "Create Items"
This will create items based on what you have entered. They will inherit the price, images, sizes and weights of the Parent, if any.
If they need different prices, images, sizes or weight, you will have to edit each item.
Tracks Help Screen.
Items Help Screen.
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