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Part 4 – Install the Amazon S3 Plugin

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The next thing we're going to do is create a digital product in WooCommerce. This was the physical product that we just created and now we are going to create a simple digital product. But since we are serving our digital products via Amazon S3 we actually need to install the Amazon S3 Plugin before

Part 1 – Choosing the Right Shopping Cart Plugin

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Well, good morning everybody and welcome to this first lesson in our How to create an online store with WooCommerce series. Now, I would like to introduce you to Laura Crisci. Laura has been long suffering waiting for me to get to the point where I was ready to teach this course. I think it

Forcing Links to Download Rather Than Open

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If instead of just adding links from the documents stored on Amazon S3 to your website you wanted downloaded them, all we have to do is come over here to the S3 Management Console and select meta data. Then we’re going to add more meta data and the data that we’re going to add is

Adding Links to Files on Your Website

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While we’re waiting for the video to resolve in the Amazon S3 video folder so we can set permissions, we’re going to set and add links to these files on our website. We’re going to start off with a PDF link and go to our Properties. John’s website is hynotherapypartners.com and the way he has

Setting Permissions on Individual Bucket, Folders and Files

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The way Amazon S3 works is that by default, nobody in the world has access to anything. Everything is secure by default. So if you do not change permissions, your links are not going to resolve for anybody, including yourself, if you’re not logged in. And that’s just fine if you’re accessing it through WP

Create Your First Bucket

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You’ve seen how the Amazon S3 file system is configured so now we’re going to work on John’s new account. Let’s go over to Amazon S3 and you can see there’s absolutely nothing. You’re starting from scratch and the first thing you do is create a bucket and then create a bucket name. Bucket names

Understanding the Amazon S3 File System

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Now that you know how to setup user permissions for small businesses and solopreneurs, we’re just going to dive right in and take a look at the Amazon S3 file system. Let’s begin by looking at mine first here at BYOB website. Here is my S3 account. My S3 account has 6 buckets. It has

Configure User Permissions for a Solopreneur

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Now that you know why using Amazon S3 is useful for storing and hosting large files, we’re going to start off here by setting up permissions. And the context that we’re setting up permissions in at the moment is of a solo-preneur. We’re going to come here and click on the IAM feature. And what

How to Setup Amazon S3 for Storing and Hosting Your Large Files

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Amazon S3 is essentially your hard drive in the cloud, it's a place where you can store and serve files for your website inexpensively and securely. In this seminar we go through all the basics of using Amazon S3. We cover the details of configuring User Permissions for a solopreneur and for a typical small business. We discuss the file system and show how to set yours up and how to set Permissions. We finish by showing how to add links to files and how to have them download rather than open.

Setup and Configure the New PayPal Sandbox for Testing your Online Store – Part 4 – Setup a Buyer’s Testing Account

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So that’s the seller’s testing account in PayPal Sandbox. Now we’re going to setup the buyer’s testing account. I’m going to logout of this PayPal account because this is a seller account. I’m going to come back over here to the setting up testing accounts and I’m going to create a new account. This account

Setup and Configure the New PayPal Sandbox for Testing your Online Store – Part 3 – Setup a Seller’s Testing Account

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You now know where you’ll be working in the new PayPal Sandbox so next we’ll be completely configure our Sandbox test account. And we’re going to start by configuring the seller’s test account and what you’re going to do is go to the Sandbox site. Let’s open it up in a new tab, here we

Setup and Configure the New PayPal Sandbox for Testing your Online Store – Part 2 – Create a Developer Account with PayPal

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The very first thing we’re going to do in this seminar on Setting up and Configuring the new PayPal Sandbox is to create a developer account with PayPal. You do that by simply going to developer.paypal.com, and when you are here you’re just going to login with PayPal. By that, I mean you’re just going

Setup and Configure the New PayPal Sandbox for Testing your Online Store – Part 1 – Introduction – Why Use the PayPal Sandbox?

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Good morning everybody and welcome to this WordPress eCommerce seminar. Today we’re going to dive right into setting up and configuring the PayPal Sandbox. The whole purpose of having the PayPal Sandbox from our perspective is that setting up some transactions can be complicated. This is especially with the following types of transactions. Delivery of

Setup and Configure the New PayPal Sandbox for Testing Your Online Store

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PayPal's Sandbox system provides a way to fully test the functioning of your online store without actually processing financial transactions. Unfortunately most tutorials demonstrating its use are either old and no longer applicable or are focused on developers. This seminar demonstrates the use of the New PayPal Sandbox system for ordinary website owners.

Lesson 2 – Part 2 – Choosing the Right Shopping Cart Plugin – Compare Plugins

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As we just discussed, you need to create a store plan for your online store. This is a store plan outline that I proposed a month ago in that course on how to make a choice about shopping cart plugins. The type of store we’re building is a large store with many digital products and

Lesson 2 – Part 1 – Choosing the Right Shopping Cart Plugin – Start with a Plan

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Good morning everybody and welcome to lesson 2 of our class in How to Sell Digital Products with WP eStore which is part of our WordPress eCommerce Seminar series. In the first lesson we created a simple online store in WP eStore but today we're going to be creating the larger store that sells lots

How to Choose the Right WordPress Shopping Cart – Part 17 – Choosing a Plugin for a Sample Project

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We are now going to consider a sample store to help you understand the process of figuring out your criteria for your eCommerce site and comparing WordPress Shopping Cart plugins. Throughout the course of the summer, we're actually going to build and work on a number of stores. And we'll create a plan like this