The Admin tab contains various settings related to administrative use. Specifically, you can configure settings for digital downloads, purchases, and e-mail.
If your e-Commerce store sells any digital downloads, then you have two critical options to configure here: maximum number of download attempts and whether or not to restrict downloads by IP address. The plugin completely automates the delivery of digital goods, but we have to provide some security restrictions. While we trust our customers, we want to eliminate any possibility that a customer could casually forward a download link to everyone in his address book, right?
When customers purchase any digital product on your site, they will receive an encrypted download link by e-mail immediately following payment. By default, customers only get one attempt to download each file that they purchase. In most cases, this is perfectly sufficient and prevents casual piracy. If you wish to relax that restriction, simply increase the number next to Max downloads per file.
As an additional security measure, you can choose to Lock downloads to IP address. This is another security precaution designed to thwart casual piracy. When enabled, the plugin takes note of the IP address for the computer that was used to make the purchase. Once the customer clicks the download link that she receives, the IP address for the computer requesting the download is checked against the originating IP address for the purchase. If the plugin finds a match, it allows the download to proceed. If not, the download is blocked.
Max downloads per file
Sets the number of times the user is allowed to download a digital product.
Lock downloads to IP address
If this is set to “yes”, the download URL provided to a customer will only work from the IP address used to make the purchase. Note that you can also limit the number of times a download URL will work, so we recommend you use this feature carefully.
Check MIME types on file uploads
Disabling this exposes your site to greater possibility of malicious files being uploaded, we recommend installing the Fileinfo extension for PHP rather than disabling this.
Purchase Log E-mail
Enter the e-mail address where you would like sales notifications to be sent. You can enter multiple addresses, separated by commas. Note that e-mails will be sent as soon as the customer leaves your site to go to the payment gateway (e.g. PayPal, Google Checkout), so be sure to check your gateway account to verify that the order was completed.
Purchase Receipt – Reply Address
Enter the e-mail address that should be in the Reply-To field of messages sent from the store.
Purchase Receipt – Reply Name
Enter the name that you want to display in the email purchase receipt.
Terms and Conditions
This is where you should put any text you want your customers to read and agree to before completing their purchase. It will pop up just before they leave your site to fill out credit card information at PayPal.
Note: This text will not pop up if you use Google Checkout, since Google Checkout has its own Sale management system independent to WP e-Commerce.
Tags can be used: %shop_name%, %product_list%, %total_price%, %total_shipping%, %find_us%.
This is where you can enter a custom message that will display on the purchase receipt email the customer receives upon purchase. There are a number of tags available for you to customise the message.
This is where you can choose what information shows up in the email that is sent to the store owner after each Sale.
Track and Trace
Track and Trace is only applicable to your store if you are using a shipping service that tracks packages.
Tracking Email Subject
This is the subject of the e-mail sent to the customer regarding tracking
Tracking Email Message
The Tracking Message is the message e-mailed to users when you click ‘Email buyer’ on the sales log. This option is only available for purchases with the status of ‘Job Dispatched’.