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Downloadable Product Options

The configuration settings determine guest checkout, default values, and delivery options for downloadable products.

To configure downloadable options:

1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configure. Then in the panel on the left, under Catalog, select Catalog.
2. Click to expand the Downloadable Product Options section. Then do the following:
a. To determine the status an order must have to access available downloads, set Order Item Status to Enable Downloads to one of the following:
  • Pending
  • Invoiced
b. Enter the Default Maximum Number of Downloads that a customer can purchase in a single order.
c. To determine if customers must log in to their accounts to access the download link, set Shareable to one of the following:
  • Yes

    Allows the link to be sent by email, which can then be shared with others.


    Prevents guest purchases by requiring customers to log in to their accounts to access the download link.

d. Enter a Default Sample Title to be used for all downloadable files.
e. Enter a Default Link Title to be used for all download links.
f. If you want download links to open in a new window, set Open Links in New Window to “Yes.”
g. To specify how the download link is to be delivered, set Use Content Disposition to one of the following:
  • Attachment

    Delivers the download link as an email attachment.


    Delivers the download link as an inline link on a web page.

h. To require that guests who purchase downloadable products create an account to complete the checkout process, set Disable Guest Checkout if Cart Contains Downloaded Items to “Yes.”
3. When complete, click the Save Config button.