In addition to Shipping Suite, today, we’d like to draw your attention to the File Downloads & Product Attachments extension by MageWorx. The tool is designed to improve the default user experience of Magento by introducing the ability to place downloadable files on static blocks and product/category/CMS pages. The Magento 2 file upload extension is available for both Magento 2 and 1, so the version of your ecommerce platform does not matter. Furthermore, MageWorx offers a smooth transfer of all features to Magento 2 version along with 50% Magento 2 upgrade discount!
- advanced file upload options
- file download permissions
- user-friendly video pop-ups
- convenient file management
- different page positions for file downloads
- tracking and reports
As for MageWorx File Downloads & Product Attachments for Magento 2 and 1, it supports all popular file formats and offers advanced file upload options. For instance, you can upload several files simultaneously (in case of Magento 1). Besides, the Magento file download manager offers file download permissions (you can choose what customer groups can download Magento product attachments). Another important feature is user-friendly video pop-ups, but it is currently available only with Magento 1.
And from the perspective of backend administrators, the MageWorx File Downloads & Product Attachments Magento extension has very convenient file management and provides the ability to choose different page positions for file downloads (the second feature is implemented in Magento 1 module, so it should appear in case of Magento 2 soon). Tracking and reports are also available within the module backend, so you will always know how your customers behave regarding your files. Note that the Magento 1 tool shows more detailed data related to downloads, but MageWorx is going to update the Magento 2 module with the same functionality. Currently, the backend of the Magento product attachments and file upload by MageWorx looks as follows:
In the backend, the Magento file upload extension is available under Stores -> MageWorx Downloads.
On the MageWorx Downloads screen, you can find a grid with sections. The grid is divided into 6 columns:
- Checkbox (choose sections to apply actions in bulk);
- ID (ID of each section);
- Title (title of each section);
- Description (short description of each section);
- Enable (status of each section – enabled/disabled);
- Action (you can edit or delete each section from this column).
It is possible to search sections by keywords and apply mass actions to them (delete, disable, enable, and edit).
Besides, you can apply filters: ID (from/to); Title; Description; and Enable.
As for the grid itself, it is highly customizable. You can rearrange the order of columns by dragging and dropping them; hide columns (use the Columns dropdown menu); and choose a maximum number of sections per page.
While creating a new section (or editing it), you have to deal with only 3 options: Name, Description (is not mandatory), and Is Active.
As for the MageWorx Downloads screen, it offers the same opportunities as MageWorks Downloads, but you have to deal with more columns and filters. The appropriate grid consists of:
- Name (name of each attachment);
- URL (URL of aech attachment);
- File Name (path to each attachment);
- Type (attachment file type);
- Size (size of each file);
- Downloads (number of downloads);
- Downloads Limit (if you’ve set it);
- Date Modified;
As for filters, it is possible to apply up to 13 simultaneously.
Now, let’s describe the Magento 2 attach PDF to product functionality. While creating a new attachment, you have to deal with two separate tabs of settings: Attachment Settings and Products.
Another important option is Assign By. You can assign the attachment to products in a product grids or by IDs/SKUs.
Depending on the method you choose, the Products tab changes. For Product Grid, you have to deal with a grid where you tick products:
For Product IDs, you should enter each new product ID from a new line or separate them with commas.
For Product SKUs, there is the same field, but you should specify SKUs here.
File / URL Switcher lets you switch between these two parameters. Next, you should choose and upload your attachment (note that its maximum size is 10MB), choose customer groups and store views, as well as activate the new attachment.
Under Store -> Settings -> Configuration -> Mageworx -> File Downloads & Product Attachments, you can find main settings of the extension.
On a product page, the MageWorx Magento add PDF to product extension implements the following new features:
The page receives a new tab called Downloads. All files available for the product are listed there. In the example above, you can see that such parameters as file size and type are displayed for all available attachments, but while the first file is available to all customers, the second on can be downloaded only if a visitor is registered and logged in. Thus, the extension motivates visitors to register on your website or stay logged in.
Mageworx File Downloads & Product Attachments is a very useful tool if you are going to provide your customers with additional information about your goods and services. Unfortunately, such functionality is provided neither in Magento 2, nor in Magento 1; but, as always, the problem can be solved with the aid of third parties.
As for price, Mageworx charges $99 for both modules, but currently the Magento 1 extension can be purchased with a discount, and the new price tag shows $79. It is also necessary to mention that the company offers 50% OFF on the upgrade from Magento 1. As for updates and bug fixes, they are available for free forever.