Download Options

We have now released a new OpenCart extension which adds support for product options for download files.

The user selects a product option value and, depending on the selection, the right file will be  chosen for a later download from an user's account.

This can be especially useful when offering downloadable software through an OpenCart-based store because it allows the user to choose the right download file via product option values such as 'Version' etc.

For example, assuming a downloadable product has the following 2 required single-choice options:

  • 'Version' with the values '2.3.0.2', '2.2.0.0' and '2.1.0.2'
  • 'Theme' with the values 'Standard' and 'Journal'

This would require 6 corresponding downloadable files associated with that product where the file name masks have sub-strings matching up with the various option values:

  • 'item-2-3-0-2-for-Standard-theme.zip'
  • 'item-2-3-0-2-for-Journal-theme.zip'
  • 'item-2-2-0-0-for-Standard-theme.zip'
  • 'item-2-2-0-0-for-Journal-theme.zip'
  • 'item-2-1-0-2-for-Standard-theme.zip'
  • 'item-2-1-0-2-for-Journal-theme.zip'

Each file name mask must have matching sub-strings for all selected single-choice option values.

For more details, see the Download Options OpenCart extension.