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Managed from Catalog → Downloads

Global Downloads explained in this guide can be added to any product or several products on the product's edit page Order Files Tab. AbanteCart supports multiple downloads (files) per product! Also, you can create download manually on that page too.

  • The Downloads page contains the "refine" pattern which allows you to refine shared downloads by the Name;
  • You can change the language of downloads to display using top navigation
  • You can sort downloads by Downloads Name, Status
  • Products Count in Red color of Shared Download indicates missing file.

Add Shared Download

To add file: click on 'empty+' image the Resource Library popup will appear. Here select existing or upload a new file from your local PC.

note: the maximum file size allowed is regulated by by the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini on your server and Resource Library Upload Max File Size, kB value in the System → Settings → System > Settings > System Tab

Name: The download name as it will appear in the front-end.

Download mask: Filename alias for customer download output.

Activated: Download will be activates activated on the event selected.
Before Order - Download is activate activated before the order is placed and available for download at product page on Storefront. 
Immediately - Download is activate activated after order is placed, regardless of the order status
On Order Status - Download is activate activated after order status reach status selected
Manually - Download is activate activated only after administrator manually allow it on order's edit page Front-end (Admin → Sales  Order's edit page  Files Tab)

Max downloads: the maximum number of allowed downloads for the customer. Once the user hits this limit they will no longer be able to download the file.

Expire days: Count of days from the date of purchase. Download expire date works in the same way; if you define a number of days, after that days the download will expire.

Sort Order: Sort Order set's the order of in which the Shared Download will be displayed amongst others.


To add Shared download (download file) to product locate the Files tab on product's edit page.

titleDownload Attributes

For any Shared Downloads you able to add Download Attributes (Managed in Catalog → Global Attributes). Just select values for Download Attribute you want to add and save a shared download.

Download Attributes developed for internal use but You able to alllow allow customers to see it in the storefront.