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« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2012, 02:58 »
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This plugin looks scary, too many important missing features and by the way it makes no sense to sell without watermark so it's not free at all.

However, there's a good reason to use a proper e-commerce solution or K-Tools etc : Security !

The only real turn-key solution i see around is Photoshelter, full support for many payment gateways, managed hosting, no security issues, and the platform is running fine since many years and used by 1000s of photographers.

This plugin being new must have plenty of bugs, and Wordpress itself constantly needs to be babysitted, upgrades, bugfixed.

As for SEO you should get up to date about it, as after the recent Panda and Penguin google updates the game is completely different from before, what all these sites and platform do is just the "basic SEO" and nothing more, the rest is all up to you and at the moment it seems the only way to rank high is to be reviewed and linked by high-PR reputable web sites, so in our cases your site should be advertised or reviewed by PDN, DPreview, photo magazines, photo forums, photo blogs, etc. .. it's not gonna happen unless you've a lot of money and time to spend or a very very good product.



« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2012, 13:33 »
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i've just recently installed wp [extremely simple install!] and haven't customized my wp yet, since i'm using it to create other content  basic idea is to have non-smugmug pages that link directly to my smugmug site

i used a different wp plugin to create wp posts that display my smugmug galleries, including captions and alt tags in the images

the wp post looks like this:
http://www.buydigpix.com/wp/?p=32

i then extracted the details and transferred to my website where it looks like this:
http://cascoly.com/photo/religion-islam.asp

that page is then called in turn by
http://cascoly.com/trav/religion.asp

the idea is that  the dense content should get picked up by google crawls

« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2013, 17:26 »
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Anything new on the Sell-Media plugin? 

Love the idea but not having much success getting it to work properly.  I've added the watermark plugin but when I activate it the image the watermark is supposed to be protecting disappears from view.  They've added some sort of support for multiple sizes but again I can't figure it out.  I've built several wordpress sites in the past so it's not that I'm just clueless :)

« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2013, 21:25 »
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Sell Media does not have the watermark feature in the free version, but there are other watermark plugins created by other developers.

I've tried this as well, it's not easy, one has to take a lot of time to make it work. But I have to pass on this one.

There's a MSG member KonaHawaii, who's working on a WP theme for microstock selling. Check the topic out at the General Discussion.


« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2013, 22:48 »
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Sell Media does not have the watermark feature in the free version, but there are other watermark plugins created by other developers.

I've tried this as well, it's not easy, one has to take a lot of time to make it work. But I have to pass on this one.

There's a MSG member KonaHawaii, who's working on a WP theme for microstock selling. Check the topic out at the General Discussion.

Thank you Jeffrey, I appreciate your post.  I'm aware of the wordpress solution that is being worked on by KonaHawaii.  I'll be keeping my eye on that as well.  The difficult part for me, as I've come to find, is that I'm looking for a solution for both stills and video.  Sell-Media is supposed to be designed for both but so far I'm having trouble implementing it.

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« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2013, 00:35 »
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if it helps at all stockmn, I have played with the Sell Media plugin a bit and the first thing I noticed was it REALLY depends on what theme you have running. On one theme it had major conflict issues, that even managed to extend into the Dashboard/Admin area! On others, not so bad, just some display issues that CSS would probably fix.

My project is on hold until Kona's theme, the other software being written by elvinstar is finished, and then Sell Media will be a little older and well tested too. Then have 3 possible solutions to consider before moving forward.

« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2013, 02:23 »
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if it helps at all stockmn, I have played with the Sell Media plugin a bit and the first thing I noticed was it REALLY depends on what theme you have running. On one theme it had major conflict issues, that even managed to extend into the Dashboard/Admin area! On others, not so bad, just some display issues that CSS would probably fix.

My project is on hold until Kona's theme, the other software being written by elvinstar is finished, and then Sell Media will be a little older and well tested too. Then have 3 possible solutions to consider before moving forward.

Thanks Microstock Man that helps make a bit more sense of the Sell-Media plugin and confirms what I've experienced with it so far.  With my current WP theme everything thing I've uploaded is badly formatted and/or doesn't work (like watermarks).  I've wondered if a different theme would work better.

« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2013, 00:00 »
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i'm using it to sell vector illustrations here... www.staceywalkeroldham.com [nofollow] it took me awhile to figure it out but now everything is working properly and i'm happy with it so far! i'm hoping that in the future the buyer will have to click on something to agree to the license before downloading. for now i'm just adding a link to each item and including the license in the zip file.


 

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