The Store On hannahroseplatt.com Is Live
It’s been a long while coming but the Store on hannahroseplatt.com is now live and taking orders! This is the first site I’ve created that has e-commerce built in and I was a little nervous about it coming together but everything is fine.
There are several Products available
- A physical CD album
- A download version of the album
- The tracks as individual downloads
All transactions are via Paypal so there is no direct interaction between the site and people’s sensitive bank details. This is better for everyone and adds an extra layer of security.
Elements That Have Gone Into The Site
A number of plugins have helped to create this site giving it the Event Calendar functionality and the Store features. The Store is constructed using WooCommerce; this plugin is robust and very well supported. Straight out of the box at the free level it does the vast majority of things that an online trader would need by default.
No additional plugins or functionality has been added to WooCommerce. I have however taken the liberty of using a CDN (Content Delivery Network) for the album downloads, partly for the added convenience and also for the extra layer of security.
I am very proud of this site as it’s a complex beast. E-Commerce is a tricky thing to set up and apart from the logistical aspects of setting the Store up correctly, locating the Digital files off-site, configuring the Paypal settings etc I also undertook several other tasks to help prepare the actual songs for download. These services are available to other Musicians and Artists too; for more information see Musician Services