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How to use the Product Attachments extension for Magento?

Product Attachments allows you to add some options directly on the product front-end page. The users will then be able to access any URL or to download any file you've uploaded on the back-end product page.

You can upload any document to your product such as manuals, user guides. There is no limit, you can upload as many attached files as you want for each product.

The extension is very easy to use. You can follow the below steps for a quick and easy configuration.

STEP 1: Add file attachments to your products

Choose a product to edit from:
CatalogManage Products

In the Attachments tab, you'll have the possibility to add files or URLs to your product.

File attachment

With Product Attachments, you can add any file type to your product page.

For that, you can define a title for the file (this will be visible in the frontend), then tick the File box and choose the file to upload.

Finally, click on Upload Files and Save your product.

On your front-end product page, you will then see the link of the file you've just uploaded.

URL attachment

You also have the possibility to add external links as an attachment.

For this, add a title for the link, tick the URL box and paste the link you want in the field.

Then, you can simply save your product so that the link can be available in the frontend.

Several attachments

You can totally attach as many files and URLs as you want to the same product. This will be displayed as a list on your front-end product page.

To change the order of the files and URLs in the frontend, you can simply define a value in the Sort Order field from the Attachments tab of your backend product page.

STEP 2: Manage attachments

The Product Attachments extension allows you to keep an eye on all the attached documents.

Files

You should find the list of all the files and documents you've attached to your products in:
CatalogAttachmentsFiles

Note that if you delete a file, then it will be removed definitively from the product page.

Downloads

You should find the details of each file download from any product page in:
CatalogAttachmentsDownloads

You can find the title of the attached file, the SKU of the product, the user agent, the IP, as well as the place and date of the download.

STEP 3: Use a specific theme

If you've defined a custom theme for your Magento store and you want to display files in the product page, you can just add the following block in your custom layout file:

<catalog_product_view>
	<reference name="product.info.extrahint">
		<block type="wyomind_attachments/product_attachments" 
            name="product.info.attachments" 
            template="wyomind/attachments/product/attachments.phtml" />
	</reference>
</catalog_product_view>

Upload and attach files to your product pages!

Automatically display attached files in your Magento® frontend

  • Upload any file type such as .pdf, .zip, .xls, .doc
  • Add external links to your products

Completely manage your files

  • Get a list of all files and URLs
  • Check all the downloads logging from your Magento® admin

Enjoy a fully compatible extension

  • Use File Attachments with every product types
Freqently Asked Questions
Pre-sales informations

This extension works with Magento Community Edition and also Magento Enterprise Edition. To know if Product Attachments is compatible with your Magento version, please check the Compatibility tab. 

License and domains

A license is valid for an unlimited period of time on one single Magento installation.

If you use more than one Magento installation, you will have to buy a separate license for each one.

If you run several domains on the same Magento installation, you will need only one license for all of them.

Although your license doesn’t have a limited period of validity, your support period does. By purchasing an extension, you’ll be granted a 6-month support period for free. Passed this period, you will have to renew your Support plan (see FAQ: How to extend my support period?).

You can pre-register your live domain to your license in advance.

Thanks to this option, you'll be able to get the extension ready to use on your domain before it goes live.

To pre-register your production domain: 

  1. Go to:
    mY accountLicenses & DOwnloads
  2. Click on  next to the extension you want your domain to pre-register on.
  3. Click on the link at the bottom of the page saying:
    Do you want to pre-register your domain in order to be ready to go live?
  4. Finally, enter your domain name and click on pre-register now .
Attention, this doesn't mean your license is activated. You'll still have to activate it on your new domain when the extension is installed. 

One license is valid for an unlimited period of time on one Magento installation only.  

It is possible, however, to extend or transfer your license in 2 cases: 

  • If you'd like to add your testing environments to your license.
    In this case, it is possible to extend your license to an unlimited number of domains for free.
    For example mywebsite-staging.com or mywebsite-dev.com
  • If you want to transfer your license to another live domain.
    In that case, the support period for your license must still be active.


To be able to use Product Attachments on both your production and testing environments, follow the instructions below:

  1. Download Product Attachments.
    (see FAQ: Extensions download)
    .
  2. Install Product Attachments on your production environment.
    (see FAQ: Extensions installation)
  3. Activate the license.
    (see FAQ: Extensions activation).
  4. From your Magento admin panel, enter your current Activation Key in:
    syStem CONFIGuration WYOMING YOUR EXTENSION 
  5. Save your configuration.


Now that you can use Product Attachments on your production environment, repeat the same steps as above on your testing environments.

The only difference this time: a notification will appear in your Magento admin

You will be given a choice between:

  1. buy a new license now
  2. add this domain to my license


Click on Add this domain to my license.

A transfer request will then be sent to our team within an hour.

Once the request is taken care of, you will receive a confirmation email.

If your transfer request is accepted, you can use Product Attachments on both environments at the same time.

The order in which you activate your license on your domains does not matter.
You can start with your staging/dev/local environment or with your live domain, the process will be the same.
Extension versioning and download

In order to download Product Attachments, log into your Wyomind account:

    1. Go to:
      my accountLicenses & downloads 
    2. Click on the  icon next to Product Attachments.

      A new window opens.

    3. Choose the version of Product Attachments.
      You will be able to choose the most recent version of Product Attachments (for both Magento 1 and Magento 2).
    4. Click on  .

Your download can start.

When purchasing an extension from wyomind.com, you benefit from a lifetime upgrade. You can at any time download the latest version of the extension directly from your account. 

To upgrade Product Attachments, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to:
    my accountLicenses & Downloads
  2. Click on  next to Product Attachments.
  3. Choose the latest version of Product Attachments (for Magento 1 and Magento 2).
  4. Click on download .
  5. Install the new version of Product Attachments to update your Magento admin. 

Extensions Installation/Uninstallation

To uninstall Product Attachments, go on its zip folder and open it.

You will find a shell file (such as: yourextension-uninstall.sh) that you must execute on both your server and Magento root directory.

Once the uninstallation is over, refresh your cache and enable the compiler back again (if you use it).

Before installing Product Attachments, you’ll have to:

  • Backup your Magento installation in:
    system  tools   backups
  • Disable the compiler in your Magento admin panel if it’s not already disabled:
    system  tools   COMPILATIONS
  • Refresh your cache in:
    systemselect cache typeactionsrefreshsubmit


Now you can install Product Attachments:

  1. Download Product Attachments (zip file) from:
    my account my downloads
    Refer to FAQ here: Extensions download
  2. Once Product Attachments is downloaded, open the folder and unzip it.
  3. Copy the content of the unzip folder and paste all files and directories in your Magento root directory (the folder content can vary according to the extension but it generally includes app, lib and skin folders).

  4. Once your installation is complete, don't forget to enable the compiler back (if it was already enabled before the installation) and run compilation process.
  5. Refresh your cache, logout from your admin panel and log back in right after.

Next step is to activate your license, to do so, click here: Extension activation

Extensions activation

Once Product Attachments is installed, you have to activate the license: 

  1. Go to your Magento admin panel. A message pops up at the top of the page.

    If the message doesn't appear then you must check that:

    Wyomind's License Manager has not been removed from your installation.
    Wyomind's License Manager is enabled in: app/etc/modules/Wyomind_Licensemanager.xml
    The HTML output for Wyomind_Licensemanager and/or Adminhtml_Notification are not disabled in your system under: system   configuration  advanced advanced

  2. Copy your activation key.

    You can find your activation key in 2 different places:
    - In the confirmation email that you received after purchasing Product Attachments
    - In your Wyomind account:MY ACcount My downloads, select Product Attachments and click on  . A new page opens where you'll find your activation key (see below).
  3. In your Magento admin go to:
    SysteMConfigurationWyomindYour extension

    Paste the activation key in the Activation Key field and choose between the automatic (yes) or the manual (no) activation method:
    - By choosing Yes, the connection to Wyomind license server will be automatic. 
    - By choosing No, you will have to log on to Wyomind license server yourself.


  4. Save the configuration.
  5. Clear your caches. 
  6. A message appears at the top of your admin panel: Activate it now!  Click on that link.

  7. Copy and paste the license code in the License code field from your admin or simply click on Activate now! 
  8. Finally, refresh your cache, log out and log back in straight after, to complete the installation.

To activate the license of an extension that includes other modules, you’ll have to repeat the steps described above for each extension, using the corresponding activation keys (each module has its own activation key).

Troubleshooting

If you're getting a white page using the extension, you should enable the error reporting in order to display the error. You can do that from index.php.

Most of the time log-out/log-in may solve this issue.
Magento® Compatibility

Magento® Community Edition

  • 1.9.4+
  • 1.9.3+
  • 1.9.2+
  • 1.9.1+
  • 1.9.0+
  • 1.8.1+
  • 1.8.0+
  • 1.7.0+
  • 1.6.2+
  • 1.6.1+
  • 1.6.0+

Magento® Enterprise Edition

  • 1.14.4+
  • 1.14.3+
  • 1.14.2+
  • 1.14.1+
  • 1.14.0+
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Changelog

Improvements

  • File Attachments is now compatible with Magento 1.9.3
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