Any suggestions on the best way to create a digital music shopping website?Author: German L.
I am looking for suggestions from anyone that may have used WSX5 to make a website that is selling digital music downloads. I make my own instrumentals, and for awhile now, I have been trying to get WSX5 to work best for me.
I love the program and how easy it seems to be to use overall, and I like the potential for the final product of websites that it can create, as some of the templates themselves look stunning.
However, when it comes to creating a website that showcases music for individuals to share and sell, it falls short in my opinion due to the way the shop structure is limited. While it is great that you can set up a digital download that a person will be able to download after they buy it, there is absolutely no way I can figure where I can set up a shop that showcases different tracks a person can buy.
This is even apparent with templates such as 3Sounds, where it is an Indie Music website template, yet, when you scroll down further on the main page, where it shows "Track 1" and "Track 2" and "Track 3" with shopping carts, even the template doesn't showcase how you could make each product showcase its own sound to play.
About the only way I can see to do this so far, which is very difficult and tedious for adding lots of tracks, is doing some HTML coding into the Description box. And while there is the Audio Player object you can add to a page, it doesn't seem to line up well with the shopping catalog items, especially when condensing the view to a mobile view vs desktop view.
It seems that while there are various templates for music, they are not very user friendly when it comes to actually creating a music shop website.
So I figured to ask any of you out there who use WSX5 and have perhaps made a music shop website, as to what kinds of workarounds you may have used?
I'm hoping that in the near future, that the developers of WSX5 will consider my suggestions to either changing the Product Catalog objects to function more like the "Template Content" section that allows us to design how product catalog objects appear, or to update the Product Catalog objects and add the ability to select an MP3 or WAV file (or even MP4 for those who may be selling videos or video templates) that will show up on each individual product catalog, vs how it is set up now.
Until then, I wondered if any of you out there have had similar issues with shop catalogs and mp3's, and if you've figured out some workarounds that work.
Thanks in advance.