The Easy Plugin Demo Remote plugin is included when the Premium Pack extension is purchased and provides seamless integration between your Easy Digital Downloads or WooCommerce store, to your Easy Plugin Demo environment. In order to keep Easy Plugin Demo Remote up to date, you should enter the license key as instructed below once received.
Let’s say that you have your store hosted within a separate environment to the demo environment (recommended). Within your demo environment, you use Easy Plugin Demo Premium Pack to create a number of demos that your customers can access. By installing the EPD Remote plugin onto your store website, it will use the WordPress REST API to read the data from the demo’s you have available. When editing your store products, you can select to include a Demo button. When a customer clicks that button, they are taken directly to the selected demo.
You can also make use of the
[epd_button] shortcode to output demo buttons anywhere on your store website.
Configuring EPD Remote
Once you have uploaded and activated the EPD Remote plugin to your WordPress Easy Digital Downloads or WooCommerce store, complete the following steps to get up and running:
- Under the WordPress Settings menu, click the Easy Plugin Demo item
- Enter the license key for EPD Remote that you received in your purchase email
- Click Save Changes and confirm that the license is activated – it will display an expiration date
- Enter the URL of the multisite primary website where your demos are hosted into the Remote EPD Site URL field
- Enter the default text for a demo button into the Demo Button Text field. The default is Launch Demo
- Choose an option for default demo button placement if required
- Click to Save Changes
Adding a Demo Button to a Product
When editing your Easy Digital Downloads or WooCommerce product, a new Easy Plugin Demo Button metabox is visible. Within that box you can select the demo template that the product is associated with, the text to be displayed on the button, and where to auto place the button on the product page.
Using Shortcode to Output a Demo Button
If the automatic output of the demo button is not your preferred method, you can use the
[epd_button] shortcode to output a demo button anywhere on your stores website.
In order to do this, you will need to know the post ID of the demo template you created within your multisite demo environment. You will then use the shortcode as follows;
[epd_button demo_id="123" text="Go to Demo"]
The demo_id is a required option. The text option is optional and can be used to output any text for your button that you choose. If the text option is omitted, the default text is Launch Demo.