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Store Edit

The Store Edit Page

How to Access

Click on 'Store' in the 'Components->MyMuse' menu in the back-end of your Joomla! installation.

List Page

The store [List] page lists the stores in your installation. MyMuse currently only supports one store.


The Store [edit] page holds information for your store.

 MyMuse New Store   Store   Administration

  • Title (required): the name of your store.
  • Alias (optional): Joomla! will create an alias that can be used in SEF URL's
  • Status: published or not.
  • This is the default description of your store. You can point to it from a menu item by choosing
    MyMuse->Store->Store Layout


EDIT CSS: Edit  CSS that applies to MyMuse

MyMuse New Store   CSS   Administration


CONTACT: will be used with all emails.

MyMuse New Store   Contact   Administration
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Title (optional)
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Fax
  • Address 1
  • Address 2
  • City
  • State/Province/Region
  • Country: choose your country and if we know the states/provinces we will show them
  • Zip/Postal Code
  • Currency: will be sent to your payment processor as your currency
  • Small Logo: will be used on html emails

MyMuse New Store   Download   Administration
  • Downloads Enable: Turn downloads on or off.

  • Formats to Sell: If you want to sell multiple formats, you must supply them for each product. For example "MP3 and WAV.

  • Download Max: Maximum number of times the customer can make the download.

  • Download Expire: How long until the download expires in seconds (43200 is 3 days).

  • Download Enable Status: The order status that is required before downloads are
    enabled 'C; is confirmed.

  • Download Directory: The FULL PATH to the download files. Depending on your hosting, you may be
    able to put this out of the web directory. /path/to/your/site/images/A_MyMuseDownloads.

    If you are using S3 integration, the Amazon S3 bucket where your download files will be / are stored. The bucket must exist (MyMuse can't create it for you). The user identifed by the Access and Secret Key provided above must have at least read access to the bucket for downloads to work. IMPORTANT! Bucket names are case sensitive. Abc, abc and ABC are three different buckets as far as Amazon S3 is concerned!

  • Download Directory Type: The default is "Artist-alias/Product-alias" ex: pink-floyd/dark-side-of-the-moon. The other option is "By format (ex. mp3 or wav)". with this option you would store your mp3's in the folder  download-directory/mp3 and your wav's in download-directory/wav. For example:

  • Use Zip for All Files: When creating an "All Files" type of track (selling all the files for one album/product), make a zip file on the fly. This saves the customer downloading each file separately.

    You must have zip enabled in PHP and have the memory available per process for all the files combined. memory_limit should be greater than all the files plus the regular php process. This can be quite big if selling wav files :)

  • Preview Directory: The relative path to the preview directory.
    Default is 'images/A_MyMusePreviews'.

    If you are using S3 integration, the Amazon S3 bucket where your files will be / are stored. The bucket must exist (MyMuse can't create it for you). The user identifed by the Access and Secret Key provided above must have at least read access to the bucket for downloads to work. IMPORTANT! Bucket names are case sensitive. Abc, abc and ABC are three different buckets as far as Amazon S3 is concerned!

  • Previews all in one directory: this does away with the "Artist-alias/Product-alias" and you can place all your previews in the Preview Directory.

  • Use stringURLSafe on File name: When selecting a file for a download or a preview, MyMuse will use the stringURLSafe function on the fikename and replace the old file with this name. It removes all non-standard characters and turns spaces to dashes. Turn this off if you want total control of the file names.


  • S3 Integration: MyMuse can optionally integrate with Amazon S3 to store your download files. You will need an Amazon S3 subscription. Enter bucket names in the Download and preview directories.

  • S3 Website:  To show your previews from S3 storage, enter the endpoint. Ex:
  • Access Key: Your Amazon S3 Access Key. You can create one or find your existing one at
  • Secret Key: Your Amazon S3 Secret Key. You can create one or find your existing one at
  • Default Permissions: Default permissions to apply to files which are uploaded to Amazon S3 Download Directory Bucket.

  • Timeout for authenticated URLs: MyMuse creates what Amazon calls authenticated URLs for downloads of all items stored in S3 buckets. These URLs are designed to expire after a predefined amount of time. This option controls when these download URLs will expire. Keep this limit short. Increase only if you are hosting large files and you want your users to be able to use download managers, such as DownThemAll, which launch several connections over the duration of the entire download process. IMPORTANT! Make sure your server clock is synchronised with a time server in order for this feature to work as expected and allow downloads of files stored on Amazon S3.


  • Encode Filenames: DEPRECATED. Rename file to an md5 hash (32 bit string of characters and numbers). This option will no longer be available. We found it confused admins and made tracking your files difficult.Saving the store will convert your filenames to their original names.

MyMuse New Store   Physical   Administration

  • Use Shipping: turn shipping plugins on or off.
  • Add Shipping Automatically: If there is only one shipping option, add it automatically and take customer to Confirm Page.
  • Use Stock: Add stock numbers to physical items. They will be deducted by each sale quantity.
  • Check Stock: Stop the order if the stock would be less than zero.
  • Add Zero Stock: Add the zero stock items to the order and mark them as BACKORDERED.


MyMuse New Store   Store Options   Administration
  • Thousands Separator: For your currency.
  • Decimal Point: Some countries use commas.
  • Currency Symbol Before: Currency symbol before or after price.
  • Page if need login: When it is time to login, send them to Joomla's Registration page or Login page.
  • Type of Registration:
    • Joomla: just use Joomla's registration. Capture their name, username, email and password.
    • Full: includes Joomla registration PLUS any required or optional items from your Profile plug-in.
      The default plugin is Plug-ins->User->User - MyMuse Profile. If you activate a different plugin, enter its file name (without the .php extension).
    • Jom Social: checks if the user is logged in, if not, send them to Jom Social login page.
    • No Registration: uses a guest account to log in clients. You can still capture fields that you have set as required or optional in the
      Plug-in User->User - MyMuse No Registration Profile. These are saved in the Notes field of the order.

      Do not enable multiple profile plug-ins.
  • No Reg Password: If you use No Registration, this is the password for the 'guest user'. If you change it, you will need to delete the guest user in User->Manage so it will re-create it with the new password. Or update it there as well.
  • Checkout: Regular or Skip Confirm Page. Most payment processors recommend, or insist on, a Confirm Page with all the details of the order.
  • Profile Name: name of your profile plugin (just use 'mymuse' unless you know what you are doing and write your own plugin).
  • Use Coupons: Show the coupon entry field in the checkout.
  • Use Product alias in URL: SEF URL's will use only the 'Top MyMuse Menu' alias/product alias in the router. All product alises must be unique.
  • Top MyMuse Menu: This will be first in URLs before your product/category alias or cart function.
  • Show Cart Previews: Show Previews for tracks in cart.
  • Show Cart Player: Show the Player in the Cart.
  • Disable CSS: Do not load the MyMuse CSS file. You have copied it into your main template.css or somewhere else.
  • Plugin email: Be notified by the Payment Plugin for every transaction.
  • CC Webmaster: Copy webmaster on every email.
  • Email of webmaster
  • Name of webmaster
  • Continue shopping link: When they are looking at the cart they can choose "Checkout" or "Continue
    Shopping". This sets the link for "Continue Shopping".
  • Date Format: Change the way dates are displayed.
  • Default Itemid: if you are having issues forcing a certain Menu id, so it follows options and shows the modules you want. Put a menu ID here.
  • Email Message: Include an email message with emails that go out to customers.
  • Show Original Price: Will show original price with Strike-through and the discounted price.
  • Show Category Name: Show Category Name or not on cart and on orders.
  • Show SKU: Show SKU or not on cart and orders.


PRICING OPTIONS: Select the way you set prices.
MyMuse New Store   Pricing Options   Administration
  • Pricing Model: Default is "Price by Track". Each individual track can have its own pricing.
    Option: "Price by Product". For each product set the price of files by each format and for All Files by format.




SALES REPORTS FOR ARTISTS: You can assign users to a group and a category, and create a menu for them to access sales reports.
MyMuse New Store   Sales Reports   Administration


  • Owner Group: You can create a new group for your artists or leave this as Public
  • Cut to the Artist: Percentage of sales that will be given to the artist.


MyMuse New Store   Testing   Administration

  • Shop Test: You do not have to pay for items. The cart session is not destroyed when making an order.
  • Debug MyMuse: Save Payment Gateway messages to /components/com_mymuse/log.txt.
  • View debug log: open a screen to view debug messages.


At the top left you will see the toolbar:


The functions are:

  • Save. Save the store and return to the list screen.

  • Save & Close. Save the store and return to the list page.

  • Close. Do not save, just return to the list screen.

  • Help. That's me :).




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