Platform is a term used in T-Download Store to specify the dependency of a file. The term is specialized for sites that offer software (like our site) which usually require to show compatibility information. For example, we offer products as either Joomla extensions or OpenERP module and we want to show our users which platform (either Joomla or OpenERP) to be required for the corresponding product. Sometimes, sites that offer ebooks in several formats can specify what software required to open the ebook. Just give you a few cases about using this feature.

In software industry, a platform usually comes with its versions (e.g. Joomla 2.5/3.0/3.5) and we will talk about Platform version in another document. This page discribes how to create a Platform in T-Download Store only.

Steps to create new Platform in T-Download Store

  1. Navigating to Platform Manager page by logging into administration then go to menu Components -> T-Download Store. When the main page (dashboard) of the component appears, you will be able to find Platform Manager menu item on the left side bar to click.
  2. After the Platform Manager page is fully opened, please click on the green New button on the top left tool bar to see the edit page:
  3. creating new platform in tdownload store

How the Platform information presents on product page

The Platform information will be displayed as the screenshot below:

platform info on product page

We believe the above will help you understand the term. If you have a question, please feel free to post your it in our support forum.