WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

Asset Management/download manager plugin? (12 posts)

  1. Arlo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm looking to add to my site a searchable, sortable, means of managing files that would be available for users to download. In other words, I would have a dedicated page of items for download, divided into categories. Users would ideally be able to view each category as a grid of items, like a photo thumbnail page, or alternatively in flat list view.

    I considered simply using regular WP category views for this, but I'm not sure all this is doable without massive hacking. Is there a WP plug in or other php/sql application that would work for this? I did search these archives, but found nothing directly applicable.

    Thanks.

  2. sskhalsa
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    bump me too

  3. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    There is my Download Manager plugin, still in beta (for first release):

    http://guff.szub.net/download-manager/

    However, other than tracking downloads it currently offers little in the way of "asset" management. And something like a page of download links would have to be maintained separately.

  4. sskhalsa
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    hmm thats a good script, but it doesnt answer Arlo's request.

  5. polyhex
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    not a wordpress plugin, but an alternative could be pafiledb at
    http://demo.phparena.net/pafiledb/

  6. sskhalsa
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    yes but ive tried it, and posted before about pafiledb. It doesnt "php include" into wordpress. There is a header and footer hack, but I do not think that works with wordpress.

    any others?

  7. simonread
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm on the lookout for something like this too, would save me a massive amount of time. Hope someone can help.

  8. Arlo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Wow, I was surprised to see this thread bump back up, I forgot I had started it :) In case anyone is curious, my site, http://www.automatorworld.com , is still 100% WP category driven (with LOTS of hacking and plugins). I'm still hoping for a more robust way to manage my files, but for now its working fine.

    Kafka, your plugin looks interesting, I'll give it a look. If it can be used to harvest download data, it might be useful for me (currently I'm using some php trickery to auto-link to downloads).

  9. sskhalsa
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    very nice site....but do u have a plugin or script that u used for your downloads, or was it done mannually

  10. Arlo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    My downloads are semi-automatic, but not with a plugin. The url is in my loop and looks like this:

    <a href="/downloads/< ?php echo $post->post_name?>.zip">

    What this does is grab the post slug and insert it as the filename. I save my files in the "/downloads/" dir, named "post-title.zip". If the post is titled "Post Title" the slug will automatically become "post-title", and the download link is ready to go:

    <a href="/downloads/post-title.zip">

  11. sskhalsa
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    YO

    if anyone cares i found a way to integrate pafiledb !

    USE IFRAMES, and make the frameborder = 0

    it works perfectly with no need for header or footer hacks

    :)

  12. Arlo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    iFrames are evil, but that is a good solution :)

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic

Tags

No tags yet.