This is a Files and Documents Management plugin which will help you to manage, track and control file downloads from your WordPress site.
Eventually got it to work, despite non-existent introduction/use tutorial instructions, bad user interface (that is, for me as the WordPress site administrator -- works fine for the site visitor).
Screenshots do not a tutorial make! Some basic instructions to create a file download button:
1. Use File Manager > Add new file to upload a file, which it calls a "Download Package". Ignore the main part of the window, the text editor screen. It does nothing! Don't select an icon -- it screwed up the button when I tried it.
2. Go to File Manager > Manage to find out what ID it's given your file.
3. When you're editing a page or post, click the new TinyMCE button, "Download Manager: Insert Package or Category." Use the "Insert Shortcode" tab, and click the first "Insert into Post". Make sure the id= part matches the ID from step 2. (No, it doesn't let you choose which file to make downloadable!)
And yes, I wasted a couple of hours figuring this out. Please Shoan, let your users accomplish the simple tasks simply!
We had CM working. We tried Download Manager. Our developer said it is too much work to do all the initial set-up and wasn't worth doing it.
I see mention of a $45 Download Manager Pro version. I do not see it mentioned in the product description. If the Pro version is easier to use by my end-users and easy to install by the developer I may be interested. Please let me know. Thanks.
Fine when it works but in my case it didn't (unable to upload or download any of the files) couldn't get any support to fix the problems; despite multiple support messages and a direct email over 5 days. My own client decided to ditch it. I asked for a refund (for the support I paid for at the start of the week but didn't get) and was refused; unethical behaviour. Don't touch this plugin with a bargepole.
Could you escape ampersand with entity & ?
Great plugin as this is just what I wanted and needed. Very straight forward to use. Keep up the good work!
So far, this the best File and Download Manager plugin I ever found in WordPress.
Keep Good Work ...
It works great for my music site, allowing my fans to download my own songs that I've written and recorded.
Working well - thank you very much
WordPress Download Manager works well for semi professionell users. Keep it up!
Downloaded, used it, loved it, upgraded to Pro.
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