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WordPress Download Manager

This is a Files and Documents Management plugin which will help you to manage, track and control file downloads from your WordPress site.

223 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
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2 stars
Works - needs tutorial, some basic features
By , for WP 3.9.1

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!

2 stars
We have CM Downloads and tried Download Manager
By , for WP 3.9.1

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.

1 star
Payed for support but didn't get any: 5 days of silence
By ,

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.

5 stars
escape &
By , for WP 3.9.1

Could you escape ampersand with entity & ?

5 stars
Perfect for my needs
By , for WP 3.9.1

Great plugin as this is just what I wanted and needed. Very straight forward to use. Keep up the good work!

5 stars
Great Plugin !! Salute
By , for WP 3.9.1

So far, this the best File and Download Manager plugin I ever found in WordPress.

Keep Good Work ...

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5 stars
Works great
By , for WP 3.9.1

It works great for my music site, allowing my fans to download my own songs that I've written and recorded.

5 stars
Looks great
By , for WP 3.9.1

Working well - thank you very much

5 stars
Good plugin for privat files
By , for WP 3.9.1

WordPress Download Manager works well for semi professionell users. Keep it up!

5 stars
Works Great
By , for WP 3.9.1

Downloaded, used it, loved it, upgraded to Pro.

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