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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.

6 reviews
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2 stars
Decent plugin for simple use, but not made for complex use.
By ,

This plugin is a decent download plugin for simple use. However, if you want to use this plugin in a more complex way (which in my eyes, this plugin is made for), you're probably going to have a hard time.

It's not very clear which functionalities come with the Pro version. After purchasing the Pro version, I found out that the functionalities I needed were not included. I needed two seperated add-ons for that (both costed me another $22).

Also, the support and documentation is very poor. The download section of my site is the only thing left that I need working, before going live. Unfortunately I only get a response every day, when I submit a ticket. Also, their support doesn't seem to care about their customers.

I wouldn't recommend this plugin, unless you really need some specific functionalities.

2 stars
Very basic unless you go pro, and not great support
By , for WP 3.8

The plugin is kinda cool, but is incredibly limited unless you go Pro. You're kind of forced to just use it as it comes, with few (if any) options to order content or customise the way it's displayed.

The support is pretty terrible. As mentioned before, representatives are very slow in responding to requests, and sometimes when they do their replies are so bad (two-three word sentences) that you're forced to ask them to elaborate. Which takes a further few days. It's quite a frustrating process.

If they actually made an effort with their support, and didn't remove a lot of key features from their free version (just to push you to upgrade), then I could happily rate this higher.

2 stars
Very unclean coding!
By , for WP 3.7.1

Please put WP_Debug on and see what i mean.

Nice Plugin, but heavily insecure and may cause further problems. You are not ready yet?

2 stars
I prefer other plugins
By , for WP 3.5.2

I tried it as an alternative for Download Monitor but the rendering in my templates was poor, it lacks some important functions - only available in Pro version. Deceiving.

2 stars
Nothing else but a teaser and buy pro promotion
By ,

This should have one star as a review. The free version is so stripped out that is better to attach a file to a post as a link and password protect the page. There are alternatives plugins for free.

However, 2 stars for a nice interface - easy to use and understand. The icon system is really good. The free version, with the stuff its provided is enough to compiment to wp default and lightway projects. But then it must be unlocked with the "free" functions.

The free version does not even allow any front end interaction of the categories. And its cluttered with BUY BUY PRO everywhere in the backend, even on the dashboard. BAD behaviour.

WordPress resp is not a promotion marketing place or just a teaser gift. And the author should know better, and could actually take benefiths of users of a good free lite version of the pro.

Some bugs when deleting files, crashes site, Scary, special when dealing with files on server. This plugin has to go if such default functionalities unstable.

Do not buy the pro version until you make shure free version works for your setup.

But seriosly, get the big gun plugin (no name mention) here at wp for free.

/ Jonas Lundman

2 stars
Free version is really poor
By , for WP 3.5.1

The free version is really really basic...
I can not evem create a page with categorys, even the PRO version, to this you have to buy an AD-ON
pro version 45 + 22 + 06= to get what i need...

The point is that all these function are decribed here, ate the "free" plugin download...wich one or two fuctions are really free...

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