Download Monitor is a plugin for uploading and managing downloads, tracking downloads, and displaying links.
I am not going to beat around the bush. I have trouble recommending this plugin which sucks because there is a lot of nice work that has been done on it. However, the shortcodes do not work as documented, and support is non-existent. Due to the popularity of the plugin, the developer is in over his head.
1) Uploads go to wp-content/uploads and not to the dlm_uploads subdirectory.
2) File browser injects a physical file path to where you should use urls.
3) Can't get multiple versions to work. Only works if one version per download. To advance version you must make a completely new download. Adding a new file version results in "No paths defined". Deleting the old one does not help.
4) Very limited documentation.
The basic functionality of the plugin is pretty solid. It does what it says, and does it well. Creating your own template isn't well documented, but someone with a decent knowledge of php and a good knowledge of CSS should be able to get by.
The add-on Page plugin, however, was a disappointment. Even using stock 2012, it looks aweful, and my attempts to decipher the CSS to make it look reasonable keep making it worse.
The response I received when I asked for clarification was "you must have added something to your .CSS that's affecting it."
Sorry, a plugin installed on a fresh version of wordpress should work straight out of the box. It should not use bizarre fonts that hardly anyone has on their machine. It should NOT have floats that overlap each other. Furthermore, if the css for a plugin is so dependent on other seemingly non-related css elements then that's poorly written CSS.
due to no answers with problems posted in the forum, and problems with the lastest wordpress using this, I now use [Unnecessary link moderated] instead
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