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WP-Filebase Download Manager

Adds a powerful download manager including file categories, downloads counter, widgets, sorted file lists and more to your WordPress blog.

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4 stars
Wrong Plugin!
By , for WP 4.0

Oops.

4 stars
Great
By , for WP 3.9.1

Had to abandon WordPress Download Manager in favor of this plugin. I have come to the conclusion that this is the best plugin to use when dealing with very large file systems.

Filebase has the best back-end file management around, allowing you to manually copy/paste an existing file/folder system into the filebase directory on the server. Hit the file sync button, and you're in business. Similarly, large-scale reorganization can be done without opening WordPress. Just open the filebase folder on the server, and move things around. Although moving folders will break any shortcodes you have pointed to those folders.

The templating system is great as well. Took me 5 seconds to add a "date created" timestamp to every single filebase file link on my site.

This plugin fails--as most do--when it comes to visually displaying your file hierarchy in the WordPress admin dashboard. I was hoping to find a list of top level folders which I could then expand and explore individually, but instead, the Filebase file list (in the Filebase admin dashboard) is just that; a list of every file you have uploaded. No folders, no organization. The category list does provide some organization, but it doesn't nest folders, it just lists every single folder it finds in the Filebase directory. I would be so lost if I didn't have the ability to make changes to the file structure through Finder/Windows Explorer.

4 stars
Simplicity
By , for WP 3.9.1

Relative to the other file down loading program, WP Downloading Manager is nice and simple. It is as straight forward a plug-in as you can create for the potentially technical world of offering downloadable files on your WP website.

I'm ready to pay for a premium version that might provide a little more control over how the file links look and feel. But so far, this version has worked flawlessly...and I'm so appreciated of that.

4 stars
Useful !
By , for WP 3.9

It's usefull ! But how can upload big file by this plugin?

4 stars
Great little plugin.
By , for WP 3.9

Really flexible plugin. Very pretty display using Ajax. If you want to customise to include author, description etc. it is possible, but not well documented how to customise the template.
A good document management system if you have a lot of docs which you want users to download.

4 stars
Nice
By , for WP 3.9

This plugin does great job if have large collection of files already in subfolders. Nice features.

4 stars
Good functionality, but a bit clunky and finicky
By , for WP 3.8.2

This plugin has a ton of features. It's out-of-the-box displays are clunky but it is very easy to customize with your own templates. Syncing with the file system is a bit hit or miss - doesn't detect moved files very well (if at all). But, overall this plugin is one of the best options I've found for wrapping metadata around your files.

4 stars
Good for sync jobs
By , for WP 3.8.1

Wp-filebase really shines when synchronising a document repository with files in the file system. A small tweak to set the offline attribute by default was all it took to turn wp-filebase into a document publisher that automatically takes files from our legacy systems and publishes them on the intranet while requiring editors to actively set them online once they are validated and annotated. From there on any updates to documents are automatically handled.

4 stars
All i need
By , for WP 3.8

There is not much i miss. Its free, customizable and runs without issues since WP 3.6 for me!

4 stars
Vey useful plugin
By , for WP 3.6.1

I really enjoy this plugin and it's functionality. It is very well structured and applicable. Though I think a bit more attention can be given to it's user-friendliness and visual appeal. Form does follow function anyways so great job, Fabian

Thanks very much!!!

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