BSK PDF Manager


Although the plugin called “PDF Manager” but it also can manage other files such as: pdf, zip, gz, rar, png, jpg, jpeg, gif, tif, tiff, swf, docx, xlsx, pptx, csv, crtfsv, pages, numbers, keynote, ies.

The plugin help you manage your PDFs / Files in WordPress. You may upload by categories and display by categories or show one special PDF / File.

It is easy to use. You just need add the shortcodes into the page / post where you want to show. Then it will show the PDFs / Files link in your page / post.

With widget feature you may show PDFs list in a widget area.

From version 2.8 you may visit PDF / document directly by its id such as:

Please visit for documentations.

Check demos from:

Pro version available now! You may upgrade to pro version for more features.


  • Settings interface, you may support more file types there
  • Upload your PDF / File from computer or WordPress Media library
  • Categories manager interface


Activate the plugin then you can use either a shortcode [bsk-pdfm-pdfs-ul id=”ALL” order_by=”date” order=”DESC” target=”_blank”] to show all PDFs / Documents in date descending order. Or use [bsk-pdfm-pdfs-ul id=”8,9,10,11,12″ target=”_blank”] to show special PDFs / Documents.

Check here for more shortcode attributes and here for demos about this shortcode.

You may use [bsk-pdfm-category-ul id=”1″ show_cat_title=”yes” order_by=”date” order=”DESC”] to show all PDFs / Documents under the category of id 1 or [bsk-pdfm-category-ul id=”1,2,3″ show_cat_title=”yes” order_by=”date” order=”DESC”] to show all PDFs under categories of id 1, 2, 3 in date descending order.

Check here for more shortcode attributes and here for demos about this shortcode.

The plugin has a very easy admin page that allows you to manage categories and PDF documents.


Please visit for documentations or supporting.


November 20, 2020
I give BannerSky a TEN for their wonderful and expedient support! I had an issue (that ended up be user error!) and I heard back from them quickly and they helped me resolve the problem effortlessly. GREAT PRODUCT TOO!
November 17, 2020
I suggested an update (ability to direct link to the pdf with a shortcode). They immediately replied that this was a good idea, and that they'd add it to their production schedule. A couple of months later, I emailed to ask if it was in the works. They emailed me a beta version that included the feature, and it works great. The installation didn't go as planned (one file didn't upload correctly from my computer), and Bannersky offered to log onto my ftp directly if I wasn't comfortable uploading on my own. GREAT service, and I love the new feature!
May 25, 2020
'Search bar' or other filters just doesnt load on the screen, no matter what shortcode I use. Are they features for some pro version?
March 1, 2020
This plugin is just what we needed to organize the massive amount of PDFs on our site. Even though we ran into a couple of snags, one with the plugin and one with our hosting provider, the team at Bannersky dove right in to help us fix the issues as quickly as possible. It was definitely worth the upgrade to pro.
February 16, 2020
I searched high and low for a plugin that would organise my PDF's and other files in a directory and this fixed all my problems. I couldn't find anything that came close with the features. The support was also exceptional. I highly recommend to anyone wanting to organise files.
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Contributors & Developers

“BSK PDF Manager” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Support tags for PDFs / documents, you may assign one or more tags to a single document

  • Add tags filter in front, dynamic load PDFs / documents by Ajax when click filter anchor

  • Support move PDFs / documents from Media Library to BSK PDF Manage’s upload folder

  • Support visit PDF / document directly by ID

  • Add option of moving documents out of Media Library

  • Add new language of Swedish, thank Anders Olofsson providing Swedish translations

  • Fixed the bug of no documents loaded when day of week changed

  • Fixed the bug of two Monday displayed in date weekday query filter

  • Compatible with WordPress 5.5.3


  • Support translating date / day in week according to WordPress language

  • Updated codes to be compatible with creating custom folders on hosts such as that has a special WordPress installation folder.

  • Fixed the bug of category cannot be listed ( in selector ) if only child / grand categories have PDFs

  • Change PDF description to accept large text / html

  • Fixed the warning message with PHP 7.3

  • Fixed the bug of some labels not shown in widget

  • Fixed the bug of warning message in the file of category-functions.php with some hosting

  • Compatible with WordPress 5.5.1


  • Fixed the warning message on edit documents screenshot with default plugin settings.

  • Include jQuery UI css file to make date picker work better.

  • Compatible with WordPress 5.5


  • Support more file formats such as .mp3, .mp4, .wmv…

  • Add a filter to switch extension in Dashboard to let users manage documents easier

  • Support adding rel=”noopener noreferrer” to documents link

  • Make category dropdown on PDF / document adding page more clear

  • Remove warning message when edit PDF / document

  • Fix the issue of showing wrong notice when edit PDF / document

  • Fixed warning on setting page on some hosting

  • Compatible with WordPress 5.4.2

Pro version

  • Support year month day weekday query filter, this filter load documents by date from database when date change

  • Add extension attribute to shortcode

  • Improving the interface when use file name as title, support remove all – and all _ in title to space

  • Change JavaScript codes to make tracking download count accurately


  • Change script library for uploading directory setting

  • Compatible with some special hosting such as Flywheel and

  • Support multiple languages of English, German, Italian, Portuguese, French and Spanish. Also support set to use English always

  • Compatible with WordPress 5.4

Pro version

  • Fixed a bug in bulk changing title

  • Fixed a bug in bulk changing date

  • Fixed a bug of sorting in the case with pagination

  • Fixed a bug of category description shown in display with selector mode

  • Fixed the bug of extension filter doesn’t work for documents from WordPress Media Library

  • Fixed a bug when use extension filter with display in category and selector mode

  • Fixed a bug when use title start filter with display in category and selector mode

  • Fixed the bug of pagination error on some case

  • Fixed the bug of query most recent doesn’t work for display by category

  • Fixed the bug of date cannot be shown correctly when display in dropdown with category selector mode

  • Support overwritten search button text by shortcode attribute

  • Support attribute to order PDFs/documents across multiple categories


  • Fixed the bug of target=”_blank” doesn’t work for category shortcodes

  • Fixed the bug of wrong link for no category

  • Backend interface improving

  • Compatible with WordPress 5.2.4

Pro version

  • Support bulk change documents title

  • Support bulk add documents from WordPress’ media library

  • Support recognize date from document file name

  • Support only have category and keywords in search bar

  • Fixed the bug of cannot use “add by FTP” when WordPress run on Windows server


  • Support extension filter

  • Support show PDFs / Documents count description, use show_count_desc=”yes” in shortcode to enable it

  • Fixed the warning message when edit a document

  • Compatible with WordPress 5.2.2


  • Support .doc file

  • Improve uploading file interface

  • Improve documents list interface

  • Fix widgets cannot sort by date correctly

  • Fix duplicate entries appear when do upgrading on some server

  • Remove PHP warnings

  • Compatible with WordPress 5.1.1


  • Fix the bug of removing data when upgrade to Pro version

  • Fix a bug of causing failed uploading

  • Compatible with WordPress 5.0.3


  • Fix bug when create new directory to upload PDFs

  • Update database structure to compatible with Pro version

  • Admin interface improved

  • Compatible with WordPress 5.0.2


  • Fix bug when upload PDF

  • Admin interface improved

  • Compatible with WordPress 5.0.1


  • Support more file types

  • Support order by PDFs id sequence

  • Support show all categories in one shortcode

  • Improve dashboard user interface

  • Remove category password feature from free version as it cannot work on some hosting

  • Compatible with WordPress 4.9.8

  • Compatible with PHP 5 & PHP 7


  • Ready for version 2.0

  • Fix PHP warnings

  • Compatible with WordPress 4.9.8

  • Compatible with PHP 5 & PHP 7


  • Add new shortcode parameter of nolist, set to yes will only output html a element.

  • Improve parameters compatibility

  • Compatible with WordPress 4.9.5


  • Fix small bug in widget

  • Use new singleton design pattern


  • Improve user interface

  • Compatible with WordPress 4.9.4


  • Add the feature to show all PDFs when use shortcode [bsk-pdf-manager-pdf showall=”yes”]

  • Compatible with WordPress 4.9.2


  • Fixed the bug of unclosed list tag when using widgets that for unordered lists


  • Add show category title option to widget

  • Fixed a small bug


  • Fixed the bug of bulk delete triggered when change category filter drop down


  • Change PDF widget title to use h2 tag.

  • Add open new target parameter to PDF widget.

  • Add PDF Category widget to show all PDF within given category.

  • Compatible with WordPress 4.7.3.


  • Fixed warning message.

  • Improved backend interface.

  • Add search feature on backend PDFs list page.


  • Fixed warning message.


  • Fixed the bug of putting an “/” slash at the end of the unordered list in widget.


  • Change Datepicker to use the latest jQuery UI theme css
  • Security improvement
  • Support show PDF as ordered list


  • Make shortcode support new attributes.
  • Fix the bug that only show one category even there are multiple ids.


  • Fix a small bug.


  • Change PDF file name to XXXX_ID.pdf.


  • Fix two warnings & make users who above Editor can add / edit PDFs.


  • Fix the bug of cannot delete PDF item or category.


  • Fixed a typo.

  • Support out PDFs in a dropdown(select).

  • Make date for category and PDF item editable.

  • Support setting the number of most recent PDFs.


  • Fixed a small bug.


  • Changed order by parameter, now you may include orderby=”title” or orderby=”filename” or orderby=”date” to order all PDF, also can be order by PDFs’ id sequence.


  • Fixed the bug of wrong output when category doesn’t have a PDF.


  • Widget supported now.

  • Support wordPress site with subdirectory installation.

  • Changed special PDF list from <p> tag to <li> tag, only return PDF link is possilbe. Support multiple PDF id and category id, so show all PDFs in one list is possible.

  • Changed backend interface.


  • Support PDF list order by Date, Title and File Name.


  • Fixed several small bug.

  • Support order by in admin dashboard.

  • Hide category title when list PDF.


  • Add option to open PDF document in new window.

  • Show shortcode in Categories page and PDF Documents page. For convenience user just need copy and paste it to where you want to show the PDF documents.

1.0.0 First version.