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Delightful Downloads

A super-awesome downloads manager and statistics tracker for WordPress.

Delightful Downloads is a super-awesome downloads manager for WordPress that allows you to easily add download links, buttons and download information to posts, pages and widget areas. Download statistics are tracked within the WordPress dashboard.


  • File upload via the WordPress admin area. Absolute file paths and remote file URLs are supported via manual entry.
  • Categorise and tag downloads.
  • Shortcodes to display download links, buttons and download information within posts, pages and widget areas.
  • Shortcode to list downloads, optionally filtered by categories and tags. Order by download count, file size, date, title and random.
  • Editor button to automatically generate shortcodes.
  • Download statistics tracked within the WordPress dashboard area. Specify a grace period so that multiple log entries are not triggered by the same user (more accurate statistics).
  • Automatically delete logs older than a specified number of days.
  • Blocks users from accessing files directly.
  • Block bots from downloading files.
  • Members only downloads with page redirect for non-logged in users.
  • Password protected files.
  • Open in Browser - Allow files such as PDFs and movies to open directly within the browser window and still track download statistics.
  • Various button styles included with the ability to add custom buttons.
  • Built in caching for excellent performance.
  • Developer friendly.
  • Localisation support.


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The Delightful Downloads documentation can be found here.


To add and manage downloads via the WordPress Administration screens, you must have a modern web browser with JavaScript enabled.


If you would like to contribute to the plugin, you can do so on GitHub.

Requires: 4.2.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.4
Last Updated: 21 hours ago
Active Installs: 10,000+


4.8 out of 5 stars


1 of 12 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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