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Lana Downloads Manager


Lana Downloads Manager is a downloadable files management system.

Manageable local files (WordPress uploaded) and remote files.


  • Counter system
  • Log system

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Lana Downloads Manager


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  • WordPress at least 4.0
  • PHP at least 5.3

Instalation steps

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/lana-downloads-manager directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress

How to use it

  • in Downloads > Add New, add a new download file and the system creates the shortcode is what you can use.
  • in Appearance > Widgets, add the ‘Lana – Download’ widget to the sidebar, for example, add it to the Primary Sidebar.
  • in Posts > Edit, you can manually add the download button to the selected post, add the [lana_download] shortcode to the post content, for example, add [lana_download id="1"] shortcode to the content.
  • in Pages > Edit, you can manually add the download button to the selected page, add the [lana_download] shortcode to the page content, for example, add [lana_download id="1"] shortcode to the content.


Do you have questions or issues with Lana Downloads Manager?
Use these support channels appropriately.

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WordPress Forum

Support Forum


September 19, 2018
This plugin works so well for my purposes. It's simple and not bulky, and the developer responds to forum questions promptly. Love it!
August 29, 2018
Everything seems to work okay at first with the file download option pointing to files on Google Drive, but your file will download empty with a length of 0K. This plugin is therefore useless in the case of Google Drive, and there are probably many other file storage cases where it won't work either. You'd think the developer would have at least tested this plugin better and prominently documented its limitations, but apparently he/she expects the plugins' users to find its bugs. You've been warned. How hard would it be for a test page to be built by the developer where someone could enter their URL and any other necessary data to call their file, and the algorithm this plugin uses would test to see if the plugin will work? Even better, fix the plugin so it will read files on Google Drive and everywhere else. If a Web browser can read it, so should this plugin be able to. In the meantime there are other file download managers, some built into greater functionality like the membership plugin 'Membership 2' that I'm testing next.
April 14, 2018
Just what I was looking for! Works without any issues 🙂
April 3, 2018
Very responsive developer. Simple plugin that does just what it promises & just what I need!
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  • bugfix filters
  • bugfix file update post meta


  • add filter to post type and taxonomy args


  • add counter disable or enable for settings


  • bugfix settings save
  • add settings errors
  • add get user ip and user agent functions
  • change logs list


  • add lana_downloads_manager_before_file_download action hook


  • add counter attr to shortcode
  • add post_type to text shortcode attr
  • add text attr to tinymce shortcode
  • change assets structure


  • add the missing files


  • reformat code
  • add constants
  • add per page in list table
  • change post type name
  • change taxonomy name
  • change wp role add cap function
  • change ajax get lana download list function
  • bugfix order query by count
  • bugfix filter query by download category


  • add text domain to plugin header


  • Bugfix global post declaration


  • Bugfix rewrite


  • Tested in WordPress 4.8 (compatible)
  • Change website to


  • Added post type endpoint
  • Added endpoint validate
  • Bugfix endpoint
  • Bugfix post type and taxonomy


  • Added public option to lana download post type


  • Added text atts to lana download shortcode


  • Added Download Category
  • Added Download shortcode in WordPress editor


  • Bugfix escape


  • change lana download custom post type capabilities


  • Bugfix jquery.js include


  • PHP compatibility changes


  • Bugfix add log function


  • Bugfix .htaccess in /uploads/lana-downloads folder
  • Bugfix download handler function


  • Added Lana Downloads Manager
  • Added Log system