Frontend File Manager Plugin


This plugin lets the wordpress site users to upload files for admin. Each file is saved in private directory so each user can download/delete their own files after login. For more control please see PRO feature below. Use folowing shortcode:: [nm-wp-file-uploader]

NOTE: Version 6.0 has major changes, but we have included a migration script which will copy all old files in new version

Quick Video


  • Secure Uploader Script
  • Fast, Responsive and Beautiful UI
  • Searching, Sorting Filters
  • File Detail Popup
  • File Types & Size Settings
  • Labels for Upload & Save Button
  • Progressbar Uploader
  • Thumbs for Images
  • File Details in Admin

New Pro Demo

See Demo

Pro Features

  • Create Directories
  • Set Maximum File Upload
  • Set Limit per User File Count
  • Set Filesize quota for Roles
  • Email Notifications Settings
  • File Rename by Timestamp Prefix
  • Allow Geusts to Upload
  • Allow Users to Share File via Email
  • File Groups
  • Create Unlimited Download Areas
  • File Meta – Create Fields and attache with files
  • Visual Composer Addon Avaiable

Download Areas

Downloads Manager allow you to create unlimited download pages. Now file sources can be selected from User Roles, Users and Groups. And File
access can be granted to User Roles and indivisual users.

File Meta

File Meta are fields below, which admin can drag/drop. This will be attached to all files and user can add meta against each file.

  • Text
  • Textarea]
  • Select
  • Checkbox
  • Mask (customized format)
  • Email
  • Date (datepicker)
  • Image
  • Checkbox

Pro Version


  • Frontend View File Uploading
  • Frontend View List Files
  • Frontend View List Files and Directories (PRO)
  • Frontend View of Single File Detail
  • Adding Fields (File Meta) PRO
  • File Listing with Details


This plugin provides 1 block.

File Manager


  1. Upload plugin directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. After activation, you can set options from File Manager menu


Only user can see their own files?

Yes, not others.

Can I set filesize and types?


Can I upload Big files?

Yes, Big files can be uplaoded

Where all files are saved?

All files are saved under each user directory

Can admin download files from Dashboard?


Why I see HTTP Error message

it is because of your server side settings, sometime php.ini does not allow to upload big files. You need to check following two settings in php.ini:
1- post_max_size
2- upload_max_filesize
check this tutorial


November 20, 2018
Designing a website for older individuals, so I needed a plugin that was easy to use. The free version of the plugin worked perfectly, but I needed thew features of the PRO. I purchased the PRO version and it doesnt work. I've tried everything. I've tried updating it, using it with the free version activated, and spent countless hours trying to work with their team to resolve the issues. IT just doesn't work. Their support is terrible. They just repeat the same thing over and over again. Find something different.
June 11, 2018
I would like to upgrade to pro version but it seems that support is not responding my email. So, not sure if i will be buy the plugin. Too bad
March 9, 2018
This plugin does exactly what it says it does, and very simple to install and use if you need a per-person file up/downloader. The support is great!
February 10, 2018
I love this plugin, nice interface to upload and manage files. Will go pro version soon.
April 19, 2017
The Pro version is broken and the dev(& team) is no longer willing to help. Just be aware you'll likely be up a creek if you choose to use this and the dev decides he and his team no longer cares or likes you.
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Contributors & Developers

“Frontend File Manager Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



14.9 Sep 19, 2019

14.8 Aug 26, 2019

  • Bug fixed: A fatal error removed in last release.
  • Tweaks: Warnings removed on front-end.

14.7 Aug 20, 2019

  • Feature: Amazon image thumb display added.
  • Feature: Front-end design change
  • Bug fixed: Email notification on file upload fix
  • Bug fixed: File upload limit fix

14.6 June 16, 2019

  • Feature: PRO feature added Set default upload directory by role for new files.

14.5 June 02, 2019

  • Tweaks: Language Translation updated.

14.4 May 27, 2019

  • Feature: PRO feature added to set filesize limit for role base user.
  • Feature: PRO feature added to set total file uploaded limit for role base user.

14.3 May 23, 2019

  • Tweaks: Alert fixed during page refresh and files upload.

14.2 MAY 16, 2019

  • Bug fixed: Field Meta reset

14.1 May 9, 2019

  • Feature: PRO feature added to Disallow users to delete files as Option

14.0 March 17, 2019

  • Feature: %USER_EMAIL% template var added in email
  • Feature: Gutenberg Block Support Added
  • Feature: WordPress Latest version compatible check

13.9 February 28, 2019

  • Feature: Now Download page show directories
  • Feature: Option Add to Open PDF and Images file on new Tab

13.8 February 11, 2019

  • Feature: Public user access for Files is removed from shortcode, only settings allow public user access
  • Bug fixed: Download issue fixed for Amazon Files for Public Users

13.7 January 27, 2019

13.6 December 11, 2018

  • Bug fixed: Download URL was wrong in email when used AMAZON S3. It’s fixed now.
  • Tweaks: Warnings removed for admin settings when not set.

13.5 November 29, 2018

  • Bug fixed: Amazon download link will be gnerated on the run to prevent memory overflow issue

13.4 November 20, 2018

  • Feature: Readme file added about secure files
  • Feature: POT files added and some translations

13.3 September 29, 2018

  • Bug fixed: Directories were not showing it’s fixed
  • Feature: Amazon Addon – Directories will also shown on Amazon S3 Bucket

13.2 September 23, 2018

  • Bug fixed: Non-existed file will not be shownn on front end.

13.1 September 3, 2018

13.0 August 19, 2018

13.0 August 15, 2018

  • Feature: New and Fast UI
  • Feature: Admin Column for info
  • Bug fixed: All WordPress warnings removed
  • Bug fixed: Design related issue fixed

5.2 March 7, 2018

  • Bug fixed: Creating thumb issue in PHP version fixed


  • Bug fixed: Settings save issue in new PHP version fixed


  • Bug fixed: Some php warnings removed
  • Bug fixed: functions renamed properly
  • Bug fixed: scripts enqued properly
  • Bug fixed: DataTable API version updated
  • Bug fixed: offload image removed
  • Bug fixed: extra files and directories removed
  • Bug fixed: filename sanitzed while uploading and delete


  • Bug fixed: Invalid filetype error in WordPress Version 4.7.2
  • Bug fixed: Physical files not removed, now it is removing.
  • Bug fixed: Intermedia images are generated on each file upload, now only one image and thumb will be generated


  • Feaure: Tanslation support added for different laguages. Included languages, DE, ES, FR, NL


  • Bug fixed: Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability issue fixed


  • Added: Some admin UI element added


  • SECURITY ALERT: This version has removed a BUG related to security. Remote invalid file types are NOT allowed


  • No more Flash needed for IE. It’s replaced with HTML5 runtime.


  • Plupload replace with new version 2.1.2


BUG Fixed: Filename will will displayed after uploading for all files.


  • IE not supported message will be shown if IE browser detected


  • issue with FF/IE on file saving is fixed.


  • reloding the page once file is save.


  • plugin option menu was replacing appearance menu. Fixed now


  • developed on new plugin framework which is more efficient
  • better upload script using PlUpload
  • listing uploaded files with Data Table
  • showing images thumbs


  • Some latin characters like �, �, � etc were not rendered in file upload button, it is fixed now.


  • doupload.php and uploadify.php files have removed for best security practice
  • front end design is replced with ul/li based structure
  • pagination control


  • Some major security issues is being fixed, please update to this version


  • Admin can see the file uploade by users


  • there was error sometimes when creating directory for users, not it is fixed.


  • Physical file deleted from folder
  • Every user will have its own upload directory as user_name
  • File Name field is removed


  • Change the Upload File button


  • Fixed the bug for php short code


  • It is first version, and working perfectly


  • Fixed content placement issue when using shortcode in middle of post/page.


  • Just fixed the delete file bug.