This plugin was closed on January 11, 2018 and is no longer available for download.


Perfect (Simple) Download Monitor

The plug-in does exactly as the name implies – it’s simple and it manages downloads. Best of all, the code is easy to follow and customize as required. Many thanks!

beware of the robots

Plugin works OK and is simple to use. But you have to add a robots.txt manually to prevent robots from scanning the sdm_downloads folder because that will result in many (many!) false positives (easy recognisable: all downloads from one IP with only a few seconds inbetween).

Powerful and Awesome!

I have been using it for our church website where we offer free pdf downloads on some pages.

The categories, shortcodes, thumbnails, styling, download count, etc make this an awesome and free plugin. I had a put in a simple css tweak to center the thumbnails, other than that perfect.

Thanks to the developers for making this available and keeping it up to date.

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It looked perfect. But instead….

I can not use a password for the downloads. For me it is useless.
If I use a password the download button will not work and reporting the error: Internal server error.
A pity because otherwise it was 5 stars.


Very good plugin.
You can instert link to file or upload file.
And support is answering.

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