Simple File List

Description

Simple File List is an ultra-basic file list with optional front-side uploader. The plugin provides an easy-to-integrate basic user interface allowing visitors, clients, customers, or associates to upload a file as well see a listing of those files (separate from the media library) if you choose.

What’s New in Two?

  • Added multi-file uploading option
  • Added optional front-side user input form
  • Added configurable upload directory option
  • Added File List sorting options
  • Improved HTML display and design
  • Improved email notifications
  • Added ability to send notifications to more than one address

The list and/or the uploader can be turned on and off for the front-side of the website. You can show just the list, just the uploader, or both. In the administration area there is a page which always shows both. Additionally, you can set up the basic file upload settings, such as size and allowed types, plus easily delete files as needed.

This plugin is great for when file sizes get too large for email attachments, if you simply need a list of files separate from the media library, or if you need a down-and-dirty simple front-side uploader.

Simple File List is also an alternative to using FTP or Dropbox for larger files. There’s no need to deal with Dropbox or FTP usernames and passwords anymore! Everything is on your WordPress website.

Main Features

Simple HTML uploader, no Flash or Javascript, or…
Javascript-powered multi-file uploader
File list shows the name, size and date.
List can be set to sort file by any column, ascending or descending.
Can act as a front-side file list or file uploader, or both.
Limit maximum upload file size.
Limit the types of files that can be uploaded.
Get an email notice each time a file is uploaded.
Option to gather the uploader’s name, email and file notes.
Option to add the username of the uploader to the file name.
Simple lightweight design, easy to style and customize.

Screenshots

  • Front-side display, both upload and list activated.
  • Back-side display, both upload and list are always activated.
  • Back-side settings page.

Installation

To install, simply upload the plugin zip file to your WordPress website and activate it. Configure the simple settings in the new menu that will appear in your sidebar. Explanations of each feature accompany the inputs.

To add the plugin to your website, simply add this shortcode: [eeSFL]

After first activation, the database will contain a single new row in the options table, option-name: “eeSFL”, containing a short pipe delimited string to store the plugin settings.

FAQ

Q: What if I have trouble? Will you help?

A: Yes, to the very best of my ability. Please contact me with any issues: mitch@elementengage.com

Q: Who is SimpleFilePage for?

A: This script is for web designers and developers, print houses, video production companies, etc… Anyone who deals with large files with clients and customers.

Q: Are the file uploaded to the Media Library?

A: No, files are uploaded to a special folder inside your general WordPress uploads folder.

Q: Why did you develop this script?

A: I got tired of the difficulties of getting files back and forth once they become too large for email. Training people to use FTP or the other file sharing services is a challenge. I wanted something super-simple.

Q: Can I customize the look?

A: Yes, the CSS is easily over-ridden, making it easy for anyone with CSS knowledge to customize the page design.

Q: Can I customize the function of the system?

A: Yes, you are free to modify the PHP. The coding is commented well, so it should be easy to figure out what’s going on. Contact me with questions.

Q: What is the maximum upload file size?

A: This is a setting that you choose in the file configuration. The initial default is 1Mb. The absolute maximum size will depend on your hosting setup. which is automatically detected.

Installation Instructions

To install, simply upload the plugin zip file to your WordPress website and activate it. Configure the simple settings in the new menu that will appear in your sidebar. Explanations of each feature accompany the inputs.

To add the plugin to your website, simply add this shortcode: [eeSFL]

After first activation, the database will contain a single new row in the options table, option-name: “eeSFL”, containing a short pipe delimited string to store the plugin settings.

Reviews

Don’t work on multisite

The plugin don’t work in a multisite install, uses $_SERVER[‘PHP_SELF’] instead of admin_url() or other WordPress function and make SQL Queries that not work in multisite.

Simple and working

Simple and working.

It’s just a pity we can’t set the user as owner if we want to display only user’s files

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Contributors & Developers

“Simple File List” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0

  • FIRST RELEASE VERSION – Previous versions were non-Wordpress.

1.0.1

  • First Update – Minor Changes

1.0.2

  • Fixed issue where uploading failed from Admin page *
  • Improved error reporting *

1.0.3

  • HTML Bug Fix *
  • Improved error reporting *

1.0.4

  • Added settings option to add the username of the uploader to the file name. *
  • Improved date format *
  • Added support for the Table Sorter plugin by Farhan Noor, so the file list may be sortable by name or date *
  • Minor bug fixes *

2.0.7

  • Added multi-file uploading option *
  • Added optional front-side user input form *
  • Added configurable upload directory option *
  • Added File List sorting options *
  • Improved HTML display and design *
  • Improved email notifications *
  • Added ability to send notifications to more than one address *
  • Many minor bug fixes and basic improvements *

2.0.8

  • Fixed activation bug *
  • Improved directory creation failure fallback *