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WP Document Revisions Simple Downloads

Use the WP Document Revisions plugin as very basic & simple download manager with this additional add-on plugin.

ADD-ON PLUGIN for "WP Document Revisions" (WPDR)!

Want to offer public file downloads? Just use "WP Document Revisions" plus this little add-on plugin! This small and lightweight add-on plugin just adds a few specific additions to the awesome WPDR base plugin which does all the heavy lifting for you!

For my own projects I needed a new but robust and future-proof plugin with a custom post type solution to replace an old, unsupported download counter plugin. With its many benefits I wanted WPDR as a base foundation for that. Now, that I've finally found my solution, I hope it may help you as well :-).

What this Add-On does - General Features

  • All the benefits of "WP Document Revisions" plugin! (see below)
  • Simple, basic download counter included!
  • Use "Downloads" wording instead of "Documents" (changeable via options); plus Downloads icon.
  • 2 additional taxonomies for download files: "File Categories" and "File Tags".
  • 3 additional Widgets:
    • Display most popular/ accessed Downloads with "Popular Downloads".
    • Simple taxonomy listings with "Download File Categories / Tags".
    • To Downloads restricted search with "Search Downloads".
  • Own plugin settings page.
  • Help tabs included.
  • Fully internationalized!
  • Fully Multisite compatible!

Special Features of this Add-On

  • Ability to load fully custom translations for WPDR!
  • Load "Downloads" specific translations/ wording - formal/ informal variants supported!
  • Full German translations included, formal and informal versions - you can choose via options (default is 'formal').

Benefits of using "WP Document Revisions" as the base plugin

  • In general: fantastic plugin, awesome developer! :)
  • Really simple, yet very effective! Does just one thing, but does it right!
  • Really secure & robust!
  • Revision management by default.
  • Workflow Status management by default.
  • Uses known WordPress interface - just concentrate on file management :).
  • Extendable via Hooks & Filters - very developer friendly.
  • Support for "Edit Flow" plugin already included.
  • Well developed and coded with Coding Standards and WordPress best practices.


Recommended Settings & Usage Instructions

Third-party compatibility included

  • Genesis Framework: For Child Themes - Display post meta on the frontend for the post type.


A plugin from deckerweb.de and GenesisThemes


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Requires: 3.4+ or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 600+


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