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  • I’m looking to add to my site a searchable, sortable, means of managing files that would be available for users to download. In other words, I would have a dedicated page of items for download, divided into categories. Users would ideally be able to view each category as a grid of items, like a photo thumbnail page, or alternatively in flat list view.

    I considered simply using regular WP category views for this, but I’m not sure all this is doable without massive hacking. Is there a WP plug in or other php/sql application that would work for this? I did search these archives, but found nothing directly applicable.

    Thanks.

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  • sskhalsa

    (@sskhalsa)

    bump me too

    Kafkaesqui

    (@kafkaesqui)

    There is my Download Manager plugin, still in beta (for first release):

    http://guff.szub.net/download-manager/

    However, other than tracking downloads it currently offers little in the way of “asset” management. And something like a page of download links would have to be maintained separately.

    sskhalsa

    (@sskhalsa)

    hmm thats a good script, but it doesnt answer Arlo’s request.

    polyhex

    (@polyhex)

    not a wordpress plugin, but an alternative could be pafiledb at
    http://demo.phparena.net/pafiledb/

    sskhalsa

    (@sskhalsa)

    yes but ive tried it, and posted before about pafiledb. It doesnt “php include” into wordpress. There is a header and footer hack, but I do not think that works with wordpress.

    any others?

    simonread

    (@simonread)

    I’m on the lookout for something like this too, would save me a massive amount of time. Hope someone can help.

    Arlo

    (@arlo)

    Wow, I was surprised to see this thread bump back up, I forgot I had started it 🙂 In case anyone is curious, my site, http://www.automatorworld.com , is still 100% WP category driven (with LOTS of hacking and plugins). I’m still hoping for a more robust way to manage my files, but for now its working fine.

    Kafka, your plugin looks interesting, I’ll give it a look. If it can be used to harvest download data, it might be useful for me (currently I’m using some php trickery to auto-link to downloads).

    sskhalsa

    (@sskhalsa)

    very nice site….but do u have a plugin or script that u used for your downloads, or was it done mannually

    Arlo

    (@arlo)

    My downloads are semi-automatic, but not with a plugin. The url is in my loop and looks like this:

    <a href="/downloads/< ?php echo $post->post_name?>.zip">

    What this does is grab the post slug and insert it as the filename. I save my files in the “/downloads/” dir, named “post-title.zip”. If the post is titled “Post Title” the slug will automatically become “post-title”, and the download link is ready to go:

    <a href="/downloads/post-title.zip">

    sskhalsa

    (@sskhalsa)

    YO

    if anyone cares i found a way to integrate pafiledb !

    USE IFRAMES, and make the frameborder = 0

    it works perfectly with no need for header or footer hacks

    🙂

    Arlo

    (@arlo)

    iFrames are evil, but that is a good solution 🙂

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