Support » Plugin: WordPress Download Manager » Overcomplicated, but it works

  • I think this plugin is trying to do too much. In fact the shortcode outputs a whole blurb with a thumbnail, date, file size, etc., which I see no way to suppress. All I needed for my project was a simple link to download the file. I had to hide all that other stuff with CSS, which is a cheapskate way to do it. This was the only plugin I could find that I could have send an email notice upon each download. Unfortunately, I had to add a custom function to my functions.php in order to do this. This is one thing I think the plugin could make easier, which would make it more valuable. Instead, it includes such storage space consuming things as download button icons to choose from (which I could care less about). At least I was able to do what I needed to.

    I started with version 2.7.83 and have since upgraded to 2.7.84 with no problems discovered thus far.

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  • Plugin Author Shahjada

    (@codename065)

    Plugin already has short-code for simple link too, here it is [wpdm_hotlink id=file_id_required link_label="any_text_optional"], so what you need is already there

    Secondly, the template is totally customizable, you simply need to edit template file to hide what you don’t need, however we shall add a template customization menu soon, the work is in progress.

    “Unfortunately, I had to add a custom function to my functions.php in order to do this.” — sorry, but we had it as separate add-on http://www.wpdownloadmanager.com/download/download-notifications/ , you know we also need to live.

    A few icons actually didn’t take that much space, it is 260 KB in total LOL.

    However, thank for your time in reviewing this plugin, your suggestions always helping to make this plugin better 🙂

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