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Delightful Downloads

A super-awesome downloads manager and statistics tracker for WordPress.


61 reviews
Average Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
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This is wonderful!
By , for WP 4.1

I have spent HOURS looking for a simple download manager that satisfied the following requirements:

  1. Not overly complex
  2. Well-written quality code that won't introduce vulnerabilities
  3. Allows the users to download PDF files to their hard disk rather than open them in a browser tab
  4. Has good user reviews

After many hours of frustrating searches through alternative plugins, I found Delightful Downloads, and it is delightful!

I can choose whether to allow the user to open the pdf in a new tab in their browser, or to download it to their hard disk.

The big bonus is that it will handle revisions superbly. The client needs only to replace the outdated file with the new revision, and all links on the website will automatically point to the latest revision. No more need to have to edit every link. Thank you, thank you, Ashley :)

By ,

I made the stupid choice of not tracking printable downloads for quite some time. I love this one!

Clean, Simple, Customizable and it Works
By , for WP 4.1

With over 1200 items shortlinked and a previous plug-in dropped legacy support leaving me stranded.....This plugin has been much needed. I was able to pickup with new download files without getting bombarded with advertising and trying to sell us "one function at a time" as the most "popular" download plugin model is mow doing.

Keep this up - and the number of users will grow exponentially.

Best download plugin
By ,

Works perfectly!

An exceptional plugin, it's a must-have for any WordPress site
By , for WP 4.0.1

I've used several plugins to manage my downloads. However, none of these plugins have covered my expectations. Also, one of the most popular download plugin has a big vulnerability (http://threatpost.com/critical-remote-code-execution-flaw-found-in-wordpress-plugin/109720). All those things have push me to change and find a better plugin. I've found "Delightful Downloads" and this makes me happy :-)
However, a pair of improvements could be made:
+ Use of images (or icons) into the download button to identify the file type
+ More buttons to choose
+ Statistics are great, but a pie or consolidated statistics (for country maybe) would be fine
Thank you friends!

By , for WP 4.0.1

Nice job!

Great and simple plugin.
By , for WP 4.0.1

5 stars for the developer.

Really awesome!
By , for WP 4.0.1

Really awesome plugin!

I recently switched from WP-DonwloadManager after their suspicious 2.7 release and I love your plugin!

The dashboard overview is very useful too!

Many thanks and keep up the good work.

Intuitive plugin, excellent controls
By , for WP 4.0

Superb download plugin with excellent support for it's author Ashley!

The plugin has some nice features such as:
- logs per download including the user IP
- easily viewed statistics
- good looking "download buttons" which can be customized through css
- some security through folder protection
- "grace period" so the statistics won't include downloads of the same document several times, by the same user.

Also, even though som people didn't like the fact that they "couldn't customize their own download button" (i.e. changing the download botton to another Picture), this can easily be done by attaching a simple link to a Picture which links to your download page, which is also customizable.

Overall just excellent in my opinion

By , for WP 4.0

Very simple, all what I needed.

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