Plugin Reviews

Delightful Downloads

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


67 reviews
Average Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
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.

Best of the Bunch
By , for WP 4.0

I just tested several of the leading download manager plugins for a new site. This is the best of the bunch:

  • Lots of settings to customize the output
  • Clean interface
  • Works smoothly and intuitively

Nice job!

Best plug in I use on my site!
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Missing a few features I need
By , for WP 3.9.2

Delightful Downloads is a great plugin that works, but I am however missing a few features that I'd like.

  1. Customization of styling on the button
    Yes, this can be changed with some CSS file editing, but it would be nice to have it built in so it doesn't disappear with plugin updates. I would like the button to be centered, so I would need to wrap it in a div and quite honestly I wasn't really sure how to do that when handling shortcodes.
  2. File information / description
    It would be nice to have more use of the tags for the front-end, I saw no way to display downloads by tag. I read the FAQ and the documentation but I couldn't seem to find a way of setting a file description.
excellent !
By , for WP 3.9.2

nice and clean interface, works as promised, no irritating ads, Well done, thanks!

By , for WP 3.9.1

This is just what our non-profit's website needed to track the users downloading our .PDF how-to DIY documents.

Only thing that would make Delightful Downloads even better would be an option to export the download log file as a .CSV.

Excellent robust download manager with great support
By ,

Delightful Downloads is a very robust and simple solution for download and document management. We are using it on multiple sites for managing the display of PDF files, and Ashley has been very quick to respond to our requests for customization as we've stretched the plugin to meet our needs. Delightful Downloads is a great, flexible, well-supported plug-in!

By , for WP 3.9.1

Works as it says it does, nice and simple to use.

Great & Working "out of the box"
By , for WP 3.9.1

I was "wrestling" with another download manager plugin to make its shortcode align properly and out of frustration searched for something else and bumped into this.

Simply Great, straightforward and working perfectly. I only needed a plugin that displays a minimal button for various PDF files and this does the job great. Yet, it allows for custom buttons to be added which needs you to add some code and although I am not a coder searching around can help me do it.

Thanks a lot for sharing your work!

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