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WordPress Download Manager

This File Management & Digital Store plugin which will help you to control file downloads & sell digital products from your WP site.

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342 reviews
Average Rating
4.1 out of 5 stars
Latest update is a joke
By , for WP 4.0.1

The latest update crashed my downloads area today, just as I was about to make a new release. Doing something like this without proper warning is really bad form and unprofessional.

Stay away from this plugin.

Last update is worse than the previous versions
By , for WP 4.0

Too many changes, badly handed with more than 800K people who downloaded this plugin. IMHO.

Update to 2.7 is a downgrade - Lost Too Many Features
By , for WP 4.0

The late WARNING for free users ! Do not update to ver. 2.7. Sorry for that but the updated plugin still sucks.
Where is counter number, password text box ?
Where we put WPDM Button Templates files ?
http://www.wpdownloadmanager.com/download/wpdm-button-templates/
Where is the widget for last uploads ?

Not satisfied with v2.7
By , for WP 4.0

After the installation, all downloads stopped working. There is no more download counter. I have to say that I received an immediate support from the author with instructions on how to reestablish download counter. I am not satisfied with v2.7 but I encourage author to continue his work and corrects flaws ASAP.

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Update to 2.7 is a downgrade - Lost Too Many Features
By , for WP 4.0

The current description of the plugin includes most features that are pro features.

For the free version, since this update,it no longer has:
1. Template label -there is none now - there are only link letters
2. Link letters are of your default font, and is set to 8pt. Depending on your default font, it can be so tiny, that the download letters are almost unreadable.
3. You can no longer choose an Icon. The icon is the media type icon.
4. The Icon is not attached to the link. It does not start the download process. It is just an icon. Visitors will click and go nowhere.
5. The title of your file is now visible, in bold above the tiny download link. You have to go into the code and remove it. Same with the file size. And I have no idea about code.

This new updated 2.7 version is now a simple, stripped to the bones download plugin. Not even pretty.
If you want any features at all, you need to go to the pro.

It seems to me that this whole new redesign is simply a way to force one to buy their pro version.

The free version does not look attractive to draw a site visitor to download. Which is what we are looking for.

Author has underestimated update and caused a lot of troubles to his users!
By , for WP 4.0

I am very sorry to say but author of this plugin has truly underestimated update from version 2.6.xx to 2.7 and has caused a lot of troubles to users who has been having functional website downloads. After updating the plugin to 2.7, without warning, all links to download files has disappeared. The whole concept has changed and every file nicely configured to be downloaded in plugin version 2.6.xx immediatelly stopped working. Author is claiming that "migration" will help. However it is not true while many options are not being migrated. Moreover, the usability for website visitor is going strongly down. Except 1 click download, he has to click and click and click and just then the download starts. We all know what do these extra clicks mean for visitor's attitude to stay on the website!

That being said, I am sure that author didn't do this on purpose. It seems to be just underestimation of real consequences. If he would really need to do the complex change of complex on a plugin that has 880.000+ installations, I would recommend to release a daughter plugin and turn the latter off only when the new one works perfectly and has at least 100.000+ installation.

Thank you anyhow. Please reverse back to v 2.6.xx and keep your good project working. Do not install version 2.7 unless you can read more positive feedbacks.

Update plugin delete the data of all previous downloads
By , for WP 4.0

Update Plugin to version 2.7 delete the data on all the previous downloads. Files in place, but there is no data about them.

Terrible
By , for WP 4.0

Copied and pasted from other plugins no documentation to speak of or security

Updating the Plugin removed my previous uploads :/
By , for WP 4.0

Thanks God, I only had one upload and realized soon that when I updated the plugin, the upload vanished. It didn't appear in the post. Be careful about updating this plugin.

Great Free Plugin
By , for WP 4.0

Does exactly what I need...

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