Plugin Reviews

WordPress Download Manager

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


372 reviews
Average Rating
4.1 out of 5 stars
Great Plugin
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It just works!

Overcomplicated, but it works
By , for WP 4.1

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.

try something other
By , for WP 4.1

worked good for a time. after updating and migration by hand it doesn't.

Updates and support
By , for WP 4.1

I wasn't too happy with the plugin even before the infamous update to v2.7.6, mostly because it lacked some customization abilities. But yet it still offered the most among other free alternatives.
However, after the said "upgrade", none of the downloadables on any of the sites I administrated worked any more. There was no notice prior to the upgrade that it will completely break the functionality, and what's more, the developers did not provide an efficient way for migration from the old system to the new one, which left all shortcodes having to be manually changed from page to page, which is a tedious and time consuming labour, to say the least.
On top of all, the authors' rude replies on many objections at this forum left an even worse taste in mouth.
I do understand that this is a FREE plugin, and I appreciate anyone's work on creating free-of-charge products and solutions... but what is much more important than being free, what is actually essential, is simply being useful.

By , for WP 4.1

One of the most reliable Download Manager plugin around. Thanks for the good work.

So far, so good
By , for WP 4.1

I only downloaded this plugin a week ago. It seems that it'll meet my needs, which are minimal, and it displays well. I read on the support forum, which is very active, that a "search widget" will be coming soon. (Great!)

Love it!
By ,

Keep up the hard work!

Make Job
By , for WP 4.1

Longtime with htis plugin and i need say one word, Wooo !
It works lke i want and help me to share stuff with some people on my website.

Still waiting for language support cause everytime update need change basic text like button or description...

Ayway, good work !

The worst plugin
By ,

Unfortunatly the rating system here does not offer no star.

This plugin is the worst piece of code I have ever seen. It will eat up your work once you update. And the coder of this junk is bussy updating.


Great Plugin
By , for WP 4.1

Hi...I experimented with several plugins for providing downloads to users. I found this version to be the easiest to setup and use while providing a professional look and feel. Eventually I bought the PRO version.

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