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.


359 reviews
Average Rating
4.1 out of 5 stars
It works fine
By , for WP 4.1

We are just using the free version. Not much help how to make fancy buttons or whatever.

But it does help us a lot to organize our misc documents for downloading and it shows a nice PDF-logo next to the Dokument Title and the size.

The plugin author has answered my first question after a few days - and it was helpful. Great, for a free tool.

Thanks again and full five stars.

Must have plugin for file download management
By , for WP 4.1

Started using it few weeks now. I think, I made the best choice. Clean UI & Awesome features. Everything fits perfectly with my need.

Useless after update
By , for WP 4.0.1

This plugin worked well after the initial installation but became totally useless after the recent updates and created a lot of extra work for us. Stay clear of this useless and outright dangerous plugin if you like your sanity.

Replaced the plugin with [moderated] which works like a charm

Good enough until update, which broke everything
By , for WP 3.9.2

Upgrading was terrible, had to revert back to previous version as upgrading broke everything that was previously there. At least some notification of a breaking change would have been nice.

Besides which, the advertising associated with this plugin is extremely invasive when working the in the WP admin pages. I understand interest to generate revenue, but this is really a bit much.

That said, older versions worked well enough for what I needed, thus the 2 stars instead of one.

Terrible support
By , for WP 4.0.1

I bought the Pro version because I loved the look of the download icon and link in the free one. In the Pro version, it's not that easy...you have links, pages, templates, a lot more bloated, and not what I needed. The support on the Pro forums is terrible. When you do get a reply, it'll be a curt "Please give me your WP login", but when you ask how long this will take...no reply. The guy makes good plugins but is lousy when it comes to helping people out.
I switched over to the fantastic Delightful Downloads because I have over a thousand products on my site, and couldn't risk there being a problem, and not being able to sort it out.

Good...until version 2.7
By , for WP 4.0.1

This plugin was great, until version 2.6.96.
After that, the coders decided to change the way the plugin works, now using Custom Posts. This leads me to many errors:

- I had to convert all the old downloads
- I had to fix, manually, more than 100 links because the old codes doesn't works
- Now you will have duplicated posts thanks to the Custom Posts. For example, if you make a download called "strawberry", there will be a post called "strawberry" on your blog and you will need to modify the loop to ignore that new category.

The last two reasons above totally defeats the plugin. Its not cool to obligate people to edit ALL the entries on our blog just to keep something working fine - when it should be working to start with.

It was my fault, at the end. I should read all those reviews before update it. At least something good happened: I updated the pluging to test the new version to, finally, buy the PRO version.

But after this so much headache, I won't buy it, sorry. I've been a user of this plugin since the version 2.3.0

So, if any other user wants a honest opinion...don't update it.

do not upgrade!
By , for WP 4.0.1

with this update to 2.7.6 you'll need:
- one extra-plugin to select the button color,
- one extra plugin to put the download counter,
- do some kind of operation to "migrate" all the downloads otherwise they will be gone,
- change the shortcode on all the pages
I'm sorry, it's too late for me because I already did the upgrade, but I will switch to some other plugin, or recover my website from a backup...

Completely broke our website.
By , for WP 4.0.1

Version 2.7.5 completely broke our website, oh and right on the same day as we launched a product. Thanks, never using your product.

Lost all my downloads
By , for WP 4.0

The latest update was horrendous. It was an update containing a forced broken migration strategy. Now with the update in place, I'm at a loss for how to retrieve my old downloads. Maybe restore from a database backup and find and manually install previous installation of the plugin to read them.

Please Fix The Plugin
By ,

Doesn't work after update.. All my file gone.. It rewrites theme file that all icons fonts strat to disappear..

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