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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.

8 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars
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does what it should but pro too expensive
By , for WP 4.2.3

The plugin does what it should and works great.

In the free version there is not much to configure or customize.
I would go for the pro version but 45$ is really too expensive. For this money you get a full professional theme. I think about 10-15$ would be ok but thats really too much.

I have an error
By , for WP 4.1

I have an error by going add-ons

Fatal error: Call to undefined function curl_init() in C:\Inetpub\vhosts\vigancity.gov.ph\httpdocs\wp-content\plugins\download-manager\wpdm-core.php on line 408

Please help. thank you

Upgrade Doesn't worked for me
By , for WP 4.0.1

Upgrade didn't worked for me. It took away all the files that was previously available for download, as shortcode is changed.
I was happy with the previous version.
Is their way to get back to previous version.?

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.

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.

Download Manager in HOTLIST of vulnerability
By , for WP 4.1

Waste of Time and money as I tried to get it work, meanwhile this PlugIn is on the HOTLIST of vulnerability

Hands Off

Another issue with anyone in the world being able to execute a sensitive function from within wordpress, this one’s developer is actually what made me think to include it. He’s hilarious.

Pro Verison - Much too complicated coding system - there are much better systems with easy configuration - the documentation not very well. Provided language file does not work...

By , for WP 4.0


I tested this plugin with Enfold theme, and found compatibility issues,
when i select [wpdm_all_packages] , I found the some UI is misplacement, for exmaples, the "Show " and "search" frame position is wrong, it is serious ,

Best Regards

Very weak in Free version
By , for WP 3.9.2

hi , this plugin look too nice

but in free version there is no any interesting things , i see many advertisement box and banner around my admmin area

Also the Pro and paid version is too expensive !! i buy a full template from themeforest with 45 $ !!

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