Plugin Reviews

Download Monitor

Text Domain: - Download Monitor is a plugin for uploading and managing downloads, tracking downloads, and displaying links.


153 reviews
Average Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
By , for WP 4.0.10

works. easy.

This plugin is a GEM!
By , for WP 4.4.2

So happy when I found this. Handles versioning, Custom post type and almost everything I can think about. And if it doesn't... You can extend it via Paid Extensions. So far the free version is fantastic. Great plugin and great documentation!

Just does what it is supposed to
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Simple and flexible. Great!

By , for WP 4.4.2

Since years of usage, always a great tool!

Great Free Plugin
By , for WP 4.4.2

Great WordPress plugin. Works perfectly. Thanks.

Fantastic Plugin
By , for WP 4.4.2

I love this plugin. I use it for all my WP sites. Lots of filters and hooks to customize as I need without hacking core. Well done and free!

Great plugin
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I like the flexibility of this plugin. I like that it can handle versioning without needing to modify HTML.

If you want to do much styling you will need to know the basics of CSS to give good selectors and PHP to create a template file with the selectors. The injected CSS is not easy to overide, and needs to be done with selectors. For example, the download button colors, even with using the dreaded !important rule it is not overriding the inline CSS. How to create a template file is documented, but will take a little thought.

In general, I prefer not to need to make a child theme template file for a plugin, but I can appreciate where it's better to be able to do that than purchase an extension that still does not get me where I need to be. I also appreciate that I did not need to register the template file and that could be handled in the settings.

If it were my plugin I might consider changing the <h1> to an <h3> so it does not scream so much and wrapping the download-button with <p> and <span> elements for the children. I also think it would be good to add an option for link targets like '_blank' instead of 'nofollow' in the admin settings.

The only other comment I have is to have a MailPoet extension. I can't always get a client to pay for an extension, but in this case, maybe they would.

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Works perfectly

Easy and flexible, but can be improved
By , for WP 4.4.2

We've recently changed from Download Manager plugin to Download Monitor for a customer's website and are quite happy with the change.

It's quite easy and allows lots of things to be done. Very easy to chose an already uploaded file anywhere at the directory structure, which is important for many sites.

No bugs till now. And very clean way to create new templates to extend the display of the downloads.

Thanks for this great plugin!

Wonderful plugin!
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I just wanted a simple way to let people download the table of contents of my books, without having to sign up, enter an e-mail or any other hassles ... just a simple download link that would not let them see the WordPress wp-content/uploads/... structure. This plugin solved it and, on top, I got a free automatic download counter for each of the files I am giving out.

I am greatly satisfied with this plugin!

Thank you!

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