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File Away

Upload, manage, and display files from your server directories or page attachments in stylized lists or sortable data tables.

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4.9 out of 5 stars
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Works with Windows as well
By , for WP 4.4.1

I downloaded this plugin without realising it wasn't supposed to work with Windows servers. So I got to work building my first pages. Got it all working in under an hour apart from file uploads which were uploading but then not displaying.

Thanks to Thom and his amazing fast response to support queries, the problem was tracked down to folder permissions. So if you are thinking of trying this on a windows box with IIS 8, just remember to set the correct permissions on the windows/temp folder. you will need to allow and grant the right permissions to IIS_IUSRS.

This is because PHP routes all uploads through the temp folder, but then when it is moved to its final destination, it doesn't inherit permissions from the receiving folder, rather it retains the permissions from the temp folder. Apparently this by design according to Microsoft

Sooo Good
By , for WP 4.4.1

I love this. I have only used the most basic functions so far, yet it has changed the way I work. I can't wait to learn how to use it fully.

Amazing
By , for WP 4.4.1

This plugin is the heart and soul of my site - which is educational support site. The user friendly plugin does exactly what it says - it's outstanding and its free!!! The level of support from the author is above and beyond expectations.
I would highly recommend this plugin.

Works perfectly, great support!
By , for WP 4.4

Plugin works as described just out of the box! Awesome support as well! Incredible functionality, and is very well designed! Just what I was looking for.

Thank You dear sir!

A life saver.
By , for WP 4.3.1

It's a fantastic plugin that answers the need for a comprehensive file management system in wordpress. Simple to manage and has so many options it's unreal that this is free. It has saved me many hours of headache dealing with "download managers" elsewhere.

Exactly what I was looking for as a plugin!
By ,

This is by far one of the most versatile file manager to display files to the end-user or for the Admin to manage on the backend.

Good grief. A plugin that does what it says and more.
By , for WP 4.3.1

I had to move from the previous plugin (WP-FileBase Pro) to manage files (10,000 of them) for a user community. This is what I moved to and it is brilliant. There's lots of rich functionality and intelligent design (no, not the "God made everything" kind, the proper, human, sharp intellect kind) in this plugin. I made a smart-ass remark on the support forum and Thom came back super-quick with a factual, non-judgemental response that dealt specifically with my concerns.

Great work, thank you, Thom. If you're looking for file management and delivery in your WordPress site, this is the plugin you need but TAKE THE TIME to read the comprehensive built-in help. It's worth it.

Great document manager
By , for WP 4.3.1

I looked a long time to find a plugin allowing front end file uploads, custom meta data, fine grain access control. This is one of the best free plugins I have ever had the pleasure to use. It takes a while learn how the short code attributes work, but well worth it. Many thanks.

Awesome plugin with lots of features
By , for WP 4.3.1

This is a great downloads management plugin with a lots of features right out of the box - it handles file uploads and downloads, comes with access restrictions (by role) and has a very nice look.

It takes some time to get all shortcode settings but once you're into it, using this plugin becomes a breeze.

Besides, the plugin has an excellent support even though the plugin is free; author replies very quickly and does his best to resolve your issue.

I would definitely recommend the plugin if you want a robust file manager!

Works nicely, great support!
By , for WP 4.3.1

I liked FileAway right away, it just works nicely, everything well explained, even my rather unexperienced users "got it".

But then we ran into a compatibility issue and Thom Stark really saved the day for us. Quick response, friendly, knowledgable.
Thank you so much!

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