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Memphis Documents Library

A documents library for WordPress.

12 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
Fantastic library plugin with great potential
By , for WP 4.2.2

I've just started using this plugin, and it's really great! I think with some future updates it will definitely be worthy of that fifth star.

Things I love about it
1. It looks good on the front end. Unlike many plugins, you can tell this developer knows what looks good, not just what works.

2. There's a really cool preview feature. With each document you can write a description, but the user can also click a preview tab and see a preview of the document. Wonderful!

Opportunities for improvement
1. Once batch upload comes out of beta, it should be good. I had some problems with being able to upload large zip files, but that could be server related on my side...not sure.

2. The admin screens could be a bit more polished, but overall not bad.

3. Needs integration with cloud services. Along those lines, it would be good to have an upload system like the media one built into WordPress so we can just drag and drop multiple files.

4. Unless I'm missing it, I don't think there's yet a way to do bulk editing.

I love it so far!
While I'm just getting started, I can definitely say this is exactly the plugin I was looking for. My biggest surprise is that the author isn't charging for this.

Excellent Plugin
By , for WP 4.2.1

We've been using this plugin since it came out. While it's not 100% perfect, it does a good job of allowing groups of documents to be stored together.

The developer is responsive, but understandably short on time (he's a university student).

We've investigated other document management plugins, but nothing is as good as Memphis Docs (mDocs). With some fine-tuning, mDocs could become a very respectable high-quality Premium plugin.

We plan on continuing to use it.

Also, as an unexpected bonus, all the PDFs and media files stored in mDocs can be indexed by searchWP. This is very very good. This allows our search results to include matching queries from text inside media files.

Great but could be better
By , for WP 4.1.1

Very cool but I would like to be able to add some documents stored in the cloud (google drive, dropbox...)

Exactly what you need
By , for WP 4.1.1

This plugin is exactly what you need to manage large number of documents. I am using this with WP Multisites and works perfectly. Although it does have a few bugs here and there (batch upload doesn't work for me so I have to add files manually) but once it's up and running it works great!

Great Plugin
By ,

I love this plugin because it's the best document management plugin out there for free. It has a few quirks that come with free plugins, like not being able to re-order the subcategories, leaving them in the order that they were added instead of alphabetical or any other order. Besides that, everything works they way it should.

One thing I'd like to see added would be the ability to add external files to your documents list instead of having to upload every document to your database and then re-upload every time it is revised. This would make it easier to keep your documents updated when you keep them on a file server instead of in the WordPress uploads database.

Thanks to the creators of this plugin. Very nice!

Great plugin for docs library and awesome support
By , for WP 4.0

This plugin is great for filing, viewing and sharing masses of documents.

It sets everything up for you: a library page, preview and download links. Plus you do not need to add anything to preview docs - it is built in. I was able to bulk upload 200+ docs at one time from zip files (it is worth using just for that!).

The dev is very responsive and patient with the easily confused.

Thank you for an excellent plugin and amazing support.

Shows promise...
By , for WP 4.0

Shows promise but needs a lot more doing to make it usable on a daily basis for serious sites:

  • Bulk Delete/Hide
  • Bulk move
  • Stop tagging each file with 100s of tags such as Memphis Documents etc.
  • Use WordPress categories properly instead of the fixed mdocs-media - WP has a well established category system that works with menus, slugs and breadcrumbs etc.
  • Allow downloads only for registered users with specific levels of user i.e. editor/author etc.

If it could do those then it'd be worthy of 5 stars, far too rigid and not efficient in use for more than a handful of documents.

Heaven Sent!!!
By , for WP 3.9.1

Thank you Ian for an amazing plugin. Not only is the plugin awesomsauce but so is its developer.

Ian thank you for all of your help and diligence. Your attention to your user's experience and their support needs is beyond what anyone should expect from a free plugin with free support, but you understood the urgency and resolved the issues right away.

Thank you!!

great
By , for WP 3.8.1

great

Very good
By , for WP 3.8.1

it is easiest one.

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