Plugin Reviews

Simple Download Monitor

Easily manage downloadable files and monitor downloads of your digital files from your WordPress site.

37 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
Very Easy and useful plug in
By , for WP 4.5.3

i have finally found a good plugin for downloads, thnk u so much

4stars because is the only with front page but...
By , for WP 4.5.2

A very download manager with front page with category/download list!
All others, in realty, are only simple file manager (or require payment for module like page etc).
1) sdm_downloads/ cannot be changed;
2) ayax frontpage show only link and is collapsed from default (a simple "show all like WP-Filebase" - the next and last i try - imho, can be best);
3) upload manager not show pdf i've uploaded (i've upload a pdf and click "insert" without change "insert as link"; then, reopen upload and search from media gallery in plugin, but pdf isn't present here - present, instead, from wp-media gallery. then, i need to go in wp-media, copy link and insert in download manager!);
4) a simple widget with custom feature, usually, is more appreciated in similar plugin.

anyway, thanks for your work :)


No secure Download possible
By , for WP 4.5.2

All Data is accesible directly in the internet. No real protection. There is no advantage to use this plugin, besides slowing down your wordpress homepage. What a pitty.

Not simple, not easy to use, very complicated and time consuming to use.
By , for WP 4.5.2

I installed this and it just does not work.

All I wanted was a simple addition to the edit page/post where I could add a download button underneath an image that when clicked on it would download that picture to the users computer. This plugin will not do that.

When I do that all I get is this shortcode '[sdm_download id="undefined" fancy="0"]', which obviously will not work. And when the page is published and the button is clicked this is the result:

A page comes up with this error message: Error! This download item (undefined) does not have any download link. Edit this item and specify a downloadable file URL for it.

There is no way to configure this in the edit/post page, none. It's too much trouble to go to the download page in the administration and create categories and "add new" page and find the "slugs" and urls and all that crap. It's not simple, it's not convenient, it's time consuming and confusing to use.

If you want something simple and easy to use, then this isn't the plugin for you.

Nice plug-in
By ,

Very nice plugin to use

Simple? LMAO.
By ,

Not simple and doesn't work.

I uploaded a file and cannot insert it into a download I created. "Select File" button doesn't actually allow you to select a file you just uploaded. On the "Media Library" tab, the "Insert Into Post" does nothing.

Nice App
By , for WP 4.4.2

Its very usefull and nice app. Works great with me.

Плагин просто супер
By ,

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SDM rocks!
By , for WP 4.4.2

Finally a simple solution with nice features to provide controlled download access. Thank you so much for your work on this plugin solution! Highly recommended to all who are looking into a plugin to offer downloads and want to know how many times it has been downloaded.

This is a great tool
By , for WP 4.4.2

To create a quick way for downloading files in a more orderly fashion than just links to the files this is a great solution. It's quick and has many options for displaying your content. Is it perfect no, but I have tired nearly all of the file download plugins and they all have issues.

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