Plugin Reviews

Simple Download Monitor

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

26 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
Excellent Download Plugin
By , for WP 4.4.1

Excellent Download Plugin, it not only allows to add a stylish download button but also tracks the download frequency. Moreover, it's easier to use this plugin. One question for the author, Is it possible to display the download frequency just beneath the download button label on the post/page?

Download item instead of opening
By , for WP 4.4

Great plugin, is it possible to get the download buttons to download the items instead of opening them?

Thanks for the bugfix
By , for WP 4.4

After upgrading wordpress to version 4.4 the downloads didnĀ“t work any longer. So thanks for the fast reaction, everything is fine again.

Doesn't protect the actual file
By , for WP 4.3.1

The problem with this plug-in, and others like it, is that it allows you to protect the link that gets you to the download file, but it doesn't protect the actual download file URL itself. So once one successfully enters a password, for example, they now have access to the direct link, which can be copied and redistributed - allowing anyone to directly access the download, bypassing the protection.

In Spanish does not recognize CSS for buttons
By , for WP 4.3.1

I do not know if the problem of other languages, but I can not choose any color for the download button: just appears white, as if he did not recognize the CSS. This happened to me on localhost and the in the hosting.
The rest (as far as I tested) all good.

By , for WP 4.3.1

Everything looks nice, except that your language files are all broken. I think you should fix that.

Found a bug
By , for WP 4.3

It's not a bad plugin as it pretty much does what it says. Unfortunately it won't work in my situation due to a bug. You can use the category shortcode to display a list of files in a particular category on a page, however; if you use the same password to protect each of the files in a single category, then an error occurs. You can put in the correct file password, but the page will just refresh and fail to authenticate each time. The user can't get assess to his or her file if passwords are identical on a single page.

Straightforward, Nice Config Ideas, Responsive Support
By ,

Recently installed Simple Download Manager (SDM). Had some issues that were due to how my caching was working. Got timely response from Support and was able to resolve. SDM is like having a Media Library dedicated to Downloads.

The logging helps you see who is downloading your files and how many times it is downloaded.

A lot of flexibility is provided on how your download is presented.

Another "time saving" function is to have an "Insert Download" icon in the MCE editor, to make it easier and faster to insert a download in a Post.

Really useful plugin
By , for WP 4.2.2

This is just what I needed to monitor downloads. Simple to set up and use. Recommended!

Awesome plugin
By , for WP 4.2.2

I was really in need of a plugin such as this and i came across this plugin. It really made my work easier and i was able to meet up with my deadline. The plugin have a wonderful documentation, the codes are well written and structured. However, this assisted me in creating a custom script to the plugin.

Keep up with the good works guys.

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