Plugin Reviews

WP-Filebase Download Manager

Adds a powerful download manager including file categories, downloads counter, widgets, sorted file lists and more to your WordPress blog.


117 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
By , for WP 3.9.1

Had to abandon WordPress Download Manager in favor of this plugin. I have come to the conclusion that this is the best plugin to use when dealing with very large file systems.

Filebase has the best back-end file management around, allowing you to manually copy/paste an existing file/folder system into the filebase directory on the server. Hit the file sync button, and you're in business. Similarly, large-scale reorganization can be done without opening WordPress. Just open the filebase folder on the server, and move things around. Although moving folders will break any shortcodes you have pointed to those folders.

The templating system is great as well. Took me 5 seconds to add a "date created" timestamp to every single filebase file link on my site.

This plugin fails--as most do--when it comes to visually displaying your file hierarchy in the WordPress admin dashboard. I was hoping to find a list of top level folders which I could then expand and explore individually, but instead, the Filebase file list (in the Filebase admin dashboard) is just that; a list of every file you have uploaded. No folders, no organization. The category list does provide some organization, but it doesn't nest folders, it just lists every single folder it finds in the Filebase directory. I would be so lost if I didn't have the ability to make changes to the file structure through Finder/Windows Explorer.

Brilliant Plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

This is an excellent plugin - well designed, flexible, easy to use. Thank you!

Excellent download plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

I have been using this plugin now for over a year at spintires.nl to serve the zip files on my site to my visitors and it has yet to let me down.

Pretty soon now i will be upgrading to Pro to have more abilities and flexibility from the plugin.

I can recommend this plugin without any doubt.

By , for WP 3.9.1

Relative to the other file down loading program, WP Downloading Manager is nice and simple. It is as straight forward a plug-in as you can create for the potentially technical world of offering downloadable files on your WP website.

I'm ready to pay for a premium version that might provide a little more control over how the file links look and feel. But so far, this version has worked flawlessly...and I'm so appreciated of that.

Useful !
By , for WP 3.9

It's usefull ! But how can upload big file by this plugin?

solution for document heavy content
By , for WP 3.9.1

really great solution when you need to logically manage a ton of files, and just what i needed to move an old document heavy website (after some separate cleaning on that end) over to wordpress. thank you!

Great little plugin.
By , for WP 4.2.2

Really flexible plugin. Very pretty display using Ajax. If you want to customise to include author, description etc. it is possible, but not well documented how to customise the template.
A good document management system if you have a lot of docs which you want users to download.
I've been using it now for over a year and it has stayed stable and seems to play well with other plugins.

Amazing plugin!
By ,

This plugin work like a charm!

Just what I need
By ,

Very neatly done plugin.

By , for WP 3.9

This plugin does great job if have large collection of files already in subfolders. Nice features.

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