New updates have made their way to WP File Download, and this time, new options will allow you to better manage your content and users. The latest version introduces new additions to cordon off categories or files, and other tools to better customize your files.
Sometimes, you may want to limit access to a category or a file to a single user. This is useful if you want to keep tabs on user files, or simply to create a special category for one of your users. This is now possible in WP File Download, and may be applied both on individual files, and categories.
First, it’s necessary that you enable this option. This may be done by navigating to the WP File Download configuration, and choosing the yes option next to single user restriction.
In order to apply the actual restrictions, head to WP File Download, and choose the category or file whose access you want to restrict. In the parameters window, you’ll see a new option - single user access. Simply click on the user icon, and pick the user to whom you want to provide access.
In WP File Download, it is also possible to allow users to edit their own categories. This may be configured in the user roles tab for the plugin. What’s more, WP File Download now also automatically assigns permission to users to delete the categories that they own as well.
In addition to single user access, the latest version of WP File Download also provides two new file parameter additions. The former allows you to specify the publication date of files on your WordPress website.
Changing the publication date is rather intuitive. Simply pick the file whose date you want to update, and enter the new value. Alternatively, click on the calendar icon to choose a date in a friendlier manner.
File dates work exactly like WordPress posts. If you pick a future date, then the file will only be available to your users in the future, giving you excellent control over your files, who sees them and when!
WP File Download files come with a description, and the second introduction deals with how you may represent and edit it. It is now possible to use a WYSIWYG editor when updating a file description. The first step is to head to the configuration tab, and enabling the new editor.
The rest is exactly as you’d expect it to be! Simply pick the file you want to edit in WP File Download, and use the updated editor to view the changes exactly as your WordPress users would!
Do you ever end up searching the same thing over again, or wanting to share what you find? The last new feature in the latest WP File Download version allows you greater flexibility with searches thanks to the automatic URL generation.
As from the latest version, searching with WP File Download does not work with just AJAX. Instead, it also generates a URL upon searches. This URL may be bookmarked for ease of access, or shared with other WordPress users with ease, retaining all the configurations that you choose!
after the last update i cant upload pdf's! it says : This type of file is not allowed to be uploaded. You can add new file types in the plugin configuration.
also, in my profile i can see every single file uploaded to the page - even the ones that where visible only for one specific user...HELP PLEASE!
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