Tuesday, November 24 2015
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I love how easy Dropfiles is to use, and I have replaced Docman with it for at least one client. BUT, I'd love to see some other options:

#1 a front end component view, so admins can manage files from the front end. Asking them to edit an article and then click in the text editor and then finally edit the dropfiles entry is a pain (and it didn't work in my tests).

#2 An alternate plugin for linking to single files that's stripped down. I modified the plugin code myself for the tree template so that if I choose a single file (and the category is set to tree), I get just a nice icon with the text next to it. This is much cleaner than a giant block with lots of file info.

#3 I'd love to see the file name or the category name on the giant placeholder that is in the text editor. Right now, if I make an article and I link to a few single files in that article, I get a bunch of giant placeholders but no way to know what they actually are until I click on them and then click the dropfiles editor button.

#4 I'm not sure if this is already in there, but I want to be able to set the default template (in my case, Tree) so that everything is set to tree all the time unless I change it for a specific category. Right now I have to change every single category to Tree manually and it's getting old.

Overall though, I really love this extension!
T
Hi,

Thanks for your feedback.

#1 Yes from a menu to load the component view. This is something planned for 3.1 version (next is 3.0)
#2 Can I have a picture or a link
#3 Good idea, will try to handle that, looks complicated but a great addition
#4 Yes, this is planned too!

Cheers,
B
6 years ago
I have attached a screen shot of #2. Also, I replaced all the "small" icons with the larger versions (and found the originals of the folder icons and replaced those too), then I added some CSS to resize the icons. Why? They now look great on a retina screen :)

I removed all the extra text, and even removed the download link since the text itself IS a link. I originally had a" | open" after the file name if the file was previewable (like a PDF) but it broke something and all it showed was a popup filled with the raw text code so I removed that, but it would also be a nice option (with an on/off switch). It also adds the document format at the end like (pdf) or (doc)

Anyway, now my client can link to a single file and just get that nice link instead of a giant block. Again, this would be a great ADDITION to what it does now, maybe a check box that says "use minimal link instead" when you're adding a link to just one file.

thanks!
B
6 years ago
I have attached a screen shot of #2. Also, I replaced all the "small" icons with the larger versions (and found the originals of the folder icons and replaced those too), then I added some CSS to resize the icons. Why? They now look great on a retina screen :)

I removed all the extra text, and even removed the download link since the text itself IS a link. I originally had a" | open" after the file name if the file was previewable (like a PDF) but it broke something and all it showed was a popup filled with the raw text code so I removed that, but it would also be a nice option (with an on/off switch). It also adds the document format at the end like (pdf) or (doc)

Anyway, now my client can link to a single file and just get that nice link instead of a giant block. Again, this would be a great ADDITION to what it does now, maybe a check box that says "use minimal link instead" when you're adding a link to just one file.

thanks!
B
6 years ago
FYI, that's a retina screen shot, that's why it looks really big, if you shrink it by 50% it should look normal on a normal screen.
T
OK got it thanks. Please make a backup of your changes for the next version because all themes & icons will be updated.
The new version have the same look and feel as the WordPress plugin WP FIle Download we have.

Cheers,
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