Four themes are included in the plugin but there's not just themes! They change the way you make your files available to your users. The themes included are standard listing, Google Drive like, Table, and Accordion tree. The system is also extremely flexible because you can apply a theme per category of files or even create your own theme.
When you manage files, you will always need to setup file access for users and it's always complex to do so. In WP File Download, we've included smart tools to manage file visibility and file management actions. Define who is allowed to download or update a file, delete a file, edit only his own files and more. Furthermore, it's possible to restrict the access to a file or a file category to some WordPress users only.
Usually when you add a plugin to your WordPress website, what follows is an arduous process to apply a design that fits your WordPress theme. This won't be the case anymore with WP File Download. You can apply your colors with a color picker and display or hide the file info that you want.
Managing a massive amount of files goes with a powerful search engine. This is included in the plugin and in addition, you can generate multiple and custom search engines with options to activate:
If you already have files on your server or if it's faster for you to send files through FTP, the file importer is for you. Select a file category on the left, select a file on the right and click on the import button!
Updating and restoring files has never been so easy. You can update (or replace) an existing file with one click while you keep a backup of the old file version. Of course the old version can be restored in one click too. Furthermore, the plugin offers multi-categories: upload one file and add it to several files categories.
A download statistics dashboard is available from the WordPress admin. In addition to the Google Analytics event tracker you also get a tool to export the statistics to a .csv file. You can also track the files downloaded per WordPress user account, which applies if the users are logged into their WordPress account during the download. You can filter your statistics using a file category or single file selection and a date range.
Editing the same file multiple times because it's located in several file categories is a waste of time. WP File Download’s alternative is to have a single master file, made available in multiple categories.
Once a file is updated (or replaced), the old version is automatically stored in the file history. The old version can be restored with one click and you can specify the maximum number of old versions to store
You can literally track who is downloading what and get the results as a statistics table and chart you can even export. This is pretty useful when file downloading requires a user account
Let your users download several files at a time, based on their custom selection. Then, a .zip is automatically generated. You can also add a button to download a complete file category with a single click
Generate a custom file upload form and insert it anywhere in your website. Your users will be able to submit files and you can select the destination of the files in order to review them before publication
The plugin comes with 4 themes, but you can clone one of them and then manage it separately from the others. Your custom theme can be overridden in any way you want and won't be affected by updates