CM Download (CMDM) - Moderation - User and Group Access

Moderation - User and Group Access

With the pro version of the CM Download Manager plugin, you can create user groups that you can manage, moderate, and assign permissions to. The admin can decide which groups of users have full access to your downloads, who can upload without moderation, and which user groups need further review and moderation before being granted permission to download or upload files on to your WordPress website.

Creating User Groups

First, navigate to User Groups from the CM Download Manager dashboard.

This is the initial user interface which is found 

Creating a Group

Under Add group, the admin can create a new user group by giving it a name and assigning group members. To add existing users to the group, you can either search by their name or show all existing users and select which ones you would like to join the new user group.
Remember to click the "add>>" button to make sure the users you selected appear as group members. 

Finally, click the blue "Add" button at the bottom of the form to create the new user group.

You will receive a message indicating that your group was added successfully and you will be able to view the group you just created in the list of User Groups. 

Viewing Members in a Group

The list of members inside the group includes the name of the user group. the number of users in the group, and action buttons that let you easily edit or delete the group.

Editing the Group

When you click on the "Edit" link, you can easily change the group name and add or delete users from the group. Make sure you click the blue "Update" button when you are done making changes. 

User Group Access Settings

After creating user groups, admins can then set the permissions for each of these groups. The admin can decide which user groups have permission to upload their own files and which user groups can view existing downloads.

Navigate to the Admin Dashboard -> CM Downloads Pro -> Settings.

Click on Access tab.

The admin can restrict adding and viewing downloads to specific user groups. If you choose this option from the dropdown menu, you can then select which user groups have that specific permission.

Administrators can also grant download authors the option to define which groups are allowed to view individual downloads. 

Set Group Access Per Specific Download

In case admin granted the user to define which groups has access to downloads per each specific download, the download author can set the visibility of the download to specific user groups on the "New Download" form.


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