CM Download (CMDM) - Getting Started - Changing Front-End Text (Labels)

Getting Started - Changing Labels

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The CM Downloads plugin makes it easy for you to customize the text labels that appear in the downloads manager!

To control the appearance of the text that appears in the downloads manager, navigate to the Admin Dashboard → CM Downloads Pro → Settings.

Click on Labels tab.


In the General section, the Admin can modify the most common labels used in the CM Download Manager interface, starting from what the downloads manager is called on your site and how you would like to label the user's dashboard (where users have a list of their own downloads). You can also create customized labels for the search field and the author of downloads.

Index page

Under the Index page section, you can change labels that appears on the Downloads Index page.


Under the Dashboard section, you can change labels that appears on the users dashboard.


Under the Upload section, you can change labels that appears on the page with the files uploading form. Here are only some of the many available options:


Under the Download section, admins can adjust the labels for many of the prompts, alerts, and buttons users will see when they attempt to download a file from the download manager. You can choose the "Download" label to appear differently for File and URL downloads, and customize the "Open" label for our supported "files list" shortcode. Here are only some of the many available options:


Here are only some of the many available label options related to support:


Under the Following section, the admin can draft their own text labels related to following downloads categories, including the "Follow" and "Unfollow" labels, and the messages that users receive when they follow or unfollow a downloads category.


Under the Search section, you can create labels for the JS filter and search inputs.


Under the Shortcodes section, you can change the labels for filters from shortcodes.

Panel Titles

Under the Panel Titles section, you can change the text that will appear in many places on the CM Download Manager interface.


Under the Other section, you will find a mix of labels that may not fit under the other categories.

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