CM Download (CMDM) - Theme - Upload Page Customization

Upload Page Customization

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The CM Download Manager plugin allows you to customize the look and feel of the upload page. This guide covers the appearance/visual settings of this page. 

To start customizing it, you can visit the Upload Page tab in the plugin settings.


  • Disable front-end Dashboard - Restrict access to users with the manage_options capability.
  • Page template - Choose which template should be used to display the upload page. You can choose one of your theme templates or CMDM default template. When using CMDM default, the CMDM Download Page widget area will be used as a sidebar. When using your theme template, your theme sidebar will be used.
  • Other page template for dashboard - If the desired template is not on the list above, define it here.
  • Dashboards downloads per page - Limits downloads displayed at the same time on the "My Downloads" dashboard page. Set 0 to disable the limit.
  • Show available shortcodes on the edit page - Provides a handy reminder.
  • Show download ID column in wp-admin - Displays the column on the admin dashboard view:
  • Fix dashboard CSS - Useful for troubleshooting CSS issues.


The only visual setting is:

  • Display categories in a scrollable box - Useful if you have a long list of categories.
    Example with default setting vs. scrollable box:

Fields Arrangement

You can choose the order of each field by assigning a number to it. Lower numbered fields will appear first. 

These are the fields and their default values:

  • ID: 1
  • "Version": 2
  • "Title": 3
  • "Description": 4
  • "Category": 5
  • "Download type": 6
  • "Upload File": 7
  • "Tag": 8
  • "Excerpt": 9
  • "Notes": 10
  • "Screenshots": 11
  • "Thumbnail": 12
  • "Protect by password": 13
  • "Allow single file download": 14
  • "Allow selecting specific files to download": 15
  • "Enable Preview": 16
  • "Enable Media Player": 17
  • "Admin Recommended": 18
  • "Notify me on new support topics": 19
  • "Require non logged in users to provide name and email": 20
  • "Number of downloads": 21
  • "Installation": 22
  • "Changelog": 23
  • "Custom Field": 24 (Learn more)
  • "Custom Field 2": 25 (Learn more)
  • "Direct Download Link": 26
  • "Agreement text": 27

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