Download and File Manager Plugin (CMDM) - Add-ons - MicroPayments Plugin

Add-On - MicroPayments Plugin

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The Download Manager MicroPayments Add-on supports adding a virtual currency layer to your Download and File Manager plugin infrastructure.

This means users can pay or receive points, with real or virtual value, by uploading or downloading files.

For example, when a user comes to purchase a digital good on your stores - such as a music file or a software zip - they will be charged with points that in turn will be taken off their digital wallet.

In addition to allowing the Download Manager to become a marketplace for the exchange of files, this feature also can allow admins to reward top contributors and provides an incentive for users to engage in the download manager.

Use Cases

  • Charging points for downloading the file/s
  • Charging points for uploading the file/s
  • Receiving points for creating a new download page

How does MicroPayments Plugin integrate with Download and File Manager Plugin?

After installing MicroPayments Plugin, every registered user is given his own wallet. Then, after the quick setup of the external Payment Gateway and the currency, users can buy the virtual currency on your site and use it as if it was a prepaid credit card together with the Download and File Manager plugin.

Download and File Manager plugin can support various scenarios where users pay or receive points for downloading or uploading files into the Download Manager file repository system.

Important: Click here to learn about how to set up the MicroPayments plugin settings before adjusting the MicroPayments settings within Download Manager.

Charging 10 points for downloading a file - WordPress Download and File Manager
Charging 10 points for downloading a file

MicroPayments for Downloads Settings

First, remember to assign point values and generate wallets for your users in the MicroPayments Plugin General Settings!

Download authors and users will be charged or granted points according to criteria that you define in the Download and FIle Manager plugin settings under the MicroPayments tab in the plugin settings.

Navigation to the plugin settings - WP Download and File Manager
Navigation to the plugin settings
MicroPayments tab - WordPress Document Management
MicroPayments tab

The admin can decide how many points to grant or charge a user for uploading or downloading files to the Download Manager file repository system. 

MicroPayments integration settings - File Sharing Directory Plugin
MicroPayments integration settings


When charge is selected:

  • The user that downloads the file is charged the amount
  • The author that uploads the file receives the amount

The admin can also disable the MicroPayments plugin integration for either of these scenarios.

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