WordPress File Manager Plugin (CMDM) - Add-ons - WordPress MicroPayments

Add-On - WordPress MicroPayments

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The WordPress MicroPayments supports adding a virtual currency layer to your WordPress 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 WordPress File Manager plugin 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 WordPress MicroPayments integrate with Download and File Manager Plugin?

After installing WordPress MicroPayments, 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 WordPress File Manager plugin.

WordPress 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 Document Management
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 WordPress MicroPayments General Settings!

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

Navigation to the plugin settings - File Manager WordPress
Navigation to the plugin settings
MicroPayments tab - WP File Download Plugin
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 Manager Plugin for WordPress
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 WordPress MicroPayments integration for either of these scenarios.

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