Download and File Manager Plugin (CMDM) - Downloads - File Extensions and Download / Upload Types


Download and Upload Types

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This WP Download and File Manager plugin supports several kinds of downloads. The types of files supported include those that the admin defines, URLs, and shortcodes which produce "download" or "purchase/ add to cart" buttons coming from other plugins installed on your system (for example EDD shortcodes).


Setting Up Supported File Extensions and Download Type

First, navigate to the Admin Dashboard → CM Downloads Pro → Settings.

Navigation to Download and File Manager plugin  settings
Navigation to Download and File Manager plugin settings

Head to the Upload Page tab.

Next, scroll down to the Features section. Here, the admin can define which file types the WP Download and File Manager will support by listing the extensions of the file types separated by commas. 

The option for setting up allowed files extensions in downloads - download and file manager plugin
The option for setting up allowed files extensions in downloads

Download Types

The admin can also choose which types of uploads the WP Download and File Manager will allow, from among the choices of files, URLs, and shortcodes.

Downloads types available for uploaders - WordPress document management
Downloads types available for uploaders

Download Type 1) File Upload

If the admin allows files as an upload type, the authors of downloads can upload one or more files to be included and displayed on the download page:

Front-end form for a File Upload download type - file sharing directory plugin
Front-end form for a File Upload download type

Uploading files can be done directly from the user computer (Select Files) or from the WordPress wp-content/upload folder where most plugins and the WP media library stores files.

Download Type 2) URL Download/Upload

If the admin allows URLs as an upload type, the authors of the downloads can specify a URL upon upload. Then, when a user clicks on the "Download" button for the URL download, the user will be redirected to the URL that the author defined.

Below is a screenshot of the Uploader form where the authors will need to define the URL of the upload:

Front-end form for a URL download type - file management plugin
Front-end form for a URL download type

Download Type 3) Shortcode Download/Upload

If the admin allows shortcode as an upload type, the authors of downloads can specify a shortcode to be displayed on the download page.

Front-end form for a Shortcode download type - file download plugin
Front-end form for a Shortcode download type

In this example, the shortcode produces a payment button that redirects the user to the shopping cart.


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