WordPress File Manager Plugin (CMDM) - Extras - Log and Statistics (Checking Reports)


Extras - Log and Statistics

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The WordPress File Manager plugin has a detailed Log and Statistics feature. These reports enable the admin to get a good understanding of the usage of each download in his/her system. 


Setting Options for the WordPress File Manager Plugin Log System

Navigate to the Admin Dashboard → CM Downloads Pro → Settings. Click on the Download Page tab.

Log downloads of - This setting can control if the log will be active, and if it will log only logged-in users or all users:

Logs settings - File Manager Plugin for WordPress
Logs settings

Geolocation API 

The Log and Statistics feature also comes with a Geolocation API offering additional country information for each IP that is collected in the log file.

To make the Geolocation API work you need to add a license key in the plugin Download Page setting tab as shown in the screenshot below. 

You can get a key by visiting this link http://ipinfodb.com/register.php to register your account.

Field for Geolocation API Key - File Download Plugin
Field for Geolocation API Key

Once added, the country name will appear in the log information which is collected.


Accessing the Log System

The Log system includes a detailed grid that collects all the log data recorded for the events occurring in the WordPress File Manager Plugin.

Navigate to the Admin Dashboard  CM Downloads Pro  Logs.

Navigation to the Logs dashboard - WordPress Document Management
Navigation to the Logs dashboard
Logs page - File Manager WordPress
Logs page

Log Data in WordPress File Manager Plugin

The log interface includes the ability to filter data by date and download the name. If the user was logged-in when he/she downloaded the file, his/her username and email will also appear in the log grid. You can also filter all records by username.

The Log system also provides graphs that represent this data over different periods of time. The graphs include statistics of how many files were downloaded during a defined period of time as shown in the following example:

Example of the log in a graph view - WP File Download Plugin
Example of the log in a graph view

Setting Options for the WordPress File Manager Plugin Log System

Navigate to the Admin Dashboard  CM Downloads Pro  Settings. Click on the Download Page tab.

Log downloads of  -This setting can control if the log will be active, and if it will log only logged-in users or all users:

Logs options - File Manager Plugin for WordPress
Logs options

Recording Logged-in Users Downloads

When used with logged-in users, the log file will show the username, the date/time and the download:

Example of records in the log - File Download Plugin
Example of records in the log

You can filter information by date and also by download the name.

You can export all log information to a CSV file:

Exporting the data to CSV - WordPress File Manager Plugin
Exporting the data to CSV

Example

Example of the CSV file - WordPress Document Management
Example of the CSV file

Recording Anonymous Users Downloads

In case you want to log anonymous users download you need to make sure this option is set for the log system in the plugin settings (Choose everybody as the option)

Choose which records to log - File Manager WordPress
Choose which records to log

You also need to make sure to ask for the user email for every download (Choose Enable for All Users as the option):

Requiring name and email - WP File Download Plugin
Requiring name and email

And last, make sure that downloads can be viewed by all users (Choose All Users as the option):

Access and moderation settings - File Manager Plugin for WordPress
Access and moderation settings

Logging Download File Names

In case you want to log downloads for specific file names, make sure this option is activated and that you have entered the file name.

Filtering the data by specific files - File Download Plugin
Filtering the data by specific files

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