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Easy Folder Listing Pro Plugin

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Easy Folder Listing Pro v2.8.5

Copyright: Michael A. Gilkes
License: GNU/GPL v2

Minimum Requirements:
> Joomla 1.5 or 1.7 or 2.5 or 3.0
> Mootools 1.2.4+
> PHP 5.2+

This is a flexible, simple-to-use plugin that is used to list the contents of any folder in either a table or a list. The folder listing can display the filename, with or without the extension, with or without the date modified and file size, as well as a icon representing the file type. It has the feature of allowing the user to specify whether the filename listed should be linked or not.

This plugin has the additional feature that allows for displaying subfolders and viewing the contents of subfolders as well. The user can also click on subfolder name to show or hide its contents The action to show or hide the contents is animated via Mootools. For table display, the administrator can specify
the text headings for the columns as well.

Main features:
> List files in any specified folder
> Each instance of the plugin on the page can have its own custom parameter set
> 46 Parameters are customizable per instance
> Option to override all styles via style sheet editing
> Show icons for file types
> List files in either a table or a unordered list
> Sorting in Acsending or Descening order, by filename, date modified or file size
> Option to show/hide size, date, or date and time of the files
> Option to link to the files or not
> Option to specify a list of file types that should not be listed
> Option to specify a list of file types that will only be listed
> Color scheme of the table rows and border can be customized
> Specify the maximum subfolder level to explore
> Option to show subfolders
> Collapse or Reveal all subfolder listings
> Specify easing and duration of subfolder sections animation
> Specify the text to display for an empty folder
> Specify the table headings text
> Customize the date and time format to be displayed
> Specify the list bullet style
> Exclude specific files or folders from the listing
> Option to show/hide empty folder text
> Option to force download files
> Option to enforce UTF-8 charset via header or meta tag
> Option to Force UTF-8 encoding
> User can interactively filter/search listing!
> Plugin Manager colors available through custom Color Picker
> Username-based folder listings

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Reviews: 1
Required a simple folder listing plugin that would play nice with 2 other article plugs for Tabs and User Access restrictions. PRO fit the bill and worked flawlessly.

Contacted Michael twice for support on having the folders/files listed in numerical or natural order. This was NOT a part of his plugin capabilities...but he not only replied in under 3 hours both times, but wrote, tested, and supplied the code to accomplish my task within his plugin!

Amazing support for a $7 plugin!
Reviews: 1
The plugin is just what I needed to display and access files within folders in the front end with ease and elegance. A few issues were initially encountered due to template setting of Mootools set to off. The developer went above and beyond to fix it. I am very pleased with the plugin and the excellent support from the developer. Thank you so much Michael!
Reviews: 3
This plugin encouraging on some points like the AJAX navigation but in my point of view there's a lack regarding the design and Joomla override with this plugin.
Owner's reply

Thank you for taking the time to post a rated review. However, my plugin does not contain any AJAX code in it. So, I am quite confused in regards to what you are referring to. I would like to invite you to contact me either via the support forum or the Contact form on the website, if you so desire to clarify your opinion on improvements. Kind Regards.

Reviews: 4
Nice and simple to set up one you get into it. Superb help from the developer. I had a reply within one hour and it turned out to be my fault it didn't do what I thought I wanted! I can't speak highly enough of the support I got.
Reviews: 8
This is just what it says Easy! Also it has very useful features that make the presentation of material flexible. Actually getting the extension was difficult - the web site and shopping facility are confusing - a simple faq may help to give the exact steps for paying and subsequently downloading the product would be helpful. Good work and for a small fee brilliant!
Reviews: 1
and also first class support.
Great work - Keep it up!

Regards from Germany

Reviews: 1
Excellent and very fast support. Easy to use. I can recommand this plugin.
Reviews: 13
This is a great plugin.
Very simple and can be customized very easy.
Fantastic support from the developer.
Reviews: 2
This is a good application. I like the simplicity interface. My only suggestion is that the support documentation has to be improved. Michael, I think the public would not mind to pay a little bit more if documentation is upgraded within the coming weeks or months.

I want to insert the code in different articles to link to different folders. This is where I am stuck. Please how do I proceed?

Also remember that most web designers are not necessarily programmers so the app can be simplified for every body, nerd or designer.

Owner's reply

Thanks for taking the time to write your review. I will certainly do my best to improve the current documentation. However, please keep in mind that there is a support site ( that is available with answers to many questions, including the one you currently pose. Also, there is a "Contact Us" form on the website that you can use to contact me directly. I typically respond to most inquiries the same day (that is, within 24 hours). I am more than happy to assist you in your question.

Reviews: 2
Super extension. Easy to handle and customize.I can place it in modules, articles - whereever i wont. Thank you!
Reviews: 4
Simple plugin, works great and enough customizable
Reviews: 7
5 stars to this plugin! It works fine on Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 2.5

Fast to configure, easy to undestand, very good layout for frontend!

Excellent and faster support! Thanks!
Reviews: 1
Very easy to use
Reviews: 1
This plugin works great, it shows the directory tree you choose nice and smooth.
I had some problems with the WYSIWYG editor who added tags in html code that avoided the plugin to work and some jquery rules in the template that caused the plugin filter and button don't work properly. All these issues solved by the developer who connected to my admin page and find out the causes. Perfect support from him, i really appreciated it.
Reviews: 1
Works perfectly, saved my butt! I am using it for a portal type site for a customer and it makes the whole process of hosting files extremely easy! Great plug-in and module I tried both. Awesome price too!
Reviews: 26
I needed a simple way to display a PDF that would force a download. Besides Docman this was it. Installing Docman for a single download is like building a bridge to get across a puddle. Besides that it has tons of options for configuration and multiple downloads/folder listings.

The most impressive thing is the support. I had a problem that was preventing a interactive PDF from working and the developer was immediately working on fixing it and wasn't giving up until it was fixed.

Highly recommended and perfect for offering files up on your site. Also worth more than the asking price.
Reviews: 1
I really like this plugin for a compact and intuitive way to display documents and downloads. Lots of great features and options to control the functionality and the look.

And a big thanks to Michael for his fantastic support of the product. I had a configuration issue with another plugin on my site. Michael jumped right on it and was able to help me resolve the issue right away.

Excellent app! Great support! I highly recommend this plugin.
Reviews: 4
works as it should, with a lot of useful options...
Reviews: 1
The App was great. Thanks for such a awesome program.

Reviews: 1
Looked for two solid days for this - a 1.7 native folder lister that would play mp3's. At four bucks, it is superb value, installs easily, and works.
Easily worth twice the price. Thank you.
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