- This extension requires registration to download.
Main Features :
- Nested categories
- Herachical folder structure : Unlike other files download extension using just one folder to store all files, EDocman allows you to put your files in a herachical folder structure (the folder structure is based on the categories structure which you setup - each category will have it's own folder to store files as state above).
- Multilingual support: If your site is multilingual, when you create categories, documents, you can assign them to a language. And when users browse categories, documents from front-end, only categories and documents assigned to that language (or all languages) will be displayed.
- Documents management : EDocman allows you to create documents and then your site users (public or registered users) can browse and download these documents from front-end.
- Front-end documents uploading / management .
- Local / remote files support : Your documents can be stored on your local server or on a remove server. In case your documents are stored on a remote server, you will just need to enter url of the document when creating new document.
- Powerful and Flexible permission system:
+ Using Powerful Joomla 1.6, Joomla 1.7, Joomla 2.5 ACL feature.
+ Permission can be setup in Component Level , Category Level or Document Level.
+ Permission can be inherited in the following structure Component Level >> Category Level >> Sub Categories >> Documents.
+ You can even only give one or several users to access to a category or document by entering ID of these users into User IDs field when creating category/document.
- Indexer plugin allows indexing PDF and Word documents and make it searchable based on content of these documents.
- RSS integration
- Tags support
- Security : All your documents are protected and users cannot download them even they know the direct link to the document.
- Search module allows searching documents based on keyword and category.
The CSS allowed some quick tweaks to blend it into my sites well.
It was easy to configure a downloads folder outside of the sites root, to enable the same download files across multiple sites (which was vital in my case).
Overall, this extension is definitely worth the fee! I'll be looking at JoomDonation for future extensions.
I have also used a few other pieces of software from JoomDonation and I now always check to see if they have the software that I need for my current projects. Everything that I have used works exactly as I have needed it to.
The support has also been very fast and effective. The have gone the extra mile to make sure that their product is working right on my site.
Overall: Excellent, Highly Recommended
This extension works very well and is easy to install. The developer answers questions quickly through the forum on his website.
I like that this extension saved me a lot of time I would have wasted troubleshooting a "free" extension, as I have done in the past.
The instructions were easy to read and led me through step-by-step. It installed easily, and I was up and using it literally in a few minutes. It really fit my needs.
I had one minor support request, so I posted to JoomDonation's support forum for EDocman. I got an answer back in minutes! And the answer was that they wrote my request into the code and had me download the update and see if it was what I was looking for. It was perfect!
I corresponded with Tuan, and he went way above and beyond the call of duty. He clarified what I was asking, he looked at my site to see how I wanted to use it, and he got me up and running with my request in a day. Seriously, IN A DAY!
I have never had such excellent customer service! I'm a fan for life, and I'm going to check out their other extensions first the next time I need one. For those of you who know about Nordstrom's legendary customer service, JoomDonation and Tuan exceed even that. You can't go wrong!
It works fantastically for my purposes. I can place document on my site in separate categories and it works like a charm. thanks EDOCMAN!
The level of patience, expertise and technical help from the EDocman team (Tuan in particular) has been outstanding and their response time was brilliant.
It delivers exactly what it promises and more and as a relative newbie to Joomla, it has been a dream to use and even the most inexperienced user can get to grips with it very quickly.
Fantastic and a huge thank you for making sure that you don't just sell and idea, you back it up also!
I did not have any problems with the installation and it was easy to setup and configure.
I needed an extra feature for this component. I asked for it and they implemented it in 2 weeks for free.
I am really happy that I choose this component.
1. It's very easy to use.
2. It's simple enough to master in seconds yet flexible enough to tweak.
3. It works so well with J2.5
4. It's not very expensive.
1. none really. :) Would be nice to turn off the default styling in the admin and not to load the default CSS.
For the price - this is well worth a shot.
Could do with more functionality but is very cheap for the price.
The bulk upload facility added today is going to make my life sooo easy.
Support is excellent. Tuan is keen to help and responds quickly to questions submitted on the forum