At the time of this writing, it's the only downloads extension on the JED that allows the administrator to collect emails in exchange for the download (of course it's optional). This is useful if, for example, you want to collect emails for your newsletter or if you want to collect emails so that the users who download can be notified later via email. This method gets rid of "Registration require to download" if you simply want to collect emails.
At the time of this writing, it's the only downloads extension on the JED that collects emails and imports them into MailChimp (of course it's optional).
-Collect Emails (optional)
-MailChimp integration (optional)
-Add a before and after description (both optional and both use the WYSIWYG editor that you have installed on your site which makes it very nice for your clients to use)
-Add an Agreement or Terms of Service (optional)
-Add a documentation link (optional)
-Add a demo link (optional)
-Add a support link (optional)
-A lightbox is used for the download.
-Search Engine Friendly
-Basic stats...more will be added in the future
-Translatable in the component (so no need to use language files)
We are planning on adding a lot of new features if there is interest in the extension. If you have any requests, be sure to let us know. Also, we would love to build a custom solution for your business or your clients if you need it and are willing to sponsor us.
OSDownloads is licensed under GPL v.3
Bravo for this single component, convenient and effective!
This is the first time I post a notice here. These developers deserve this post.
The component is easy to use
During installation, some warning and excellent contact with the help forum.
The support is perfect and fast!
So I originally setup a form using one of the form builders that would redirect to the download page. This was always a huge pain in the rear and was subject to breaking if I screwed something up.
The OSDownloads component made it EASY. OSDownloads allows you to create categories which contain files. Each file has it's own settings which creates a new page for each "file download page". The page is customizable with CSS... The settings can be adjusted for the following (version 1.0.3).
- File (select a file to upload)
- Description 1 (intro, with site-enabled WYSIWYG editor)
- Description 2 (test before the download link, with site-enabled WYSIWYG editor)
- Description 3 (text after after the download link, with site-enabled WYSIWYG editor)
- Show email (checkbox)
- Email required (checkbox)
- Agreement Required (checkbox)
- Documentation link (for the links you can specify another page on the site and it makes a nice clean menu on the top of the download page)
- Demo Link
- Support Link
- Other Link
- Direct Page
The way it works is the following. The user will see the categories, then choose a file page, the file page displays the details as defined on the file settings. Depending on how you have the file setup, the user will see an email box, an I agree box, and a download box. Then there will be a popup that will automatically start the download in 1 second or will show the user a link to download the file.
I am very happy with the component. The developers have been amazingly helpful as I was one of the first to download the component and had found some bugs. But at this point the software is working for me wonderfully.
If you are looking for an easy way to create a directory of downloadable files, and you want to collect email addresses (optionally), this is the component for you.
Wow! Thanks for the thorough review! Also, thanks for reporting the bugs and we're glad that we were able to get them fixed for you and future users!
- Easy to use and fantastic documentation!
- Looks like part of my site
- Had my menu page up & running in 20 minutes!
- Loads of options
- Download count
- SEO options
- Superb customer service!
- Can have download categories
- Mailchimp integration
The list goes on :)
Thanks guys! :)
Cheers! You're welcome and thanks for the feedback! :)