jDownloads exists in different releases for Joomla 1.5, 2.5 and Joomla 3.1/3.2. So make sure, that you download the correctly version for your Joomla.
Many language files are always included. Many others exists in our download area or on www.transifex.com.
The previously announced complete new jDownloads 2.5/3.2 release is still in work and will be published end 2013. It comes with many new features.
The frontend edit functionality and the granular user group permissions powers get jDownloads up.
The layout system is also very useful. I can add/remove anything to/from any place from the Joomla editor.
Lastly, the content plugin is very powerful. It has so much options as you feel like it's a separate component.
Thanks for this great component Arno!
sometimes the file is uploaded but then afterwards it cannot be found. Even if I can upload, the original chinese file name will become strange characters. If I disable the BE option to remove space and special characters, problem still exists.
The frontend upload is quick and easy to use. Staff have been uploading content on a regular basis without any real problems. JDownloads also has many plug-ins as well, and the ones I've used work flawlessly.
Current version (build 931) seems to have fixed my only gripes (had build 925 previously) which was issues with Google Chrome. It use to be that I could not delete files from the frontend, and also could not Cancel out of a file in the backend. These problems are fixed now! All is good!
Many thanks for your positive review.
Your quoted problems with some buttons in the jDownloads backend, has exists only for some users and has to do with the activated editors and special template settings.
Free, no login to download, extremely easy to install and use, works exceptionally well, lets me have catetories for public, author, etc... just upload the files to a folder, WOW how easy is that?
I just wonder what these folks are getting out of all this... I mean, they don't even ask for an EMAIL address to get the component and all the plugins & modules. They must be independently wealthy!
Thanks for such a great component, you have saved my life.
The main lack is that it actually miss RSS feeds that i hope will be included in new version. (so, please Arno add it)
Another problem for me was the upgrade from j1.5 version to 1.6+ (joomla). The backup function does not work as it should!
By the way, joomla download components are quite too simple. This is sure one of the best.. And can be sure the top with some new functions.. RSS...?
Thanks for your review. But why has you not posted your backup/restore problem in the support forum?
By the way, i think you has not exactly observed the Joomla 2.5 update how-to in the FAQ. It is very important that you install the last jD 1.8.x release before you create the new backup file.
It has a small issue with handling a lot of categories and some features are still missing, but most users won't need that many features.
Also, Arno is always available on the forums when you need him.
Looking forward to jD 2.0 :D!
just upload your files to desired directory and everything is done!
even if you want to construct a new website, you will not loose any data. just by 2 clicks you can backup and restore downloads data and use it on any other joomla based website!
the guy/guys developed this extension really know what you want and provide more than your needs. this extension save a lot of my time
The only suggestion I have is to have the ACL extend down to file level aswell as category.
Also trying to work out how to show the custom fields in the frontend upload panel
Thanks for your review, but i think you has not understand exactly the specially jDownloads system and structure.
jDownloads created for any category a directory with the same name. When you will assign a file for many categories, you must upload it separately for every category.
This is the only way to have a clean folder structure in the same way as your categories.
That jDownloads is not easy to use is only your opinion. See the other reviews about this.
But i work on a complete new release and hope this is also perfectly for you...