The jD 2.5 series is for use on Joomla! 2.5, and the jD 3.2 series is for use on Joomla! 3.x so make sure you download the correct one for you.
Modules and plugins provided by the jDownloads team are included in and are automatically installed with the jDownloads component.
jDownloads supports many languages. English and German languages are included with the component and others are available on www.transiflex.com. More will be included on the jDownloads web site.
- What is a Download?:
Obviously it includes the file that is to be downloaded but in jDownloads there are many more optional features to show the user or potential customer. You may have a text description, multiple images, an MP3 or an MP4 preview complete with player. You can show size, author, price, rating, popularity, etc., etc. All of it configurable.
- Unlimited Category Tree:
The downloads can be organized by customised categories and subcategories. A folder is created for every category, usually the folder has the same name as the category, so you have exactly the same structure on your server as in your download area. There is an option to use a different folder name if desired.
- Access Rights for Categories:
You can set the 'download' rights for categories and downloads for every Joomla user group. So it is possible, for example, that all guests can view the category (and the files) but only registered users can download the files. And say users with Publisher or similar rights can create new Downloads including uploading the main download file, together with preview text, images, audio clips (MP3) and video clips (MP4).
- User Groups:
The latest versions of jDownloads, the jD2.5 and jD3.2 and beyond series, fully supports the Joomla Access Permissions and Access Levels for Categories and Downloads. This allows a wide variety of controlling user groups in who is able to see what, control download access and of course uploading of new Downloads.
- User Groups Settings:
jDownloads has the ability to set different download capability limits for each Joomla! User Group. Also for User Groups that have 'create download' permissions then each user group may have their individual selection of 'questions' asked by the creation/edit Downloads formthe upload form may be set. Furthermore jDownloads resolves the 'challenge' of users belonging to multiple groups with an 'importance' value.
- Frontend Edit functionality:
You can define in the configuration, that particular user groups can edit/update/delete their own downloads from the frontend. Additionally you can select jDownloads user groups who can edit Downloads in specific categories from the frontend.
... and many others.
See full feature list here:
first of all - thank you for jdownloads component and your hard work, its a really great download component for the Joomla Community.
feature i like most in jdownloads that you can add all files in database after creating category and upload even thousands of files in newly created category folder on server.... great component for lazy people like me to add one by one file.
jDownloads is a great choice if you want to build a powerful Biggggg.. download site
Some features i really like...
1. Layout Customization
2. Updating the old downloads
3. Front end uploads
4. Great icons
5. Lots of modules for top downloads, latest downloads, updates, etc.,
6. jDownload plugins for other Extensions like Ace SEF, SE404SEF, etc.,
Things which i miss...
1. RSS feed.
Hope in next version there will be RSS support...
The support forum for jDownloads is really great... I got answer for my questions within some hours...
Overall, jDownloads is a great choice if you want to build a powerful download site...
Thanks for giving such great extension for free...
I just migrated my site to Joomla 1.6 and now I wait for arno to upgrade this extension to be compatible and I will gladly wait so that should tell you how good this extension is.
Plenty of options and whats important to me is it can handle a lot of files and it handles them without much lag.
Keep up the great work.
If the developed doesn't stop it could quickly be the best download extension. So i will keep a watch on this extension.
I give it 4 stars because it's extremely flexible to customize the design and has a lot of options.
many thanks for your review. By the way, a option that you can set a daily download limit for registered users exist. See download options.
This product can be customized easily using the built in layout editor. This program has many features that make tweaking it to fit your needs easy.
It sticks to MVC pretty well which makes it easier to wade through if you are doing special options.
The back end controls are very easy to understand. It is geared for novices and professionals.
The best feature I like about this is the layout template editor. You can go in and using the WYSIWYG editor, you can completely change the entire appearance about every page displayed to the user. The only page you cannot edit is the upload form.
Arno is a great developer and very dedicated. He works hard and is very active in the forum. He is a truly unique developer. He is prompt, respectful and on time.
I recommend this solution. I also recommend donating if you have the opportunity. (He is not pushy about donations, so you have to kind of hunt down his donation link!)
Many thanks man for all the good work you are doing. Jdownload deserve the 5*s
Beside that, the response on technical questions via the product forum is excellent. Thank you folks!
Thanks for your review!
You know, that with jDownloads v1.8 you can activate the download logs? The result is viewed in the backend and when you use the search function, you can seen what every user has downloaded and how many times.