jDownloads exists in different releases for Joomla 1.5, 2.5 and 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 releases are published as beta in April 2014 with many new features.
My only suggestions is
To have a setting so that public can see all the downloads but only members can download them. I want to water peoples appitite which will encourage them to register.
At the moment if i set the permissions only members can see these downloads.
many thanks for your review. It is possible to set the access from the jD category to: Public view but only Registered User can download.
//I've just spent the past month or so evaluating the download components available here, and jDownloads is the one I'm going to be using. For me, the ability to upload a mass of files via FTP and then work my way through them adding in detail is a must - it means half my work can be left overnight. Much easier than uploading files one at a time.//
I agree with some other user states -
//The product is VERY easy to use and understand. The flexibility should appeal to any developer.// True!
JDownloads is the best download component I have seen among all joomla downloads extensions. Dot.
I was looking for a component that would also allow registered users to upload files to the website and I find that feature too excellently integrated in JDownloads! Great!
* What I am missing is the ablity to file level permissions. For example I want my download area to be accessible to "Public", but when they try to download a file the registration form should appear (i.e. file level access permission is set to 'registered').
* A rating system also would be much appreciated.
* Currently it works Joomla 1.5 in legacy mode only. A version that works in Joomla 1.5 native mode would have been great.
It's still not 100% perfect, there are still one or two admin glitches in it, however, it works ok at the all important front end.
In time I reckon this may become the most preferred downloads plugin.
Works fine with Joomla v1.5.9 as well.
Keep up the good work boyz!
The product is VERY easy to use and understand. The flexibility should appeal to any developer.
THANKS again, and keep up the outstanding work!
I rate it better than Docman in all respects except for a few issues:
* No valid RSS for files
* No rating
Also im not able to enable Jcomments for this component.
THere is no clue on any site on how to do that.
Once again, a million thanks for this great extension.
Thanks for your review. But JComments is full supported. You must only activate the support in the jDownloads configuration. See also the jDownloads area on my site. A RSS and a rating system is planned in the next time.
If the remote download link has arguments, like www.site.com/download.php?fileid=2 it won't work, returning fatal error when displaying the file details.
And also, if I intentionally leave a few desc. fields blank, I will not want to see the labels alone. The lables should only be shown when the respective description is included while adding the file.
I haven't noticed any ability to deal with thumbnails and screenshots.
Well, looks good, but doesn't work for me...
Hi sniper, please use the support forum on my site to post your problems, then other jD users can help you. Apart from that, many thousand users have nothing problems with jD and by the way, the coming version 1.4 supported screenshots with thumbnails (lightbox).
The front end/back end is well thought through. It's very customisable, and yet very straightforward to use. I've not hit any snags, or any issues that I couldn't work out myself, so I've not used the support site yet.
I'd repeat the request for RSS support, or some auto-generation of a newsletter so I can let my users know what's new, but apart from that this hits just about every nail squarely on the head.
One slight problem, tough: when hosting files with storage service Adrive, the component won't download the files, even when all the correct parameters are given. I'm currently waiting an answer from the developer about this, but I'm sure it's easy to fix.
first, many thanks for your positive review.
To your problem:
in the v1.3, a few things makes problems, also a few extern file types. In the next 1.4 release, i have changed a few things with extern files and hope so to fix the most problems. A first pre release are in the moment tested by the jdownloads testing team, so i hope it to publish in the next 2 weeks. I hope you can wait so long. Please use in the future my support forum - so i can you give a faster answer. ;)
jDownloads author is more active in responding to user, i really hope that my following suggestion would be considered on next update.
1.) Abilities to upload a picture/screenshot along with the file. People would like to see more screenshots rather than words of description.
2.) Simple SEO as i mentioned above.
3.) A rating system would be great if i'm not asking too much.
Thank you for the great module! Keep up the good works!