The 'Attachments' extension for Joomla! allows files to be uploaded and attached to articles and other types of content. URLs can also be attached. 'Attachments' includes the ability to attach files and edit attachments from the front end as well as from the administrative back end. There are options to control who can see the attachments and who can upload them, along with many other options to increase its flexibility and usefulness.
INSTALLATION IS SIMPLE: Use the Joomla installer with the single installation zip file. The component and all plugins are installed in a single step. Attachments uses the Joomla "upgrade" capability and can be installed over previous versions of Attachments.
There are two versions of Attachments:
* Version 3.1 for Joomla 2.5.7+ or 3.x
-- The 3.x versions will NOT work on Joomla 1.5
-- See demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMzOVNfYJIo&hd=1
-- DOWNLOAD: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/attachments3/frs/
-- FORUMS: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/attachments3/forum/
* Version 2.x for Joomla 1.5
-- The 2.x versions will NOT work on Joomla 2.5 and later
-- See demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nCbRbfJ9io&hd=1
-- DOWNLOAD: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/attachments/frs/
-- FORUMS: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/attachments/forum/
If you would like to subscribe to an email list for announcements about the Attachments extension, please visit: http://jmcameron.net/attachments/email-list.html
Releases 3.1+ and 2.2+ give you several ways to add, edit, and delete your attachments on the front end, back end, and in article editors on the front and back ends (including during article creation). There are many options to control who can see attachments. When you add or edit attachments, page updates are done quickly without full page reloads.
If you plan to use this extension for sensitive files, use the 'Secure' mode. This provides secure storage of attachment files and prevents access by anyone without logging in.
Attachments 3.1 includes many new features:
--- Supports both Joomla 2.5.7+ and 3.x!
--- Improved permissions handling for backend users with limited permissions.
--- New option to display attachments to the public that require logging in to download.
--- URL attachments are now handled in a secure way (download count works for both).
--- Now supports Joomfish (with additional plugin).
--- Refactored to allow template overrides of all CSS files and images.
--- More robust file downloading.
--- Many fixes and improvements.
- is there a way to upload an entire directory?
- if each user has a folder for his files, then how to accommodate this?
>> - is there a way to upload an entire directory?
>> If each user has a folder for his files, then how to accommodate this?
Not sure what you are asking or what you want to do here. Currently all attachment files are grouped together in one directory. The filenames are prefixed with numbers to avoid conflicts. In the new version of Attachments (probably coming in April), the files for each article will appear in a separate directory and retain their original filenames.
but i have question
is there a chance to display the attachments in contact us page (com_contact)?
In version 1.3.4 this is not possible. Fortunately, the next version (probably coming in April), this will be possible, although it will require writing some PHP code.
I have a question:
Is there any possibility to paginate the attached files in an article,so for example i want at first to view only 10 of them and then the other files in second page,so to paginate them?
Thanks! This is a good idea. The current code does not support this. Not sure when I might get to this, but I'll add it to my list of things to consider. -Jonathan
I was looking for a way to integrate files in a website I was doing for a business society with registered users. They needed a way to put up confidential information like lists, minutes of meetings, etc., and this is exactly what they needed, and beautifully and elegantly done. Aesthetics meets good code.
Thank you so very much! Good work!
Please support me, thanks so much
You can do exactly want you want by using setting the option "Hide Attachments for" to "all_but_article_views". This option is near the bottom of the list of options. Access the Attacments options via the admin back end: Component > Attachments and click on the [Parameters] button in the toolbar. This is also explained in the help page.