Joomla! 2.5 Demo:
Setting own style demo, Youtube videos in Phoca Download:
Joomla! 3 Demo:
Phoca Download 2 Requirements:
PHP - (5.2.4)see Joomla! requirements
MySQL - (5.0.4)see Joomla! requirements
Joomla! 1.6, 1.7, 2.5
Phoca Download 3 Requirements
PHP - see Joomla! requirements
MySQL - see Joomla! requirements
1. Download button should be hidden for unregistered members and they should be opted to REGISTER.
2. ALL FILES DISPLAY FROM A SPECIFIC CATEGORY should be added to MENU ITEM options.
Thats it. I would like to see these two options soon.
Hi, thank you for your review:
1) there is such option
2) sorry, I don't understand, which menu item do you mean? Pleask try to specify it in forum: http://www.phoca.cz/forum
Thank you, Jan
Hi, yes there are (search plugin, latest documents) but not created by Phoca, see Phoca forum: http://www.phoca.cz/forum for more information
The control panel offered by this extension to manage and organize downloadable files is simply superb.
I recommend this for anyone who is looking for a decent download organizer.
Thanks to the development team of this plugin.
PS you can only link to Sections, not categories.
"You can add multiple files with Phoca Gallery, why cant we get that for the Phoca Download"
- This is a time issue, as I wrote here many times :-(, I do all the extensions and all the user guides in my freetime and I give help and answer all the questions in forum and per e-mail in my freetime too. I am not able to produce all the features at once :-( ... Phoca Extensions need help (e.g. answering posts in the forum will be very appreciated).
"PS you can only link to Sections, not categories" ... this is the Itemid issue. See Phoca Forum ( http://www.phoca.cz/forum ) and Phoca Documentation site ( http://www.phoca.cz/documentation ) to get answer about this issue. Creating menu links to other Phoca Download parts is very easy (e.g. to Categories, Files) but what is not easy, is to coordinate Itemids of these created menu links if users are using SEF in Joomla! because links rendered in every Joomla! component get no information about which Itemid they should use. So if there is a link in some component, the link has no information about the Itemid (and in fact it cannot get it from database too, becasue there can be more entries, etc, e.g.)
Hi, you need not to enter the name yourself, if you upload some file to the Phoca Download folder, then just click on this file and it will be dynamically added into the input field: File Name
In case anyone is interested... I have written a Xmap extension to get the Phoca Download Sections and Categories to show up in your Site Map.
Sent an email to the developer and got an answer in about three hours - great support!
There is one field for allowed file types and another one for prohibited file types - but they are not connected. So you may actually end up both allowing and denying the same file type if you are not careful.
What struck me rigth away about this one, was the demo - it is a different aproach from the other download managers. In fact, it is more like what you see in this Joomla! Extension Directory. You immediately get an overview of what sections and categories are available, instead of having to select each one individually.
There's one section level and one category level; each category can again be subdivided with a simple text placeholder. Phoca's demo provides a good example where this comes in handy: An area for the component files, then a text-divider and then the additional, related files (languages). And, it also keeps you from nesting files too deep into an area one rarely endeavors ;-)
All the decriptions you enter can be formatted, which a few if its competitors do not or only partially support.
The back-end is orderly and doesn't distract from what you're used to; it keeps in line with Joomla!'s style.
The front-end is super-easy to modify as well, so it integrates very well with your website. This is where it received my highest praise!
I encountered only a minor glitch during the installation of the 1.05 Beta, which was a message it was unable to copy a (non-existing, I checked) file. However, it does not interfere with operation. In fact, it worked so well right from the get-go, I was wondering why the other document managers were such a struggle to get it "just so" or even to work at all?!
And it supports outside-of-root directories, which a few other download managers "complain about". That is, you can have a fully writeable folder (777) safely outside of your public HTML folder (for example: specify "../phocadownload"). And this works with the FTP-Layer enabled.
To sum it up:
* Clean code;
* Small footprint;
* Native J1.5 (not Legacy);
* Easy to change appearance front-end;
* Familiar back-end;
* Supports outside-the-fence folders for added security, compatible with the FTP-Layer.
I'm a happy - the 4 hours of installing/uninstalling/frustration seems worth it now! I recommend this.