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.
But up to now it lucks antileech function that isn't good.
You can not stop direct downloads from your site unless this is allowed for registered users only. But 99% of visitors don't like to register just to download files.
I hope authors will consider antileech function in the future.
Please check it, i got invalid token issue some times. But it is not and big error for plugin.
This plugin got saved me. I would like to donate you some coins :)
After that the frontend went white!
Reinstalling solved it, the frontend was ok again.
But after reinstalling again both gone white, frontend and backend!
Thats really odd!
I like this extension and used it in several sites but this is a no go!
Just click on the "Add attachment" link when editing a document and that's it. Works from the front-end or back-end and there's plenty of display options, etc.
Quick word about the developer, Jonathan. Very quick to reply to queries. Top stuff and a really good extension as well :-)
I had a slight issue, but Jonathan was there helping me within an hour! Problem solved. I have not had service this good for paid plugins!
Thanks for your work!
1. Do not support Russian file names on server (note: it works as expected, puts correct file names to users, but stores its on server in krakozyabras ;)). I prepared my changes to fix it, tried to send it to developers, but was unable to register on site (tried twice), have got "Could not get user" error message after the validation.
2. It seems like plugin eats quotes in file description while I tried to edit the description with quotes.
But anyway, thanks to developers.
As described in the help page, Attachments handles special characters better if you use the "Secure" mode (see under the "Security" tab in the Attachments options). Unclear what the second issue is about.
Feel free to contact the developer any issues with Attachments and any suggestions or code fixes! The developer's email is available at the end of the Attachments help page.
Very sorry you had difficulties. I have heard of rare situations where there have been install/uninstall difficulties but I do not know what is causing the problem. Many people use this extension without problems so I do not believe it is a general problem. You are always welcome to contact the developer for help.