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Core Enhancements, File Management

JSmallfib, a native 1.5 and 1.6 to 3.0 Joomla! plugin extension, allows a normal Joomla! article to include a simple but effective file browser/manager.

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Depending on access levels, users can read or upload files, create folders and more. The main repository can be set either within the Joomla! directory, or, for greater security, outside the web root.

This plugin is ideal if you require simple out-of-the-box file browsing/uploading/downloading functionality (to store and share documentation, for example, or to manage all your web files from the frontend), all within a normal article.

Actions such as file uploads/downloads, and file/folder renaming, removing can optionally be logged. Permissions for accessing files and folders are set with the 'command' within a normal article text.

It is possible to set different access levels for unregistered visitors or specific registered user groups, but also for specific registered users individually.

All this is done with the command in the article text. The same article can be made to generate different repositories depending on users or groups. Supports file archiving.

JSmallfib ships with Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish translations.


Does exactly what we needed. Shows site visitors a file and folder list and provides a convenient interface for file uploads

Ease of use

Very easy to setup and configure


No support available


Extensive documentation provided in PDF format

I used this to: providing schools support resources on two sites

Nice and easy

Posted on 09 April 2014

You'll have this extension up and running in minutes. The set-up seemed a little odd, but then again, I'm pretty new to Joomla. If you need to offer file sharing on your site look no further.

Just installed and tested jsmallfib on 2 websites. Easy to use, rights management offers extended possibilities, much more than I need. Great Open Source Free plugin.

If you're searching for a file browser, do not hesitate to test this one first.

The simple way to provide users a download zone and file manager area. Possibility to fine tune rights, for groups, single users.

Brings a great service for our small club. Documents are always available.

works with J!3.2.1

This plugin is perfect for providing files with a minimum of work.

A tip for use with a responsive template: put any text (eg. fluid)in the field "MAIN DISPLAY WIDTH" on the look and feel tab. Since this value is not possible, the width will be 100%

I was looking for a tool, displaying pdf-files in different folders. Jsmallfib is perfect for what.

Two things, which would make it even more perfect:

1.) possibility to skip displaying the file extension

2.) possibility to change the navigation items.

Thanks to the author

Great plugin

Posted on 15 October 2013

Congratulations for the great component, I was looking to display PDF file for individual users.

Great plugin

Posted on 20 August 2013

This is the best solution for front end file management for front end editors. Very adjustable, powerful and usable. Great job!

Nice one

Posted on 17 May 2013

I love this plugin. I searched for a while until I came across this. It is so simple and with features such as encrypted address for files and control for file and directory access, this is the plugin to use

It works as advertised, and works very well. Has excellent documentation. It provides a safe method for non specialists to up-load and maintain their set of directories. These can be sets of pdfs, image files for a gallery, and so on. In our community site we have many clubs and societies. This now saves the main admin people from having to do these chores as now each 'user' or 'group' have their own set of folders. Hugely helpful.


Enrico Sandoli
Date added:
Jun 12 2009
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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