Downloads, File Management

Extensive Download Manager for Joomla!

  • Favourite
  • Report

Many modules and plugins provided by the jDownloads team are included in and are automatically installed with the jDownloads component.

jDownloads supports many languages. English and German languages are included with the component and many others are available on or

Main Features

  • What is a Download?: Obviously it includes the file that is to be downloaded but in jDownloads there are many more optional features to show the user or potential customer. You may have a text description, multiple images, an MP3 or an MP4 preview complete with player. You can show size, author, price, rating, popularity, etc., etc. All of it configurable.
  • Unlimited Category Tree: The downloads can be organized by customised categories and subcategories. A folder is created for every category, usually the folder has the same name as the category, so you have exactly the same structure on your server as in your download area. There is an option to use a different folder name if desired.
  • Access Rights for Categories: You can set the 'download' rights for categories and downloads for every Joomla user group. So it is possible, for example, that all guests can view the category (and the files) but only registered users can download the files. And say users with Publisher or similar rights can create new Downloads including uploading the main download file, together with preview text, images, audio clips (MP3) and video clips (MP4).
  • User Groups: jDownloads fully supports now the Joomla Access Permissions and Access Levels for Categories and Downloads. This allows a wide variety of controlling user groups in who is able to see what, control download access and of course uploading of new Downloads.
  • User Groups Settings: jDownloads has the ability to set different download capability limits for each Joomla! User Group. Also for User Groups that have 'create download' permissions then each user group may have their individual selection of 'questions' asked by the creation/edit Downloads form the upload form may be set. Furthermore jDownloads resolves the 'challenge' of users belonging to multiple groups with an 'importance' value.
  • Frontend Edit functionality: You can define in the configuration, that particular user groups can edit/update/delete their own downloads from the frontend. Additionally you can select jDownloads user groups who can edit Downloads in specific categories from the frontend. ... and many others.

See a more detailed feature list here (not completed):

Really great extension!

Posted on 21 January 2019
Functionality for a wide range of use cases - from providing a few downloads to extensive download directories, everything is possible.
Ease of use
Easy to operate after a short familiarisation period.
Very good and friendly support via forum.
Very well documented.
I used this to: Providing some Downloads on my site.
It works as it should and more!
Ease of use
Easy as cake and fully understandable.
When the component is great you do not have need to contact support :)
Well documented.
I used this to: Managing downloads on my website.
Great features
Ease of use
Very easy
Good support by forum
Complete documentation
I used this to: Health PDF ebooks downloads manager
Very powerful software with lots of possibilities...
Ease of use
Nevertheless it is quite simple to set up.
Support is awesome - replies in the forum come fast and if all fails, there is an excellent personal support by the jD-Team
I used this to: The possibility for frontend-uploads on my medical website, well protected by SSL.
It has everything you could want out of a Download Manager.
Ease of use
Extremely easy to use.
Top notch support, and they're doing it for free.
There's an entire website dedicated to how to use the plugin.
I used this to: A site that offers game file downloads.
Thanks a million for this very useful and powerful tool!
Ease of use
Absolutely clear and easy to use for all types of users
Excellent support! A special thank to Colin who helped me patiently: he is very professional but also does his job with all his heart!
I honestly haven't used any documentation as its all so easy
I used this to: I'm using this extension for building a private area for a European partnership

A powerfull component

Posted on 18 October 2017
Using free version I have anything needed to build a download by subscription system.
Ease of use
Frontend is almost easy to use, but using many features in backend involves additional requirements.
Superb. Fully compromised and deep knowlegde makes that you'll get your issues solved.
Excellent. Well structured and wide.
I used this to: Create a private download by subscription area.

Wonderful Component

Posted on 23 June 2017
A wonderful component. You can do so much with jDownloads it is pretty insane.
Ease of use
jDownloads is very easy to use, for me as a beginner it was no problem to set everything up!
The support is really great.Thanks to the producers.
The documention is really well written. I can find everything you need.
I used this to: I used this to my personal site.


Posted on 01 April 2017
I think it is a very great extension. It can do almost anything, and fullfill all my needs for a private area video download file system
Ease of use
I'm a beginner, but I have been able to set it up. Eveytime I struggled, the guys of the forum are ind enouh to help you big time.
Nothing short of awesome. I had administrator look at my jooml website to help me !
I used this to: setting up private area where my customers can download there video.

Great Component

Posted on 06 February 2017
Complete and flexible. I have used it for years but it continues to amaze me.
Ease of use
Easy to use even for a novice like me.
I have only one word to assess the support received: superb!
Full but the forum is richer and constantly updated.
I used this to: My personal site.


Arno Betz
Last updated:
Mar 06 2019
Date added:
Aug 17 2007
GPLv2 or later
Free download
c m p

Uses Joomla! Update System


Write a review