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The directory tree extension for Joomla! is back with a brand new file listing component. This time we've tailor made a component to fully utilize the administrative functionality in Joomla! We've also included some cool new features to give users a better front end experience.

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We've listened to your feedback over the last few years and have recreated the popular Directory Tree from scratch to provide the following functionality:

  • Unlimited directory sizes - The first Joomla! extension of its kind to load directories and sub-directories dynamically rather than on page load. This allows you to create a directory tree with unlimited files/directories without a performance limitation.
  • Search filter option - This uses AJAX to filter files based on the file path, file name or file extension.
  • UTF-8 support - You can now use any UTF-8 character from the following charsets: C0 Controls and Basic Latin, C1 Controls and Latin-1 Supplement and Latin Extended-A.
  • Free one-click updates - A single user license gives you access to free updates when they become available.

Features include:

  • Unlimited directory sizes
  • Dynamically loading directories
  • AJAX search capability
  • Full Joomla! ACL
  • Full Joomla! menu items
  • Full UTF-8 support for C0, C1 and Latin Extended-A
  • Native template styling
  • Free one-click updates
  • .url file link parsing
  • ~200 file type icons
  • 32 jQuery easing functions
  • Unlimited installations

Settings include:

  • Toggle display of directory path
  • Toggle display of search box
  • Toggle display of collapse button
  • Toggle display of empty directories
  • Toggle display of file extensions
  • Toggle display of files sizes
  • Toggle display of file dates
  • Toggle display of introductory text
  • Choose to exclude private directories
  • Choose to exclude private files
  • Choose to exclude file types
  • Choose an alternating line colour


See http://www.candire.com/updates

  • 1.0.2: This update provides article style title options to the menu item and fixes the case sensitive search results.
  • 1.0.1: This update removes the redundant base directory name from search results.

Works Beautifully

Posted on 19 March 2015

Contains everything I need for displaying files and directories on my website. I like that it now comes with a search option to find things.

Ease of use

Couldn't be simpler. I typed in the location of my directory and it showed the thousands of files and folders as expected. Love the icons!


I had a question about using the component with a very large directory and the developer responded quickly with a simple answer.


Good, but not needed.

Value for money

Excellent! I would buy it again if I needed to. Free updates make this component very worthwhile.

I used this to: a company resource repository. Our team manages thousands of personal files on a file system and we use joomla as an internal source of additional information. This component was a perfect way to combine the two.


Quick listing and updating of web-links (favourites) and files in specific domain folder (can also include sub-folders).

Ease of use

Simply does what it says. Once you have created the folder(s) and uploaded the web-links/ files the component is quickly configured.


Second to none. I wish that all developers listened and understood the end-user needs like Adam does.


Never needed any as it self-intuitive

Value for money

Absolutely. Since 2011, I have purchased this component over and over again for many users. It simply just works!

I used this to: As a humble webmaster, I had a need to update web-links, files and folders after holding some practical workshops. Before the participants would leave the workshop I had the updates uploaded ready to roll. This application turned a headache into a joy for everyone.

Worked as expected.

Posted on 01 December 2011

Directory Tree worked as expected. After selecting a directory it took seconds to incorporate a directory tree into my website. The module also comes with a nice selection of icons to identify your file types. Thanks for the great module.

Saved hours

Posted on 03 December 2010

I had no trouble getting this to work inside the Joomla framework. I pointed it at a folder with about 800 curriculum documents and they instantly appeared on the page ready to download based on the folder structure. Having to link them all manually was going to make me nuts, so I'm VERY glad to have found this. Each document needs to be downloaded by the public individually, but there is no lag time. I had a question about adapting the jquery for something else and received a rapid, helpful response. I highly recommend this product.

Directory Tree

Adam Thomas
Last updated:
Apr 25 2015
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Paid download

Uses Joomla! Update System

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