Core Enhancements, File Management

The idea behind Simple File Lister is to use it in combination with Simple File Upload ( to list the files in a directory.

Version 1.0 is tested and verified on Joomla 2.5! (2012-01-14)
Use download for version 1.6/1.7!

It can also be used to list any directory with files beside an article.
Imagine you have a F.A.Q. and some PDF files that goes with it, then have your F.A.Q. article and add Simple File Lister as a module on that page and provide the directory for the directory with PDF's and Simple File Lister will automatically provide a list of URL's for each PDF.

Another use is to use it for a user so that they can keep track, and use, the files they have uploaded through Simple File Upload.

I have now worked a bit on the design and changed from using a UL/LI list which seemed to cause problems on several templates to instead use DIV's for the list.

Added the possibility to add icons and thumbnails.
Also added support to list directories.

Update 2011-02-13:
- Joomla 1.6 now also supported as parallel package.
- Swedish added to languages.

Update 2011-02-13:
- Added support for Ajax when stepping through directory list, i.e. the whole page don't need reloading if using Next/Previous buttons.
- Added jQuery conflict support between "Simple File Upload" and "Simple File Lister" (Technical: $app->set('jquery', 'true'))

Update 2011-02-17:
- Added functionality to browse sub-directories.
- Added setting for allowing browse of sub-directories.
- Added breadcrumb when browsing through sub-directories.

Update 2011-03-05:
- Added support for sorting files by name.
- Added setting for "user sort" and "default" sort order.
- Added Module Class Suffix property.

Update 2011-03-24:
- Bug fix, relative paths, like "./../tmp/" was not showing the correct links.

Update 2011-05-21:
- Bug fix, paths gone wrong if using a sub-domain like "" instead of "". Server base path must be set under advanced parameters!

EDIT 2011-05-22: Delete function added!
You can now set Simple File Lister to allow the user to delete files in the list. You can set it to allow delete for any user, even not logged in (NOT RECOMMENDED!) or on registered and logged in users or only those users who are set as "Editors" in your Joomla site.
I also fixed a bug that threw you back to default directory if changing the sort order inside a sub-directory.
Please use the delete function with care!

Joomla 3.0 version released in separate package!

Take Care!


For the end user, once configured, this is a dream. Simply add documents to the proper directories via FTP/SFTP etc., and they appear on nex
Ease of use
The GUI could be somewhat enhanced for applying directory listings - ala JCE's Linking Tools.
If you can figure out your file-path, it's ok
1 Email contact was answered quickly and issue resolved
A little sparse, and difficult to find on their website. The forums are OK...
I used this to: Managing Government/Public Agency websites. Perfect for managing the 1000s of documents generated by these types of entities. Used in combination with NoNumber extensions (Tabs and Modules Anywhere), I can create very user-navigable content.

Excellent Module

Posted on 26 March 2014
Imho, the module is very easy to understand and it works very well.

To improve it even more, it would be great to have an automatic line break to the file name, if the file name is exceeding the article right end or if it is exceeding a certain pxl-lenghts, which could be chosen in the back end options of the module.

Right know this is keeping me from using it, but anyways you did a great job already!


Posted on 06 January 2014
A big 5-star to the developer for this wonderful extension.

A good balance between feature-rich and ease of use. Very convenient when used in conjunction with loadposition to list files in an article.

Good use of CSS to allow for customization.

What else can I say... this is fantastic!


Simple and effective

Posted on 21 October 2013
The simplest and most effective tool to manage files from the Joomla frontend

Great job, this tool is really usefull. Everything is working except the deleting functionality. I checked all settings but no matter what, deleting does not work at the front end.


Please help me out, I am facing problem with delete option in simple file Lister. Delete option is not working at all.

Great Module

Posted on 09 January 2013
Been looking for something like this for awhile. Tried using the easy file listing and didn't work to well as this one. Great work.


Posted on 28 August 2012
This extension is really awesome!

I cannot say enough about how useful this modules is and how great the response for some small tweaking. It's just the best!

I spent hours searching for a component on the web and in Joomla extensions to perform as the author says a "Simple" file download and could not find anything as good as this one. The detail he has but in to this Module is amazing. The $5 donation is more than deserved. I encourage everyone to do the same!


Posted on 30 January 2012
This is a great (if it is no other word with higher admiration) extension. Super easy to install, to setup and to use it. It is unbelievable how great and simple this extension is. Thank you guys. Amazing job.

Simple File Lister

Anders Wasen
Last updated:
Nov 18 2014
8 years ago
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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This extension does NOT implement the Joomla! Update System


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