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Introduction

Downloads, File Management

Extensive Download Manager for Joomla!

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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 www.jdownloads.net or www.transifex.com.

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):
http://www.jdownloads.com/index.php/features/jdownloads-features.html


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Posted on 03 August 2016
Functionality

Does what i need it to do and more

Ease of use

Pretty strait forward

Support

These guys went over and beyond to solve the file upload problem i was having in windows.

Documentation

Very compleate

I used this to: User uploads and downloads of useful software

Great support


Posted on 07 July 2016
Functionality

Rich functionality and improving. Very configurable

Ease of use

Frontend very easy to use, backend a little confused

Support

very kind and fast support.

Documentation

Complete documentation with examples

I used this to: Managing and showing a lot of pdf downloads in a school site

Functionality

Perfect, 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!

Support

The support is really great, Arno and Colin are great guys that are very helpful.

Documentation

The documention is really well written. You can find everything you need.

I used this to: I use jDownloads for a document portal that I have created for a company where I do my internship.

Very nice component


Posted on 12 June 2016
Functionality

Perfect

Ease of use

Perfect

Support

Perfect

Documentation

Perfect


Functionality

Well built for thousands of different configurations of viewing, accessing and arranging downloads for clients/users.

Ease of use

Because it is such robust and flexible component and the subject of permission such a complicated subject to explain... it can be confusing!

Support

I was afraid that because it was free, the support would be slow.. but it was actually very prompt, knowledgeable, helpful AND friendly!

Documentation

Lots of thorough documentation for nearly every use-case imaginable!

I used this to: For a client who has to allow customers to access specific program downloads per assigned user group. Am going to recommend it to all my clients needing to provide download access to their users.
Thanks jDownloads!!!

Functionality

It is complete you can do almost everything you can think off.

Ease of use

The basic is simple if you have some experiance with joomla it is straight forward. You can make you own layout and much more.

Support

Wat OK and quick for a free extension.

Documentation

Nice doc's with much details and complete, you need this documentation.

I used this to: Free downloads about 400 downloads for a sportclub members with 5 access levels. example:, full members, trainers , management etc.

Functionality

Very flexible. I use it with Akeeba subscriptions on several membership sites.

Ease of use

Easy to use and install.

Support

The forum contains a lot of excellent step by step guidance on common situations. As a user, I expanded my understanding of ACL.

Documentation

Pretty good, and the forum is even better.

I used this to: Managing membership sites in conjunction with Akeeba Subscriptions. Yeah, I know Subscriptions is no longer supported, but I really like it.

an all in one extension


Posted on 26 February 2016
Functionality

Amazing. It's a complete set of functions that any download website needs. I used it and its really functional and met all my needs

Ease of use

Piece of cake. User friendly full of customization options and processes.

Support

I used a free version so didn't know about its support. But such vast and cutting edge extension must have good support system

Documentation

Its fully documented with nice and step by step tutorials. I'm very beginner Joomla user, but used it easily.

I used this to: I used it in my free educational content sharing website entitled parastar.info. you can check it as Demo of JDownload. It's really met my needs and solve my problems.

Functionality

You need to create a download area? This extension is your first choice.

Ease of use

Well documented and everything works fine.

Support

I've seen paid extensions which offer worse support so I really have to say that the support is amazing. Special Thanks to Colin! :-)

Documentation

Available and understandable.

I used this to: Several customer projects.

Functionality

Exceptional. It covers all bases

Ease of use

Very easy to use. Its extended features may make it look complex. Use only those you need and don't worry about the rest.

Support

I only needed help in one case and the support was accurate and prompt.

Documentation

Very good

I used this to: Provide hotel high definition photos, logos, fact sheets, and ebrochures to co-operating travel professionals.

jDownloads

Version:
3.2.46
Developer:
Arno Betz
Last updated:
Oct 06 2016
Date added:
Aug 17 2007
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Uses updater:
Includes:
Compatibility:
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