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

Functionality
Setting up categories was simple enough, however associating files with categories was difficult and documentation tutorials are lacking
Ease of use
Installation and set up are simple, but to get the full effects of this extension requires trial and error as there are no tutorials
Documentation
As stated there is not much documentation available so perhaps the developer or a user will address this. Tutorials would help greatly!
I used this to: Ebook and audio visual repository website where visitors can download files for usage
Functionality
Functionality is very good, it does the job. You can make nice listings in a short time ...
Ease of use
It's quite intuitive to work with. Haven't had problems with that...
Support
You can describe it in one single word: excellent! (couldn't be better...)
Documentation
I used this to: Listing documents and schematics/datasheets for download on our website...
Functionality
Works great as described, you will be satisfied with what it brings, especially useful when going as a free extension.
Ease of use
It is a bit difficult but you will not take much time to understand it, everything is working softly
Support
Documentation
I used this to: Downloaded media projects, most of them use it if you need a joomla site to support download
Functionality
This extension serves me exactly how I wanted it to! Direct delays without unnecessary delays create a great customer experience
Ease of use
It is relatively easy to use for tech-newbies despite the potential challenges one may face in creating shortcodes.
Support
Reliable support team made me like it even more. I didn't really seek help from them, but some suggestions for future updates.
Documentation
Clear and easy to follow the documentation. However, I believe it can be made even better for newbies.
I used this to: A recently launched a downloads section on my health blog where readers can download posters and guide books

Really great extension!



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

jDownloads

Version:
3.2.65
Developer:
Arno Betz
Last updated:
Oct 04 2019
Date added:
Aug 17 2007
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
c m p
Compatibility:
3
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