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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


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

Tutto quello che serve, gestione di download, upload e servizi lo fa e lo fa per bene.

Ease of use

Facile da usare e configurare, un po' meno intuitiva la gestione e modifica del layout (pare che con i prossimi aggiornamenti miglioreranno)

Support

Scritto sul loro forum, il giorno stesso mi hanno risposto; gentilissimi e disponibilissimi, risolvono i problemi e ne correggono i bug.

Documentation

Avrei apprezzato qualcosa in più, alcuni parametri non sono chiarissimi (sarà la traduzione?) ad ogni modo è così facile da usarechenonserve

I used this to: Per gestire un sito di visualizzazione, upload e download pdf (ma anche altri file), organizzato tramite cartelle (categorie). Utilissima la tree view, compresa nel pacchetto.

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.

I love this component


Posted on 22 December 2015
Functionality

great

Ease of use

easy

Support

don't know, never required

Documentation
I used this to: joomla 3+

Fantastic Product and Support


Posted on 14 December 2015
Functionality

easy for non-technical staff

Ease of use

Very simple

Support

the customer support is the best I've experienced in 5+ years!

Documentation

Functionality

Simple yet fully functional as a download manager

Ease of use

Very

Support

Have needed support on a couple issues and have received phenomenal service. Even suggestions on my site completely unrelated to the issue.

Documentation

In depth

I used this to: A church website.

Highly Configurable


Posted on 18 November 2015
Functionality

Ended up using jdownloads after trying a few others. This was the first that I could configure to behave pretty much as I wanted.

Ease of use

When you get used to it, it pretty easy. Some detailed documentation helps.

Documentation

Extremely detailed in some of the more tricky areas (eg configuring frontend uploading/editing).

I used this to: Providing document download areas with the ability for some registered users to upload in the frontend.

Functionality

Easy to install, with many features, has a lot of languages for download, also translation in FaLang possible (download from FaLang Site)

Ease of use

It's self evident, that a component like this one with so many features needs a little time to understand and configure.

Documentation

Detailled documentation on website - great

I used this to: A website of a customer who releases articles and pictures for download for press in several languages

SImply the best!


Posted on 28 October 2015
Functionality

This is awesome downloads component with many settings and options. It has no competitors - it is the best. Thank you!

Ease of use

Yes, it very easy to use.

Support

Incredible support via forum. Arno helps with any issues and implements new options in every new release.

Documentation

Component have very good detailed information.

I used this to: I use it for my several sites.

Exceptional Extension


Posted on 20 August 2015
Functionality

If you need it, it's probably already in there. Many, many options and well thought out.

Ease of use

Even though it is robust, it is very organized and well presented.

Support

Exceptional. Above and beyond. I have been using this extension for years and will continue to do so.

Documentation

Thorough.

I used this to: All client sites.

jDownloads

Version:
3.2.50
Developer:
Arno Betz
Last updated:
Apr 13 2017
Date added:
Aug 17 2007
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
Compatibility:
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