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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


Fantastic and Thanks


Posted on 05 March 2012

This product is fantastic - and the support mind blowing thanks for all your help , we had some database issues and Arno logged in and fixed them for us.



The only suggestion I have is to have the ACL extend down to file level aswell as category.



Also trying to work out how to show the custom fields in the frontend upload panel



Thanks again


great effort if it's really done by one developer. but it could be improved. easy install, but not the easiest to use, biggest downfall is that you can't select multiple categories.

Owner's reply: Thanks for your review, but i think you has not understand exactly the specially jDownloads system and structure.
jDownloads created for any category a directory with the same name. When you will assign a file for many categories, you must upload it separately for every category.
This is the only way to have a clean folder structure in the same way as your categories.
That jDownloads is not easy to use is only your opinion. See the other reviews about this.
But i work on a complete new release and hope this is also perfectly for you...

jDownloads is basically a one-man project and surpasses all other download components such as Docman by far. You can easily create categories, upload files, insert them in articles, displaying them in modules and much more.



The developer Arno is a very kind person and spends his valuable free time for excellent support over at the support forums, and everything is free. I wish other developers of free extensions would take a lesson from him.



I encourage everyone that likes this extension to donate. It's worth every penny even though it's free.



Thank you Arno :)


Awesome Plugin


Posted on 18 November 2011

Suits my requirement perfectly, allows uploads and downloads for whoever you allow. Tons of options to play with though most can be left, depening on what you want.



You want a download manager? This is the one. Jdownload is non-commercial but i'd be happy to pay.



Great Plugin Guys :D


Fantastic!


Posted on 16 November 2011

Well, its great! Arno, I have so much respect for you. I know you by your forum and I see how many time you spend at your forum, it never takes long to recieve an answer. You are the best. I am just an amateur who likes to make a webradio and run chatservers and the websites that are needed for that. The reason I use Joomle (cms) is that I don't have the knowledge to create a website on my own. So I found Joomla and later I found great extensions and I also found jDownloads. I used another one before but jDownloads is really great, quit easy to use and when you have a problem there is the forum that Arno runs so I am happy I found jDownloads and I hope you find it too soon. Enjoy it and Arno > Its Great!!


Good extension


Posted on 15 November 2011

Its a very complete extension, works very well i dont give 5 stars because it does not integrate with k2 (which i needed for my site) so i had to unistall it, aside of that its a great extension, recommended.


Great


Posted on 05 November 2011

After years and years this has become my favorite downloads manager extension.



Is not only about features, but also to stability. This is the only component I hadn't problems after a period with files and folders.



I wish the best to it's devs.


Number One


Posted on 04 November 2011

The extension is number 1 in this category and the support is also number 1.



In the support forum I wrote about tree questions/problems and 20 minutes later all problems were solved.


Jolly good!


Posted on 02 November 2011

I was looking for a good way to include downloads but restrict access on some of them. As my site was the first website I ever built, I needed something I could understand too. jDownloads met my needs perfectly.



Loses one star because it failed a bit under the load of many documents, but I was testing the boundaries and it didn't affect the usability of the site.


Excellent EXtension


Posted on 30 October 2011

Impressing extension.

Only needs to be multilanguage compatible to be perfect in 1.7 (Content Language tagging for Downloads and Categories, Duplicating possible)

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
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