Download and File Manager Plugin for WordPress

Robust infrastructure that will empower your community with the ability to upload, and share downloads on your site!
Access Control- file sharing plugin for WordPress

Access Control

Thanks to this WordPress Download and File Manager, administrators can control who is allowed to view & download each file and who can upload a new one, by using pre-defined custom access control settings

Moderation- file sharing plugin for WordPress

WP File Moderation

WP download and file manager enables you to moderate and approve user uploads, monitor WP file downloads, and manage documents before they get published.

Profile and User Dashboard- file sharing plugin for WordPress

Profile and User Dashboard

Users can view their public profiles including all posted uploads, control file downloads, documents management, and files shared through their own dashboard.

Logs & Statistics- CM file sharing plugin for WordPress

Logs & Statistics

Generates a detailed log and statistics of the downloads activity. Shows the geographic location so you can see where your users are coming from

Password Protection- file sharing plugin for WordPress

Password Protection

Restrict access to specified file downloads by protecting them with a unique password which is generated by the file management plugin.

integrating MicroPayments- file sharing plugin for WordPress


Integrates with MicroPayments to support using your virtual currency or a real payment system. Using MicroPayments, users can set a price per each download or be granted point for uploading

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Wallpaper - Lightning

This is a wallpaper with lightning. This example shows a preview option.

Wallpaper - Jungle

This is a wallpaper with jungle. This example shows the option to protect a download using a password. Password is  

Wallpaper - Desert

This is a wallpaper with a country side. In this example the user will be asked to provide an email  

Wallpaper - Country

This is a wallpaper with a country side.

Wallpaper - Clouds

This is a wallpaper with clouds. This example shows a preview option.

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Multiple Files- file sharing plugin for WordPress

Multiple Files

The WordPress Download and File Manager Plugin will create a zip folder containing all files and will also allow you to download them separately

Categories- file sharing plugin for WordPress


Our WordPress file download plugin supports creating multiple file categories to enable users an easy navigation

Social Login- file sharing plugin for WordPress

Social Login

Users can login with their social media accounts to upload or download login restricted files

Shortcodes- file sharing plugin for WordPress


Use a shortcode to embed downloads inside any WordPress page or post

User Groups- file sharing plugin for WordPress by creativeMinds

User Groups

Create user groups to control access to specific files and documents

Notifications- file sharing plugin for WordPress


Send a notification to users when a new download is waiting for them, or when a support question has been posted

Audio Player- CreativeMinds file sharing plugin for WordPres

Audio Player

Supports Music and Audio sharing and allows to include an audio player for previewing them before download

Search Downloads- file sharing plugin for wordpress

Search Downloads

Internal search functions for locating specific downloads on your website

File Preview- CreativeMinds file sharing plugin for WordPress

File Preview

Integrates with Google Reader for previews of files before downloading (only for supported files)

Download and File Manager Plugin Video

Learn how to manage, track, organize download files using a WordPress Plugin Solution. Advanced features include powerful Shortcodes, custom CSS, BuddyPress integration, view counts of downloads, Social Media login, customized meta fields, user and group access control system and more.

WordPress Download and File Manager Plugin Pricing

MicroPayment Support

Empower your WP Download and File Manager Plugin with MicroPayment support. Allow your users to pay for downloading or grant them virtual money for uploading. You can integrate MicroPayment with a real payment gateway like PayPal or use the EDD plugin and choose from more than 40 payment gateways.

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WordPress Download and File Manager Plugin FAQ

How do I upgrade CM Download Manager?

To upgrade from the free version to the pro you need first to deactivate and delete the free version. All terms that have been created with the free version will be automatically transferred to the pro. You can them download the pro edition from CreativeMinds customer dashboard and install it. For the plugin to work you need to activate the license. Here is a video explaining this

Is it possible to localize the Download Manager for languages that don't appear on the list?

Language files are located under the /lang directory in the plugin. You can take any existing .po file and change the non English description to your custom language. You can then use a po to mo converter like in here // to create the mo file. Here is an example of how the original English text and the translation look in the po file

localization with CM Download Manager can easily be done using the /lang directory in the plugin.

After creating these two files, copy them to the language directory. You are also welcome to send them to us so we can include them in the plugin pack.

Is there a way that users can download files without logging in?

Sure. Only users who need to upload files or users who want to post a support question in the downloads dedicated forum need to log in. All other users can download files without logging in. You can define access permission for each download or for all downloads in the plugin settings. Access permissions can limit which download is visible for which user.

Can I add custom CSS to my downloads landing pages?

Yes. In the plugin setting you have a tab for custom css where downloads landing pages as well as the general downloads directory can be customized to suit your theme. This will enable you to change css on the fly. You can also rewrite css in your theme css using the same classes and making sure it loads after the plugin css. The last option is to edit the plugin css located in /view/resources but this is not recommended since each time we update the plugin you will need to review your changes.

Is it possible to upload zip folders to the downloads directory?

Absolutely! If you want to allow users to upload multiple files to your downloads directory, for example a bunch of software files or musical tracks, zip folders will provide the ultimate solution. They will save you and your users both time and storage space. Zip folders can easily be created on your computer and then uploaded and downloaded either individually or in bulk.

example of zip folder download type- CM downloads manager plugin for wordpress

Which file extensions can users preview?

Users can preview:

  • Documents (using Google Docs) – doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, pdf, pages, ai, psd, tiff, dxf
  • Audio and Video (using embedded players) – mp3, mp4, ogg, wav, wma, web, flv, rtmp.


How does the BuddyPress integration work?

Performing the CM Downloads Manager and BuddyPress integration allows your users to quickly login to your file sharing directory using their BuddyPress profile. This is recommended for site that use the BuddyPress forum system and want to add a file sharing option.


How do I restrict downloads access to specific user groups?

The first thing to do is to adjust the plugin to support logged in users only. Then, under user groups, you can create different groups and specify which users belong in which group. Next, when creating a new file for download, you can assign each file to a specific user group. Users in that group will be able to view and download the file, while all other users will be denied access.

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All Plugins are included in our Yearly Membership plan

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Find a business that can help you promote your WordPress site. The directory is based on the CM Business Directory Plugin for WordPress