CM Download Manager is the plugin helping you to efficiently manage uploads and downloads to your website.
WordPress is not only a simple blogging platform; it can also be a very good Content Management System (CMS). It is often used by different teams to manage and track documents and files. Because it
is difficult to do all that using the default WordPress administration, here is a great plugin that makes managing downloads very simple: CM Download Manager.
CM Download Manager is an easy to use WordPress plugin that lets you decide which users are allowed to upload or download files or documents from your website. You can also have your downloads
protected using a password, you can integrate a payment solution so users will need to pay for downloads.
The Download Manager is also support Audio and video files and support showing a preview player before downloading is done.
The plugin has many potential uses, anything you would like your users to download the CM Download Manager Plugin makes it possible. The plugin comes in free and premium versions and it can be customized according to your needs.
You can have download categories and for the pro version you can also add second level categories which can be very helpful is you are planning to offer a lot of downloads. The plugin creates a Directory
dedicated to your downloads that is similar to other WP Plugin Directories and the files can be displayed as tiles or list. The Download Index list page also has an internal search system. Every file available for download has a landing page which can include a preview based on the file type.
On top of these great features, you get access control functionality and moderation options. The admin moderation is very well set giving the moderator the ability to decide which users have access to which
documents - these settings can be done individually or for groups of users, you can review files available for download, you can decide who can upload and download documents, modify or delete them and see all the statistics behind.
Another great feature is that it has a log system that comes together with statistics and a counter which shows the number of downloads for each file so you can track your most popular documents and see what are your users` preferences and interests. Using these statistics, downloads can be sorted according to popularity, category, date and who uploaded them. Users are able to vote, give feedback
and bring their contribution by commenting on different topics regarding each download.
The types of files that users can upload are files with various extensions (the ones approved by the administrators), shortcodes (for integration with other plugins), URL display (to redirect to an external resource), file upload capabilities. For an easy login, users can register with their Social Media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn) but also Anonymous users can contribute or download as much as the moderator wants them to.
In conclusion, if you need to offer downloads on your website, give CM Download Manager a try, it will make everything easier for you - from setting permission to user`s access, establish how downloads are presented, include social sharing, embed various widgets and more.
Start using CM Download Manager today and take advantage of all its great features!