From selling digital downloads to providing informative PDF documents to your visitors, there are plenty of reasons why WordPress sites would need extra file management capabilities. Don’t panic if WordPress’s default functionalities aren’t meeting your needs, there are plenty of great WordPress file management plugins that can give you all the features you need. To help you out, we at WP Carers made this list of the 7 Best WordPress File Management Plugins.
It has long been said of the main WordPress eCommerce plugins that they never fully grasped the practice of selling digital downloads. Luckily Easy Digital Downloads provides a solution to this gap in the market. This plugin has a cart system so your audience can purchase as many of your files as they’d like at one time. The plugin is compatible with all major payment gateways for convenience (PayPal, Manual, Stripe and more). Additional features include add-ons, complete payment history, promotional code system, data export options for CSV/PDF and variable prices.
2. WP Download Manager – File Manager Plugin for WordPress
WP Download Manager is not as simple to use as Easy Digital Downloads, but it has a lot more features. This plugin gives you full control over file downloads with options for password protection on download, download visibility based on users role/capabilities, a detailed download log and price setup for your downloads. The plugin also has a TinyMCE button to generate shortcodes if you wish. Additional features include an upload progress bar, bandwidth control, remote URL downloads, sidebar widgets and image preview.
This is a plugin for uploading and managing downloads, trading download hits and displaying links. Download Monitor has an interface which lets you upload and manage downloadable files (with support), insert download links into posts and log downloads. Additional features include customisable endpoints, the option to define alternative links and member-only downloads.
WP-Download Manager doesn’t complicate matters with unnecessary functions, this simple plugin adds a download manager to your WordPress site. The plugin requires some coding knowledge in order to be installed, so this is not one for complete WordPress beginners. There are translations available in 16 different languages and the plugin was fully developed on GitHub.
This plugin lets you manage both your documents and users more efficiently. Client Document Monitoring is completely AJAX based and compatible. Additional features include easy installation, user login and the option to assign documents to specific users.
WP-Filebase Download Manager is a powerful file management plugin which allows you to create file categories, thumbnails and more. You can associate your uploaded files with a post or page so that all of the file information is automatically added to the content. The plugin also lets you embed flash, build photo galleries and publish MP3 files. Additional features include flexible shortcodes, drag and drop interface, download counter, search integration and permalink structure.
This plugin has 3 main functions: 1. Document management system to track, store and organise files. 2. Collaboration tool which allows teams to work together effectively. 3. File hosting solution to publish and securely deliver files. Additional features include document history, access control, enterprise security, WebDAV support and integration with Edit Flow.