Yes File and folder naming is something I struggle with continually. Eastern languages are a particular challenge. Unfortunately, file naming rules are different for each operating system, as well as for HTTP. What works on your machine, might not work as a URL. So I do my best. Whatever you upload or add remotely to … Read more Are there any File or Folder Naming Restrictions?
Many have asked how to show people their files, but not allow them to download copies for themselves. This sounds like a reasonable request. Unfortunately, you cannot prevent this. You can prevent access to files behind a login, but once you reveal the file contents, it can be copied. When a user views an image, … Read more How Do I Prevent Users From Downloading Files?
Some website owners do not want anyone from outside their own site to be able to access the files in their list directly, sometimes called “hot linking”. You can prevent this by using an .htaccess file.
Send Notification Send an email notification when a file is uploaded on the front-side of the website. Notice Email Send an email here whenever a file is uploaded. Separate multiple addresses with a comma. Copy to Email Copy notice emails to these addresses. Separate multiple addresses with a comma. Blind Copy to Email Blind copy … Read more Notification Settings
Preserve Spaces Spaces in file names are replaced with hyphens in order to make the URL legal. This setting will revert this action for display. Show File Description Display the file description below the file name. Descriptions can be added from the Admin List, or as users upload files. Select Get Uploader’s Info below. Show … Read more Display Settings
If you have the zip file of a newer version of a plugin, you can manually update it as opposed to using the built-in updater. Here’s how… Deactivate the current plugin. If you want to save it, use a file manager or FTP to download it. Now Delete the plugin. This only affects files. Simple … Read more How Do I Manually Update a Plugin?
Yes, you can certainly run the extensions on a local environment, as long as your WordPress install has web access for installing and updates. Go to the Add Features tab and then click on the Add Folder Support Now button. The registration page will load and recognize that your website is not publicly accessible. Use … Read more Can I Add an Extension for a Local Host
Extensions add specific features to Simple File List. But because you have to pay for them, they cannot be listed in the WordPress repository, where it’s easy to search for and install plugins. In order to install Simple File List extension plugins, you’ll need to either enter your domain name here or go to the … Read more How to Install Extensions
The free Simple File List WordPress plugin provides a basic solution for listing and managing downloadable files on your website. The Simple File List Folders extension adds the ability to add an unlimited amount of folders and sub-folders to your main file list. You can show a main file list which displays your sub-folders, or … Read more How to Organize Your Files into Folders
This is the default CSS. Copy-and-paste the parts you need to modify into your website’s theme, then adjust as needed. FILE LIST HERE
A Hosted File List will give you a dedicated web page in which you can host your files. Choose between a theme-based page or one that you embed into your own website using a snippet of code. Your hosted list will be powered by the Simple File List plugin, along with all available add-on extension.
Simple File List is meant to take on your website’s theme by default. Without any modification to the style, it should look presentable on your WordPress website. However, if you wish to adjust the appearance you can use some simple CSS.
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Bugs happen. When they do, error reporting is needed to squash them. Here is how to turn it on.
The file date format uses the format selected in your WordPress General Settings. Go to Settings > General
A description of each of the settings that control how the file uploader functions.
A description of each of the settings that control how the file list display can be configured.
A description of how to use the shortcode to place a file list on a post, page or widget.
Yes! I enjoy helping people. Please contact me here with any issues, or you can use the plugin’s built in support form.
This is a setting that you choose in the file configuration. The initial default is 8 MB. The absolute maximum size will depend on your hosting setup. which is automatically detected.
Yes, you can hook into the action “eeSFL_UploadCompleted” and do pretty much anything you want upon upload completion.
Yes, the CSS is easily over-ridden, making it easy for anyone with CSS knowledge to customize the page design. Check the Instructions page within the plugin’s admin panel for more info.
Only if you place a list on the front-side of your website which is viewable to the general public. If you choose USER, ADMIN or NO, in the List Settings these files will not be indexed by search engines. However, if your files need to be viewable by everyone, then you can prevent legitimate search … Read more Q: Are the files in the list searchable by Google and other search engines?
Yes, with the optional Folder Support extension you can put different file lists on different posts, pages and widgets.