Although web server security is important, sometimes it can go overboard and prevent things from working correctly. Here are some common causes of problems for Simple File List: Web Host Security Plugins such as SG Security, Admin Tools and the like can prevent execution of PHP files within the plugin directory. File Access Manager needs … Read more
Security is a major focus for Simple File List. Because by its very nature this plugin allows access to the file system, great care is taken to ensure hackers cannot easily abuse your website and web server. A major threat to anyone allowing adding or editing files on the disk from a publicly accessible website … Read more
When you install Simple File List the plugin will create a new directory within your WordPress uploads directory intentionally separate from the WordPress Media Library. The default location is: The Pro version allows you to change this location, as long as it remains relative to your WordPress home folder. No matter where you put this … Read more
Simple File List Pro offers an extra tab within the Admin File List to give you access to some helpful troubleshooting and cleanup tools. Reset the File Array The plugin stores data about each file within an array stored in the WordPress database, such as descriptions, the date added and owner information. You can clear … Read more
The Admin File List, on the back-end of your site, serves as the main location to manage your files and lists. Here you can add, edit and delete anything in the list. Use the Function Bar at the top to create new folders and bulk edit checked items in the list. Upload Files Click this … Read more
Simple File List is developed on Apache. Most web hosting packages us Apache. A recent challenger to Apache is Ngnix* It works much the same, maybe faster, but can be limiting. Most of the features of Simple File List also works with Microsoft IIS* * The File Access Manager extension cannot automatically create direct-linking (hot-linking) … Read more
Here’s a neat trick you can use if you want to completely hide a folder, both front and back. Navigate to the folder you want to hide using FTP or your web host’s file manager application. Be sure its setting for “Show Hidden Items” is ON. You should be able to see the .thumbnails folders. … Read more
This article is written with the WordPress plugin; Simple File List in mind, but applies equally to most other plugins as well. Simple File List is written in English, but supports a number of additional languages. I don’t speak more than one language, so I rely on an app to get me started and then … Read more
WordPress shortcodes are an ingenious way to add complex theme and plugin functionality to your website. You just put the shortcode snippet directly into your content and when your page is shown, WordPress swaps the shortcode snippet with the functionality defined within it. 1 4837b55363 f953df51e0 ThumbNameSizeDate 1 The brackets define the shortcode section. Use … Read more
This FREE WordPress plugin adds a basic front-end login for to any page, post or widget and redirects to the page you choose. It also can block access to the back-end and hides the Admin Bar. This plugin is for when you want your users to be logged-in, but may not want them to have … Read more
Getting Started An overview of the steps to get File Access Manager working. 1) Activate the File Access Manager Make sure the main Simple File List plugin is active, then activate the File Access Manager extension plugin. Go to the File List Pro settings menu. 2) Select the Mode You will see this dialog asking … Read more
Yes File and folder naming is something I struggle with continually. European and 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 … Read more
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
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
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 the plugin … Read more
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 Now button. The registration page will load and recognize that your website is not publicly accessible. Use an email … Read more
Installation Instructions Download the ZIP file after the purchase process is complete. Go to your WordPress Dashboard and then Plugins (You must be an Admin to see this) Click the ADD NEW button. Click the UPLOAD PLUGIN button. Locate the ZIP file you downloaded and upload that. Click on ACTIVATE That’s it. Go to the … Read more
The free Simple File List WordPress plugin provides a basic solution for listing and managing downloadable files on your website. Simple File List Pro 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 show specific … Read more
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
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.
Tell me what you think about Simple File List. Tell me what you like, what you hate, and what you want. This plugin is what it is today because of feedback from my users.
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