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. Upload Files Processing the Upload UploadFile Limit: 10 files Size Limit: 100 … 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. To approve files before they appear on your site, place the approved list above an upload form sending files an inbox folder. The uploaded file will appear in the file list after you approve and move it from the inbox folder to the approved folder. 1 70f9f35b5f approved 039ea72938 ThumbNameSizeDate Sunset2.jpg Sunset2.jpg Open | Download | Copy Link100.38 KBApril 23, 2020 Doorway.jpg … Read more
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
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
Show Breadcrumb Show the folder breadcrumb trail above the front-side list. You can also use shortcode to hide or display this. Sort Folders First Shows the folders grouped together at the top of the list, rather than sorted along with the files. Show Folder Size Calculate and display the folder size. Note that this may … 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
Extensions add specific features to Simple File List Pro. In order to obtain and install the extension plugin, you’ll need to either purchase directly here or go to the Add Features tab within Simple File List Pro. This will bring you to the extension registration page and will fill in the proper values for you … 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.
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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.
The initial default value is the largest that your server will currently allow. This will depend on your hosting setup. which is automatically detected. You can reduce this value on the File Upload Settings tab. If you require a larger size, you will need to edit your PHP configuration file. Set both of these variables … Read more