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
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. Upload Files Processing the Upload UploadFile Limit: 3 files Size Limit: 100 … 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.
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
The file date format uses the format selected in your WordPress General Settings. Go to Settings > General
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
Yes, you can hook into the action “eeSFL_UploadCompleted” and/or “eeSFL_UploadCompletedAdmin” and do pretty much anything you want after 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 your visitors you can prevent legitimate search … Read more
By default, files cannot be overwritten. If a file is uploaded having the same name as one already present, a series number is appended to the name ( filename_(2).ext ) You can use the renaming functionality to change this. To change this so files can be overwritten, go to the Upload Settings tab and check … Read more
No, files are uploaded to a special folder inside your general WordPress uploads folder, or anywhere you specify.