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A description of how to use the shortcode to place a file list on a post, page or widget.
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 a30018e4af approved df49e164ac ThumbNameSizeDate Sunset2.jpg Sunset2.jpg Open | Download | Send100.38 KBApril 23, 2020 PalmTree.jpg PalmTree.jpg … Read more Can I Approve Files Before They Appear in My List?
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
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 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 the plugin … 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 Now button. The registration page will load and recognize that your website is not publicly accessible. Use an email … Read more Can I Add an Extension for a Local Host
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 How to Install Extensions
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 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
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.
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.
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 What is the maximum upload file size?
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 Are the files in the list searchable by Google and other search engines?
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 Can people who upload overwrite existing files?
No, files are uploaded to a special folder inside your general WordPress uploads folder, or anywhere you specify.