The File List Settings tab allows you to define the appearance and functionality of the file list.
File List Location
Name your file list and define the file list directory. The directory you enter will be created if it does not exist. The default location is wp-content/uploads/simple-file-list/
NOTE – The directory path must be relative to your WordPress home folder. (ABSPATH)
File List Access
Display the file list to everyone, only to logged in users, only administrators or to nobody.
Back-Side Settings Access
Determine who can access the back-side settings. Access is based on WordPress user roles.
Allow Front-End Manage
Allow the same file editing and deletion capabilities on the front side of the site as the back-end.
Add the File Access Manager extension to grant permissions based on users and roles.
Show or hide the folder breadcrumb trail above the front-side list.
Sort Folders First
Shows the folders grouped together at the top of the list, rather than sorted along with the files.
Show Folder Size
If unchecked, the count of items within the folder will be shown.
Allow Folder Download
Allow front-end users to download entire folders as a zip file.
NOTE – ZIP files are temporarily stored in a temp directory, and deleted automatically each hour.
File List Style
File List Type
Choose the style of file list; Table, Tiles or Flex
File List Theme
Choose the color theme used for the style: Light, Dark, or None
File Sorting and Order
Sort the list by File Name, Date Added, Date Modified, Size or Randomly.
Check this box to reverse the default sort order. The list is sorted Ascending by default: A to Z, Small to Large, Old to New
File List Actions
Show File Actions
Show the file action links below each file on the front-side list. Choose to show or hide individual actions below.
Show Open Action
Display the Open action. This action will only appear for file types that web browsers can open.
Show Download Action
the Download action forces the file to be downloaded, even if the file can be opened by the browser.
Show Copy Action
Allow users to quickly copy the file’s URL to their clipboard.
NOTE – The URL may not be accessible to the public if the list front-side file list access is limited to logged in users.
File List Display
Choose which file details to show in the file list and use a custom label if desired.
Choose the date to display, Date Added or Date Changed. The date displayed can be different than the sort-by date.
NOTE – The file date format uses the format selected on your WordPress General Settings page.
Show File Submitter
Display the name of the user who upload the file on the front-end.
Show Table Header
Show the table header above Table file list style
Show File Extension
Show or hide the file name extension, i.e. .JPG
Preserve File Name
Preserve the original file name as the file’s “Nice Name” if it must be sanitized to be URL legal.
NOTE – Use the Edit action to modify the Nice Name.
Simple File List can automatically create thumbnail images from common image types, page 1 of PDF files, and the 1 second mark of video files.
Choose which types of thumbnails you wish to have created.
NOTE – Your server must be compatible and have the required components for these features to work. The option checkbox will be grayed-out if your server does not have the needed resources.
NOTE – PDF thumbnails may take several minutes to be created. The default PDF icon will be displayed until it has been created.
Simple File List scans your system and files the specified interval. This is to update any changes that may have occurred in the file list directory and server environment. It then saves an array of the current file information to the WordPress database.
This allows the file list to re-load quickly from the database without the need to scan the environment and server hard disk each time.
For more detailed information about performance, please read this.