The File List Settings tab allows you to define the appearance and functionality of the file list.
File List Details
Name your file list and define the file list directory (Pro version) The directory path must be relative to your WordPress home folder. (ABSPATH) The directory you enter will be created if it does not exist.
Default Location: wp-content/uploads/simple-file-list/
File List Behavior
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 give you much improved access control.
File List Display
File List Table
Choose which table columns to show in the file list and use a custom label if desired.
The file date format uses the format selected on your WordPress General Settings page.
Show the table header above the file list or not. It can be useful to turn this off when showing file lists in small spaces.
Show or hide the folder breadcrumb trail above the front-side list.
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
Show File Description
Display the file description below the file name. Descriptions can be added on the Admin List or as users upload files.
Show File Actions
Show the file action links (Open, Download, etc) below each file on the front-side list.
Show File Owner
Show the name of the user who uploaded the file.
Note – User information for those who are logged in when uploading the file, or if the Get Uploader Info form is displayed, is automatically saved regardless of this setting.
Show or hide the file name extension, i.e. .JPG
Spaces in file names are replaced with hyphens in order to make the URL legal. This setting will revert this action for display. Learn more about file naming restrictions.
Simple File List scans your system and files in the background at an hourly (1 hour) interval. This is to update any changes that may have occurred in the environment. It then saves an array of the current file information to the WordPress database. Meta data, such as file descriptions, the owner and other additional information is also stored here.
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. Always use the cache unless you add files outside of the plugin (via FTP or other means) frequently.
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. Your server must be compatible and have the required components for these features to work.
Allow Folder Download
Allow front-end users to download entire folders and sub-folders as a ZIP file.
When users click the download link, a zip file is generated and a download link to that is presented.
ZIP files are temporarily stored in a temp directory, and deleted automatically each hour.
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.
File Sending Files
Allow File Sending
Allow front-side users to email links to files.
Blind Copy Self
Send a blind copy to the sender.