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 folders on specific pages, organized and with options selected as you see fit.
Create a Folder Structure as needed. Take some time to plan the structure and how it will be displayed. Create folders-within-folders for extended organization.
NOTE – On the front-end, users can navigate downward within the folder you specify, but cannot navigate upward.
TIP – Create a folder for each need, even one for TRASH, and try not to keep files in the main list.
Now move into the folders and upload your files. You can also use the MOVE feature to quickly move files to the folders needed.
Click the Move link below the file name to show the list of folder destinations. Select the folder, then click the Move button. The file displayed will disappear and you can quickly move on to the next one.
Use the bulk editing check boxes to move multiple items at once.
NOTE – You can also add create folders and add items outside of the plugin, such as with FTP. Just be aware of the naming restrictions, as these items will automatically be renamed by the plugin to ensure they can function as URLs.
To display any folder, navigate to it within the Admin File List. Then copy the shortcode snippet displayed at the top-right of the page. Paste this into your page, post or widget.
When you need to display lists in more than one location, use the Get Shortcode tab to create snippets that over-ride the main settings as needed.