Simple Downloads

Simple Downloads

Introduction

Skyline Simple Download is a set of component and plugin that allows the end-users to download files. Files would normally be viewed or played by using a browser plugin (eg. MP3, PDF, etc). With the HTML-based content, you can display download items at anywhere on your website as link or list type.

Skyline Simple Download can import single files or multiple files folder. According to using purposes,the style of download list is customizable by restyling the template CSS. Security scheme is useful to hide download files from search engine, so users will never know the files content until they click in. All the download items by registered users will be displayed on download logs. Skyline Simple Download allows to manage all these information: download time, IP addresses and referring pages.

Features

  • Compatible with Joomla 2.5 and later versions.
  • HOT Feature to list files in folder.
    • Syntax is: {sl_simpledownload folder='path/to/folder' class='classname' type='download' template='id or title of a folder template' filter_order='date or name' filter_order_dir='desc or asc' limit='number' filter='extension types'}Text to display for the link{/sl_simpledownload}.
  • HOT Syntax to used for file is: {sl_simpledownload href='path/to/file.ext' class='classname' type='download'}Text to display for the link{/sl_simpledownload}.
  • Force the end user's web browser to download file types that normally has the ability to preview or play.
  • Display download items in articles or on modules.
  • Encrypt the path to the file so the user cannot download unintended items.
  • HOT Template for displaying files can be configured in component configuration.
  • Use the default encryption scheme or create/specify your own.
  • Set a "base path" that all files must be located in to be downloaded.
  • Set allowed extensions you want in "base path".
  • Configure the error message to display when a file cannot be found.
  • Component has the ability to log every download to the database.
  • Pagination for list files in folder.
  • Plugin that generates the appropriate links.
  • Can hide links from Search Engine.

Click here to see demo.

Installation

  • Download the latest version of Skyline Simple Download component here.
  • Go to Administrator site, choose Extension → Extension Manager. Then Browse the file and click Upload and Install.

Usage

Simple Download Plugin Settings

  • Go to Administrator site, then choose ExtensionsPlug-in Manager, search for Skyline Simple Download and enable it.
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  • Set Class name to hide download link for search engine.
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Create download link

  • Select ContentArticle Manager from Admin Toolbar. Take an article and click in to edit.
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Show a downloadable link of file

  • Add the syntax {sl_simpledownload href='path/to/file.ext' class='classname' type='download'}Text to display for the link{/sl_simpledownload} to anywhere you want to display in the article. Then edit File path and Text to display for the link.

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Parameters

  • 1 - Href: Link to file.
  • 2 - Class: Name of CSS class that can help you to add more styles.
  • 3 - Type: Make downloadable link or not.

Link Display on Front-end

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Create download list

Show links of files in a folder

Add the syntax {sl_simpledownload folder='path/to/folder' class='classname' type='download' template='id or title of a folder template' filter_order='date or name' filter_order_dir='desc or asc' limit='number' filter='extension types'}Text to display for the link{/sl_simpledownload} to the position you want to display in the article. Com sl sp dl show a folder.png
Parameters

  • 1 - Folder: Path to your folder which you want to show all files in it. Please note that the path starts from Base Path in the configuration.
  • 2 - Class: Name of class that can help you to add more styles.
  • 3 - Type: Make the name of links to download files.
  • 4 - Template: Name of template of folder view
  • 5 - Filter_order: Order files by name or date
  • 6 - Filter_order_dir: ASC or DESC
  • 7 - Limit: limit the rows displayed
  • 8 - Filter: Extension types accepted. E.g: 'zip, png, jpg'

Template Customization

  • Go into the Main Screen of Component, then choose Folder Template. Click New or Edit a template for folder view.
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  • Use the default template or restyle.
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Edit these parameters. For example: {sl_simpledownload folder='simpledownload' class='folder' type='download' template='skyline theme' filter_order='name' filter_order_dir='desc' limit='6' filter='jpg, zip, png, gif'}Text to display for the link{/sl_simpledownload}.

Folder Display on Front-end

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Configuration

General Configuration

Click to Options on the main screen of Skyline Simple Download to configure. Com sl sp dl general configure j30.png

  • Base Download Path: Base path to folder or file start of download files.
  • Allowed Extensions: Extension types can be downloaded.
  • Enable Cipher: Enable to code the links.
  • Log Downloads: Enable to display log of downloaded files.
  • Cipher File: File includes the function to code, decode.
  • Cipher Function: The function to code, it can be called to code the file name.
  • Decipher Function: The function to decode.
  • File Not Found Page Title: If a file is not valid, the download page will redirect to a page with this title.
  • File Not Found Message: The message or content will be displayed in the download page.

Customize default folder template
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Permission

Default permissions used for all content in this component.

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Download Logs

  • Every downloaded file by registered user, all the related information will be displayed in Download Logs.
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  • The download items list can be sort in descending or ascending by Download time.

Support

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