The 'Downloads Manager' allows you to organise your download files so they can be tracker, monitored and/or limited by the member's area download system, download.cgi.
Organising your files is easy, firstly all your downloads should be placed in the central downloads directory. The location of this directory is shown in the explanation cell under the 'Filename' input field. You can modify this path in the 'Central Configuration' section of the administration panel.
To add a new file, simply upload it to your central downloads directory as you would upload your normal web site content, then enter the appropriate data into the 'Add Download File' form.
Filename:* The actual filename of the download file, this is case-sensitive. e.g. opencryptv1_0.zip
Display Name:* The filename you want the member's area download system to display. e.g. OpenCrypt v1.0
Notes:* Any notes about the download file that you want the member's area download system to display. e.g. This is the OpenCrypt v1.0 ZIP file, software and documentation included.
Secure Download: allows you to restrict downloads to any appropriate subscriptions that you have configured, thereby only allowing access for certain groups of users.
Username: allows you to restrict downloads just to a specific user. To do this, enter their username in this field.
Category: is only supported if using download.php rather than download.cgi and allows files to be grouped by any categories you require. To group your downloads, when loading download.php add the query string ?c=CATEGORYCODE.
Download Limit: This allows you to set how many times the file can be downloaded, i.e. the total number of downloads allowed. This does not set a downloads per user limit. e.g. 100
Points: If you are using the points system and want to deduct points for downloading this file, please enter the cost in points. e.g. 10, would charge the user ten points
Once you've completed the input form, simply click 'Add Download', if they're any errors with your input, the system will allow you to correct them beform causing problems within the system.
To modify or remove a file, simply browse to the 'Active Downloads' table and select the small radio button of the record you wish to modify/remove. Once selected, click 'Modify' or 'Remove' and you will be taken to the appropriate page. You will be prompted for confirmation before any data is removed.
* = Requires Data Input