jDownloads is a extensive Download Manager for the award winning Content Management System (CMS) Joomla.
jDownloads make it easy to integrate downloadable files in your Joomla Website.
jDownloads has a lot of special features, which you don't find in another download component.
- Unlimited Category Tree
The downloads can be organized by customised categories and subcategories. A folder is created for every category, usually the folder has the same name as the category, so you have exact the same structure on your server as in your download area.There is an option to use a different folder name if desired.
- Access Rights for Categories
You can set the access rights for categories to user groups: all, registered, special. You are able to set the rights different for view and download. A sample: all guests can view the category (and the files) but only registered users can download the files.
- User Groups
The latest versions of jDownloads, the jD2.5 and jD3.2 and beyond series, fully supports the Joomla Access Permissions and Access Levels for Categories and Downloads. This allows a wide variety of controlling user groups in who is able to see what, control download access and of course uploading of new Downloads.
- Frontend Edit functionality
You can define in the configuration, that particular user groups can edit/update/delete their own downloads from the frontend. Additionally you can select jDownloads user groups who can edit Downloads in specific categories from the frontend.
- Auto Monitoring Function
jDownloads checks all the published categories and downloads to see if there are any additions. When new folder or files are found, they are automatically added to the jDownloads database. So you can use a FTP program to move all your folders and files to your server and add all the folders (as categories) with all files (as downloads) in a single step automatically to your download area. Similarly if published categories or downloads are found to be missing then they are automatically unpublished.
- Mass Download Function
With this special feature, the user can download all, or only marked files (where listed on the site) in only one step in a single temporary zip file.
- Custom Data Fields
You can use up to a maximum of twelve custom data fields of your choice that users may be requested to fill in or select. Specifically up to three of each of the following types Input fields, Text fields, Date Fields or Select Box fields may be included when defining a Download.
- Store Files: Remote or Local
Files can be stored either on your usual server or linked to files on a remote server. Also possible: links to sharehoster files.
- Anti-leech System and Path Protection (Optional)
The built-in anti-leech system avoids direct linking to documents and also never displays the real file path for Internet users.
- High configurable Layout System
jDownloads use at the frontend output has its own layout system with simple placeholders. This is high configurable and easy to use.
- A Great Many Options for the Configuration
About one hundred sixty options in the jDownloads configuration give your the full control over the component.
- High configurable Frontend Upload Form
You can set what user group can use it and what fields are displayed.
- Integrated Search Function
- Integrated License Agreement System
You can also set, that a user must first agree the license before he can download.
- Auto Thumbnail Creation
- You can upload for every Download up to three pictures in any size. After the upload, jDownloads will automatically create a clickable thumbnail for each picture and these thumbnails are shown with the Download.
- Send E-Mail after Download
If this is activated, an e-mail is sent to the addresses (specified in the configuration) after every download.
- Send E-Mail after Uploads
If this is activated, an e-mail is sent to the addresses (specified in the configuration) after every frontend upload.
With this, visitors can rate downloads. Sample:
- View a Countdown Timer
With this, you can display a countdown timer (like Rapidshare) for unregistered users in the summary page. He can first download the file, when the counter is zero.
- JoomFish/FaLang Support
XML content definiton files for JoomFish (in Joomla 2.5 with FaLang) are included, so you can translate all of jDownloads output (categories, downloads, layouts) to different languages.
- MP3 File Support
jDownloads has the free 'Flash MP3 Player' integrated. So you are able to use it for your MP3 files easily.
- Basic PAD-File Support
See www.asp-shareware.org for more information.
- JComments Support
jDownloads supported the JComments component.
- Jom Comment Support
jDownloads supported the Jom Comment component.
- AlphaUserPoint Support
You can use jDownloads with AlphaUserPoint component in many ways. So can you it also use as a simple payment system.
Extensions for jDownloads
- Google Adsense Support
You can display your Google adsense code in many variations in all layouts and in the components header and footer.
- Backup and Restore Function
jDownloads has integrated both functions. So you can easily make a full backup of the jDownloads data tables. Also a data restore is done with a few clicks.
- Easy Updates to Newer Versions
You can anytime uninstall the jDownloads component without losing any data. That make an update to a newer version very easy.
- and much more...
- Content Plugin for jDownloads
With this plugin, you can display downloads or categories with many variations in your content. See www.redorion.com for more informations about this wonderful plugin.
- Search Plugin for jDownloads
With this plugin, you can also use the Joomla search module to find downloads.
- Many Module for the Frontend and Backend
- Special Plugins for 3rd Party Components
What does jDownloads not do at this moment?
- A review feature is not included in the moment, but planed for later releases.
If you wish to support further development of jDownloads, you can use the donations function on the mainsite.