Download Monitor

A WordPress plugin which provides an intuitive UI for uploading and managing downloadable files, inserting download links into posts & logging downloads.

Installation

The plugin is available for free in wordpress.org repository. You can download it or install directly from the WP admin panel › Plugins › Add new panel.

Updates

As any other plugin from wordpress.org site, when new version of the plugin is available, you will be notified about it directly in your Dashboard.

Create a download

To create a new download file, please do as follows:

  1. Go to the WP admin panel › Downloads page
  2. Click the Add new button
  3. Fill the title (screen, point 1)
  4. Provide url for the download file (screen, point 2)
  5. Adjust download options (screen, point 3)
  6. You can define here file versions or the initial value for the download counter
  7. Publish download page
  8. Copy the download shortcode (screen, point 4)
  9. Go to the next section Attach download to a post

Attach download to a post

All you have to do to attach a download file to a post, is to place its shortcode (see the Create a download section) into the post content (screen).

Download button

After creating a download and attaching it to a post, you should see this result on the frontend.

Fake download counter

You can modify the real download counter by setting your own value. Please check the Create a download section above (point 6).

Display download counter on a single post

To display the download counter (screen) on a single post page, please do as follows:

  1. Go to the WP admin panel › Appearance › Customize page
  2. Switch to the Posts › Single panel
  3. Scroll down to the Hide Elements section
  4. Uncheck the Downloads option
  5. Publish

Display download counter on home

To display the download counter (screen) on your homepage, please do as follows:

  1. Go to the WP admin panel › Appearance › Customize page
  2. Switch to the Home › Main Collection panel
  3. Scroll down to the Hide Elements section
  4. Uncheck the Downloads option
  5. Publish

Display download counter on collections

To display the download counter (screen) on other collections (tags, categories), please do as follows:

  1. Go to the WP admin panel › Appearance › Customize page
  2. Switch to the Posts › Archives panel
  3. Scroll down to the Main Collection › Hide Elements section
  4. Uncheck the Downloads option
  5. Publish

Learn more

You learn more about the Download Monitor plugin on its official page.