CM Download Manager


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Enables you to upload, manage, track and support documents or files in a directory listing structure for others to use and comment.

The CM Downloads Manager is a file sharing plugin for WordPress that enables you to specify which users are allowed to upload, manage, track and support documents, media files and much more. The WordPress file management plugin organizes content in a directory listing structure that others can use and comment upon.

Each file uploaded with this file management plugin creates a unique landing page with a file preview, support forums and more.

The WordPress downloads manager plugin creates an index page which organizes downloads by categories. This index page can direct the user directly to all the download files.

The premium version of this multi file package enables users to secure files individually or in groups with password protection, or by restricting specific users.

The download manager plugin also has preview options for different file formats and for previewing music files before downloading.

With this downloads manager packages plugin, you can create a file sharing directory where users can upload and manage files, downloads, apps, add-ons, packages, plugins, and archives.

This WordPress file management plugin also easily integrates with various other plugins, such as payment platforms and Q&A forums.

Add-Ons & Extensions


  • Plugin Directory – Creates a plugin directory that is similar to any other WordPress Plugins Directory.
  • Download Counter – Counts the number of downloads for each download.
  • Support forum – Supports your users by letting them vote and answer existing topics that relate to each download.
  • Customer Support – Support for retail customer’s questions.
  • File Manager – Manages files in a directory structure.
  • MP3 and Music file directory – Manages music downloads and allow users to listen to audio files before downloading.
  • Videos file directory – Manages video downloads and allow users to preview before downloading.
  • Users Groups Permission – Manage user groups permission to access downloads.
  • Charge for Downloads / Uploads – Charge users for uploading / downloading.

Basic Features

  • Includes a download counter.
  • Includes voting for each download.
  • Includes download categories.
  • Administrators can manage downloads.
  • Built-in support forum for each download.
  • Template can be customized in several ways.
  • Image preview for each download.
  • Filter downloads with an internal search engine.
  • Administrators can define the types of file extensions supported.
  • User can track his or her downloads from their user profile.
  • User can receive email notifications on newly submitted support questions.

Pro Version Features

Pro Version Detailed Feature List

  • Multiple-File Upload- Ability to upload multiple files to download page. Each file can have his own title. The files can be zipped automatic or downloaded separately.
  • MicroPayment – Grant or Charge virtual currency based on use-case.
  • NEW: User Groups Permissions- Set access control based on users groups. Admin can define global settings while user can define access settings per each download : View Image 1 View Image 2
  • Social Media Registration Integration- Integrates with Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. View Image One, View Image 2
  • Shortcodes/Widgets- Generates top level contributors list, recent updates, and in most cases, a download items list.
  • View Restriction- Defines according to each download whether or not it is open to non-logged in users. If only logged in users are allowed, administrators can also define whose user roles can view specific downloads. This can be set by Admin or you can give the user ability to custom define their view. View Image
  • Password Protection- Protects downloads with passwords. View Image, View demo
  • Upload Restrictions- Defines which user roles can create new downloads. View Image
  • URL / Shortcode- Allows the inclusion of an external URL or a Shortcode in download page instead of uploading a file. This is useful for integration with other plugins for support with checkout shopping carts and for selling downloads. View Example of EDD integration , View Example of User Selection, View Demo
  • Related Downloads- Show Related downloads on the Download page. View Image, View Demo
  • Downloads Page Tabs- Shows more tabs for detailed download descriptions on the Download page, which the admin can control in the settings. View Demo
  • Search- Filters search results by date, download type and username. View Demo
  • Moderate User Comments- Administators can moderate user comments. View Image
  • Auto-Approve Comments and Answers from Users- Administrators can define a list of users who do not need any moderation. View Image
  • Multisite- Supports multisite.
  • Public User Profile- Automatically generates a public profile page that contains the number of downloads each user has posted with a link to his or her social media profile. View Image
  • Gravatar – Ability to show a Gravatar near the user name and in user profile. View Image
  • Order Comments – Shows comments on the Download page in either ascending or descending order. View Image from Settings
  • Localization Support – Frontend (user side) is localized/
  • View Count – Shows view count for each download and lets you control how the view count is tabulated (by view or by session) View Image from Settings, View Image from Downloads edit screen
  • Permalinks – Ability to change permalink from /cmdownloads to a user defined directory. View Image from Settings
  • Support Tab – Ability to remove support forum and also other tabs from the Download page. View Image from Settings
  • Slide Show – Ability to turn off the slide show. View Image from Settings
  • Disclaimer – Add an option to show a disclaimer for first time users. View Image from Settings, View Image from site
  • Gratitude Message – Does not include the CMinds Gratitude message in the footer.
  • External Viewer – Adds external links to Google Docs viewer for supported Google Docs document types. View Demo
  • MP3 Viewer – Adds an embedded mp3 player for listening to music files. [View Demo](]
  • Downloads Index Views – Option to toggle between a list view and a tiles view of your downloads. View Demo
  • Social Share – Includes a social share widget in the question page. View Demo- Widget on the right


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Ekran Görüntüleri

  • Download Page with Audio Player
  • Main Download Page
  • Specific Download Page - Password Protected
  • Download Support Forum.
  • Support Forum Functionality.
  • Download Page with Video Player
  • Downloads Dashboard in User Profile
  • Add a New Download Form
  • Plugin's Settings
  • Admin's Download List
  • Plugin's Log Screen
  • Statistic Graphs
  • User Group Definition for Access Control


Detailed User Guide

  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Eklentiyi WordPress ‘Eklentiler’ bölümünden etkinleştirin
  3. Manage your CM Download Manager from Left Side Admin Menu
  4. All download are located on /cmdownloads/
  5. User dashboard is located on /cmdownload/dashboard/
  6. Before adding first download please define download categories

Note: You must have a call to wp_head() in your template in order for the JS plugin files to work properly. If your theme does not support this you will need to link to these files manually in your theme (not recommended).


More FAQ’s

Detailed User Guide

How can I customize the look & feel of the plugin?

In your template you can create a directory called “CMDM”. Inside this you can place a structure that is similar to the one inside “cm-download-manager/views/frontend/”. If the file can be found in your template directory, then it will have a priority. Otherwise, the default file from the plugin directory will be used.


18 Temmuz 2020
1-İmg preview not show, simple img url= . Script adding %2f. 2-download button not work! i click button but not work. Please re update... Sorry for bad english...
5 Mart 2020
Do not buy any plugins from Creative Minds. Their plugins do not do what they claim and require you to download and install no less than 3-4 add-on plugins to get the functionality it should have out of the box. Plus once you have the now 4-5 plugins installed you will find it is missing one or more basic features that it really should have. For this particular plugin just trying to customize the user front end was impossible and after several emails to support I was told they would do it for me at a rate of $60 per hours and a minimum of 12 hours. There are always better options for less out there so please do your research before purchasing anything from Creative Minds. Oh and there is no demo or trial period so again do not waste your money because they will fight you for a refund when you realize they lied and their plugin isn't capable of doing what you expected without hours of additional customization by their ridiculously slow "experts".
5 Eylül 2018
I'm sure I'll be labelled as unreasonable in this review by CMinds. All it is is a warning to potential users that they have no intention of honouring their money-back promise. Read their T&Cs VERY carefully. CMinds goes to all lengths to prevent you from being refunded for a product that does not live up to my expectations. Their attempt at 'support' is pitiful, and dismissive. You've been warned.
9 Ağustos 2018
This plugin attacked my site and delete index file on my hosting server last night.My site is not working. And its attacking my hosting server again and again.
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View Release Notes in CM Download Manager Plugin Site


  • General bugfix
  • Fixed some labels issues


  • Optimized scripts enqueue and calls.



  • Migrated adding screenshots from PLUploader to Wp media uploader in Add/Edit CM Download Form
  • Moved scripts from html to js files;
  • Deleted jquery.form.js
  • Made adding threads and comments to threads by ajax
  • Corrected some styles
  • Fixed security issues


  • Checked compatibility with PHP 7.4 and WordPress 5.4.2