General Usage You Need To Re-Generate The Permalink WP-Admin -> Settings -> Permalinks -> Save Changes To embed a specific file to be downloaded into a post/page, use [download id="2"] where 2 is your file id. To embed multiple files to be downloaded into a post/page, use [download id="1,2,3"] where 1,2,3 are your file ids. To limit the number of embedded downloads shown for each post in a post stream, use the stream_limit option. Example: [download id="2" stream_limit="4"] This will only display the first 4 downloads for the post when rendered in a post stream, and display the full list of downloads when viewing the single post. To sort embedded downloads, use the sort_by and sort_order options. Example: [download id="2" sort_by="file_id" sort_order="asc"] This will sort the embedded downloads by file ID in ascending order. Valid values for sort_by are: file_id, file, file_name, file_size, file_date, and file_hits To choose what to display within the embedded file, use [download id="1" display="both"] where 1 is your file id and both will display both the file name and file desccription, whereas name will only display the filename. Note that this will overwrite the “Download Embedded File” template you have in your Download Templates. To embed files as well as categories, use [download id="1,2,3" category="4,5,6"] where 1,2,3 are your file id and 4,5,6 are your category ids. If you are using Default Permalinks, the file direct download link will be http://yoursite.com/index.php?dl_id=2. If you are using Nice Permalinks, the file direct download link will be http://yoursite.com/download/2/, where yoursite.com is your WordPress URL and 2 is your file id. The direct download category link will be http://yoursite.com/downloads/?dl_cat=3, where yoursite.com is your WordPress URL, downloads is your Downloads Page name and 3 is your download category id. In order to upload the files straight to the downloads folder, the folder must be first CHMOD to 777. You can specify which folder to be the downloads folder in Download Options. You can configure the Download Options in WP-Admin -> Downloads -> Download Options You can configure the Download Templates in WP-Admin -> Downloads -> Download Templates Downloads Page Go to WP-Admin -> Pages -> Add New Type any title you like in the post’s title area If you ARE using nice permalinks, after typing the title, WordPress will generate the permalink to the page. You will see an ‘Edit’ link just beside the permalink. Click ‘Edit’ and type in downloads in the text field and click ‘Save’. Type [page_download] in the post’s content area. You can also use [page_download category="1"], this will display all downloads in Category ID 1. Click ‘Publish’ Download Stats (With Widgets) Go to WP-Admin -> Appearance -> Widgets The widget name is Downloads. Build Status Development https://github.com/lesterchan/wp-downloadmanager Translations http://dev.wp-plugins.org/browser/wp-downloadmanager/i18n/ Credits Plugin icon by Freepik from Flaticon Icons courtesy of FamFamFam Download Icon by Ryan Zimmerman Donations I spent most of my free time creating, updating, maintaining and supporting these plugins, if you really love my plugins and could spare me a couple of bucks, I will really appreciate it. If not feel free to use it without any obligations.