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Offline Ken.

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Download Manager Settings
« on: December 24, 2015, 10:52:03 AM »
DL manager - or Download Manager - is a built-in module for TP that let you offer files for your members to browse and download. Its works by having the downloadable files placed in categories. These categories have permissions on them, letting you restrict  membergroups access level per each category.

When you enter DL Admin screen, you are presented with an overview over what categories you have currently, how many files they contain and a set of tool icons to edit/delete them. Note that on the first page you will actually see all categories, even child categories! This was made to make it easy to find the one you want quickly. If you press one of the names, you will be taken to a new screen displaying what files are in it - and any child categories it may have. In this screen you can further press each file name and be taken to Edit Item screen.

DL Manager also allows you to upload files, and even set which membergroups are allowed to upload. In the Settings screen of DL Admin there is a setting that will put all uploads into a submission queue. An single menu tab called "submissions" will highlight once any submissions have been made then.

The setting for uploading has 2 options - the first let all allowed membergroups upload instantly, and the other one will put all in submission queue. Note that both settings will need a "permission to upload" for the groups , which you set in the normal permissions screen of SMF Admin panel. The actual file upload screen can be reached from the DL manager frontage or DL admin page.

Lastly there is a small stats page which you can see the link on DL manager frontpage. It will show the 10 largest categories(most files), the 10 largest files in size, and 10 most viewed and most downloaded. The screen will consider you permissions, so you will only see the stats for things you have access to.

On top of DL manager screen you have a extra viewing area that shows the latest files added, the very last gets its own spot on the left, showing numerous details about the file as well as download link to it.

There is also possible to show a few block functions taking its data from DL manager screen.

Doc Written 07/07/2006 By: Bloc

Doc Updated 12/24/2015 By: Ken.