TinyPortal Feature of the Month, February 2016TinyPortal has a number of great features and we would like to introduce you to them through these 'Feature of the Month' Topics. Keep checking back to see whats up next and if you would like to see a feature included just let me know and we'll try to work up some coverage for you.The TinyPortal Download Manager
is our February 2016 feature. You can also find more great topics and articles in our TinyPortal Docs Boards.DL Manager
, or Download Manager
, is a built-in module for TP that lets 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.
For access, go to: "TinyPortal > TP Modules > TP Downloads
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.
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. A single menu tab called "submissions" will highlight once any submissions have been made.
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.Enjoy... Ken.