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How to Manage, Track, and Control File Downloads in WordPress ctm magazine

Sometimes a site gives away freebies to their readers and it is becoming a common practice. It would be better if you could track and monitor your downloads more efficiently. In this video, we will show you how to manage, track, and control file downloads.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Start by installing and activating the WordPress Download Manager plugin

This will add a menu item called File Manager

Go to File Manager, Settings to configure the settings.

We will keep the defaults and click save

Under New File you can upload your file for download

Give it a title, description, icon, and password protect if you want.

When finished hit create package and you will be able to add it to your posts.

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  • swooshsify on November 19, 2014

    The plugin looks different now than in the video, I don't have the icon in post 'zink' .
    I have CKeditor installed and when I deactivated it, I had another icon – which plugin I deactivated bit still no icon for the download manager.
    Any tips how to make it work ? 🙂 I need a download counter and this plugin seems cumstomizable andd simple, wish it would work 🙂
    Thanks for the video 🙂

  • nathan battams on February 29, 2016

    TOO FAST, micro machines guy! This is supposed to be for beginners…

  • Roland Bouchat on October 25, 2017

    Unfortunately, on WordPress last version, there is no File manager! update your video mate

  • enky00 on January 16, 2018

    Too fast…

  • Kyle Rollins on May 24, 2018

    did not show anything about tracking / reports

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