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Does Joomla have a built-in feature to allow download of files not restricted by type?

Post by gandsnut » Tue May 19, 2020 1:42 pm

I've tried perhaps 5 free "file download" components. They're all overkill, and far too convoluted. I want to offer simple, basic downloads of files w/o extension, and those w/ extension will be 'C' source (file.c). I don't need to track statistics or the like. I've already tried to create a new folder under 'images' (such as where the 'userdata' pool for site graphics is), but any such area won't allow files w/o extension, or files that aren't graphics.

Any suggestion? Thx.

 
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Re: Does Joomla have a built-in feature to allow download of files not restricted by type?

Post by darb » Tue May 19, 2020 2:21 pm

I still think you should use a easy Joomla extension like Firedrive etc its easy to set up and config for Joomla media manager https://extensions.joomla.org/extension/firedrive/ give it a try and you see it will be very useful for many future needs too..
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Re: Does Joomla have a built-in feature to allow download of files not restricted by type?

Post by gandsnut » Tue May 19, 2020 3:16 pm

Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, Firedrive is, well, poorly documented, and I've had to email the person who created the Component to discover how to use it. And - like other Components I tried, it seems to make the whole process far more complicated than what I am looking for.

I was hoping for this kind of approach:
1) allow upload of one or many files to the Joomla site,
2) provide a way to insert a SIMPLE LINK to said file, in an Article

This would seem as straightforward as possible, but not the way developers think it should work.

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Post by leolam » Thu May 21, 2020 3:05 pm

Are the files to be downloaded, accessible to any user so no login restrictions?

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Post by gandsnut » Thu May 21, 2020 5:41 pm

leolam wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 3:05 pm
Are the files to be downloaded, accessible to any user so no login restrictions?

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Yep, that would be fine. So the user clicks on a link, and - hopefully - their computer offers the option to view or download. You know of some way to add this to my Articles? Thx.

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Re: Does Joomla have a built-in feature to allow download of files not restricted by type?

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Thu May 21, 2020 6:04 pm

I would have used Phoca Download with the additional Content Plugin and Editor XTD Button Plugin.

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Re: Does Joomla have a built-in feature to allow download of files not restricted by type?

Post by JAVesey » Thu May 21, 2020 7:10 pm

Per Yngve Berg wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 6:04 pm
I would have used Phoca Download with the additional Content Plugin and Editor XTD Button Plugin.
I use the "Attachments" component. It's fine with Joomla 3.9.x but not sure about J4... I need to test it soon.
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Post by gandsnut » Fri May 22, 2020 4:41 am

JAVesey wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 7:10 pm
Per Yngve Berg wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 6:04 pm
I would have used Phoca Download with the additional Content Plugin and Editor XTD Button Plugin.
I use the "Attachments" component. It's fine with Joomla 3.9.x but not sure about J4... I need to test it soon.
Mucho thanks, will look into Attachments straight-away.

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Re: Does Joomla have a built-in feature to allow download of files not restricted by type?

Post by gandsnut » Fri May 22, 2020 4:43 am

Per Yngve Berg wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 6:04 pm
I would have used Phoca Download with the additional Content Plugin and Editor XTD Button Plugin.
I think I did install and tried Phoca out, but was put off by the many features, bells & whistles. Perhaps I'm asking too much to get super simplicity. Thx.

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Re: Does Joomla have a built-in feature to allow download of files not restricted by type?

Post by darb » Fri May 22, 2020 9:21 am

This is also a good alternativ free Quantum manager https://extensions.joomla.org/extension ... m-manager/
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Re: Does Joomla have a built-in feature to allow download of files not restricted by type?

Post by sozzled » Fri May 22, 2020 9:31 am

So ...

... to answer the original question—Does Joomla have a built-in feature to allow download of files not restricted by type?—the answer appears to be *drum roll, please* ... no.

But there are lots of extensions that people are saying will do the job! ;)
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Re: Does Joomla have a built-in feature to allow download of files not restricted by type?

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Fri May 22, 2020 1:14 pm

gandsnut wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:43 am
I think I did install and tried Phoca out, but was put off by the many features, bells & whistles. Perhaps I'm asking too much to get super simplicity. Thx.
It should work out of the box. Create a category and make download files.
Did you install the two plugins?

One for adding entries into articles.
The other shows a button below the editor to insert the plugin code like the Read More Button.

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Re: Does Joomla have a built-in feature to allow download of files not restricted by type?

Post by gandsnut » Fri May 22, 2020 4:46 pm

With the Rolling Stones lyrics ringing in my ears - "You can't always get what you want..." - I'll say this issue is closed for me. The suggested "Quantum Manager" is as best as I can find so far. Appreciated.

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Re: Does Joomla have a built-in feature to allow download of files not restricted by type?

Post by darb » Sat May 23, 2020 3:11 pm

gandsnut wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:46 pm
With the Rolling Stones lyrics ringing in my ears - "You can't always get what you want..." - I'll say this issue is closed for me. The suggested "Quantum Manager" is as best as I can find so far. Appreciated.
Great that it worked for you in the end and this plg also make automatic file renamer but I dont know if it work with Quantum manager as well. If this is something you need control over https://extensions.joomla.org/extension ... e-renamer/
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