Simple File List and Uploader for WordPress

Welcome to Version 3

Simple File List is an ultra-basic file list with optional front-side uploader. The plugin provides an easy-to-integrate basic user interface allowing visitors, clients, customers, or associates to upload a file as well see a listing of those files (separate from the media library) if you choose.

The list and/or the uploader can be turned on and off for the front-side of the website. You can show just the list, just the uploader, or both. In the administration area there is a page which always shows both. Additionally, you can set up the basic file upload settings, such as size and how many can be uploaded, plus easily delete files as needed.

This plugin is great for when file sizes get too large for email attachments, if you simply need a list of files separate from the media library, or if you need a down-and-dirty simple front-side uploader.

Simple File List is also an alternative to using FTP or Dropbox for larger files. There’s no need to deal with Dropbox or FTP usernames and passwords anymore! Everything is on your WordPress website.

 

Main Features

  • Simple reliable uploader, works on mobile devices too.
  • File list shows the name and size and date optionally.
  • List can be set to sort file by name, date or file size … ascending or descending.
  • Display the front-side file list, file uploader, or both.
  • Limit access to the list and/or uploader to only logged in users.
  • Limit number of files uploaded per submission.
  • Limit the maximum upload file size.
  • Get an email notice each time a file is uploaded.
  • Option to gather the uploader’s name, email and comments.
  • Delete unwanted files from the Admin page.
  • Simple lightweight design, easy to style and customize.
  • Committed support from the developer.

Version 3 Improvements

  • Added ability to hide the size or date columns
  • Improved the list loading speed for large lists
  • Improved file uploader process and speed
  • Added ability to limit the number of files uploaded
  • Improved upload email notifications
  • Added ability to allow uploading to only logged-in users
  • Added ability to show the list to only logged-in users
  • Improved compatibility with password protected directories
  • Revamped and greatly improved Admin Panel
  • Improved usage instructions and added integrated email support form
  • Added Internationalization (l18n), with several default translations

 

This plugin is great for when file sizes get too large for email attachments, if you simply need a list of files separate from the media library, or if you need a down-and-dirty simple front-side uploader.

Simple File List is also an alternative to using FTP or Dropbox for larger files. There’s no need to deal with Dropbox or FTP usernames and passwords anymore! Everything is on your WordPress website.

Simple File List Demo | Download the Free Plugin

 

Please consider a donation to help further development of this plugin.

Installation

PackageIcon - ZipTo install, simply upload the plugin zip file to your WordPress website and activate it. Configure the simple settings in the new menu that will appear in your sidebar. Explanations of each feature accompany the inputs.

To add the plugin to your website, simply add this shortcode: ‘eeSFL’

Styling over-rides are very simple as well. Copy and paste this into your website’s CSS and then style it to taste…

#eeSFL h1, #eeSFL p {
}
#eeSFL form {
}
#eeMessaging {
}
#eeSFL {
}
#eeSFL table.eeFiles {
}
#eeSFL .eeFiles tr:hover {
}
#eeSFL .eeFiles th { 
}
#eeSFL .eeFiles td {
}
#eeSFL .eeFiles td a {
}
#eeSFL input[type=file] {
}
#eeSFL .eeUploadButton {
}

After first activation, the database will contain a single new row in the options table, option-name: “eeSFL”, containing a short pipe delimited string to store the plugin settings.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What if I have trouble? Will you help?

A: Yes, to the very best of my ability. Please contact me with any issues.

Q: Who is SimpleFilePage for?

A: This script is for web designers and developers, print houses, video production companies, etc… Anyone who deals with large files with clients and customers.

Q: Are the file uploaded to the Media Library?

A: No, files are uploaded to a special folder inside your general WordPress uploads folder.

Q: Why did you develop this script?

A: I got tired of the difficulties of getting files back and forth once they become too large for email. Training people to use FTP or the other file sharing services is a challenge. I wanted something super-simple.

Q: Can I customize the look?

A: Yes, the CSS is easily over-ridden, making it easy for anyone with CSS knowledge to customize the page design.

Q: Can I customize the function of the system?

A: Yes, you are free to modify the PHP. The coding is commented well, so it should be easy to figure out what’s going on. Contact me with questions.

Q: What is the maximum upload file size?

A: This is a setting that you choose in the file configuration. The initial default is 1Mb. The absolute maximum size will depend on your hosting setup, which is automatically detected.

Q: What are the future plans for Simple File List?

A: The script will be improved upon as time permits. New features will be added and bugs removed. If you have a bug report or feature request, please contact me. But keep it simple!

I’d love to hear any feedback or suggestions…

 

COMING SOON !!!

• Multiple Instances
• More intelligent file uploading
• File hiding ability.
• Improved GUI
• More configuration
• Upgrades and improvements based on your feedback !!! (Keep it coming!)

Simple File List Demo | Download the Free Plugin

Please consider a donation to help further development of this plugin.

From writing to video and imagery to the complexities of the web and digital media, the goal for me is to bring it all together for you. The name of my company, Element Engage, which comes from the idea of bringing all of these elements together and engaging them for you within one service.

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11 thoughts on “Simple File List and Uploader for WordPress

  1. Fred

    Hello MItch,

    I’d like to know if there’s a way to have users upload files and edit owners for the files and share one file with only specific users. A bit like sharing files in OneDrive for exemple?

    Is this option available or will it be anytime soon?

    Thank you for the nice plugin by the way!

    Fred

  2. Charlie Bigley

    The paragraph before the FAQ is duplicated “After first activation, the database will contain a single new row in the options table, option-name: “eeSFL”, containing a short pipe delimited string to store the plugin settings.”

  3. Jaroslav

    Hello, thank you for great plugin! I admire your sense of detail. Simplicity and usability. And details like when I set the file size and that information is immediately popped onto the frontline. And other similar things. Good job!

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