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Downloads settings



To view the 'Downloads settings':

                           
1. Sign in to the Administration Control Panel.
2. Choose 'Plugins settings' from the 'Settings' menu, then, choose 'Downloads settings' and you will find:

• Left-side menu items: The sections which will be displayed on the left-side menu.

• Sections to display in Homepage: The sections which will appear on the homepage.

• Sections displayed in the 'Latest Downloads' block: Sections you would like to display on the 'Latest Downloads' block.

 Sections contents to display in ‘Latest Downloads’ block: You can set the contents of the desired sections to be displayed.

• Max contents to display in ‘Latest Downloads' block: You can set the maximum number of contents to be displayed.

• Max contents to display in ‘Important Downloads' block: You can set the maximum number of contents to be displayed.

• Display the ‘Latest Downloads' block in Homepage as well as within the different modules: You can choose whether you would like to activate this option or not provided that you added sections to the display.

• Maximum width for section picture: The uploaded image will be reduced automatically to the preset dimensions in case it was larger.

• Maximum height for section picture display: The uploaded image will be reduced automatically to the preset dimensions in case it was larger.

• Display sections only: If you choose “Yes”, the previously chosen sections from “Sections to display in Homepage” option will be displayed, in case you choose “No” the section settings of the chosen sections will be displayed directly underneath it.

• Number of sections per row on the Homepage: The number of sections displayed per row on the homepage.

 Max contents to display from each section on the Homepage: The maximum number of contents from each section.

• Total number of contents to display on Homepage: The maximum number of contents to display on the homepage.

• Total number of fixed content: The number of downloads you would like to display on the fixed downloads slider.

• Display statistics: This is where you can activate or deactivate the display of downloads statistics on the homepage. 

• Number of sections per row on module pages: The number of sections displayed per row on module pages.

• Total contents to display per row on the Homepage and module pages: The number of contents to display per section on the homepage per row. If you choose 3 for example, each section will have 3 contents displayed in it. 

 Number of sections to display per page: The maximum number of sections to display per page before going to the following page. 

• Total contents to display per row on the module pages: The number of contents to display per section on the module pages per row. If you choose 3 for example, each section will have 3 contents displayed in it. 

• Number of contents per page: The number of contents displayed on module pages per page.

 Max size for content files in bytes: The maximum allowed size for a content file where 1 Kb = 1024 bytes and files larger than the chosen size will not be uploaded.

• Max picture dimensions: If any picture is larger than these specifications, it will be resized.

• Max width for picture thumbs: If any thumb is larger than these specifications, it will be resized.

• Max height for picture thumbs: If any thumb is larger than these specifications, it will be resized.

• Activating RSS feed: This is where you can activate and deactivate this feature.

• The number of RSS feeds: Choose the number of file feeds to be displayed per page.

• Sections order: There are 7 different ways you can arrange the sections and they are explained as follows:

      

       - Ascending order: According to the section ID starting with number 1.

       - Descending order: According to the section ID starting with the last section.

       - Alphabetical ascending order: According to the section title.

       - Alphabetical descending order: According to the section title.

       - Number of contents (ascending): According to the number of contents each section has; the section with the least number of contents appears first. For example, if a section has 1200 content items and another section has 2000 content items, the one with 1200 content items will appear first.

       - Number of contents (descending): According to the number of contents each section has; the section with the most number of contents appears first. For example, if a section has 1200 content items and another section has 2000 content items, the one with 2000 content items will appear first.

       - Manually: It deactivates all previous ordering options and depends entirely on how you manually order the sections as shown in the picture:

 Contents order: There are 12 different ways you can arrange the contents and they are explained as follows:

       

- Ascending order (number): Same as sections order.  

       - Descending order (number): Same as sections order. 

       - Update date (ascending): Arranging downloads according to their update date in an ascending order.

       - Update date (descending): Arranging downloads according to their update date in a descending order.

       - Adding date (ascending): According to addition date.

       - Adding date (descending): According to addition date.

       - Alphabetical ascending order: According to the content title.

       - Alphabetical descending order: According to the content title.

       - Number of views (ascending): According to the number of views for each content item; the content with the least number of views appears first. For example, if a file has 100 views and another file has 80 views, the one with 80 views will be displayed first.

       - Number of views (descending): According to the number of views for each content item; the content with the most number of views appears first. For example, if a file has 100 views and another file has 80 views, the one with 100 views will be displayed first.

       - Number of downloads (ascending): Arranging downloads according to how many times they were downloaded in an ascending order.

       - Number of downloads (descending): Arranging downloads according to how many times they were downloaded in a descending order.

• Display contents thumbs: Activating or deactivating the display of content thumbs on the website.

• Ticker display activation: This is where you can activate the 'Latest Downloads' ticker and it will require some settings.

• Ticker display allowed locations: There are four locations for displaying downloads ticker:

      

- All pages: The ticker will be displayed on all the website pages.

       - Module only: The ticker will be displayed on the downloads module pages only.

       - Other modules only: The ticker will be displayed on other modules pages only and will not be displayed on the Downloads module.

       - Homepage only: The ticker will be displayed only on the homepage.

• 'Updated' label for downloads: The number of days the 'Updated' label will appear when a file is updated before the label is removed.

• Features of fixed content: Options that enables you to control the view of the fixed content.

 Types of downloads to display on Homepage: You can choose the downloads types you want to display on the homepage.

 Meta keywords: Type the Meta keywords for all the module pages in case you don’t have Meta keywords for the sections, this is used by search engines to index your pages in a better way.

• Meta description: Type the Meta description for all the Downloads module pages in case you don’t have Meta descriptions for the sections.

• View users' elements: You can choose to enable or disable viewing users' elements.

• Activate PDF: Allowing or disallowing the addition of PDF files within files.

• Shortened module title: The shortened title for the module that will be shown in its URLs and this shouldn't include numbers and shouldn't be used before.

• Max period for editing content: The maximum amount of time in seconds for editing content before removing its record; so that the content wouldn't appear as being edited by someone else after the allotted time is over.

• Report broken links or inappropriate content activation: Allowing visitors to send reports of broken links or downloads with problems.

• Broken link notification: The activation of notifications and sending of an email to the moderator if a visitor reports a broken link.

• Broken links notification email: The moderator's email where the notification would be received. This field must be filled if the previous option was activated.


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