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File manager for Wordpress

I have been looking for a WordPress that is user-friendly for non-technical types, and also secure.  I have come VERY close to what i want with the plug-in "Advanced WP File Manager" by RedHawk studio.  It displays files just like a directory on your local drive, and I think that it will be very easy for my members to use.  The ONLY problem that I have is that I want the folders where the files are stored to be secure, so that only approved users/groups can see and download content.

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The plug-in mentioned will allow download to anyone who knows the URL and types it in a browser.  the developer says his plug in will not work in the way that I want, so I am turning to the EE community for advice for a plug-in as close as possible to what I want...

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Adrian Crabtree


It looks close, but not quite what I want with folders, etc.  Although it looks like the developer responds pretty quickly to requests (such as mine, for secure access).  I might spend the $15 just to give it a try if nothing else surfaces....

I use this plugin to allow only certain users to view pages.  If someone types in a direct URL it will still require a login:


Maybe you could use this plugin in conjunction with your folders page, allowing only your preferred users to access the page.
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William Peck


This might work, but I would have to make every file I upload a page, and on that page include the PDF (or other file) for downloading.  It might work, but would require so much time to create a page for every file it would be unworkable to maintain...

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