Best way to create a pdf archive for a website?

Hello, I need to have a pdf archive on a non-CMS website, with categories and the possibility to search and filter results according to these categories. Possibly using Mysql and php.

Is there any already existing packet to help me do this? Something with a frontend where you can upload the file and assign categories to it, so that people can find it with a search?

Thanks.
Daniele BrunengoIT Consultant, Web DesignerAsked:
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Daniele BrunengoIT Consultant, Web DesignerAuthor Commented:
So can anybody help me here?
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Ray PaseurCommented:
It sounds like you might be able to build something on DropBox.  They have already done all the "heavy lifting."
https://www.dropbox.com/developers
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Steve BinkCommented:
You are looking for a document management system.  Google can turn up lots of alternatives, such as OpenDocman, or other, more commercial ventures.

For any package you find, you'll likely still have to work towards integrating it with your site.  Perhaps it may be easier to start a second site, using a CMS and document manager extension?  I have experience with DocMan, an extension for Joomla, and it works fairly well.
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Daniele BrunengoIT Consultant, Web DesignerAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I'll be looking at some document management systems to see if one or more can easily be integrated.

I'll take a look at the Dropbox option too.
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lenamtlCommented:
I really like Projectsend http://www.projectsend.org
It is very flexible and opensource PHP & MySQL
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Daniele BrunengoIT Consultant, Web DesignerAuthor Commented:
Thanks, but isn't it more suited to a site where you want people to upload files? I just want them to see the files I upload and be able to filter/search through them.
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lenamtlCommented:
I'm using it and I blocked the upload feature for user so they can only download file.
There are search filters.
Also audit traces
this is flexible and very easy to adapt
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Daniele BrunengoIT Consultant, Web DesignerAuthor Commented:
Are there categories too? I can't seem to find any reference to categories on their website. I need to be able to assign one or more category to each file.
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lenamtlCommented:
No category  for file but there are group for users
so you can assign a file to a group

Try the demo
http://installatron.com/projectsend/demo
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lenamtlCommented:
There is another one that seems great
Lift File Manager 16$
No category but you can create folder that can act as a category
http://codecanyon.net/item/lift-file-manager/5177206?WT.ac=portfolio_item&WT.z_author=codstack
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Daniele BrunengoIT Consultant, Web DesignerAuthor Commented:
Mmmm, what I'm looking for is multiple categories, I'd like to be able to filter documents with multiple categories.

For instance: you select Asia and get all the documents about Asia. You select Asia and Agriculture and get less documents. You select China and Agriculture and get less documents. You select Agriculture and you get all agriculture related documents. This is impossible to do with folders.
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lenamtlCommented:
Is using tag could replace category for your needs?

My friend just told me he is trying  pydio AjaXplorer
https://pydio.com/

info and download
https://pyd.io/?referrer=pydio

About projectsend
I'm sure it is easy to adapt Projectsend  to add categories features...
I have made a lot of customization with no problem.
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Daniele BrunengoIT Consultant, Web DesignerAuthor Commented:
Tags would be fine. About customizations, keep in mind that I am mostly a (web) designer, so php is not my strong suit...
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lenamtlCommented:
This one having categories and allows you to sell the file too.
Digital Download
http://codecanyon.net/item/digital-downloads-pro/93374
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Daniele BrunengoIT Consultant, Web DesignerAuthor Commented:
It doesn't seem to allow the use of multiple categories. Each object can have a single category as far as I can see.
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Daniele BrunengoIT Consultant, Web DesignerAuthor Commented:
It's been a while, the project went on hiatus for a long time. Anyway, I created the archive using js and css and it works as intended.
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