This is the official documentation of WP-Filebase and WP-Filebase Pro. On the right side bar you find the menu to navigate through the documentation.
Note that some features are only available for WP-Filebase Pro, they are marked with (Pro).

Also check out the How-To section with short tutorials.

General about WP-Filebase

WP-Filebase’s file management

WP-Filebase uses a category/sub-category/file taxonomy. Each category can have multiple sub-categories (child categories) and files.

The file system is kept in sync with the category tree in the Database, e.g. each category has a folder containing the files and directories of all children (files and categories). This brings the advantage that you can easily add, modify or delete files directly on the file system, for example by FTP. WP-Filebase offers a function to synchronize the database with the file system, so file properties like size and hash sum get updated. (Never forget to sync after changing files with FTP!). See Sync.

36 thoughts on “Documentation

  1. Zafari says:
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    I need to be able to put different listings by category on different pages but the plugin only allows for a single file listing. Is there a way to do this?

  2. Schalk Joubert says:
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    Hi Fabian,
    Please let us know whether your’re still supporting this plugin?
    It’s a bit frustrating paying you money and then never get any feedback / support what so ever…
    Thank you,

    1. Basem says:
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      Yes, same here. I have several unanswered “Premium Support Tickets” that haven’t been answered. It’s extremely frustrating. My school is looking at a range of replacement options.

  3. Frank2 says:
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    Why is the embedded uploader not visible for logged in user in posts even it is activated for everybody?

  4. michiel says:
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    My invoice “31525630302731”
    Paid with paypal on 06 June

    Still did not receive my license, please what is the problem!

    • Transactiereferentie

  5. shivraj singh says:
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    Hi i found a bug in the new version of wp-file base its in the

    classes/item.php file on line no 590

    if(!@rename($old_path, c))

    now what is c, it should be $new_path.

    because of this user is not able to change the file category bcoz they won’t move to
    another folder.


  6. Basem says:
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    I haven’t gotten any answers to my premium support tickets yet. We bought the full multi-site license, but I can’t get any answers about mass-importing files with associated meta-information. We will be investigating other file management options.

  7. Bernd says:
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    I have to create a download center where the user is able to choose by dropdown-menus…
    1) the catagory
    2) the sub-catagory (only subcatagories with content should be mentioned in the dropdown-menu)
    3) the language of the file (mentioned as taxanomy)
    Is the wp-filebase plugin what I am looking for?
    Thanks for your support & kindly regards,

  8. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
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    I know that there is a way to change the folder name but it does not work. When you go to Settings > Download and change the “Download URL base” to anything other than download I receive a forbidden error stating that I do not have permission to access the file on the server. As soon as I change it back to download everything works fine. Am I missing a step??

  9. Fabian says:
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    Rebuild your Permalink structure (just disable permalinks and re-enable it in WordPress settings)

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