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.

24 thoughts on “Documentation

  1. Larry Whittington says:
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    Is there a way to include a “new” icon or label next to files that have been recently added or updated? For example, any file added or updated within the last 30 days would have that label/icon next to the title.

  2. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
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    I would like to know if using the pro version I’ll be able to import files from dropbox or ftp using diffrent passwords for each file.. is that possible? is there a way to bulk import .pdf files using a different pass for each file? thank you.

  3. Rub says:
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    Please help me with this:
    WordPress is 4.0.1
    PHP is 5.3.0

  4. Pim Faassen says:
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    Do you have a demo?

  5. Ata Qasem says:
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    Hi There

    I am using now the WP file browse , how can I change the picture in the templates you are providing, I change the src of the image but nothing changed

    Thanks and regards

  6. Jhorene says:
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    I have a pre-purchase question. I have gone through your demo and it looks great however I’m still not sure if your plugin can do what I need.

    My client have various products but each product has a set of 3 types of documents for all of them e.g. product has a msds type, labels type and additonal type of document. THey are all PDF’s he has on Dropbox. Is it possible to have a normal hyperlink in my WordPress products section to look for the updated files from Dropbox and sync it automatically?
    I don’t want to use your look and feel and want to use my own layouts and just sync all the hyperlinks with Dropbox if possible?

    Hope it makes sense.

    Thank you in advance. I look forward to your response.


  7. Scott says:
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    Is it possible to completely disable the “Add file/folder” feature for the front-end user? I want the admin to be the only one who can upload files/folders.

  8. Jeremy says:
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    The front-end folder structure does not appear to allow files to be dragged. I can drag them but they do not move once I drop them the way they do in the administrator section. Is this a bug, a problem with my template or simply not a feature?


    1. Fabian says:
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      Check your browsers error console for JS errors.

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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??

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

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