The plugin is installed the usual way. Either upload the ZIP package in the dashboard or extract it file to wp-content/plugins with an FTP client. After activation, you will see a new sub-menu in WP-Admin menu.

WP-Filebase Pro requires you to enter your license key before you can use it. Click on the new WP-Filebase menu to activate your key. After activation the plugin is ready to use (nothing special to do after an upgrade from Free, all files and settings will remain)


Goto WP-Filebase -> Settings. In the Common tab you can adjust the Upload Path. Make sure this folder is writable for the webserver, otherwise you won’t be able to upload files. You will see a note on the dashboard screen if this is the case.
To use the search feature and category linking, it is necessary to set a File Browser Post or Page (see FileBrowser): Create an empty Page with a title like “Downloads”, then go to WP-Filebase -> Settings, click on the tab “File Browser” and select the created Post/Page. The File Browser will appear on the selected Page where users can browse through categories. This page is also displayed in search results if there are matching files.

Most settings can be changed at any time and apply for existing files. Here are some settings you might want to revise before starting uploading files because changing them later might require a Rescan.

  • Display -> Thumbnail size
  • Form Presets ->
    • Default File Direct Linking
    • Custom Fields
  • Misc ->
    • Thumbnail Path
    • Use path instead of ID in Shortcode
    • Disable Name Formatting
  • PDF (Pro only) ->
    • Generate PDF thumbnails
    • Extract PDF Title

41 thoughts on “Setup

  1. Chris says:
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    I have the free version running and have purchased the pro version. What is best way to install pro version without losing current info?

  2. juan carlos says:
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    Hi. I have bought the personal pro version, but i would like to know if i can use the license key in a local site for testing and development before to move all to the final production environment.

  3. Joe Stroll says:
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    Well I so badly wanted this to work however the plug in gets hacked about 20 min after I update to the latest plug in

    PLEASE HELP!!! I paid for the PRO Version I need it to work and be safe but ITS NOT WORKING SAFELY!!

    I await your help,



  4. lumenplus says:
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    where can i find my license KEY? never received it and on de website we can’t do anything whithout being asked for the license KEY. please send me!

    Invoice ID
    Invoice ID: 31525630302731

    already paid with PayPal 1 week ago!

  5. Desmond Manuel says:
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    I try to upload a file and it keep saying Http error. Please what do i do?

  6. Juan Ruiz says:
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    I would like to use this plugin for an internal document management system. However each document needs to have some extra fields for categorisation and filtering.
    I understand we can use custom fields for that, however I would like to know if there is a search by custom fields functionality or a plugin we can use. Or is it something we have to develop from scratch?

  7. raj yadav says:
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    More the fast game to be play online this is a beautiful site.

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