Change Filesize text from “MiB” to “MB”
The usage of ”MB” for megabytes is standard in the USA. ”MiB” looks like an abbreviation for the movie ”Men in Black”.
Extension to add location restrictions to make files available only in certain regions, countries or continents.
Social Content Locker
Users need to share content before they are able to download
Features to add functional polish
I’ve been inside and out of WPFBP the last couple days. Though I think its goals are spot on, I’m finding it lacks certain ’finishing’ elements that would make it complete — not loaded w/ bells and whistles — just basic features or feature elements that are missing or incompletely implemented.
For instance, when doing a front end upload, a user is given no confirming information that the upload succeeded, though I find in the php code references to that capability, though no ”Upload Succeeded” message is ever displayed. I also find in the code references to an upload progress bar, but that feature doesn’t appear either. Both of these basic functions should work, the framework is in the code to make it happen.
In the File Browser variations I wanted to improve (enlarge) the spacing between lines to make the file tree view more readable (especially w/ custom icons attached to category groups). However, after much code efforts on my part to adjust CSS and then by necessity, the php code itself, it is apparent that this program has grown over time and like most programs needs some serious cleanup and rewriting w/ best practices — such as using CSS classes more extensively instead of using inline-CSS which makes customization and theming nearly impossible without hours of recoding.
Finally, attempting to purchase the Dropbox or Google Drive extensions is a failed effort — all browsers report an infinite redirect loop that causes the browsers to abort the page with no success. Probably just a glitch, but no response from the ”Premium Support” to my inquiry after 3 days.
To be clear, I like what this program is seeking to do. I congratulate the author on core file management functionality. But that core has some gaps in it in the sense of completion of basic features and user-customization.
And, I’ve spent $60 US — a pricey plugin that under inspection doesn’t live up to that price category in terms of polish and core feature completion.
I’d be happy to post a much brighter report if the author would address these issues in an understanding and timely manner.
Not sure what to do now. Keep hacking code I should have to hack? Ask for a refund? Write it off as a $60 (and 3 day) mistake? I’m hoping for a response.
Delete Link for Front End
Allows users to delte files from the front end (without the context menu)
Encrypt files that are hosted on a Cloud Service like Dropbox, Amazon S3 and Google Drive.
Paid Downloads / Micropayments
A simple extension that allows you to set a price for each file. Users can pay with PayPal and receive the Download link.
Media Library Interface
New feature: Google Drive interface to Media Library … be able to store and retrieve media files on Google Drive from within the Media Library
Connect to WordPress Media Library
An extension that connects WP-Filebase Pro with the stock WordPress media Library. Files and meta data are syncronised between WP-Filebase and the Media library.
Log Zip Files
Hi, As well as the download logger showing individual files, it is critical it should also show zip files created by WP-Filebase, which it currently does not.
Embedded Forms: Let user choose a sub-category
In the backend you can select a base category for an embeddable form and later, users can upload to one of the sub-categories.
Checkboxed List for ZIP download
Users can select files they want to download using checkboxes and then download all files at once in a single ZIP file.
Drag & Drop Sorting of Files & Categories
I like to suggest a sorting option of files and categories with Drag & Drop.
Please see this screenshot:
Vey much like this plugin does:
Native DataTables Support
Current Data Tables are implemented on WP-Filebase’s template system.
Native support would enable AJAX lists, better search implementation and easier setup.