• Access & Security 95
  • Administration 171
  • Advertisement 92
  • Audio & Video 66
  • Author & Content 99
  • Comments 96
  • Communication 110
  • Communities & Forums 84
  • Development 47
  • E-Commerce 76
  • Email Management 53
  • Events & Calendars 80
  • Language 25
  • Map & Weather 44
  • Migration & Conversion 28
  • Miscellaneous 254
  • Mobile 15
  • Photos 143
  • Plugins 260
  • SEO & Site Speed 118
  • Social 186
  • Theme Enhancement 169

  • Add this plugin to a List

    You need to be logged in to add this plugin to your list.

    Download Monitor

    Add to List
    A plugin to manage all the download aspects of a website, by providing an interface for uploading and managing downloadable files (including support for multiple versions), inserting download links into posts, and logging downloads.


    • Track downloads: For tracking downloads of a specific file and how may times have been attempted.
    • Download template: Different download templates are available with further more options, adding categorization, tags to downloads
    • Add-ons: Add-ons for extra features like “Restrict Content Pro Integration”
    • Download options: Download endpoint customization, setting endpoint value
    • Blacklist: Blacklist IPs, Blacklist user agents
    • Download log & count: User download attempts log and download counts tracking, and also members only downloads
    • Multiple file support: Supports multiple file versions per download


    0.02% CPU USAGE
    0.0085 sec LOAD TIME


    The plugin is well documented, Up until now 4 out of 42 support threads have been resolved, sadly support for this free version is no longer available; the developer Mike Jolley provides support to only premium version of this plugin. However If find any bug do knock him on his Github page. Mike Jolley published a new download monitor plugin with improved features quite a while ago. You can try that out.

    Plugin ver- 1.4.2       WordPress ver- 3.8.1       Tested on 19 March 2014
    System configuration: 1 core processsor, Memory - 512mb, 20gb SSD Disk

    Download Monitor provides an interface for uploading and managing downloadable files (including support for multiple versions), inserting download links into posts and logging downloads!


    • Add, edit and remove downloads from a familiar WP interface; Your downloads are just like posts.
    • Sell your downloads from within your WordPress website!
    • 100% Gutenberg compatible, including a new Download Monitor Download Block. Type /download to use it!
    • Quick-add panel for adding downloads / files whilst editing posts.
    • Add multiple file versions to your downloads each with their own data like download count and file links.
    • Define alternative links (mirrors) per download version.
    • Categorize, tag, or add other meta to your downloads.
    • Display download links on the frontend using shortcodes.
    • Change the way download links get displayed via template files.
    • Track downloads counts and log user download attempts.
    • Member only downloads, requires users to be logged in to download your files.
    • Customisable endpoints for showing pretty download links.

    Download Monitor has been featured on the websites of some of the most popular and leading businesses in the WordPress ecosystem, such as WPBeginner, Pagely, Jilt, WP Fusion & Kinsta.

    Download Monitor Extensions

    • Buttons: Create beautiful, fully customizable download buttons for your files.
    • Downloading Page: Serve your downloads from a separate page.
    • Google Drive: Lets you use the files hosted on your Google Drive as Download Monitor files.
    • Advanced Access Manager: Create advanced download limitations per download and on a global level.
    • Email Notification: Trigger an email notification whenever one of your files is downloaded.
    • Page Addon: List downloads, categories, tags, and show info pages about each of your resources using a simple shortcode.
    • Lock downloads option: Set restrictions to your download functionality using MailChimp Lock, Email Lock, CAPTCHA, Twitter Lock
    • Gravity Forms Gated Content: easily create a download gate with Gravity Forms. Require users to fill-in a form before accessing a download.
    • Ninja Forms Lock: if you are an user of Ninja Forms, you can also use this to require users to fill-in of a form before accesing a download.


    We have a large Knowledge Base on our Download Monitor website that contains documentation about how to how to setup and use Download Monitor.

    Are you a new Download Monitor user? Read these articles on how to get your files ready for download with Download Monitor:

    1. How to install Download Monitor
    2. How to add your first download in Download Monitor
    3. How to list your first download on your website with the download shortcode

    More advanced topics that a lot of people find interesting:

    1. Learn more about the different ways you can style your download buttons
    2. Learn more about how to customize your download buttons
    3. Learn more about what actions and filters are available in Download Monitor

    Contributing and reporting bugs

    You can contribute code to this plugin via GitHub:
    You can contribute localizations via Transifex


    – Search our extensive knowledge base for documentation about installing the plugin/the extensions, available settings and how to use them.
    – Browse Download monitor’s WordPress forum to find answers to your queries or create a new topic.
    Contact us directly for support.

    3rd party or external service disclaimer

    The plugin connects to our website through an API call ( in order to request a list of available extensions.


    Our privacy policy can be found at this URL

    Rate This Plugin

    Please Login to Rate this Plugin!

    1 Votes
    Total - 3.7 Stats

    Last Updated6 Days ago
    Published16 years ago

    Report Wrong Category!

    Do you think this Plugin belongs to another Category?

    What Category Should this Plugin belong to? *

    Reason *

    Create a Plugin List

    You need to be Logged in to Create a Plugin List.

    Submit A plugin

    You need to be logged in to submit a plugin.


    WPD is the unofficial online plugin directory of WordPress.

    An attempt has been made to list Only functional, active,efficient and up-to-date plugins.

    Categorized : Plugin are listed by category and subcategory based on functionality and uses. Here you can browse wordpress plugin from our neatly categorized plugin directory and sort the plugins by rating, votes, last updated and published and search plugins using tags.

    Search : Plugins can be searched by their functionality using multi-tag search and you can search plugins using their exact name although we are not ensuring Google like search accuracy.

    Create Plugin Lists : You will be able to create list of plugins and share them with Wordpress Community or you can keep them private and use them as a bookmarks.
    e.g. Plugins That I’ve Used on My Site, Best Event Management Plugins, Christmas Plugins etc.

    If you think certain awesome plugin is not in the directory then notify us through our Submit a Plugin page.

    Browsing the Plugin Directory

    Browse by Category

    In WPD, Plugins are categorized carefully. You can browse all the categories from the homepage or you can access the category lists from any page by clicking the button from the left of the website.

    Browse by Tags

    Each plugin listed in WPD is marked with useful tags. You can browse plugins by Tags from the All Tags page

    Searching in WPD

    Multi Tag Search

    You can search plugins using multiple tags. To perform a multi-tag search. Go to Homepage and then in the search field type any keywords or tags(comma separated) and then click on the search button. To search plugins from a selected category just select the category from the dropdown and type your tags.

    Searching a specific Plugin in WPD

    If you want to find a specific plugin in our directory, Go to Homepage and then select the "Search in Title" option. Then write the name of the plugin and click the search button to find the Plugin.

    Plugin Lists

    Whats a Plugin List

    Plugin Lists are user created lists of plugins. Any registered users can create Plugin Lists and share it with anyone or make it private.

    Why Create a plugin List?
    • Easy to keep track of your favourite and useful plugin.

    • Share list of plugins on blogs, social media or to a client.

    • Keep a track of what plugins you installed in which of your blogs by creating a list for each blog

    Creating a Plugin List

    To create a Plugin List, click the button from the left of the page; a popup box will appear. In the "List Name" field, put the name of the List. eg: Best Seo plugins for your site.
    In the Description field, put a few words describing the List.
    By default, lists are automatically published as public, which is visible to everyone. If you do not want others to see the List, select "Private" from the dropdown list. Then click the "Create List" button to create the list.

    Adding Plugins to your List

    To add a plugin to your List, go to a plugin page and click the "Add to List" button. A popup box will appear where you can select in which of your list you want to add this plugin. You can add a note if you want, this note will appear below the plugin in your list.
    P.S: You can only add plugins that are in our directory.

    Your Lists will appear in our "Plugin Lists" page when you set the list as "Public" and your list contains atleast 2 plugins.

    Editing your Lists

    When you are on your list page, notice there is a button on the top right corner of the page. Click it to edit the List Name and the List Description.

    Accessing All your Lists

    You can access all your Plugin lists by going to your profile and clicking the "Lists" tab.

    Removing your Lists

    You can remove your Plugin lists by going to your profile and clicking the "Lists" tab. on top right of each list click the button to remove the list completely.

    While tremendous effort has been put to keep this directory precise and complete, still errors and omissions are unavoidable and possible. We welcome any suggestions for corrections, deletions, and idea that might improve the overall experience.

    To submit a Feedback click the from the bottom right corner of the site.

    Brave Popup Builder
    Our Latest WordPress Plugin
    Create Awesome WordPress Popups with Intuitive visual Editor. Choose from hundreds of Presets. Create Beautiful Popups and convert more visitors to subscribers, clients and customers.
    This Popup was Built with this plugin.
    Marketing knowledge
    Upgrade your
    Leverage agile frameworks to provide a robust synopsis for high overviews.
    Register or log in to assess the record