Please go through following docs to get started with WordPress Download Manager Pro Properly:
- How to install
- Adding your first download ( Admin Menu Downloads Add New )
And all features of add new package page explained on the following pages:
- Using shortcodes
There are lots of shortcodes with WordPress Download Manager, we strongly recommend you to use TinyMCE button addon to generate shortcodes easily
- Shortcode templates and download details page templates
At this point, you may need/want to change the styles for frontend view of shortcodes and download details page, WordPress Download Manager Pro has an easy templating option for that. But, direct use of PHP code is disabled when you are creating templates from WPDM template manager, you can use only template tags, like shortcodes. But if you want details customization of template at PHP level, please follow the template file editing docs
- A better-looking download button
Probably you are wondering, why you download button just looking like a flat link! It because probably, you missed a page "Prettify Your Download Link"
- Login, Signup and Use Dashboard Page
WordPress download manager includes shortcode for custom login and signup form with detailed options for adding a logo, captcha, enable/disable email verification, you need to use login form shortcode and register form shortcode in 2 different pages to use them, and user dashboard shortcode is explained here. Finally, if you want to override details WordPress login and register form using WPDM custom login and register page, you need to select login and register page from frontend UI settings.