WordPress Download Manager Basic Settings

URL Structure

If you like, you may enter custom structures for your wpdm category and package URLs here. For example, using “packages” as your category base would make your category links like http://example.org/packages/category-slug/. If you leave these blank the defaults will be used.
Caution: Use unique word for each url base. Also, don’t create any page or post with same slug you used for WPDM URL Bases below.

  • WPDM Category URL Base: Category base url for download manager.
  • WPDM Package URL Base: Single package base url for download manager.
  • WPDM Feed URL Base: Feed base url for download manager.

Access Settings

  • When user is not allowed to download: If role based access is set for any package and if current user role is not under the enabled role: if you set “Only Block Download Link” user can view package details but will not be able to download packages. If you set “Hide Everything” user will not see those packages.
  • File Browser Root: Root directory for server file browser in “Add new package” page.
  • Facebook APP ID: Enter your Facebook application ID here.

Email Verification Settings

  • enable this option if you want to check for invalid domain name
  • you can use this option to block the domains those provide temporary mail address. Add one domain name per line
  • You can block specific email addresses using this option. Add one email per line

Upload Settings

  • Use this option when you want to overwrite existing file in server or not when upload a file from PC.


  • Plugin Update Notice: If you Disabled this settings, you will not get any update message fro download manager plugin.
  • Permission Denied Message for Package: If user role access is enabled with any package, if current user is not allowed for that package, this message will be displayed.
  • Category Access Blocked Message: If user cannot access current category, this message will be displayed.
  • Login Required Message: If login is require for current download, user will be displayed with this message. if you want to show login form inside message box use short code [ loginform].
  • Show Only Login Button Instead of Login Required Message: Check this link if you want to disply login button instead of login require message.

Misc settings

    • Twitter Bootstrap: Select “Active” to activate twitter bootstrap to your site. If bootstrap is already installed to your site, you can disable twitter bootstrap by selecting “Disable Both”.
    • Link Template for Archive Page: Select a page template for archive page here.

Save Settings

Finally click “Save Settings” button to save your configuration.

Last Updated: Aug 31, 2017


  • Sorba

    Hi! I can’t find anymore the “subscriber” menu item in Settings. Where I can find option to add field with “email lock”?

  • Malcolm Beyer

    I don’t even see Email Lock mentioned anywhere is m,y settings. Is that also another Add On? I just downloaded WPDMP and am trying to figuring things out with your online documentation, but your screenshots show lots of things that are not in my dashboard and you reference terms and functions that are not in my dashboard.

    For example, what is Subscriber Form in the menu above?

    If these are Add On, you should mention that we need them to have an Apple to Apple comparison to the documentation.

  • Malcolm Beyer

    Sorry. I found Email Lock in the Add/Edit package panel. I assumed it was in the settings panel of the screenshot on this page.

  • Avenger

    Hi how can i show the download category as a separate menu item on my site?

  • Edson Sidnei Sobreira

    Hi, was the Access Settings removed?
    I canĀ“t see in my version.


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