Downloads Box adds a box for your downloads and takes care of the formatting, automatically adding the proper icon to the links, even if the file is compressed, and redirects visitors to the registration page if not logged in.
The intention of this plugin is not to prevent piracy but encourage visitors to register, to maximize social interaction.
Just install the plugin or download it and FTP it to the plugin folder, and activate it. That will add an icon to your post editor’s toolbar (visual view)
To add a new downloads box, select your link, links, or nothing, and just place the cursor where you want the Downloads Box to appear. Then click the Downloads button and add a title for the downloads box in the popup window, that will appear after the word “Download”, or leave the input field empty to show the default text, to read “Download the files here”
Below is a sample of how it looks and the actual plugin files for download
Download Downloads Box
You can download the latest version (just in case I dropped dead tired before to update the link in these pages) from the WordPress plugins directory.
Leave your comments, bug reports or suggestions below.
I added a new feature to waive registrations. When selected, this plugin only works as a way to format the box and downloads, which will be available right away, regardless of being a registered user or not. This defeats the whole purpose of this plugin (encouraging registrations) but because some users requested it…
To add the option for the shortcode version, add waiveregistration=”1″ to the parameters.
I accept donations even if you find this plugin not as useful as you expected. In that case, of course, let me know and I’ll try to modify it to suit your needs, if I find some spare time.