jDownloads

jDownloads is a download manager extension for Joomla.

I briefly looked at jDownloads when searching for a download manager for a client. I eventually settled on another and so didn’t fully test jDownloads, but here’s what I learned from my limited experience.

FEATURES
Open source; available at no cost. Joomla 2.5 native. Popular in Joomla Extensions Directory. Addons available. Localized into multiple languages:

Some languages are on the developer’s site <http://www.jdownloads.com/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&Itemid=133&view=viewcategory&catid=36>
Other languages are hosted on Transifex <https://www.transifex.net/projects/p/jd-i18n/>
Spanish is here <https://www.transifex.net/projects/p/jd-i18n/language/es_ES/>

Installation instructions <http://www.jdownloads.com/forum/index.php?topic=5079>

Only one developer. Backlink to developer removable with donation. Documentation and support. Only video documentation. Support forum receives kudos.
Optional plugins and modules <http://www.jdownloads.com/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&Itemid=133&view=viewcategory&catid=32>

UNINSTALLATION
jDownloads is uninstalled in the usual manner. The following directories and database tables are left behind after uninstallation:

  • The directory (Joomla_root)/images/jdownloads/
  • The directory (Joomla_root)/jdownloads/
  • Eight database tables of the form jos_jdownloads_* (replacing jos with your installation’s random database table prefix)

Unless you anticipate reinstalling jDownloads, you may (and probably should) delete those directories and tables manually.

REFERENCES
Joomla Extensions Directory listing

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About Warren Post

So far: Customer support guy, jungle guide, IT consultant, beach bum, entrepreneur, teacher, diplomat, over-enthusiastic cyclist. Tomorrow: who knows?
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