Since the website which hosted this project deleted my account out of the blue, I've moved the project here.
ionFiles - Joomla Simple File Download Version: 4.5.3
4.5.2 to 4.5.3
Fixed Character encoding problem in Category/File Administration
Couldn't "link" to a file if no upload was selected - fixed.
4.5.1 to 4.5.2
Fixed White Screen error some users have on latest Joomla Version
Minor changes in Templates
Updated "Check Updates" funciton which now works and reports correctly
Version 4.4.5 PB2 to 4.4.5 PB3
Fixed save Ordering for Files and Categories
Fixed reorder up/down for Files
Removed PHP Notice Errors
Fixed MySQL 4 VARCHAR installation error
Fixed Template choosing error
Version 4.4.5 PB1 to 4.4.5 PB2 ionFiles public beta 2 has now been released and is attached for download. Version two allows the ability to theme ionFiles. For more information, see the offical blog here.
Version 4.4.4 to 4.4.5 We are still working on 4.5.0. It will contain all of these minor bug fixes along with many new features (such as the much requested File Upload). Hopefully it will release at the beginning of next month.
Fixed bug that prevented local files from being download. Code actually stripped slashes from the file URL so local files were not found. This prevent uses that have fopen() with remote file access disabled from using ionFiles.
Version 4.4.3 to 4.4.4 Version 4.5 is just around the corner wish some requested features such as file uploading, IP Logging and statistics tracking.
Fixed corrupted download problem.
Version 4.4.2 to 4.4.3 It is HIGHLY recommend to upgrade to this version
There will be another release shortly. This one was rushed to seal some security flaws.
Fixed Security exploit.
Merged download.php and ionfiles.php
Added priorities to update notifications.
Version 4.4.1 to 4.4.2
Fixed bug that kept ionFiles from working with SMF Bridge
Updated German language files (by TheEdge)
Version 4.4.1 to 4.4.2
Fixed bug that prevented search/archive from showing when only top position is selected.
Fixed bug in "check version" which still showed an old version.
Version 4.3.1 to 4.4
`ionFiles is now 100% XHTML valid
Fixed installation XML/Comment bug
Added selection criteria for placement of search bar (Top, Bottom or Both)
Removed the 16px icon restriction. Fonts can now be any size.
Added option to disable the search bar when viewing a single category only.
Note: I'm still working on the todo list. I thought I would go ahead and release this version and add more features in 4.5. As always, if you have any suggestions please let me know!
Version 4.3 to 4.3.1
Fixed installation bug
Version 4.2 to 4.3
Publish/Unpublish button fixed.
Fixed JS errors in admin panel.
Removed menu images from Joomla! 1.5
Added "Archived" Column (May see error if PHP errors are turned on in Joomla!)
Added _IONFILES_ADMIN_ARCHIVED to all language files
Added archive functionality
Added admin option to allow users to view archive
Added Search Functionality with admin on/off switch
Ability to link directly to a category. This allows you to create multiple links on your forum menu or in your Joomla Blog. By using this feature only one category is displayed for the user. With all other options disabled it is the same effect as having multiple lists.
How do you link to one specific category?
Add these commands to your ionFiles URL: &func=showcategory&categoryid=x
Replace x with the id of the category you want to link to. You can find the category IDs in the ionFiles Category Manager.
Version 4.1 to 4.2
Fixed two bugs which caused some sites to send corrupt or empty files.
Version 4.1 to 4.0
Fixed white screen error (PHP error expecting ( received =)
Cancel button now works in Edit or New file creation.
Access restrictions for categories and files now work correctly.
More than 30 files can be displayed correctly in the administration of Files and Categories.
Corrected bug with setting maximum listing more than 30 for File Management and Category Management.
Categories can now be set to linkable and contains a link URL.
Version 1.3 - 1.4
Fixed minor bug when editing files - chosen category is now selected as default.
Version 1.2 - 1.3
Added Download yes or no radio button in edit/new file. This allows users to set whether the file listed is a download or a link. If set to a download even files that normally open with an application (such as text files or mp3s) will bring up download prompt.
Fix bug where description showed even when there was no description.
Version 1.1 - 1.2
Fixed sub-directory Joomla! download problem
Fixed "Cancel" button in Edit Files
Version 1.0 - 1.1
Fixed I.E. download problem
Enabled HTML in header text, header description and file description fields
Fixed row number problem
Changed version number to correct number in installer
I wanted a simple non-categorized download for Joomla that would track my download stats. I couldn't find a decent one and Joomla being based around "categories" I started to create my own.
ionFiles is a simple download management tool for Joomla. ionFiles tracks downloads and lists files all in one place. There are no categories to browse through! Perfect for anyone in need of a download manager but doesn't want the category listings.
First Joomla add-on created so there are probably many bugs to be found.
Hi, Jordan, I see your plugin very useful, but when I installed it (Joomla 1.5) and click configuration, or any other ionfiles stuff from the menu, browser thinks for a while and then i see just an empty page... The same thing in all browsers. Please, let me know, if it's known issue or what can I do with this.
I installed 4.5.2 on joomla 1.5.22 (PHP5) but i have a problem again. And installed order web page joomla 1.5.13 only english and PHP5.
1. i wrote category name turkish and saved it. if i want edit it i see turkish character problem.
2. When i added a files on ionfiles is not see and no added no error message. i check on mysql db ionfiles not added it.
3. last problem when i installed ionfiles and add files page error message chmod 0744 for ifdownload. But i did it.
Your latest version 4.5.3 has a few bugs that I have found.
1. ! The configuration save removes all the old configuration data from the table before INSERTing just the configuration data from that page, this causes it to delete the template settings! I have modified it to UPDATE the settings instead.
2. ! The internal version number still seems to be 4.5.2 and this means it is constantly saying there is an update available when there isn't.
3. ! Security Issue - you can download any files by going to the download URL directly - there is no user validation when starting the download.
4. - When a user is not logged in the Downloads page says there are no downloads (it also says you should upload some!). It would be nice to have an option to restrict the section to logged in users only, also be nice to have some options in the view settings such as category or suchlike? Is this a work in progress?
5. ? I'm going to expand the logging of the downloads to add email alerts to the admin and user/file history logs, have you considered adding these features?
Other than the minor issues, the component is simple and does the job for a downloads management extension.
As a developer I have found it easy to overcome the small bugs but I think many ordinary users would be put off by the problems and give up without really trying it.
I have just installed ionFiles 4.5.3 on Joomla 1.5.23 and when I try to access Component items it keeps loading for some time and the result is blank page. Could anyone please help me with this? Maybe if anyone could send me ionFiles 4.5.2 version so I could test that one.