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Links and Downloads Manager
by AndrewD
28 Dec 2009 06:42

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What this is and does

Version 3.0.2-PL1 uploaded 15th March 2010.

LDM is a general-purpose tool for managing libraries of links and files, and handling uploads and downloads in a flexible way, while tracking and controlling user access. It also has a range of integrated media players and a large library of 'plugin' extras. It has been developed steadily since the release of vb 3.0 some six years ago, based on extensive feedback from users at vb.org.

I think the 3.0.x releases have been tested enough and are no longer considered beta. However, I still want feedback on features that do not work at all or do not work properly.

Translations in Spanish, French, Chinese, German and Dutch are available as phrase files and are more or less complete.

Installation and Usage Explained in the on-line Wiki, with a brief explanation in the file instructions.txt in the release zip.

The installer will either create a new LDM database, or recognise that you already have an earlier version installed and update it.

Unlike earlier versions of LDM, this version automatically adds a link to the product on the main vb navbar.

Please do not blindly install on a live forum without being sure that you have tested it adequately. Use carefully and always backup your database before upgrading. Post reports of problems and suggestions for enhancements in this thread. You can find extensive discussion of this mod in the VB3.7 mods and VB3.8 mods sections.

Staff Note: Sadly, Andrew D, the developer of the Links and Downloads Manager has passed away after a long period of illness.

AndrewD 28 Dec 2009 06:43

Reserved for news

6 January 2010: version 3.0.1 made available, still beta. Fixes reported problems with 3.0.0 and substantially improves integration with new vBulletin styling system.

mitch84 28 Dec 2009 07:08

a big thank!

reimic 28 Dec 2009 07:47

The Plugin looks great but why your Script is better than DownloadsII? I am not sure which script i should choose.

MindTrix 28 Dec 2009 09:09

I had a older version of LDM from vb3.8 that had not been upgraded once. Just installed this version fine and had no issues at all. Thanks!

fayax 28 Dec 2009 09:52

I havent totally tested it yet. But it installed just fine and seems to be working on vb4 cms pl1. I will report here later.

Excellent work!

fayax 28 Dec 2009 10:00

FYI: When clicking on settings under Links and Downloads, in OPERA the formatting is messed up. In Firfox it is fine.

Asdrubael 28 Dec 2009 10:27

Installed, but it tells me that I do not have permission to access LDM. And yes, I am superadmin in config.php.

Alright, fixed. We used to have a non-standard-group for the project leaders. And I forgot to set the additional usergroup.

yahooooh 28 Dec 2009 11:24

thank you
i will test it

cobret 28 Dec 2009 11:44

Language Italian??

ccjc 28 Dec 2009 12:07

just first impressions, the setting page via admincp just needs fixing for alignment of tables.
Settings look awefully long, guess it cant be helped.

Great work!

AndrewD 28 Dec 2009 13:42


Originally Posted by cobret (Post 1940246)
Language Italian??

No-one has ever prepared an Italian translation as far as I know. The languages versions that I have been distributing (all in reasonably good condition) are French, Chinese, German, Dutch and Spanish.

I will gladly include other languages if submitted, but be aware that it is a fairly substantial piece work to make a translation - about 1,000 phrases.

ChronosX 28 Dec 2009 14:44

Thx - excellent work!


Neutral Singh 28 Dec 2009 14:52

You are my hero!

AndrewD 28 Dec 2009 16:52


Originally Posted by reimic (Post 1940111)
The Plugin looks great but why your Script is better than DownloadsII? I am not sure which script i should choose.

I try to avoid answering this question, because it may trigger emotional replies :). Take a look at the wiki and see if the features are what you want/need.

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