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Mod Version: 5.1.2, by RS_Jelle (Coder) RS_Jelle is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (208 votes - 4.80 average) Installs: 2108
Released: 02 Jul 2006 Last Update: 25 Apr 2010 Downloads: 16074
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There's a vB4 version of this mod available:


DownloadsII is a download database that integrates into vBulletin. It allows you to upload files, add images to them, create categories, link to external files - and more. It is very flexible and has many options.

Because a lot of people keep on asking this:
This mod works with any version of vBulletin 3.7.x and 3.8.x!

It's also coded 100% XHTML 1.0 Transitional valid, just like vBulletin itself.

Instructions & Support

You can find an installation manual in the zip package (Readme-Install.txt).

We try to answer most questions asked in this thread. Please don't send any pm's if we don't ask for them, as we said we try to give a high level of support in this thread. Don't forget to click the install link, so you will receive important update notifications.

Screenshots & Live demo

At the bottom of this post, you can find 6 screenshots of the front-end and back-end (AdminCP part) of the DownloadsII software. You can see the newest version in action at the Downloads (Dutch).

Changelog (version 5.1.2)

  • Backported CSRF security fix from the vB 4 release
  • Added permission check for Update Counters
  • Fixed PHP warnings when running PHP 5.3
  • Removed the imagecreatefrombmp() function. It doesn't exist.
  • Added permission check for rating submissions
You can find all the changelogs of this and older versions here.

Help!!! I can't upload large files??

This is probably the second most asked question. Have a look at this post for the solution.

It doesn't work with GARS?!

If you also use the latest version of GARS, you will get the "Fields marked in RED must be filled in!" error when uploading a file. I provided a fix here on the GARS forums.


We are offering 3 addons for this mod at the moment (have a look at the bottom of this post for them). DownloadsII contains 5 hook locations for the vBulletin plugin systems, so you can add extra functionality without file edits.

Do you want to help expanding DownloadsII (if you are a coder)? Check out this post!

  • ecDownloads Buddy is NOT compatible with this version. If you are using the Buddy, you should UNINSTALL it before installing DownloadsII ver 5.x.x. The Buddy's features are now integrated into DownloadsII.
  • DownloadsII is a direct derivative work from Ron1n's ecDownloads.

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Old 31 Jul 2009, 04:41
lazor lazor is offline
Join Date: Feb 2009
Do the attachment settings(file size limits, total attachment space for a user) apply to files in the downloads section?
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Old 01 Aug 2009, 19:20
j1mmy j1mmy is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
You've automaically set the script to use the image 'collapse_tcat_collapsed.gif' as a download link on a files' page. How can I remove, or change that to take the image for that spot from elsewhere?
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Old 01 Aug 2009, 20:36
j1mmy j1mmy is offline
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Could you also explain how the import feature works?
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Old 01 Aug 2009, 22:46
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RS_Jelle RS_Jelle is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
Originally Posted by lazor View Post
Do the attachment settings(file size limits, total attachment space for a user) apply to files in the downloads section?
No, they work separate. Maybe I'm integrating it with vB 4 (with the asset manager).

Originally Posted by j1mmy View Post
You've automaically set the script to use the image 'collapse_tcat_collapsed.gif' as a download link on a files' page. How can I remove, or change that to take the image for that spot from elsewhere?
It's in the ecdownloads_download_pic phrase

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Could you also explain how the import feature works?
Now released: DownloadsII 6.0.9 (for vB 4.x) and 5.1.2 (for vB 3.7.x and 3.8.x) - Belgian/Dutch computer and technology site
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Old 02 Aug 2009, 00:30
j1mmy j1mmy is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
When trying to import:

All I get when I enter a the URL for the download's directly is an error; Warning: opendir(home/jam/public_html/thepsychologyforum/downloads/) [function.opendir]: failed to open dir: No such file or directory in [path]/admincp/downloadadmin.php on line 290

How can I delete the image from the two headers (one at the top and one at the bottom) in the file screen? I'd like to do this because it already says' [Download X File] next to the image, so I'd rather have one link in the same place. But I'd like to keep it on the main files' listing page

Also, When a logged in user click through to a file via an automatically created thread (addon) he is automatically logged out for some reason. Is this down to this plugin, or the auto-thread creation plugin?

Last edited by j1mmy; 02 Aug 2009 at 02:59.
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Old 02 Aug 2009, 13:28
GetWebHost GetWebHost is offline
Join Date: Mar 2008
Jelle, any comment on this issue:
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Old 02 Aug 2009, 23:49
Join Date: May 2008
every time I set the permissions on the user group back again as it was before

solution plsss??
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Old 04 Aug 2009, 06:45
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Zookie Zookie is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
No Downloads menu

I followed the steps from the installation instructions (those that I could - read on) and have no Downloads menu item in my forum. Is there something I have to do to create that menu item?

Note: I'm on an IIS server. I could not perform a chmod 777 on my downloads folder as that is only available to *nix users. I'm working with my web host to set the permissions on that folder. Could this be the reason I have no Downloads menu on my main forum page?

Second Note: I'm not exactly sure I understand what "Create directories in the 'Categories' menu under the 'Downloads' in your admincp" means. I created a category by selecting the Categories menu under Downloads but I don't see any way to create a directory from there...

Thanks for any help you can offer. I tried searching the thread for solutions but came up empty.

When I enter the URL to my downloads directory I get an empty white page.

OK, I'm feeling real foolish. It seems that I uploaded everything BUT the downloads.php script. I've uplodoaded it and now there downloads page displays properly. I still don't have a link on my navbar for the downloads area so I assume I need to add that manually (no problem, I can do that). Larger uploads seem to time out. I seem to recall reading a fix for that in the thread somewhere. I'll go looking for it. Definitely need a progress bar for uploading. Is there an add-on for this?

My web host changed the permissions on the folder for me so I should be all set.

Last edited by Zookie; 05 Aug 2009 at 23:17.
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Old 04 Aug 2009, 17:41
japaro japaro is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
I have installed it went ok

but when click on downloads i get this message:

japaro, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.

i am the admin

help please
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Old 04 Aug 2009, 21:56
popowich popowich is offline
Join Date: Jun 2004
Can this product or something else be used as a pay per download / pay per image download system?
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Old 05 Aug 2009, 21:57
Tomale Tomale is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
Great mod. I'll use it to replace my downloads page.

Question: Are the image filenames limited to 50 character?
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Old 06 Aug 2009, 04:30
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Zookie Zookie is offline
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Question Help with a few things

This really is a great mod but I have a few things I'm trying to do to customize it for my site. I'd really appreciate it if I could get some help with the following:
  1. Is there any way to display a progress bar while a file is being uploaded?
  2. I want to change frame on Add File page to read "Upload a file", not "Upload or link to a file". I see that the phrase "Upload or link to a file" is in the product-downloads.xml file. I'm guessing I'd need to edit that file and reinstall to make this change. But I'm not sure how to go about that. For that matter, I'm not sure how to uninstall but if I did uninstall and reinstall I'm assuming I'll lose every customization I've made up to this point, right?
  3. I'd like to move the downloads folder to a location that a visitor can't access from their browser (outside the web site directory but on the same server). Can this be done?
  4. I'd like to lengthen the File box to on the Add a File page permit a longer path display.
  5. When a file is uploaded an "Author" box is displayed (though it isn't in the correct tab order for some reason). I'd like this to default to the vBulletin user's ID. I'd also like to be able to change the string to read something other than "Author".
  6. On the "Add a File" page the Category drop-down list is defaulting to "----------". I only have one category. I would think it would default to that rather than defaulting to "----------".
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Old 06 Aug 2009, 09:32
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by RTMdotORG View Post
i would like to add this with vbcredits any of those, such as vbexperience etc....

can you help me out jelle?
vBExperience has already built-in support for DownloadsII.
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Old 06 Aug 2009, 21:39
SeanMT SeanMT is offline
Join Date: Oct 2002
Real name: Sean Taylor
I'm having trouble updating some of the templates. I have modified the downloads_panel_bit template but only the latest files section has updated and the popular files hasn't.

I have Updated Counters numerous times. Sometimes it does actually use the new template but 9 times out of 10 it is using the old one (as shown in screenshot).

Any reason why it's not updating and anything I should try to fix it?
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Old 07 Aug 2009, 05:53
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blind-eddie blind-eddie is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Real name: Tim
My members are getting the following error when trying to upload a file.

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Line one needs the "<"

At times, the file still uploads with the error message showing, other times it fails.

Yes, I have current version installed.

Any suggestions?
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