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[6.7.2] How to use the new download counter

Started by on May 19, 2016 – Contents updated: Nov 08, 2016

May 19, 2016 12:09    

please give me an example of how to use the new function 'download counter'.
Unter 'Display Settings' I have aktivate 'Download Count:Number of times the file has been downloaded through disp=download'
I want to use the downloadcounter in blogs and manuals. But how to use it. I don't unterstand how to use 'disp=download'.
Is it possible to set one or more download links (with the counter) inside the text?

May 21, 2016 19:29

@egon You have to attach one or more downloadable files to a post (same way you could attach images). This will create download links at the end of your post. When these links are clicked, it goes do disp=download and the download is recorded.

May 22, 2016 17:10

I have now understood. Thank you. Please explain the different ways of positioning. What do they mean.
An image I have attached. Sorry, it is the german version.

May 23, 2016 15:21

@egon you can find information about the different positions in this page:

In addition to above, all over the backend you may find several links to the manual page referred to each feature (see screenshot below). Although, in some cases, it is not fully updated, in general, you will find quick answers to the most common questions.


May 29, 2016 21:18

I have a further question to the counter.
Is it possible that more information about the download will be displayed?
Can the long description will be displayed, also?

May 29, 2016 22:45

Ok, that makes sense.

We'll work on that by making the list of attachments an independent widget which will have settings to control what is displayed.

May 30, 2016 11:33

Thank you. I like to wait for the next update. ;-)

Aug 22, 2016 18:05

Hello fplanque,
you have wrote: We'll work on that by making the list of attachments an independent widget which will have settings to control what is displayed.
What about the independent download-widget? When will it be released? Have you got a timeline?

Aug 28, 2016 21:52

Hello fplanque,
I have a proposal for the file manager in the next version of the program. Currently the download counter is connected with a file. Therefore a new version of a file resets the download counter to zero and the old count value is lost.
Writing a document often implies that new versions have to be released but for the download counter only the total amount of downloads would be of interest, not the count of the newest version only.
it would be beneficial if the download counter keeps its value and could only be reset manually or if the current download counter value would be inheritated to the new version of the document.
Would it be possible to program such an extension please ?

Aug 29, 2016 22:14

I have one more question.
Where is the number of downloads stored in the database? Which path?
If I retrofits the webpage, I have to adjust properly to the beginning, the number of previous downloads.

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