Client Download Zone for WordPress by CreativeMinds

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Our Best WordPress secure download zone allows your users to manage files in a secure client area of your site.

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This WordPress client portal plugin for WordPress can be used to transfer files to and from your customers or to support documents exchange inside a learning environment.

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Secure Client Area Download Zone Description

The Secure Client Area Download plugin for WordPress creates a secure customer restricted area on your site to easily manage files which belong to users.

Users can view, upload, or download their own files and administrators can monitor when files are added.

The Download and Upload Zone comes packaged together with the Download Manager plugin premium edition which makes it a robust tool for managing files.

Admin Dashboard

This lightweight WordPress secure client portal plugin notifies both admin and users when new files are uploaded to the customer’s dashboard.

Upload files to individual client zone (single-user access zone) or to a group of users.

Admin Dashboard with view of Controls
Admin Dashboard with view of Controls

This WP customer area plugin makes it simple to manage a user friendly client area on an exclusive dashboard and streamline things like document transfers, videos or payment.

All client file downloads are secure and access to them is completely manageable.

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WordPress Customer Area Dashboard

The client dashboard includes a secure clients only area where each client can only see their own files.

This private files area acts as a WordPress secure client portal for file sharing, and more.

Secure Client Zone Statistics and Reporting

User Download Reports

The download zone plugin includes a detailed stats management console for the admin to see which users have uploaded files and when.
Dashboard showing log files with users downloads
Dashboard showing log files with users downloads

Client Zone Plugin Use Case Examples

Create Download Zone From Scratch

Learn how to set up a download zone from the start.

Check our guided tutorial on installing and configuring Secure Client Download Zone.

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Complete download zone
  • Share Securely – Providing your clinic patients with an online secure client zone and safely upload their test reports.
  • Employee Portal – Create private dashboards for your employees and upload important reports, balance sheets and private feedback.

Client Zone Packaged with the Download Manager

When you purchase the client dashboard plugin, you receive Download Manager as a base, to be installed on your site and to be used alongside the plugin.

Watch our online WordPress directory plugin tutorial.

Using the Secure Client Download Zone Plugin for WordPress

  • Files Exchange Portal – Exchange private files or private content with customers and employees
  • Private Files Management – Create a vault for users to exchange files
  • Let your Customers Send you Files – Build a box for users to drop files for the site manager to review
  • Share With Multiple Users – This easy-to-use plugin allows site managers to share files with specific users or groups of users
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Client Area Localization and Supported Languages

Easy Localization

All frontend labels can be easily changed to any language so the user interface will speak your language.

Also, we already have PO/MO files for many languages covering all plugin frontend interaction.

Plugin Labels Settings
Plugin Labels Settings

Supported languages includes: Polish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Portuguese.

We will be happy to assist building other PO/MO files upon request. Learn how to create translations with PO/MO files.

Secure Client Zone Related Use Cases

Secure Client Zone Additional Resources

Secure Client Zone Plugin Features

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

Customer Dashboard – Build a personal download zone for each customer.
Admin Dashboard – Allow site admin to transfer files to a specific user or to a group of customers.
Password Protection – Allow the admin to protect downloadable files by restricting the selected files using a password.
Reports and Statistics – Manage statistics on downloads by customers.
Notification – Supports notifications so customers and admin will be aware of new files added to the download zone.
Customer Groups – Create a group of customers to be able to quickly transfer documents to all customers at once.
Privacy – Each customer can only see their own files and files which admin transferred to them at their”personally restricted customer area”. They can upload and download files according to the client permissions they have given.
Categories – Files can be placed within categories.

CM Downloads Manager Plugin – Is bundled with Secure Client Area Download Zone Plugin

File Access Control – Set access settings to grant permissions for individual users or user groups to view or upload files.
1 – 1 File Access – Restrict access so users can only see their own files and files the admin shares with them.
Audio Player – Embed an audio player for previewing audio and mp3 files prior to download.
BuddyPress – Integrated with BuddyPress to display profile information and download stats according to a user’s BP profile.
File Categories – Support for multiple level browsing categories.
Download Zone Customization – Easily customize the look & feel of the digital downloads template page with your theme.
File Manager Disclaimer – Include a disclaimer requiring users to agree to your terms when visiting a download page for the first time.
Geolocation – Track where your files are being downloaded via a free Geolocation API key.
Instant Preview – Integrated with Google Docs allowing easy file preview before download (supports all main document and spreadsheet file extensions).
Download Index Page Views – Choose from 3 different templates to display the Digital Downloads Index page.
Localization – UTF-8 characters are supported, allowing text translation into multiple languages.
Download Log & Statistics – Generate a detailed report from the download log with file specific stats based on download date, user, and location.
User Moderation – Moderate user posts and permissions on the support forum or choose to pre-approve posts and uploads by specific users.
Email Notifications – Send custom email notifications to download authors when their file upload has been approved or support questions are posted. Notify users of file uploads to categories they follow. Notify the admin when uploads are pending approval.
File Password Protection – Password protect file downloads you want to restrict.
Search Downloads – Use the internal search engine on your site to quickly search downloads and find files of interest.
Download Manager Shortcodes – Embed a specific download or list of digital downloads on any page or post using a shortcode.
Social Login – Users can login to the file sharing directory with their social media accounts from Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
Support Forum – Includes a support forum for downloads that lets users post questions or support answers for each download.
Page templates feature iconDownload Page Templates – Customize the style of the CM WordPress Download Manager page template and adjust the plugin’s look and feel.
User Dashboard – WordPress clients or users can manage their downloads on the frontend dashboard that lists information about each download.
User Gravatar – User profiles can include Gravatar icons.
User Groups – Create user groups to control access to specific files and download permissions.
User Profile – Each user has their own profile that contains information about their downloads.
Video Player – Embeds a video player to preview video of mp4 and other video files prior to downloading.
WordPress Multisite – Supports WordPress Multisite functionality.
Image Gallery Slideshow – Display an image slideshow for each download.
Download Payments – Additional “Download Payments addon” supports payments for specific media and file downloads using the EDD (Easy Digital Downloads) or WooCommerce cart system on your WordPress website.
CM Micropayments Integration – Allow site visitors to earn a virtual currency for file uploads and require visitors to spend their virtual currency to download files.
ZIP File Management – Compress all files or select specific files or file categories to download as a zip file.
GDPR Compliant – Provides tools that let users have full control over their data, assisting the admin with data regulations compliance. Learn more.
CM Answers Pro Integration – Add the enterprise message board to each download.

Secure Members-Only Download Zone Additional Addons and Modules

The following is a list of additional modules and addons which when installed together with the Secure Client Download Zone plugin add additional functionality

CM Download Manager Peepso Integration Addon
Download Manager PeepSo Integration
Allow PeepSo members to share files with specific users and groups within their social network. This add-on integrates Download Manager with the PeepSo social network community plugin, enabling a rich filed directory right within the free social media platform.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
CM User Registration for Download Manager Pro
User Registration for Downloads
Adds a user registration form to support automatically assigning new registered users to CM Download user groups and applying access restriction to downloads.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
CM Anonymous Upload for Download Manager Pro
Download Anonymous Posting
Allow users to anonymously uploads files to CM Download Manager Plugin without the need to login to your WordPress site.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
CM Download Widgets
Download Visual Widgets
Add-on for the CM Download Manager Plugin. Offer a set of six visualization tools that will enhance your WordPress downloads by highlighting their tags and categories throughout your website. The visualization tools comes in two forms, widgets and shortcodes
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
CM Downloads bbPress Addon
Download BBPress Integration
CM Downloads bbPress Addon allows you to integrate your download page with a bbPress topic. The bbPress topic can replace the built-in CMDM support forum.
[ Userguide]
CM MicroPayments Peepso Integration Addon
MicroPayments PeepSo Integration
Add virtual wallet functionality to a PeepSo social network. Enables a tab on each user profiles to show the wallet and transaction history. Admins can define a bonus currency or charge for posting and other PeepSo related actions.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
CM Download Manager EDD Payments Addon
Download Payments
Charge users for downloading or uploading files. Supports both EDD and WooCommerce cart systems. The admin can set a different price for each download and users will only be able to complete the download after payment.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]

Secure Client Zone Related Plugins and Integrations

CM Site Access Restriction
Site Access and Content Restriction
A fully-featured, powerful membership solution and content restriction plugin for WordPress. Supports access by roles to all content on your WP site. Make your site safer by protecting only part of the content or locking the access to specific URLs only.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
CM WordPress HTTPS Pro
WordPress HTTPS SSL Plugin
Automatically redirect from HTTP to HTTPS. Generate a free SSL certificate from the trusted Let's Encrypt service and force your entire website to support SSL.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
CM Registration Pro
Registration and Invitation Codes
This plugin adds a registration and login popup to your WordPress site. This plugin supports invitation codes, email verification, reCaptcha and more. Wordpress login and email registration uses Ajax for on page support.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]

Secure Client Download Zone Frequently Asked Questions

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

Can I create groups of my restricted users?

Yes. The plugin supports group settings and management. You can create any number of groups you wish. Each group can contains any number of users listed on your WordPress site. You can use the group to add a specific file to a group. This means that each group member will be able to view the file in his restricted client download zone.

What kind of files can be uploaded?

The plugin support any type of file. You can define the supported file extensions in the plugin setting and restrict the upload of certain file types.

Do I have to manage downloads (as Admin) from the WordPress dashboard?

No! We’ve included a dedicated Admin Dashboard for the Plugin so you can manage your downloads without having to log into WordPress. We’ve found some of our customers prefer this rather than getting distracted inside the WordPress back-end when they just need to manager their downloads.

To learn more about setting up and using the Downloads Manager Admin dashboard see this Help article.

Can I cluster or group users to distribute different downloads to?

Yes our Plugin can handle this. Downloads don’t have to be sent or assigned on an individual basis they can be distributed to defined user groups.

To learn more about how this works see the documentation article by clicking here

Is there any risk that my files could just be accessed and bypass the permissions?

To increase the security of the paid content the directory where it is stored can be protected using the .htaccess file.

To learn more click here.

Can I get notified of new downloads being added?

If you want to stay as up to date as possible and know when new downloads have been added to your site it is possible to configure email notifications to be sent to the Admin whenever new downloads are added.

Not only that but email notifications can be sent to users in groups to which the download will be available informing of the new content.

Learn more about the Plugin’s email notifications by reading this documentation article

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CM Client Download Zone Plugin for WordPress

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Secure Client Download Zone Online Demo


This demo shows how a logged-in user can upload files for admin to view. They can also view file sent by admin to them

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