Client Download Zone for WordPress by CreativeMinds

WordPress Client Zone Plugin – Secure Customer Portal

The WordPress Client Zone Plugin is a comprehensive secure customer portal that includes the Download Manager plugins for WordPress. This customer portal offers users robust file management capabilities within a secure client area, providing complete control over files for enhanced security and simplified file handling.
Client Portal Administrators can send files to specific users or groups, triggering notifications to inform users of the new files added to their download area.

Creating Customer Portal in WordPress

The Secure Client Zone Plugin support creating a secure customer portal area on your site where users can easily manage their files.

Your visitors have the capability to view, upload, and download their files, while administrators retain the ability to track what kind of files were added.

This WordPress customer portal plugin comes with the premium version of our Download Manager plugin which makes it a robust solution for managing files.

WordPress Customer Area Notifications

The WordPress download area plugin notifies both administrators and users when new files are uploaded to the customer’s dashboard.

Users can upload files to individual WordPress client zones or to a group of users.

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

User-Friendly WordPress Customer Area

Complete download zone
Complete download zone
This customer portal plugin for WordPress makes it simple to manage the user-friendly client area on an exclusive dashboard and simplify actions like document transfers, videos, or payments.

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

WordPress Customer Area Dashboard

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

This private files section of the WordPress customer dashboard acts as a secure customer portal for file sharing, and more.

User Dashboard
User Dashboard

Statistics and Reporting in Secure WordPress Customer Portal Plugin

The WordPress client zone plugin not only offers comprehensive file management but also boasts an extensive stats management console available exclusively for administrators.

Dashboard showing log files with users downloads
Dashboard showing log files with users downloads
This console provides detailed insights, allowing admins to track users who have uploaded files, discern upload times, and gain a nuanced understanding of user activity within the system.

Using the WordPress Customer Portal Plugin

Learn how to set up a WordPress customer download area from the start.

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

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Upload Widget
Upload Widget

WordPress Customer Portal with Download Manager Plugin

Example of the Download Manager Index Page
Example of the Download Manager Index Page
When you purchase the Client Download Zone bundle, you receive Download Manager as a base, to be installed on your site and to be used alongside the plugin.

To learn more check our online WordPress directory plugin tutorial.

How to Use the WordPress Plugin for Customer Portal

  • 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

Additional Resources for WordPress Plugin for Customer Portals

Secure Client Zone Plugin Features

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

Secure Client Zone Features

Customer Dashboard

Customer Dashboard

Build a personal download zone for each customer. Each customer can view and download only what is assigned to him. He can also upload document for the admin to view. Admin can also offer the option for the customer to send files and documents to other members.

Send Files to Another User

Send Files to Another User

Admin can enable users to send files and documents to other members.

Customer Groups

Customer Groups

Create a group of customers to be able to quickly transfer documents to all customers at once.

Password Protection

Password Protection

Allow the admin to protect downloadable files by restricting the selected files using a password.



Supports notifications so customers and admin will be aware of new files added to the download zone.

Admin Dashboard

Admin Dashboard

Allow site admin to transfer files to a specific user or to a group of customers.

Upload and Send Files to Admin

Upload and Send Files to Admin

Users can upload files for the admin view only.



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 permissions they have been given.



Files can be placed within categories.

Reports and Statistics

Reports and Statistics

Manage statistics on downloads by customers. Using the reports you can track downloads made by each customer,

Download and File Manager Plugin Features

Download and File Manager Plugin is bundled with Secure Client Area Download Zone Plugin.

Download File Management

Multiple File Upload

Multiple File Upload

Each download page can contain multiple files. File can be downloaded separately or using a zip to download all.

File Categories

File Categories

Organize files with multiple levels of categories.

FTP or Local Storage

You can choose if to store the files on local storage or on your FTP storage.

ZIP File Management

ZIP File Management

Compress all files or select specific files or file categories to download as a zip file.



You can export or import downloads as a CSV file. The CSV file doesn’t contain files, it only lists information on every file, including their URL addresses.

FTP Storage Sync

Upload your files directly to the folder in your FTP storage and the downloads will be automatically generated in the Download and File Manager.

Visual, Interface and Customization



Embed a specific download, prefiltered download lists, user dashboard and more using shortcodes on any page or post.

Ajax Search

Users can search for the downloads staying on the same page.



UTF-8 characters are supported, allowing text translation into multiple languages.

Downloads Moderation and Security

1 – 1 File Access

1 – 1 File Access

Restrict access so users can only see their files and the ones the admin shares with them.

Temporary Downloads

Temporary Downloads

You can setup the expiration date for each download. After the specified date the download can be either blocked or deleted.

Log & Statistics

Generate a detailed report from the downloads log with file specific stats based on downloads date, users, and locations.

GDPR Compliant

Let users have full control over their data, assisting the admin with data regulations compliance. Learn more


Track from which location your files are being downloaded via a free Geolocation API key.

File Access Control

File Access Control

Set access settings to grant permissions for individual users or user groups to view or upload files.

User Verification

User Verification

Choose whether to require users to enter their name and email before downloading a file. This lets you easily track which users download which file, and can also be used to quickly grow your email list.

File Manager Disclaimer

Include a disclaimer requiring users to agree to your terms when visiting a download page for the first time.

User Moderation

Moderate user posts and permissions on the download support forum or choose to pre-approve posts and uploads by specific users.

WordPress File Sharing Plugin Integrations

Social Login

Social Login

Users can login to the file sharing directory with their social media accounts from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google.

CM Registration

Send invitation codes for your users to register and login to the Client download zone. Support your own designed user profile details. Requires installing and activating the CM Registration plugin.

CM Site Access Restriction

Support providing users access to member only information once they login to the site which is not available to others. Requires installing and activating the CM Site Access Restriction plugin.

Micropayments Platform

Micropayments Platform

Allow site visitors to earn a virtual currency for file uploads and require visitors to spend their virtual currency to download files. Requires installing the MicroPayments plugin.

CM Restrict User Account

Set an expiration date for the user account based on the user invite or user role or restrict user login to specific days. Requires installing and activating the CM Restrict User Account plugin.

CM Secure Login

Protect the login process with two factor authentication. Requires installing and activating the CM Secure Login plugin.

Secure Client Zone Plugin Plans and Pricing

PLANSDownload Manager (Essential)Client Zone Solution (Advanced)Client Zone Solution (Ultimate)
Price includes 1 year support/updates. Manual renewal with 40% discount, not a subscription $49 $79 $119
Number of Websites / License Activations 135
Customize Plugin Permalink IncludedIncludedIncluded
Multisite Support IncludedIncludedIncluded
Log & Statistics IncludedIncludedIncluded
Internal Search IncludedIncludedIncluded
Import/Export IncludedIncludedIncluded
Customer Dashboard Not includedIncludedIncluded
Restricted Customer Zone Not includedIncludedIncluded
Send and receive files from admin Not includedIncludedIncluded
Widgets for sending files Not includedIncludedIncluded
Notifications Not includedIncludedIncluded
Unlimited Downloads IncludedIncludedIncluded
Downloads Categories IncludedIncludedIncluded
View Download Count IncludedIncludedIncluded
Download Password Protection IncludedIncludedIncluded
Require Email IncludedIncludedIncluded
Multiple File Upload IncludedIncludedIncluded
Automatic Zip Compression IncludedIncludedIncluded
Temporary Downloads IncludedIncludedIncluded
FTP or Local Storage IncludedNot includedNot included
FTP Storage Sync IncludedNot includedNot included
User Groups Permissions IncludedIncludedIncluded
Admin can define Upload Restriction IncludedIncludedIncluded
Admin can define View Restrictions IncludedIncludedIncluded
Moderation Support IncludedIncludedIncluded
Second Level Navigation IncludedIncludedIncluded
Internal Ajax Search IncludedIncludedIncluded
Ajax Search IncludedIncludedIncluded
Customize labels IncludedIncludedIncluded
Download Shortcodes in Post/Pages IncludedIncludedIncluded
Shortcodes for downloads list IncludedIncludedIncluded
Disclaimer Support IncludedNot includedNot included
Integration with Micropayments IncludedIncludedIncluded
Social Media Integration IncludedIncludedIncluded
Product Knowledge Base Included Included Included
Priority email support Included Included Included
Product updates Included Included Included
PLANSDownload Manager (Essential)Client Zone Solution (Advanced)Client Zone Solution (Ultimate)
Number of Websites / License Activations 135
Price includes 1 year support/updates. Manual renewal with 40% discount, not a subscription $49 $79 $119

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

Secure Client Zone Related Plugins and Integrations

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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