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Secure Client Download Zone for WordPress by CreativeMinds

Our 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 area on your site to easily manage files which belong to users. Site users can view, upload, or download their own files and administrators can monitor when files are added.

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

Admin Dashboard

WordPress secure client portal plugin notifies both admin and users when new files are uploaded to the customer’s dashboard. Admin can upload files to specific user or to a group of users.
Admin Dashboard with view of Controls
Admin Dashboard with view of Controls

This WordPress 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.

WordPress Customer Area Dashboard

Client Secured File Upload

Client dashboard includes a secure clients only area where each client can only see their own files. The client can log into their area using WordPress secure client login area. This client dashboard acts as a WordPress secure client portal for file sharing, and more.
Client Dashboard showing file upload process
Client Dashboard showing file upload process

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

Packaged with the CM 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 with customers and employees
  • Customer Vault – 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 – Allow site managers to share files with specific users or groups of users

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. Beside's this 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.

Secure Client Zone Additional Resources

Secure Client Download 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 restrict selected files using a password
  • Reports and Statistics – Manage statistics on downloads by customers
  • Notification – Supports notifications so customers and admin will be made aware of new files added to the download zone
  • Customer Groups – Admin can 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.
  • Categories – Files can be placed within categories.

Secure Client 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

Download Manager PeepSo Integration
Integrates Download manager with PeepSo social network community plugin to allow members to share files with specific members and groups within their social network
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.
Download Anonymous Posting
Allow users to (anonymously) uploads files to CM Download Manager Plugin without the need to login to your wordpress site.
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
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.
MicroPayments PeepSo Integration
This AddOn for CM MicroPayment and PeepSo supports adding virtual wallet functionality to a PeepSo social network. A new tab will appear on PeepSo members' profiles to show the user's wallet and transaction history . Admin can define a bonus currency or charge for posting and other PeepSO related actions. The number of points in the Wallet can also be shown next to the username.
Download Payments
Support payments for specific downloads using the EDD or WooCommerce cart system. User have to pay first in order to download the file/files associated with the download

Secure Client Zone Related Plugins and Integrations

Registration and Invitation Codes
Adds a registration and login popup to your WP site. Supports invitation codes, email verification and assign user roles.
Micropayments Virtual Wallet
Add your own “virtual currency“ and allow in-site transactions using a virtual wallet without the need to process each payment separately.

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 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?

o 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

Still have questions? Send us a message and we will reply within 24 hours.



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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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Version 1.3.4 31st Aug 2018

  • Fixed user page visibility bug

Version 1.3.3 30th Aug 2018

  • Fixed bug in shortcode attributes

Version 1.3.2 25th Aug 2018

  • Solved problems with new option which allows to show admin and user downloads in one list

Version 1.3.1 31st July 2018

  • Added new option to allow to show admin and user downloads in one list
  • Fixed “Missing files” Error on front while adding a new download.
  • Fixed the bug with the client filtering not working on the Index page
  • Updated the licensing Package

Version 1.3.0 10th May 2018

  • Added admin notice telling to activate the menu widgets.
  • Added new option to allow guests to download the files.

Version 1.2.1 5th Feb 2018

  • Fixed problem with displaying the menu widget on the sidebar area on the standard WP pages.
  • Updated licensing library.

Version 1.2.0 12th Sep 2017

  • Made possible to use shortcodes in the “Access denied” page content.

Version 1.1.3 8th June 2016

  • Updated licensing dashboard.

Version 1.1.2 11th April 2017

  • Fixed not showing visibility field on the upload form for customers.

Version 1.1.1 27th July 2016

  • Updated licensing api support.

Version 1.1.0 17th Jun 2016

  • Added shortcode information on the settings page.
  • Added Access denied label.
  • Added Access denied page content setting.
  • Added setting to define a content to put before the downloads list.
  • CSS improvements.

Version 1.0.5 24th May 2016

  • Updated licensing dashboard.

Version 1.0.4 20th March 2016

  • Updated licensing api support.

Version 1.0.3 25th Feb 2016

  • Added automatic updates from plugin dashboard
  • Replaced plugin admin interface including license activation and userguide

Version 1.0.2 08th Feb 2016

  • Updated licensing api support.

Version 1.0.1 21st Aug 2015

  • Added widget areas in the content area.

Version 1.0.0 20th June 2015

  • First Release