CM Downloads Anonymous Posting Add-on for WordPress by CreativeMinds

CM Downloads Anonymous Posting AddOn for WordPress by CreativeMinds

Allow users to uploads files anonymously to the CM Download Manager plugin without the need to login to your WordPress site.

Requires CM Download Manager Pro.

WordPress Version
5.4.0 or Higher
Tested up to
WordPress 6.5.X
June 6, 2021
5.7 - 8.2.X

Download Manager Anonymous Posting AddOn Description

The CM Downloads Anonymous Posting AddOn for WordPress supports anonymous uploads of files to the download manager plugin.

Administrators can moderate each upload and approve or trash it.

Allow Anonymous Uploads

This add-on supports moderation of each file and reCAPTCHA to drive away spammers.

Learn how to allow anonymous users to upload files.

Anonymous user solving reCAPTCHA to upload file
Anonymous user solving reCAPTCHA to upload file

Download Manager Anonymous Posting Use Case Example

  • Anonymous File Sharing – Create a central file sharing hub without the need for user registration. Increase website visits and easily build a service such as ZippyShare, UserCloud or other anonymous file sharing.

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Download Manager Anonymous Posting Prerequisite Plugin

You need to have the CM Download Manager pro plugin installed before using this addon

Download Manager Anonymous Posting Addon Features

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

Anonymous Uploads – Allow unregistered users to upload files
Moderation – Manually check each file for quality control or auto-approve all
Require Email – Choose if visitors have to enter an email in order to upload
reCAPTCHA Defense – Prevent spammers from uploading files by requiring visitors to solve reCAPTCHA tests
Easily Translatable – Adjust the labels to any language from the settings

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Tooltip Glossary Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of this add-on?

This add-on for Downloads Manager allows guest visitors on the site to upload files without logging in.

A lot of people are suspicious about signing up to more sites than they need to, or just don’t want to go through the effort of it.

The Anonymous user uploads add-on for Downloads Manager removes these obstacles and will increase the number of uploaded files you see on your site.

To learn more about this add-on see this Overview.

Is there any way to prevent spam uploads since anyone on my site will be able to upload files?

Yes, there are two ways to prevent spam uploads. Firstly you can require that a Captcha is completed before the upload is submitted.

Secondly you can enable upload moderation through the Core Plugin Settings.

To learn more about this feature see this Help article.

How do guest users upload files to my site?

Provide access to the same upload page as you give to your logged in users, either through a link or a menu link somewhere on your site. This will take the guest to the page where they may upload files. You will need to ensure that you’ve enabled uploads for all users (including guests).

To learn more about this see this Help article.

How is the Admin notified of new downloads added to the site by anonymous users when Moderation is enabled?

The same way as for uploads by logged in users. The admin will receive a notification email and will be able to see a list of pending downloads through the Downloads settings of the Downloads Manager Plugin.

To learn more about this feature see this Help article.

Is it necessary for guest users to supply a name and email to upload files using the add-on?

It’s required yes, and cannot be disabled through the add-on settings. However for users who wish to remain completely anonymous the name and email do not necessarily need to be valid for the upload to be submitted.

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