Download Manager Widgets Add-On for WordPress by CreativeMinds

Download Manager Widgets Add-On for WordPress

Enhance your downloads area with six visually engaging widgets to help highlight your download tags and categories.

Requires CM Download Manager Pro.

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WordPress Version
5.4.0 or Higher
Tested up to
WordPress 6.4.X
LAST UPDATED
March 10, 2022
PHP
5.7 - 8.2.X
VERSION
1.2.2

Download Manager Visual Widgets AddOn Description

WordPress Download Visual Widgets is an addon for the Downloads manager plugin, which offers a set of six visualization tools that enhance your downloads platform with fun and visually engaging highlights.


Creative Gamification Widgets

Using these widgets, you can bring downloads, tags and categories to the front stage and make them easily accessible to users and visitors.

These creative widgets can be inserted via the WordPress widget area or alternatively, using shortcodes, they can be used on any page or post.

Showing Download Manager Tags Visual Widgets
Showing Download Manager Tags Visual Widgets

Using the WordPress Download Manager Visual Widgets Add-On

  • Gamification Tool – Expose visitors to your downloads terms and categories
  • Better User Experience – Improve your download manager UEX
  • Higher Engagement – Engage your users and visitors with your download content
  • Several Creative Widgets – Choose between several optional widgets which can be used with a shortcode or a sidebar widget


Download Manager Available Widgets

  1. Download Manager Dynamic Cloud – Shows a cloud of your downloads, categories or tags (shortcode available)
  2. Download Manager Word Cloud – Shows a Word cloud of your downloads, categories or tags (shortcode available)
  3. Download Manager Single Random Question – Shows a single random download title and short description
  4. Download Manager Color Cloud – Shows a color cloud of downloads, categories or tags
  5. Download Manager Bubble Chart – Shows a bubble chart of downloads, categories or tags (shortcode available)
  6. Download Manager Categories Widget – List all categories and the number of downloads in each one


Download Manager Visual Widgets Prerequisite Plugin

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

Download Manager Visual Widgets AddOn Features

Six Widgets – Download Word Cloud, Download Dynamic Cloud, Download Color Cloud, Download Bubble Chart, Download Category Widget and Download Single Random Download
Interactive Widgets – All visual widgets are interactive and direct users to relevant pages when clicked
Customizable – All widgets can be customized in terms of appearance and functionality
Add Widgets To Pages – Include widgets in any page or post
Add Widgets To Sidebar – Include widgets in the sidebar or footer

Download Manager Visual Widget Image Gallery

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Download Manager Visual Widgets Frequently Asked Questions

What widgets are included in the Download Manager Widgets Plugin?

There are 6 widgets included with the add-on. Download Word Cloud, Download Dynamic Cloud, Download Color Cloud, Download Bubble Chart, Download Category Widget and Download Single Random Download.

To learn more about the included widgets see this Help article.

Can I place widgets inside post or page content or are can they only be inserted into sidebars etc?

There are shortcodes included with the add-on that allow you to insert widgets into post and page content, so you can easily specify which page on your site display the widgets as well as specifying the location within the page where the widget should be displayed.

To learn more about the shortcodes see this Help article.

Can site visitors interact with the items displayed within the widget or is it only visual?

They can interact with them. Clicking on an item within the widget will direct the site user to the download category.

Is it possible to customize how the Widgets appear?

Yes. Both when widgets are added to sidebars through Appearance → Widgets or when they’re added through the included shortcodes, the content and appearance of the widgets is highly customizable.

To learn more about customizing the widgets see this Help article.

My site has far too many download categories to display in a widget. Will the add-on handle the display of my glossary terms in a way that makes sense?

Yes. There are a few different options on how this can be achieved. The quickest is to simply limit the number of categories that are displayed in the widget.

Alternatively you can choose to display based on tags. With this in mind you can use a more limited number of tags for your downloads and use them to display downloads within the widgets.

To learn more about controlling your widgets see this Help article.

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