The WordPress download management plugins (Reviews)
WordPress as we all know it is awesome and will always be. As that fact remains, the modularity of the system makes it damn easy to create any type of website you so want to create. Its flexible and simple. Well I guess I should quit teasing WordPress and get straight to the point. The point is actually creating a real download management website using WordPress. I cannot but state out that WordPress is very extensible using plugins and themes which together makes the job far easy. Depending on which type of website you aim at creating…be it Download portal or Digital shop (for digital purchases) or in fact a digital marketplace, this post is actually the right one for you. .As mentioned earlier, WordPress can be extended to any length. Call it an elastic and I’ll be glad you do because the community is so large and it makes it very powerful.
Now back to what we’re about creating in this awesome post.
Many people have wondered how they can actually go about the issue of actually owning their own or company’s digital download website whereby developers either submit apps and software and or other files be it eBook, Games, Music, Wallpapers, Icons, Scripts, Anything at all that is downloadable and then be able to easily relay it to the ever growing market of mobile and computer gadget users worldwide or just facing a niche. As a matter of fact, the idea is a superb one and WordPress is an awesome backbone to such project. So let’s start.
Why Create a digital download website?
As stated above, it all depend on your choice and what you want. Actually, the world as it is now is now almost in the virtual world – Internet. Everybody do things nearly via the internet. The internet had become so important that many or us make our living by just working in this virtual world. Now as the case with the internet grows higher so is the case of gadgets. People need virtual companions which helps them surf the virtual world better and that’s where computers, mobile devices, smart TVs stands. This way, they are able to connect with the virtuality and make ease if utilising their time so funky that it is an unforgettable encounter. Let’s take for example, the advancement of mobile phones, which is very important to our daily activity. Mobile app download websites makes those phones function well and this is actually the extensibility of those gadgets since you can actually turn your phone to whatever you which. Thus the need for a marketplace for ease of download is important. To actually make my points meaningful to you, I will break those points below.
#1. Virtual Job As a matter of fact, developers start developing applications and then send them out for you to grab and download on your mobile phones.
#2. Better exposure There are 7 Billion plus people in this world and almost 80%+ are connected to the internet. Some looking for fun, some for job, some for business, some for love. All these interlock as a means by which they come to a virtual place where all their needs are met.
#3. Identity security Well its not all that have the time to start creating a Google mail account and rather go straight to a website which offer downloads without having to create an email address. Its that simple.
#4. Market ValueAs the case with mobile market increases, the need for more download store increases making the business a mulitbillion dollar investment.
All these said, you can actually see that its not really a small job to want to create your own digital download store which is enhanced with better and more suitability that users can actually enjoy on your own site but never on others. Oh yeah we already have bigger websites like Google Play Store, Apple App Store, Softonic, Softpedia, Brothersoft, CNET Download and so on and so forth but really, the market’s new addition isn’t too much in case you are scared if that will ever work out. My advise here will be to actually face a niche and then work hard to make your own website more unique and better than your competitors. So let’s go back to building. But before I go really into it, I will like you to read my tutorials on **** How to Create a website with WordPress (Beginner’s approach)**** to have a better glimpse on where to start. But in case you know some peripheral on using WordPress, then let’s get on with it.
Top Plugins to Build a Download Website Using WordPress
Now we shall be talking about awesome extensions that makes the development of a digital download website on WordPress a simple thing and hassle free.
This is an awesome plugin that you can actually use. This plugin come in two dimensions. The Freemium and the Premium. The support team behind this plugin is awesome and its extensible. So as easy as possible, simply install and then start making your beautiful website without having to worry about anything. Although the major part of the plugin can be found in the WordPress plugin repository and in fact some of the additional plugins to extend the plugin functions can be found free but to make it more awesome and more theme compatible, you might need custom themes made for this plugin. In other cases, you can actually make one yourself.
Features: #1. Ability to allow any type of download
#2. Easy to install and well documented.
#3. Well Modularized. Add ons makes the plugin work perfect
#4. Create virtually any type of digital download website ranging from Software store down to Image store.
#5. Easy to manage as well as analytical.
#6. Beautiful design that is unique and awesome.
#7. Integrate with most WordPress themes.
#8. APIs to create your own mobile application
#9. Integrates well with Dropbox
#10. Payment gateway for paid downloads
Now as you can see, your own digital download website is just a few clicks away. All you need to do is just get this free plugin and then start out your own digital download website and make big buck out of the muiltbillion dollar market.
This is just as awesome as the Easy Digital Download plugin for WordPress. The company behind this plugin worked hard enough to create such a awesome plugin that can actually fit in where its actually supposed to be. Now as easy as possible, you can just create your own simple digital download website using this plugin. It supports more functions via its modularity too….(Its Extensive via Add ons.) Just as stated above, all that needs to be done is simply installing the free plugin that works like charm and in few minutes, you have your WordPress digital download website. There are tons of third party add ons for this plugin that makes it incredible too and so if you can just spare some dollar, you might create a rival for the already existing download portal websites.
Features: #1. Supports almost all WordPress themes.
#2. Download Analytics and Other study via powerful admin panel.
#3. Beautiful download templates
#4. Short code and widgets for better display options.
#5. Add on for better extensibility.
#6, Payment integration for download sales.
And so so much more.
This awesome plugin makes it far easy for you to create whatever type of download website you want be it Video download, music download, Software or game store. So you dong actually need to worry about where to start from for this plugin will single handedly help you out without having to worry about anything else other than focus in making your storefront a bigger and better one in the competitive market.
This is another smaller plugin which promises a lot in the download website creation. Depending on how big or how niche you wish to face, this will actually make those ambition easier to create. I as a person, I will actually be creating a customized digital download storefront with this awesome plugin based on many facts because it’s very interesting and beautiful to use. Believe me, the awesome easy to manage plugin makes such a website a simple thing just with few clicks and you are on the go.
Features:#1. Beautiful template for download management.
#2. Easy administrative management panel for download categorization and sorting.
#3. Download analytics and counts.
#4. Integrates with almost all themes for WordPress.
#5. Cloud server integration and also URL download links.
#6. Addons for better extensiveness.
As a matter of fact, the plugin stands clearly firm and its so great to be used. So great that you can easily relax and create a compelling website that offers every types of downloadable files ranging from Music, videos, files, applications, software, games, pictures, GIF files and so much more. Its just as awesome as you can ever think of so therefore use this plugin with serious ambition as its made to enhance such functionality.
Normally, Our woocommerce is a very powerful plugin for physical storefronts and we all know that. Its so amazing that because it works out of the box and integrates with the core WordPress. Now as amazing as it is, this great and the most used WordPress plugin doesn’t only serve as a mere storefront for physical goods alone but works out of the box to create a virtual shop for digital downloads. So as I’ve said earlier, you can actually be rest assured that WordPress’ got your back. That said, the woocommerce plugin have addon systems that makes it easy to create any type of e-commerce website ranging from digital download website like Book store, app store, video store, music store, and so much more. Whenever I’m recommending plugins for this types of projects, am always selecting the woocommerce as my number one choice. I do because it is indeed awesome as its said to be. So all you need to do is just create your virtual store and just work hard to make it extra big.
Features:#1. Incredible User interface for better and advanced storefront.
#2. Advanced search and filtering functions.
#3. Works with WordPress Core.
#4. Integrates well with most WordPress themes
#5. Tons of addons and themes for better customization.
#6. Advanced features and
As a matter of fact, WooCommerce is very awesome and its so great that you can just do whatever you want with it. I don’t actually have to do much analysis on this because it should be in a separate Post. What it means is that woocommerce is a very big plugin and it can’t actually contain this small post…lol. Anyway, you just know that the hope remains and the fact is that you can just create your very own virtual store front with ease without having to bother yourself in anyway.
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