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FileDownloadLink is a snippet for a single downloadable file. It's just like providing the link to the direct file. But in this case, FileDownloadLink will hide the real path of the file with the hashed link and count the downloading action.

Basic usage is [[!FileDownloadLink?]]


Name Description Example Default Value Options
getFile You may only have ONE file path on this parameter &getFile=assets/files/readme.txt empty string
userGroups This will make the download link active for users that belong to the specified groups. Multiple groups can be specified by using a comma delimited list. &userGroups=Administrator, Registered Member empty string
toArray Returns the result as an array instead, not parsed in the templates. &toArray=1 0 bool: 0/1

Salt for hash

Name Description Default Value Options
saltText This text will be added to the file's hashed link to disguise the direct path FileDownload string

The link is a hashed text of the saltText, context, and filename/dirname combination. So if you change the saltText value after a while, it will not block the content's appearance from the page, but the database will start the counter from zero again since it will not find the same hashed value.


Name Description Example Default Value Options
noDownload This property will make the list only displays files without their download links.
note: this is different from the Evo's version &noDownload=1 0 bool: 0/1
chkDesc Allows descriptions to be added to the file listing included in a chunk. &chkDesc=fileDesc fileDescription chunk's name
dateFormat PHP's date formatting for the list &dateFormat=m/d/Y Y-m-d string
countDownloads Tracking the downloading &countDownloads=1 0 bool: 0/1
imgTypes A chunk name to define the associations between file extension and image &imgTypes=fdImages fdImages chunk's name
imgLocat Path to the images to associate with each file extension. &imgLocat=assets/filetypes assets/components/filedownload/img/filetype web accessible path


The template for this snippet is a plain href link with FileDownloadLink's placeholders, not a chunk or a template file. If you like to see the available placeholders, just initiate the &toArray=1 parameter.

Name Description Example Default Value Options
tplCode file template &tplCode=<a href="[[+link]]">[[+filename]]</a> [[+filename]] HTML code


Name Description Default Value Options
fileCss FileDownload's Cascading Style Sheet file for the page header assets/components/filedownload/css/fd.css web path
fileJs ileDownload's Javascript file for the page header assets/components/filedownload/js/fd.js web path


<a href="[[+link]]" title="[[+filename]]">
    <span class="gradient curve-four" style="display: block; text-align: center;">
        <img src="[[+image]]" alt="" />Download this Document1.doc<hr />
        [[+date]]<br />([[+count]] downloads)