Simple Download Counter для Joomla 3

Do you want easily insert download link in Joomla 3 article? It could be quite nice to have downloads counter also? And no need to install new heavy components? Let me introduce you - Simple Download Counter for Joomla 3. It`s a plugin, which can help you to insert download link in any place in Joomla 3 articles with or without downloads counter. Simple and Easy - is it enough?

1. Create folder on your site, as default is /download, upload there your files. 

Создайте папку на вашем сайте, по умолчанию это папка /download

2. Then Install plugin as usual Joomla 3 extension. Find and open settings.  

 Install Simple Download Counter for Joomla 3

3. Make settings

Simple Download Counter for Joomla 3 

4. Enable plugin

enable Simple Download Counter для Joomla 3

5. Insert a special plugin tag opening bracket sdc yourfilename closing bracket. The file must be uploaded in directory (see 1 paragraph). Do not use spaces in file names! 

Simple Download Counter for Joomla 3

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Tested on Joomla 3.9, php 7.2. If you have questions or problems - support in comments. Thank you for using Simple Download Counter for Joomla 3!

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# Jumler 2018-11-18 13:19
Hi, quite simple plugin, works on my J3.8 fine. How too show file size below download link?
# Ягнёнок 2018-11-18 15:31
Quoting Jumler:
Hi, quite simple plugin, works on my J3.8 fine. How too show file size below download link?

Added to next version to-do list) thanks :-)
# Georgious 2018-12-07 18:25
Make it multilangual
# Ягнёнок 2018-12-19 01:37
Quoting Georgious:
Make it multilangual

Ok, next version will support
# Francesco 2019-02-06 15:54
I installed your plug-in and it works great! I have only one question.
Using Joomla 3.9.1, I would like to change the text of the button "Download file ...." leaving only "Download File" without the file name. Then I would like to customize the text of "Already downloaded 0 time (s)". How can I do? On which server file I have to make the changes.
Can you help me kindly?
Thank you
Ягненков Денис
# Ягненков Денис 2019-02-19 10:01
Thanks) Well text "Already downloaded" and others you can change in file administrator/language/en-GB/en-GB.plg_content_sdc.ini from plugin version 1.1, just delete old, install new and change text constants. What about file name - if you want not to show it name in download link - open file plugins\content\sdc\sdc.php and comment or delete line 33 "$downloadtext = $downloadtext."".$name;". Workable on version 1.1, not on 1.0 be attention
# Frédéric 2019-08-31 14:04
congratulations for the work
but I have a problem, look here:

my pdf opens in another window that replaces my site.
# Ягнёнок 2019-08-31 17:22
Hi! Thanks for using Simple Download Counter. Put your file in ZIP or any another archieve before. All browsers support opening pdf files instead of downloading it.
Денис Ягнёнков
# Денис Ягнёнков 2019-08-31 17:33
Quoting Frédéric:

my pdf opens in another window that replaces my site.

If pdf auto download is off - it works fine
# Frédéric 2019-08-31 18:04
Thank you for your answers
yes, I tried in "rar" format and it works very well. But many of my visitors are not used to these manipulations.
I am not an exper, but can not we re-add a line of code so that the pdf opens automatically in another window?
# Ягнёнок 2019-08-31 19:03
That`s easy. Do a patch or you can manually edit one line in plugin file?
# Ягнёнок 2019-08-31 19:09
Edited file sent to your e-mail
# Frédéric 2019-08-31 20:03
thank you so much
I am waiting for your email
# Ягнёнок 2019-08-31 20:23
Already. One hour ago.
# Frédéric 2019-08-31 21:00
No, still nothing
Otherwise, I have a second address
Денис Ягнёнков
# Денис Ягнёнков 2019-08-31 23:37
Sent again to second email. Check spam folder)
# Frédéric 2019-08-31 23:46
I made the change, everything works perfectly.
Thank you for the help
# Ягнёнок 2019-09-01 01:07
Thank you for making plugin better) like this page on any social net - it will be the best donation for me)
# Yagnenok 2020-02-23 23:34