- Compatible XF Versions:
- Updates Duration:
- Yes, but removable with payment
WMTech's Attachment Manager expands XenForo to allow your users to manage, search, list, browse, delete and reuse their attachments from a new Attachment Manager page. It also provides individual user group permissions for 1) using this add-on and 2) deleting attachments.
Several options make it possible to setup this add-on as you like and allow deletions only to specal user groups you choose. You can also choose to allow your users to use an easy select pickup overlay in the message editor to reuse their attachments into new messages.
This option adds a link to the Attachment Manager into the user's pop down menu and into the left navigation area of the UAP (User Account Panel) of each user you allow to use this add-on.
Attachment Manager has been written with optimal performance (even at large sites) in mind while keeping an eye on reliability as well. It is a robust and well coded add-on intended for professional XenForo forums.
This add-on is compatible with Xenforo 1.2.x (tested with XenForo 1.2.5) and XenForo 1.3.x (tested with XenForo 1.3.1) and XenForo 1.4.x. Sorry, not compatible with XenForo 1.1 or smaller.
Upload everything from the "upload" directory into your web servers forum directory.
Install "addon-wmt_attachman-1xx.xml" in your Xenforo ACP as a new addon.
Note: This XenForo add-on can be installed or upgraded using Auto-Installers
Detailled Usage Instructions:
After installation you'll find the options of this addon in XenForo's ACP "Home > Options > [WMTech] Attachment Manager".
Individual user group permissions
In ACP "Home > Users > List User Groups" you can select your user groups and in each of them you'll find 2 settings under "Forum Permissions".
"Attachment Manager - View" gives that group the permission to use the Attachment Manager. Groups without that permission won't see any links to it and won't be able to use it.
"Attachment Manager - Delete" gives that group the permission to delete their attachments without any restrictions. Groups without that permission won't see the "Delete" Buttons and won't be able to delete attachments after their usual time to edit a post has been expired.
Select Content Types to View
Here you see all the content types of your XenForo installation (including third party add-ons) which can have attachments. Please select all content types you want your users to be able to handle with Attachment Manager.
Please NOTE : If you see a strange name at a checkbox like 'xf_somewhat_some' this phrase is missing from the third party add-on you've installed. You can solve this easily by adding a new phrase youself to your "Master Language" in your ACP under "Options > Appearance > Phrases". Please name the new phrase with exactly the phrase name shown (copy it from there). The value of the new phrase can be choosen by you as you like and will be shown to your users.
Select Content Types to Allow Delete
Again you see all attachment content types of your forum. This time please select all content types you want your users to be able to delete with Attachment Manager (if they have the Delete permission). Please use user and usergroup permissions to control which of your users are allowed to use Attachment Manager and are allowed to delete attachments with it.
Note: Deletions of attachments do not modify BBCodes in messages or posts! Deleted attachments will vanish without remains, if they are attached with a thumbnail only (default action for attachments). If they're attached with an IMG or ATTACH tag, a broken link may be left.
Attachments per Page? - Regular Full View
Attachments per Page? - Pickup Overlay
With those settings you are able to choose how many attachments should be shown in "Regular Full View" and in the "Pickup Overlay". The Pickup Overlay setting should be higher, because not the full attachment data, but only the BB-Code to be copied is shown in this view. The recommened settings are "10" for the Full Screen and "20" for the Overlay.
Show Select Overlay in Thread View?
If you want to allow your users to reuse their attachments via a Pickup Overlay in the message editor, avtivate this feature.
Show Preview and Link to Conversation Messages?
This add-on generally shows a link and a short preview of the message text where the attachment has been attached in it's Full View. Attachments to conversation messages may exist also. If you don't want the default behavior of this add-on in regards to attachments to conversation messages, deactivate this setting. If done, no preview and no link to the conversation message will be shown. This setting also saves a database query per attachment in a conversation message. We recommend to switch this OFF if you use a high number of Attachments per Page in Full View.
Confirm Attachment Deletions?
If activated, all deletions needs confirmation. A small popup is shown and asks for it. If deactivated, a single click at "Delete" deletes the attachment without reconfirmation.
If you want to buy this add-on, please click at the "Buy" button above.
Branding/Copyright Notice Removal:
This add-on features a small copyright notice in the footer of your web site only at pages created by Attachment Manager. If you would like to remove the copyright, there is a small fee for it (see http://wmtech.net/).
Attached are several screenshots of this add-on. You can see the ACP options panel with all it's settings and some screenshots of the links to the Attachment Manager shown to your users and screenshots of both views (Full View and Pickup Overlay) of this add-on.
License Info & Disclaimer:
This software is licensed (not sold) to you to be used at a single installation of XenForo only. You need a second license if you'll use it at another forum with a non-local URL. The software is provided on an "as-is" basis, without warranty of any kind, including without limitation the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. You acknowledge that the software has not been developed to meet your individual requirements, and that it is therefore your responsibility to ensure that the facilities and functions of the Software meet your requirements prior to purchase. You acknowledge that the Software may not be free of bugs or errors, and agree that the existence of errors shall not constitute a breach of this agreement. Our liabiltiy for any losses that may be suffered by you is limited to the amount of the purchase price. The full license text you agree with installing the software is included in the package of this addon (LICENSE.txt). Please do NOT use this software if you do not agree with this license. With using it, you agree to our license.
The add-on has been tested carefully and is fit for use.
This is a paid XenForo addon. There has been a lot of care and work done to code it with focus at you, our valued customer. Paying for it respects our work done and enables us to code even more quality software for you. Please DO NOT forward it to third parties. We have included digital "fingerprints" into the files of each single package, so we may be able to track a reported abuse of our license back to the licensee. Please help us to fight against piracy and contact us, if you get any knowledge about pirated software or the illegal use or provision of this software.