Tagged: multiple files download
April 9, 2016 at 6:17 am #859
Installed EFLP yesterday and using display method List.
Shows 100 or so folders nicely and when clicked on each one opens up to show the files in the folder with a check box to select for download.
Individual download links work OK but the bulk download button is greyed out and does not work.
Just tried all the other listing layouts – paginated, explorer etc and they all have the same problem with the download button.April 9, 2016 at 12:31 pm #2234Michael GilkesKeymasterApril 9, 2016 at 8:40 pm #2235
OK I’ve opened up the access so the public can see.April 9, 2016 at 9:48 pm #2236Michael GilkesKeymaster
Michael thanks. That fixed it. I did read the documentation and thought I’d done the right thing.
However upon reflection I think it would be a good idea to force the administrator to put a limit. Zip files that are too big will choke a server and greedy users will take all they can if given a chance.
Better to let the admin make a considered decision on the basis of his own user’s feedback. If he wants a free for all then let him configure the site with the resources to handle it. On the other hand if he is charging for the content then he will have to balance client’s ease of use vs cost of providing the service.
I’ve set a limit of 10Mb and 100 files for now but I’m already looking at ways of making the service more user friendly eg a monthly archive as well as a daily one.
One final point is that you might leave the non-functioning download button as a “feature” but document it as such. That is by setting the limits to zero the admin can allow users to see all the available files but not download them. So he can create one profile for “look but can’t touch” users and another one for those with download rights.
You have a slick interface there and if I had a prospective user wanting to see what was available and how neat it is to download that would be a perfect demo.April 9, 2016 at 10:17 pm #2238
While adding features would it be possible to add a pattern match to the excluded files/folders parameters? For instance I would like to create a profile to just download the files for April 2016. If I could exclude all the other months that would be great. Or maybe you could also include files/folders.
Just tried putting 2016-03-?? as an excluded directory hoping it would leave out all 31 of the March directories but it doesn’t work.
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