How to Install

SP Download is installed just like any other standard Joomla component from Extensions Manager in back end.

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Known Issue: Component wont display files (that are no images) unless there is at least one image file in the folder.


The SP Download is a very useful tool for uploading or deleting files in the <joomlaroot>/images/ directory on your web server. You can upload new files, delete existing ones, and create sub-directories. The SP Download offers two views: thumbnails view and details view. The first (thumbnails view) will show a preview of the image files. The second (details view) will show the file name, dimensions, and file size. There is also a handy 'delete' button next to each file.

The SP Download button plugin provide the upload/download functionality within an article both in front and back end. You can instantly add an image or attach a file for download within your article.


Switching Views

To alternate views between thumbnails and details simply select the view you want by clicking "Thumbnails View" or "Details View".

Uploading Files

If you would like to upload images or other files to the <joomlaroot>/images/ directory (or any of the sub directories) simply open the directory you want to upload in by clicking on it in the file navigation utility on the right side of the screen. Near the bottom of the SP Download, there is an area marked Upload File [Max 10M]. Underneath that heading are three buttons: "Browse", "Start Upload", and "Clear Completed". To upload a file, start by using the "Browse" button to find the file you would like to upload, and then click "Open". (You can do this several times so long as the overall file size accumulation doesn't exceed your max file upload size). Once you have all the files you want queued, hit the "Start Upload" button. The files will be uploaded to the selected directory.

Create A Sub Directory

If you want to create a sub directory, you can do so using the SP Download. Navigate to the directory you want the soon-to-be sub directory to be located in. In the upper right hand side of the SP Download, there is a text field area next to a button labeled "Create Folder". Type the name of the desired sub directory into this text field, and then click the "Create Folder" button. The page will refresh and the sub folder will have been created.

Attach a file into an article

All you have to do is to hit SP Download button in your article, choose the file and hit insert. See below images.

Attach a file

How the file is showed

Quick Tips

  • The SP Download's maximum upload size can be changed to an amount other than 10M in the Options of the component.
  • You can upload multiple files at the same time. Click on 'Start Upload' to upload all images displayed beneath it.
  • Click on 'Clear completed' to delete the completed files from the uploading list. The images will not be removed from your /images directory.