I am setting up a site for a non-profit that would like to have a 'members' area where certain users can swap files for meetings, events, etc.

They essentially need a simple interface where they can upload/download files--one that is removed from the WordPress admin area. Some info:

  • They would be uploading mostly text documents, so I am not worried about a high-capacity solution. The server I have for the website would definitely be able to handle the load
  • There are about 30 members
  • A secretary would look after the creation/removal of members
  • It would be nice to be able to embed it into the site using some sort of plugin, but I am not against using a 3rd-party service either

The only solutions that are looking good so far are Dropbox Teams or Box.com Business, but they seem quite extreme for this organization's needs.

I also came across Wuala. I've never heard of it before, but the prices are much cheaper than the alternatives.

Does anybody have experience with this kind of problem? :)

Thanks a lot!


You can have a look on the following plugin for this purpose:

WordPress Download Monitor

I have found this plugin very useful for uploading/downloading files. This plugin will store files in the web server. This has also built in Download Page function with built in sorting, pagination, search feature and many more.

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    Thank you so much. That is exactly what I was looking for. I also installed the Capability Manager plugin to create a role for some users so they could only upload/download files. This made my day :)
    – Nathron
    May 15 '12 at 18:08

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