Joomla Article File Downloader

Joomla Article File Downloader

Easily attach files to articles for download. This is a custom field plugin that will enable attachment of any file type as defined in the settings. It does NOT allow file upload! It merely reads from a defined directory where the files are located. How the files are placed in that directory is the concern of the user. Either FTP or the Joomla media manager.


The custom field is being used as the file download manager for this site. What you see is what you will get in the plugin.


  • Download count
  • File information (file size, MD5 hash value)
  • File type definition
  • Backend download count table



Add a new custom field to the Joomla article manager. Choose CMSE Files.



When the extension is installed, it creates a directory in media/cmse/cmsefiles where the default file storage will be located. There is an option to set a different file directory per instance of the custom field.

The plugin will scan the directory for files matching the file extension(s) set in the File Types field. The method is .zip|.tgz|.pdf



Attach a file to an article by selecting from the field during article editing.




View download report in admin by entering edit view of the field and click the tab labeled Download Report.