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[WMTech] Attachment Manager 1.1.3

Allow your users to manage, search, list, browse, delete and reuse their attachments

  1. wmtech
    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.

    Default language: US-English
    Add-On includes german language file for public interface also.

    Current compatibility:
    XenForo 1.1.5 (fully)
    XenForo 1.2.1 (not responsive, template modification has to be done manually; will be updated to full compatibility soon)​

    Step 1:
    Upload everything from the "upload" directory into your web servers forum directory.

    Step 2:
    Install "addon-wmt_AttachmentManager-1xx.xml" in your Xenforo ACP (Admin Control Panel).

    Step 3:
    Copy your License number from the E-Mail into the License Number field in ACP Home > Options > [WMTech] Attachment Manager.

    Step 4:
    Only necessary if you don't have Template Modification System (TMS) installed or use Xenforo 1.2.0+.
    Modify the template "attachment_upload_button" and add
    <xen:include template="attachmanager_popup_trigger" />
    in it's secnd last line. See detailled instructions in the package.

    This add-on can be installed and 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".

    Activate Attachment Manager - Main Switch
    Allow Deletions - Main Switch

    Those 2 "Main Switches" to allow you to deactivate the add-on completely or to deactivate only the "Delete" feature of this add-on completely. We recommend that BOTH Switches are set to ON after the initial setup of this add-on. You should use the user group permissions to allow or disallow the usage and the delete feature of this add-on to your individual user groups.

    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.

    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.

    FAQ and Error Handling:
    Q: I've installed this add-on but it simply does not work?
    A: Please make sure that you have 1) Activated the add-on via the Main Switch in it's options, 2) Copied the correct license code into the License Code field in it's options and 3) Gave your user group the permission to "View" the attachment manager.

    Q: Users can see the Attachment Manager in their account controls, but the "Pickup Overlay Button" is not shown in the message editor beneath the "Upload Button"?
    A: Please make sure that you have either "Template Modification System" installed OR manually edited the template as per instructions above. To be sure, you should copy the content of the file in this add-on's folder "TemplateModification" and overwrite the template in XenForo's ACP.

    Q: I do not want to allow my users to delete their attachments without any time limit. How can this be set up?
    A: This add-on dows not have the ability to limit the time frame your users are allowed to delete their attachments. If you allow a user to delete his attachments, he can delete it without any restrictions. However, there is a setting in XenForo to allow a user a time frame to edit his messages. The "Edit Message" screen allows to delete attachments to that message also. If you set it up with the time frame you like, you get what you need.

    Q: My forum is broken after installing your addon. What should I do now?
    A: Deinstall or deactivate the addon and ask for help. If you cannot reach the XenForo ACP any more, login to your web server and add the following piece of code to library/config.php:
    $config['enableListeners'] = false; 
    This will disable all addons and enable you to get access to the ACP again where you will be able to deinstall the addon.

    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.

    Disclaimer / License Info:
    This software is licensed to you to be used at a single installation of XenForo only. You'll need additional licenses if you'll use it at additional XenForo installations. The software is provided on an "as-is" basis, without any warranty. The software may not be bug free.
    The full license text you agree with installing the software is included in the package of this addon (LICENSE.txt). Please do not install and use this software, if you do not agree with this license.
    This add-on makes use of digitally fingerprinted code. Please do not redistribute it or forward it to any third parties, as this is against the license agreement.


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Recent Reviews

  1. pjfry
    Version: 1.1.2
    Works great! Now I can simply reuse my already uploaded attachments and my user can manage their attachments! Great job. Thanks!