OSDownloads Pro custom fields

We just released OSDownloads Pro version 1.10.0.

This release introduces a new feature: custom file fields.

In this blog post, you will take a look at how custom file fields work.

If you are new to the concept of custom fields in Joomla, please read our post "How to Use Joomla Custom Fields".

Starting from OSDownloads Pro 1.10.0, you can add custom fields to a file. This will help you display more details about the file, in addition to its title and description.

Let's use downloadable books for example. You may want to include details like these:

  • Number of pages in the PDF
  • Publication date
  • Last update date
  • Available formats
  • ISBN number.

To achieve this goal, you first need to create a file field group.

  • Go to OSDownloads > File Field Groups and click New
  • Create a Field Field Group called Book Details
  • Click File Fields
  • Create fields and add them to the Book Details group.

When you're done, your OSDownloads Pro: Fields page will look like the image below:

09 five custom fields listed

  In the image above, you can see the following five custom file fields:

  1. PDF Pages, text field.
  2. Release Date, calendar field.
  3. Update Date, calendar field.
  4. Formats, text field.
  5. ISBN, text field.

Now, when you start creating a new file, you will see the Book Details tab with these five custom fields for you to fill in:

The five custom fields to fill in

Once you fill in the custom fields, check the front end of your site. Your fields will now display your book file additional information:

Book details at front end


About the author

Born from a Ukrainian mother and Russian father, Alex lives in the United Kingdom. Alex is a self-taught Microsoft Certified Professional. He enjoys learning Joomla and helping web site administrators make the most of it.