I am using WP-DownloadManager plugin to manage downloads in my blog. It’s a very usefull plugin by Lester ‘GaMerZ’ Chan. I think , He made the most important plugins for wp :D. He already wrote 17 wordpress plugins ! I am a big fan of Lester Chan aka ‘GaMerZ’ Chan and sometimes I try to get help from his plugin .. I mean how to wrote such nice and clean plugins…
Ok, I just checked that WP-DownloadManager plugin can list category but with files in each. But I wanted something like a download category widgets and a list of download category (just list of download category). So I just wrote a plugin for WP-DownloadManager plugin :D. It will allow you to put a widget in sidebar showing all the Download Category as list with files and hits count as soon as you can use short code in post and pages. And this will make a download category list like bellow 😀
Wp-Downloadmanager Catlist widget (1.8 KiB, 1,914 hits)
- Make sure that you installed the wp-downloadmanager plugin first !
- Now, Install the plugin like any other plugin.
You can use as short code as well as widget. After installing visit your widget area from admin panel and use “Download Categories” widget to place in sidebar. To use shortcode in post or pages, write in your post/pages editor in html mode
page_download_cat and wrap this word in  , you are done.
I just made a quick wrap of my needs and sharing with you. If you find any problem using this let me know. BTW, I am using this plugin in my download page where you will get my other wordpress, joomla and phpbb plugins.