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Project: ionFiles - Joomla Simple File Download

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#1 Guest_Jordan_*

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 11:54 AM

ionFiles 4.5 Public Beta 2 Download Now

ionFiles - Joomla Simple File Download
Version: 4.4.5 and 4.5 Beta 3

  • Updated: 08/05/2009
Beta Testers for 4.5 Needed! Joomla! 1.5 only!
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Change Log

Version 4.4.5 PB2 to 4.4.5 PB3
  • Fixed save Ordering for Files and Categories
  • Fixed reorder up/down for Files
  • Removed PHP Notice Errors
  • Fixed MySQL 4 VARCHAR installation error
  • Fixed Template choosing error

ionFiles 4.5 Public Beta 3 Download

Version 4.4.5 PB1 to 4.4.5 PB2
ionFiles public beta 2 has now been released and is attached for download. Version two allows the ability to theme ionFiles. For more information, see the offical blog here.

Version 4.4.4 to 4.4.5
We are still working on 4.5.0. It will contain all of these minor bug fixes along with many new features (such as the much requested File Upload). Hopefully it will release at the beginning of next month.

  • Fixed bug that prevented local files from being download. Code actually stripped slashes from the file URL so local files were not found. This prevent uses that have fopen() with remote file access disabled from using ionFiles.

Version 4.4.3 to 4.4.4
Version 4.5 is just around the corner wish some requested features such as file uploading, IP Logging and statistics tracking.

  • Fixed corrupted download problem.

Version 4.4.2 to 4.4.3

It is HIGHLY recommend to upgrade to this version
There will be another release shortly. This one was rushed to seal some security flaws.
  • Fixed Security exploit.
  • Merged download.php and ionfiles.php
  • Added priorities to update notifications.

Version 4.4.1 to 4.4.2

  • Fixed bug that kept ionFiles from working with SMF Bridge
  • Updated German language files (by TheEdge)

Version 4.4.1 to 4.4.2

  • Fixed bug that prevented search/archive from showing when only top position is selected.
  • Fixed bug in "check version" which still showed an old version.

Version 4.3.1 to 4.4

  • `ionFiles is now 100% XHTML valid
  • Fixed installation XML/Comment bug
  • Added selection criteria for placement of search bar (Top, Bottom or Both)
  • Removed the 16px icon restriction. Fonts can now be any size.
  • Added option to disable the search bar when viewing a single category only.

I'm still working on the todo list. I thought I would go ahead and release this version and add more features in 4.5. As always, if you have any suggestions please let me know!

Version 4.3 to 4.3.1

  • Fixed installation bug

Version 4.2 to 4.3

  • Publish/Unpublish button fixed.
  • Fixed JS errors in admin panel.
  • Removed menu images from Joomla! 1.5
  • Added "Archived" Column (May see error if PHP errors are turned on in Joomla!)
  • Added _IONFILES_ADMIN_ARCHIVED to all language files
  • Added archive functionality
  • Added admin option to allow users to view archive
  • Added Search Functionality with admin on/off switch
  • Added select category display functionality with admin on/off (users can choose to view only one category or all categories). Function uses JavaScript to hide/display selected values.
  • Ability to link directly to a category. This allows you to create multiple links on your forum menu or in your Joomla Blog. By using this feature only one category is displayed for the user. With all other options disabled it is the same effect as having multiple lists. Example:CodeCall Programming

How do you link to one specific category?
Add these commands to your ionFiles URL: &func=showcategory&categoryid=x

Replace x with the id of the category you want to link to. You can find the category IDs in the ionFiles Category Manager.

Version 4.1 to 4.2
  • Fixed two bugs which caused some sites to send corrupt or empty files.
Version 4.1 to 4.0
  • Fixed white screen error (PHP error expecting ( received =)
Version 4.0 Beta1 to 4.0
  • Now works in Legacy Mode, Joomla 1.5 and 1.xx
  • Fixed download error
Version 3.4 - 4.0 Beta 1
NOTE: This is a Beta version for testing. Even though 4.0 will eventually work for version 1.xx and 1.5 this beta DOES NOT work with version 1.xx of Joomla!

Version 3.3 - 3.4
  • Fixed small but significant error which created the "No File Selected" error.
Version 3.2 - 3.3
  • Fixed Authorization Denied error (by Scatcat)
  • Added Chinese language files (by Baijianpeng)
  • Added custom ionFiles menu item
  • Fixed Language not loading in Backend
Version 3.1 - 3.2
  • Fixed Warning Errors in Main Home
  • Fixed uppercase "F" in download.php preventing some users from forwarding correctly
  • Fixed Forwarding Bug with SEO enabled
  • Fixed fopen bug with Version Checker
  • Fixed language/version number in Version Checker
Version 3.0a - 3.1
  • Fixed File Icon Error (reverted back to 2.1 code)
  • Fixed undefined variables error
  • Added Hungarian formal and informal language file
Version 3.0 - 3.0a
  • Fixed download "syntax error" bug
Version 2.2 - 3.0
Changes by TkTech
  • Fixed time limit/safe mode error
  • Added Version Checker
  • Changes to the database that allow it to be expanded and upgrade ( so upgrade workaround )
  • Totals funtion + menu option to show total downloads + file size
Changes by Jordan
  • Fixed HTML editor error in header/foot
  • Fixed ordering problem in files and categories
  • Fixed CURL issue
  • Add Mirror files
Version 2.1 - 2.2
  • Corrected category maximum character length. Category names can now be 250 characters.
  • Added creation date in Unix Time stamp for those who wish to change the ordering of files.
  • Corrected missing yes/no box in configuration for release date.
  • Added code to show the release date in ionFiles display.
  • Removed escape quotes from Category Name, File Name/Description, Header Text and Header Description.
** Note: A new language field was added:

which appears as "Date" for all languages.

Version 2.0 - 2.1
  • Fixed minor bug in Mime Detection
  • Now PHP 4 Compliant (again)
Version 1.7 - 2.0
  • PDFs now download correctly
  • GIFs and Images now download correctly
  • Mime types supported: gif, jpg, png, jpeg, PDF, zip, doc, xls, ppt, exe, mp3, wav, mpeg, mpg, mpe, mov, avi.
  • If not in above list uses generic mime type ("forced download").
  • Several minor bugs with Windows Installation, now Window Compliant.
Version 1.6 - 1.7
  • Fixed "No File Selected" bug
  • Removed errors from administration panel (categories)
Version 1.5 - 1.6
  • Configuration now has default value
  • Click on "ionFiles" now goes to the configuration instead of a blank screen
  • Category link now 250 characters
  • Download Stats now shown in administration
  • Fixed apply button in category manager
By Robert.Moss
  • XHTML compliant
  • German Language
  • Icon Switching Works
  • Renamed itemid to FileID
  • Minor Bug Fixes
  • Changed many entries to lowercase for better compatibility
  • Most language constants are changed to variables
By eagle00789
  • Joom!Fish Compliant
  • dutch language files
Version 1.4 - 1.5
  • Cancel button now works in Edit or New file creation.
  • Access restrictions for categories and files now work correctly.
  • More than 30 files can be displayed correctly in the administration of Files and Categories.
  • Corrected bug with setting maximum listing more than 30 for File Management and Category Management.
  • Categories can now be set to linkable and contains a link URL.
Version 1.3 - 1.4
  • Fixed minor bug when editing files - chosen category is now selected as default.
Version 1.2 - 1.3
  • Added Download yes or no radio button in edit/new file. This allows users to set whether the file listed is a download or a link. If set to a download even files that normally open with an application (such as text files or mp3s) will bring up download prompt.
  • Fix bug where description showed even when there was no description.
Version 1.1 - 1.2
  • Fixed sub-directory Joomla! download problem
  • Fixed "Cancel" button in Edit Files
Version 1.0 - 1.1
  • Fixed I.E. download problem
  • Enabled HTML in header text, header description and file description fields
  • Fixed row number problem
  • Changed version number to correct number in installer
I wanted a simple non-categorized download for Joomla that would track my download stats. I couldn't find a decent one and Joomla being based around "categories" I started to create my own.

ionFiles is a simple download management tool for Joomla. ionFiles tracks downloads and lists files all in one place. There are no categories to browse through! Perfect for anyone in need of a download manager but doesn't want the category listings.

Additional Components
http://forum.codecal...les-module.html - Display the most popular files as a module.
ionFiles Latest Files - Display the latest files added as a module anywhere on your site.
JoomFish Content Element Files
JoomFish Translation Files

Language: PHP

Additional Info
First Joomla add-on created so there are probably many bugs to be found.

Tested System
Fedora Core 2 on www.thedatamine.net - Home
CentOS ionicware.com - Home

Requirements (if any are known)
Joomla, PHP, MySQL

Source/Binary Attachment
Attached here as an attachment and in the share system

GNU although a link back to Programming Forum would be nice for anyone using.

Operating Systems
Any that support PHP/MySQL

Simple download script for Joomla CMS

Todo List/Bugs

CodeCall Programming

Price: Free!

Support will only be given here. If you find any bugs please post them here.

Previous Versions
ionFiles - Previous Versions

Beta Testers for 4.5 Needed! - Joomla! 1.5 only
Click Here - Public Beta Attached

[B]ionFiles 4.5 Public Beta 3 Download

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Edited by Jordan, 05 August 2009 - 07:21 AM.
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Posted 14 October 2006 - 01:49 PM

Very nice, I will be taking a look at this and possibly contributing if I can.
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#3 Guest_Jordan_*

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 06:27 AM

I'm currently updating this project and making the installer work. It appears that I forgot to update the .xml file when I made any changes.
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#4 Guest_Jordan_*

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 09:01 AM

Released Version 1.0!
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Posted 24 November 2006 - 09:33 AM

Nice, thank you. I'll give it a test run once I setup Joomla.
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 11:19 AM


The listing on the demo site looks great but I receive a 404 when I click a file to download.

I installed the component on www.itsaboutcash.com and have the same problem there so I've unpublished the component until I find out if I've missed something.

BTW - I checked the URL outside the component to verify my linkis good.

My Joomla install is 1.0.11 on a Linux server.

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 12:03 PM

Odd, I just went to the demo site you posted there to see if I could find the error. Every download on the site worked..... I know that Jordan will ask this:

What browser are you using?
Have you ever been to a forwarding webpage before?
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 12:41 PM

After you asked your question, I tried in different browsers on 2 different machines.

My primary machine uses IE7 and I also have Firefox installed. The downloads and forwarding worked without issues in Firefox but returned the 404's for me with IE7 on my primary machine and also with IE6 on my second machine.

It looks like my Microsoft browsers don't like this.

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 01:25 PM

Of course this would be an IE issue. I wonder what is so bad about a simple "Location Forward" heading.
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 01:39 PM

It's hard to tell with Microsoft products but love 'em or hate 'em they are a browser a LOT of people, including me, use as their primary browser.

I usually try everything in both browsers before posting but got lazy this time. I should know better by now.
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 02:09 PM

Same here. I tested here in Linux and didn't even think about IE. I'll get that fixed tomorrow or sometime next week. Thanks for the bug report!
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 02:15 PM

Thanks for the very helpful joomla component!

After installing the ionfiles.zip file yesterday I noticed there were some problems and went to the Joomla components installer page. The version for this component says "0.6.0" and not "1.0". I downloaded again today just to be sure and it is still the same version.

If 0.6.0 is the latest then there were some minor problems like:
components/com_ionfiles/ionfiles.php line 177 did not have "order by ordering" when displaying the downloads.

administrator/components/com_ionfiles/admin.ionfiles.html.php line 82 and 327 had:
instead of:

One other thing that I would like (and did change in my version) was HTML allowable text in the header text, header description and file description.
administrator/components/com_ionfiles/admin.ionfiles.php line 639, 961 and 964, for example:
$description	= mosGetParam( $_POST, 'description', null);
$description	= mosGetParam( $_POST, 'description', null, _MOS_ALLOWHTML);

I apologize if these are known problems and version 1.0 is available someplace else.
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