jD Stats for Administrators
There is also a tab which shows some related web server php settings information important for jDownloads. Clicking on a tab shows the relevant information immediately below the set of tabs.
Various examples of the information shown are given later in this article.
(1) how many categories are published, how many unpublished, and the total number;
(2) how many Downloads are published, how many unpublished, and the total number;
(3) how many Downloads are featured;
(4) the Category Tags in use;
(5) the Downloads Tags in use;
(6) total number of times files have been downloaded.
Latest, Popular and Featured Downloads
Top Rated and Most Rated
The Top Rated is based on the average rating star value whilst the Most Rated is based on the number of users who have given a rating.
For example has been rated by 20 different users with an average rating of 3.5.
The Limits logging is accessible through the Logs item in the main control panel left hand side menu
See the DOCUMENTATION for details on setting up Limits.
Describes details about file and folder monitoring to form Categories and Downloads. This log shows the results of using the Check Download Area on the jD Control panel.
It records both test runs and data runs.
Information relating to use of the Restore tool when restoring the JDownloads database Backup.
As well as resoring the database entries it also updates the Joomla! Assets table.
- the Joomla! platform;
- various items of system information such as PHP and Joomla! versions;
- the jDownloads install or update details.
Server PHP Information
Allowing file uploads and setting the maximum size of an upload are of obvious importance.
Note that there is a setting in User Groups Settings that also allows setting limits for each User Group.
The maximum upload size then becomes the lowest of all the sizes.
Also it is very desirable that the Memory Limit is larger than the max_filesize and post_max_filesize settings.
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System Plugin problem
Overrides of interest are those that effectively replace the standard jDownloads code. They are not changed when jDownloads is Updated or uninstalled.
See Creating Overrides using Template Manager (opens in a new window/tab) for more information.
Installation and Configuration
On the left hand panel you are able to select which 'tabs' are to be shown.
Also in the 'Count' setting you can select how many Downloads are shown.
On the right hand panel you may select where the module is shown.
To show on the jDownloads Control Panel use the pulldown to select position jdcpanel. To show on the main Joomla! Control Panel select cpanel.
If you wish to show on both then make a copy of the module, setting position jdcpanel in one version and cpanel in the other.
The image opposite shows the default settings.
Colin Mercer April 2019, updated October 2020, June 2023, August 2023.