The convenient download manager for WordPress.

The main features are the automated processes:

The same file is in multiple downloads, such as promotional material. In the event of a change, only one file has to be replaced and is applied to all existing downloads.

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  • Time savings
  • Easy to use
  • Better overview

Top features

  • Multilingual – German and English
  • GDPR (DSGVO) compliant – By default, the IP address is anonymized
  • Download statistics
  • Shortcodes
  • Output information
  • Download button
  • Download button with icons
  • Show MD5 and SHA1 hash in the frontend
  • Security: the direct path to the download file is not visible
  • You can activate the direct URL path for PDF files
  • Central file management
  • Automatic ZIP archive creation
  • PHP 7 optimized
  • Prepared for internationalization


  • WordPress 4.9+ — latest version 5.5.x


  • German – de_DE is the default language
  • English – en_AU (Australia)
  • English – en_CA (Canada)
  • English – en_GB (Great Britain)
  • English – en_NZ (New Zealand)
  • English – en_SA (South Africa)
  • English – en_US (USA)


  • Overview of all uploaded files

  • Overview of all archives

  • Dashboard widget with download statistics

  • Detailed download statistics

  • Detail view from a audio file with audio player

  • Available shortcodes for this archive

  • Use case in a post

  • Download statistics from a single archive


In the WordPress plugin directory

Search for “Z-Downloads” in your WordPress plugin directory and install it, then activate it.


Is Z-Downloads free?

Yes! The basic functions are free.

For advanced functions there is Z-Downloads Premium, this includes for example the output of MD5 and SHA1 hash values or unlimited files per ZIP archive.

Who is this plugin for?

Bloggers and website operators who offer various downloads.

Is this plugin GDPR (DSGVO) compliant?

Yes, no personal data of visitors is saved. By default, the IP address is anonymized, but this can be changed in the settings.

What language is the plugin in?

Z-Downloads is translated into German and English, other languages can easily be added.


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Contributors & Developers

“Z-Downloads” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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