Document Manager Plugin

I noticed there is currently no plugin available to help manage documents on for user-download. A plugin that helps visitors to my website sort through PDF’s to find the one they need (via categories, title, author, etc.) would be very helpful. Is there currently a WPMU solution to help achieve this functionality?

  • Brian Purkiss
    • Smushie Pies

    I am not aware of a plugin, WPMU or not, that is built to handle this specific functionality. However, there are a number of ways you could accomplish this.

    I would do it by creating a custom post type, creating a page for each of your PDFs with appropriate information, tags, categories, etc, and then setting up a search field that searches that custom post type.

    If you’ve never used custom post types, the Custom Post Type UI plugin will help you easily set one up.

    Unfortunately I am unable to find any plugins that allow you to create a simple search field for just a custom post type. However, the following code inserted into your theme should create a search form that searches just the custom post type. Just be sure to replace “POST TYPE NAME” with the name of your custom post type.

    <form role=”search” method=”get” id=”searchform” action=”<?php echo home_url( ‘/’ ); ?>”>

    <div><label class=”screen-reader-text” for=”s”>Search for:</label>

    <input type=”text” value=”” name=”s” id=”s” />

    <input type=”submit” id=”searchsubmit” value=”Search” />

    <input type=”hidden” name=”post_type” value=”POST TYPE NAME” />



    If you want to get fancy, take a look at this tutorial on WordPress Custom Post Type Search.

    I hope that helps. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re happy to help!

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