The convenient download manager for WordPress.

The main features are the automated processes.

For example: The same file is in multiple ZIP archives, such as promotional material. In the event of a change, only one file has to be replaced once and is automatically applied to all existing ZIP archives.

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  • Easy to use
  • Time saving
  • Does his job perfectly

Top features

  • GDPR (DSGVO) compliant: by default, the IP address is anonymized
  • Security by default: the direct path to the download file is not visible
  • Help and documentation for all functions is integrated
  • Download statistics
  • Shortcodes
  • Download button
  • Download button with icons
  • Output information like file size or download count
  • Output file lists
  • Output a audio player
  • Output a video player
  • Show MD5 and SHA1 hash in the frontend
  • You can activate the direct URL path for PDF files
  • Central file management
  • Automatic ZIP archive creation
  • PHP 8 compatible
  • Prepared for internationalization
  • Multilingual: German and English
  • and more…


  • WordPress 4.9+ — latest version 6.1.x


  • English – default language
  • German – de_DE


  • Overview of all uploaded files

  • Overview of all archives

  • Dashboard widget with download statistics

  • Detail view from a audio file with audio player

  • Available shortcodes for this archive

  • Use case in a post


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! All 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 want a easy to use download plugin and 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 in English by default and completely translated into German, other languages can easily be added.


අගෝස්තු 7, 2021 1 reply
I love the way this plugin works. I'm using it with Oxygen builder and seems to not be able to record the download count for some reason, but just love all the functions and how it works. Please keep up the development!
ජනවාරි 20, 2021 1 reply
I installed this one after a local test. My old downloadmanager was giving me some problems in optimizing my website, this one doen't. Besides that this pluging has a great workflow, I had it filled and installed in no time, very well thought interface. In short, I'm very happy with this solid plugin. It deserves more downloads.
මාර්තු 4, 2019 2 replies
Dieser Download Manager kann genau das was ich gesucht habe, Dateien in mehreren ZIP-Datei packen und automatisch aktualisieren, super!
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Contributors & Developers

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


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