Frontend File Manager Plugin


This plugin lets the wordpress site users to upload files for admin. Each file is saved in private directory so each user can download/delete their own files after login. For more control please see PRO feature below. Use folowing shortcode:: [ffmwp]

NOTE: Since version 20.0 Old shortcode [nm-wp-file-uploader] will be deprecated soon

Legacy: If you face any issue in new shortcode you can rever back using legacy shortcode: [nm-wp-file-uploader-legacy]

Quick Video


  • Secure Uploader Script
  • Fast, Responsive and Beautiful UI
  • Searching, Sorting Filters
  • File Detail Popup
  • File Types & Size Settings
  • Labels for Upload & Save Button
  • Progressbar Uploader
  • Thumbs for Images
  • File Details in Admin

Launch Full Demo

See Demo

Pro Features

  • Create Directories
  • Set Maximum File Upload
  • Set Limit per User File Count
  • Set Filesize quota for Roles
  • Email Notifications Settings
  • File Rename by Timestamp Prefix
  • Allow Geusts to Upload
  • Allow Users to Share File via Email
  • File Groups
  • Create Unlimited Download Areas
  • File Meta – Create Fields and attache with files
  • Visual Composer Addon Avaiable

Download Areas

Downloads Manager allow you to create unlimited download pages. Now file sources can be selected from User Roles, Users and Groups. And File
access can be granted to User Roles and indivisual users.

File Meta

File Meta are fields below, which admin can drag/drop. This will be attached to all files and user can add meta against each file.

  • Text
  • Textarea]
  • Select
  • Checkbox
  • Mask (customized format)
  • Email
  • Date (datepicker)
  • Image
  • Checkbox

Pro Version


  • Frontend View File Uploading
  • Frontend View List Files
  • Frontend View List Files and Directories (PRO)
  • Frontend View of Single File Detail
  • Adding Fields (File Meta) PRO
  • File Listing with Details


This plugin provides 1 block.

  • File Manager


  1. Upload plugin directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. After activation, you can set options from File Manager menu


Only user can see their own files?

Yes, not others.

Can I set filesize and types?


Can I upload Big files?

Yes, Big files can be uplaoded

Where all files are saved?

All files are saved under each user directory

Can admin download files from Dashboard?


Why I see HTTP Error message

it is because of your server side settings, sometime php.ini does not allow to upload big files. You need to check following two settings in php.ini:
1- post_max_size
2- upload_max_filesize
check this tutorial


مئی 16, 2023 1 reply
The UI is broken and when i want to see the setting page on backend it show me Error while loading file \wp-content\plugins\media-user-file-uploader/templates
مئی 18, 2022
This is really helpful and what I was looking for. Thanks for the developers.
اکتوبر 8, 2021 1 reply
This is exactly what my client needed for their private Custom Admin Dashboard! The requirement was: 1. Custom Upload and Download folder location 2. User restrictions by role (edit, delete, upload, download, create directories, etc.) 3. Front-end Access 4. Amazon AWS S3 support 5. Watermark Files 6. BuddyPress integration 7. Share files by folder and by user 8. Multi domain license I was happy to buy the 50 Site Enterprise version! Thank you Najeeb!
ستمبر 21, 2020 4 replies
Can the plugin does to disable the ability for users to access other members files and attachments through the Media Button and Featured Image sections.
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Contributors & Developers

“Frontend File Manager Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



23.0 July 7, 2024

22.9 January 14, 2024

  • Bug fixed: Admin were not able to download files now it is fixed

22.8 December 16, 2023

  • Bug fixed: Files directories can be accessable outside scope. Now directories are secured

22.7 November 16, 2023

  • Bug fixed: Download feature updated for secure purpose

22.6 October 23, 2023

  • Bug fixed: Security issue fixed

22.5 October 23, 2023

22.4 June 23, 2023

  • Bug fixed: Filename validated when uploaded to AWS.

22.3 May 23, 2023

  • Feature: Video duration added for video files info

22.2 May 17, 2023

  • Bug fixed: Newly created files/dir not showing unless refresh
  • Bug fixed: UI issues fixed

22.1 May 14, 2023

  • Bug fixed: Missing setting issue fixed

22.0 May 14, 2023

  • Feature: Using modern CSS, flexbox for best UI for every theme fit
  • Feature: Removed Bootstrap CSS
  • Feature: New UI for search, filters and groups
  • Feature: Left navigation added

21.5 December 16, 2022

  • Bug fixed: File upload issue fixed

21.4 September 21, 2022

  • Bug fixed: Some warnings removed and security related issues fixed.

21.3 September 3, 2022

21.2 August 22, 2022

  • Bug fixed: Filetype extension with uppercase letter is fixed.

21.2 May 13, 2022

  • Feature: Tiff image support added.
  • Feature: Files excluded form search
  • Bug fixed: Js error: fileupload.js?ver=5.9.2:67 Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read properties of undefined (reading ‘file_dimension_error’) removed
  • Feature: Gutenberg Block Removed, some issues when renderd with Gutenberg.

21.1 February 23, 2022

  • Feature: File Revision Addon Updated with new version

21.0 January 26, 2022

  • Feature: Refresh page removed after edit title and description.
  • Tweaks: Upload area is not set to top
  • Warnings Removed: Illegal key warning removed from helpers.php file line 41
  • Bug fixed: Download area rendering issue fixed with upload option

20.9 December 23, 2021

20.8 December 18, 2021

  • Bug fixed: File meta wrapper div showing even no meta attached
  • Bug fixed: File cancel button were linked to saved button.
  • Bug fixed: File searching and sorting issue fixed inside directories.
  • Tweaks: file title was set inside a h3, now it is set with span
  • Tweaks: File title and description styles updated with new classes

20.7 December 12, 2021

  • Bug fixed: Buddypress files inside directories were also showing outside, it is fixed
  • Bug fixed: File meta issue fixed for loggedin members

20.6 November 24, 2021

  • Tweaks: <h3> tags are replaced with div tag for CSS fix.
  • Feature: Searching the files by description is added
  • Bug fixed: AWS thumb is now generated using base64 URL
  • Bug fixed: File upload, edit or move errors sometimes due to nonce check, it is fixed

20.5 November 22, 2021

  • Guest upload issue fixed
  • Bug fixed: buddypress file group sharing issue fixed

20.4 October 31, 2021

20.3 October 31, 2021

  • Bug fixed: Guest file upload issues fixed

20.2 October 31, 2021

  • Bug fixed: File upload issue fixed from dashboard
  • Bug fixed: File upload issue fixed after first upload.

20.1 October 29, 2021

  • Bug fixed: Loading all files when directory is created in groups
  • Bug fixed: Directories were not adding in groups, now it is fixed.
  • Feature: Create Directory label option added in settings

20.0 September 11, 2021

  • Feature: Fast UI with WP Util Template
  • Feature: Page refresh removed on file created, delete

19.3 July 7, 2021

  • Bug fixed: File meta fields issues fixed
  • Bug fixed: File count issue fixed

19.2 July 7, 2021

  • Bug fixed: Data sanitized and escaped.

19.1 June 30, 2021

  • Bug fixed: Sanitized and escaped all data where required
  • Feature: Bootstrap older version replaced with latest

19.0 June 30, 2021

  • Bug fixed: Readme file stable tag now set to standard
  • Bug fixed: downlaod.php is removed all the way
  • Bug fixed: All data checked and sanitized again
  • Bug fixed: All data checked and escaped again
  • Bug fixed: Get rid of Out of Date Libraries

18.3 June 26, 2021

  • Bug fixed: Some security related issues fixed mentioned by WP security team.

18.2 June 23, 2021

18.1 June 7, 2021

  • Feature: Directories now can be moved inside another directories
  • Bug fixed: BuddyPress releated issue for group file sharing code optimized.
  • Bug fixed: JS related issue fixed

18.0 June 7, 2021

  • Bug fixed: Make plugin more secure from unauthorized access and activities

17.1 April 19, 2021

17.0 February 21, 2021

  • Bug fixed: Some options were not saving, now it is fixed.
  • Bug fixed: Directory delete issue fixed
  • Bug fixed: Directory inside files issue fixed for table view
  • Tweaks: Directories rename option added via Dashboard.

16.1.1 October 7, 2020

  • Bug fixed: Some issues fixed caused by last release
  • Bug fixed: images with capital type like PNG, have broken thumbs. Now it is fixed.

16.0 October 5, 2020

  • Feature: WaterMark Addon Released
  • Tweaks: Default thumb site set
  • Bug fixed: Delete file issue fixed

15.9 April 21, 2020

  • Bug Fixed: Share files issued fixed.

15.8 April 19, 2020

  • Feature: Admin can see all user’s files on the frontend.
  • Feature: Admin can share the files on the frontend.
  • Bug Fixed: File can be deleted from the admin panel.
  • Bug Fixed: File count issue fixed.
  • Bug Fixed: Files thumb issue fixed.
  • Bug Fixed: Translation file updated.
  • Bug Fixed: User specific model issue fixed.

15.7 Feb 29, 2020

  • Feature: Allow any user see each user files.
  • Feature: Input Field added in field meta

15.6 Feb 16, 2020

  • Bug Fixed: Thumbs enable for all type of files for amazon s3

15.5 Feb 6, 2020

  • Bug Fixed: File upload with Amazon s3 addon are fixed

15.4 Jan 27, 2020

  • Feature: Filename support with all languages

15.3 Jan 22, 2020

  • Feature: Admin can also upload the files & create the dir on admin side.
  • Bug fixed: Field meta default value set.
  • Bug fixed: Files count correct.
  • Bug fixed: Screen option on admin side working.

15.2 Nov 5, 2019

  • Bug fixed: Thumbnail upadted of MS files .

15.1 Oct 30, 2019

  • Bug fixed: upload multiple file using drag & drop restriction applied.

15.0 Oct 17, 2019

  • Bug fixed: Multiple uploaded files not showing, but only single file.
  • Feature: Pagination added to load large number of files

14.9 Sep 19, 2019

14.8 Aug 26, 2019

  • Bug fixed: A fatal error removed in last release.
  • Tweaks: Warnings removed on front-end.

14.7 Aug 20, 2019

  • Feature: Amazon image thumb display added.
  • Feature: Front-end design change
  • Bug fixed: Email notification on file upload fix
  • Bug fixed: File upload limit fix

14.6 June 16, 2019

  • Feature: PRO feature added Set default upload directory by role for new files.

14.5 June 02, 2019

  • Tweaks: Language Translation updated.

14.4 May 27, 2019

  • Feature: PRO feature added to set filesize limit for role base user.
  • Feature: PRO feature added to set total file uploaded limit for role base user.

14.3 May 23, 2019

  • Tweaks: Alert fixed during page refresh and files upload.

14.2 MAY 16, 2019

  • Bug fixed: Field Meta reset

14.1 May 9, 2019

  • Feature: PRO feature added to Disallow users to delete files as Option

14.0 March 17, 2019

  • Feature: %USER_EMAIL% template var added in email
  • Feature: Gutenberg Block Support Added
  • Feature: WordPress Latest version compatible check

13.9 February 28, 2019

  • Feature: Now Download page show directories
  • Feature: Option Add to Open PDF and Images file on new Tab

13.8 February 11, 2019

  • Feature: Public user access for Files is removed from shortcode, only settings allow public user access
  • Bug fixed: Download issue fixed for Amazon Files for Public Users

13.7 January 27, 2019

13.6 December 11, 2018

  • Bug fixed: Download URL was wrong in email when used AMAZON S3. It’s fixed now.
  • Tweaks: Warnings removed for admin settings when not set.

13.5 November 29, 2018

  • Bug fixed: Amazon download link will be gnerated on the run to prevent memory overflow issue

13.4 November 20, 2018

  • Feature: Readme file added about secure files
  • Feature: POT files added and some translations

13.3 September 29, 2018

  • Bug fixed: Directories were not showing it’s fixed
  • Feature: Amazon Addon – Directories will also shown on Amazon S3 Bucket

13.2 September 23, 2018

  • Bug fixed: Non-existed file will not be shownn on front end.

13.1 September 3, 2018

13.0 August 19, 2018

13.0 August 15, 2018

  • Feature: New and Fast UI
  • Feature: Admin Column for info
  • Bug fixed: All WordPress warnings removed
  • Bug fixed: Design related issue fixed

5.2 March 7, 2018

  • Bug fixed: Creating thumb issue in PHP version fixed


  • Bug fixed: Settings save issue in new PHP version fixed


  • Bug fixed: Some php warnings removed
  • Bug fixed: functions renamed properly
  • Bug fixed: scripts enqued properly
  • Bug fixed: DataTable API version updated
  • Bug fixed: offload image removed
  • Bug fixed: extra files and directories removed
  • Bug fixed: filename sanitzed while uploading and delete


  • Bug fixed: Invalid filetype error in WordPress Version 4.7.2
  • Bug fixed: Physical files not removed, now it is removing.
  • Bug fixed: Intermedia images are generated on each file upload, now only one image and thumb will be generated


  • Feaure: Tanslation support added for different laguages. Included languages, DE, ES, FR, NL


  • Bug fixed: Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability issue fixed


  • Added: Some admin UI element added


  • SECURITY ALERT: This version has removed a BUG related to security. Remote invalid file types are NOT allowed


  • No more Flash needed for IE. It’s replaced with HTML5 runtime.


  • Plupload replace with new version 2.1.2


BUG Fixed: Filename will will displayed after uploading for all files.


  • IE not supported message will be shown if IE browser detected


  • issue with FF/IE on file saving is fixed.


  • reloding the page once file is save.


  • plugin option menu was replacing appearance menu. Fixed now


  • developed on new plugin framework which is more efficient
  • better upload script using PlUpload
  • listing uploaded files with Data Table
  • showing images thumbs


  • Some latin characters like �, �, � etc were not rendered in file upload button, it is fixed now.


  • doupload.php and uploadify.php files have removed for best security practice
  • front end design is replced with ul/li based structure
  • pagination control


  • Some major security issues is being fixed, please update to this version


  • Admin can see the file uploade by users


  • there was error sometimes when creating directory for users, not it is fixed.


  • Physical file deleted from folder
  • Every user will have its own upload directory as user_name
  • File Name field is removed


  • Change the Upload File button


  • Fixed the bug for php short code


  • It is first version, and working perfectly


  • Fixed content placement issue when using shortcode in middle of post/page.


  • Just fixed the delete file bug.