By Administrator on November 18, 2023

This is the core Joomla Media Manager with the ability to easily upload and attach files to articles and all other types of content. With SP Download you can attach and edit files from the front end as well as from the administrative back end.

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Many times we want to attach files for download in our articles. We needed an easy way to do that, and unfortunately Joomla Media Manager allowed only images handling. So we modified the component and added this exact functionality.

While editing any article from back end, or front end you are now able to upload from your PC and attach in your article ready to download.

If you are already familiar with Joomla Media Manager, then you will have no problem using that component.

How to use

Given that SP Download extends core Joomla! media manager, it's usage is with a button from within your editor, where you can add an image, or attach a document file for download.


 After you install for the first time make sure you activate all three related plugins, if they are not already activated. 

Updating to the latest release

The extension can be updated with two different methods: installing the new version on top of the old one, or using the integrated Remote Update system of Joomla! extensions manager.

Updating directly

This is the failsafe approach, but the least convenient. Download the latest release from our site and save the ZIP file to your hard disk. Log in to your site's backend, click on Joomla! Extensions Manager. Use the Browse... button to locate the ZIP file you downloaded, then click on Upload and Install. All Joomla! versions since 1.5.5 are smart enough to understand that you're doing an upgrade instead of installation and adjust the process accordingly.

Do NOT uninstall the current version of the extension before updating it! Uninstalling will remove all of your data!

Using Remote Update

First insert from extension's options your download id. You can get your download id at Your Download ID.

Then go to Joomla! extensions manager -> update tab and click button Find Updates. If a new release is appeared then you can just update it from there.

Something not working right after the update?

Sometimes Joomla! "forgets" to copy all updated files. This is something that we have seen a few times. In this case, simply follow the instructions in the Updating Directly section above. This will force Joomla! to retry updating the component, copying the missing files and everything will work again.


You can uninstall the component just like any other Joomla! component. In your site's back-end, just go to Extensions Manager, click on Uninstall. In the Filter area type SP and click on Search. Several entries appear. Select the entry where the Type is Package. Do not select the other entries; they are removed automatically. Now click on Uninstall. This will completely remove extension including all related data.

Joomla! Media Manager

 Please check Joomla! Help for how to use:

One important notice is that the documents you upload and use are not somehow protected. They are treated exactly the same way as your images.

If you need protection on your files with Joomla! ACL you should not use this component.


You can restrict, or allow selected MIME files as per the image below.

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