Document Explorer – File Management for WordPress

Have you been searching for a WordPress Document Management plugin for your organization?  Look no further than Document Explorer.  Document Explorer is a robust file management plugin designed to allow users to manage files from an intuitive Front End UI in WordPress.  This is the perfect solution for company intranets, government transparency projects, or any website that requires users to download or upload files to their web server.


  • Admin Settings
    • Set Max File Upload Size
    • Set Default Permissions for Management (based on existing WordPress User Groups)
    • Set allowed file types
    • Use an existing directory from your webserver to serve files through Document Explorer or create a new directory.  Serve multiple folders directly using the plugin shortcode.
  • Robust file management from FrontEnd UI.
    • Control who can view, comment, download (unlimited or just once) or modify each file.  Or leave default settings from WP-Admin.  Permissions are set based on existing WordPress User Groups.
  • Allow commenting on files by logged-in users, great for collaboration.
  • Edit file name and add Description from FrontEnd UI.
  • View download statistics for each file, the number of times downloaded, and speed.
  • Download auditing (by username and IP) for each file, audit table of every download available via shortcode.
  • Real-Time Search with recursive folders option (recursive option enabled through shortcode)
  • Built-in direct-link protection
  • Non-Logged in users can only view or download files (settings can be modified in WP-Admin if the site needs to require login only to view and download)
  • Upload multiple files with drag and drop functionality.
  • Create new folders within the parent directory (only in non-recursive mode)
  • Bulk select files for removal
  • Sophisticated ajax development allowing for changes to files and tables without a full page refresh
  • Tested to WordPress 6(WP Multi-Site is NOT SUPPORTED at this time)