I’ve decided to add a downloads section for my site, where I’ll collect my WordPress themes and other things I wanna share. I have made a test installation of a script that will help me keep track of the downloads and provide me with statistics.
The only downside to this is that the script itself is fairly old and apperantly not in development any longer. So why chose this? Well I’ve used it before and it is a good script, that provides what I want it to and more over it is easy customize.
I looked at a few others, more recent scripts, and they just didn’t cut it for me. I’m sure they would do the job nicely, I just didn’t like the way they displayed files (using a file tree as most OS does is very popular it seems). So I was very happy when I found the script I used some years ago. Since then there had been a few version changes, but the last one was a couple years old. I figured I’d give it a shot anyways. And the code seem stable, and as far as I can tell there are no (widely) known security issues with this last release. I did a search for that.
What this means in reality is that if there’s some bugs, or if there’s some new function I wanna have, I’ll have to figure that out my self… But I’ll give it a stab 😀 I won’t officially take up developing the script, though in theory I could since it is an open source project under “GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE”, as I currently have to little knowledge of PHP coding.
However if I find any bugs, that I am capable of fixing with help of more experienced coders or on my own, I will make my findings public. If YOU use the script and find a bug that you can resolve, or have resolved I’d be very happy to know of them, especially the solution found.
Oh, might as well tell what script I’m talking about as well 🙂 I’m talking about Olate Downloads version 3.4.3
PS. Have you found a newer release, I’d like to know that as well.