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    Joomla Extensions - PDF downloader

    Joomla Extensions - PDF downloader

    I am looking for an extension that will display pdfs and .doc/docx etc. that simply displays the contents of a folder on the web server. This way our Admin team can post what they want when they want without having to go through me.

    Anyone know any?

    Cheers,

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by rush_tech View Post
    Can I see this on your site?

    Also, read the description its not clear to me whether you can just drop stuff in a folder and it will show?

    cheers,

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    Rushcliffe School its used in the letterbox down the right hand side. Give the member of staff FTP access to a folder and drop the files in and they will show where the module is published
    Last edited by rush_tech; 9th December 2013 at 09:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rush_tech View Post
    Rushcliffe School its used in the letterbox down the right hand side. Give the member of staff FTP access to a folder and drop the files in and they will show where the module is published
    Got it set up. Looks good tried a few documents in it and that's working.

    One issue I have is I cant access the folder on the server from a non administrator user.

    What I have done so far is;-

    ---- to add a security group to the folder in windows.

    ---- the user can now navigate to the folder and make changes etc. i.e. they run \\servername\drive$\ this gives them access. They can now click each folder and work their way down to \\servername\drive$\site\joomla_32\Documents\Polic ies

    ---- the user can not just run \\servername\drive$\site\joomla_32\Documents\Polic ies and go direct to the folder it says it doesn't exist. (this is obviously some IIS security thing)

    ---- I want to have a link on our intranet so they can just open the folder and drop stuff in. or put a short cut on their desktops.

    Anyway around this?

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    Why don't you just share the joomla_32\documents folder on your server?
    You user can then browse to \\servername\sharename\polices and drop the file in.
    Drive$ is only available for admin users

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boredguy View Post
    Why don't you just share the joomla_32\documents folder on your server?
    You user can then browse to \\servername\sharename\polices and drop the file in.
    Drive$ is only available for admin users
    Sounds like a plan, I'll give it a go and check back in.

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    worked like a treat. thank you @Boredguy

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    Update:

    The user can drop files in the folder and they appear through the website but you click on them and you get a 500 internal error. Any ideas?

    checked permissions on the file all groups like IUSRS etc are correct.

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    Error 500 could be anything.... before you click on the file that gives you a 500 error, check to see if the URL to the file is actually displaying correctly and not pointing to a location that is not accessible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boredguy View Post
    Error 500 could be anything.... before you click on the file that gives you a 500 error, check to see if the URL to the file is actually displaying correctly and not pointing to a location that is not accessible.
    The location is accessible the file permissions are right.
    Updated Reader
    Tried it in IE, chrome and fire fox

    A file that was accessible is now no longer accessible.

    Really confused..

    Policies

    Anyone fancy having a look. its pointing to the right location.

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    Tested your link this morning, and the only file that gave a 500 error was the PDF for your order confirmation.

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    I've found the easiest method to identify 500 errors on our Joomla, is stop IIS and use Apache, which display and/or logs more sensible error messages.

    Why aren't we just using Apache rather than IIS? You'll have to ask the boss...

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman_again View Post
    I've found the easiest method to identify 500 errors on our Joomla, is stop IIS and use Apache, which display and/or logs more sensible error messages.

    Why aren't we just using Apache rather than IIS? You'll have to ask the boss...
    Helpful.... and I am the boss.

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    Update- (because I forgot before christmas) it seems to be an issue with the joomla extension. Rectified it by just using word documents. Not ideal but it works. If I discover another way I will add it to the how you do it section. cheers for the help all.

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