Docs for Ultimate Member

Add a way for users to easily upload docs to their Ultimate Member profile. Share and allow others to download or keep files restricted and private.

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The Docs for Ultimate Member is an add-on created to work with the popular Ultimate Member,  a fantastic Social Networking plugin. The add-on will give members the ability to upload files that can be downloaded by others and the public. Docs for Ultimate Member is extremely easy to use and boasts the following features:


Configure the site to only allow admins to be able to upload files and link them to user accounts.
Stop users from being able to download files.

Users Can Share Docs with Others

Users can post comments and replies to photos and galleries directly from the pop up.

Table Layout for Flat Downloads List

Users can pick photos from their computer or simply drag them to the upload screen. No page refreshing necessary. Add multiple photos at the same time with ease.

UM Docs LIst View

Downloadable Files

Edit media with just a few clicks. You can change Title, Description, Tags and Category.

All Features

  • New! Admins can now approve new uploads
  • New! Admins can now receive email notifications when a new file is added
  • New! Customizable form labels
  • Users can share docs with others
  • Confirmation alerts prior to downloads
  • Table Layout for flat downloads list
  • Downloads tracker in admin. See which user has downloaded a file
  • Pinned files – Feature important files above all others
  • Editable Labels
  • Restrict documents upload to specific UM Community Role
  • User created file contribution from frontend
  • User edit and delete option
  • Privacy per File
  • Global Privacy Setting
  • Possible Admin only file uploads
  • Downloadable Files
  • Download Count
  • Ajaxed load more
  • Thumbnails for image files
  • Custom Documents Tab
  • Language Localization
  • Extendable Plugin

How it works

Users will be able to to their Documents’ tab and choose “Upload Files”. The user will be presented a form that they can fill out and upload the file. Once complete, the page is redirected back to the user documents tab.

In the admin settings, you can restrict user upload and allow admin only file upload. Perfect for sharing company documents, receipts to all or specific users.

What can you make with Docs for Ultimate Member?

  • Client Receipts – Use Docs to attach customer receipts/notes to their account
  • Site Instructions and Templates – Easily attach downloadable instructions for your users
  • Contracts – Add contracts or sensitive material to specific users with the option to require them to confirm agreement before downloading
  • Grades – Running a school site? Easily attach grades and reports to students and/or parents.
  • Build a Portfolio Site – Allow your members to upload and build a digital portfolio of their work
  • Lots more.

How does file privacy work?

Below is a snap shot of how UM Docs can be configured to meet your specific privacy needs for guests and registered users.

Pinned + Public = Guests + Registered Users + Owner

Public = Guests + Registered Users + Owner

Public + Shared = Shared Users + Owner

Pinned + Private = Registered Users + Owner

Shared + Private = Shared Users + Owner

Private = Owner


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a demo of this plugin?

Yes, but is being revamped

Can users upload videos from their computer?

No, this plugin supports links from Youtube, Vimeo and other qualified sources.

Is this in any bundle?

Yes, you can save on this gallery by purchasing it as a part of the UM Starter Suite or Lifetime Access Suite

How long is the license?

The license lasts 1 year from the time of purchase.
Is there support this addon?

With all products, support is provided via forums and support form?

Can I request custom features?

Yes, simply send a message via the suggestion form to discuss custom features

What themes works best with the gallery?

Like Ultimate Member, the plugin is universal and works well with all themes but our theme SocialTribe has custom styling for the gallery.

Does this plugin use the media library?

No, instead of flooding your media library with thousands of photos, the plugin stores all media files in a custom folder

Do you have a suggestion for Docs for Ultimate Member?

We actively try to improve all of our plugins based on customer suggestions. Do you have a suggestion for this Ultimate Member add-on? Let us know below.

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    Fixed: Fixed issue with view='all' attribute not working properly
    Fixed: User Docs settings tabs should not display on profile
    Maintenance: Tested with WordPress 6.5.4
    Maintenance: Preparing for the introductions of blocks to plugin
    New: Added new layout for displaying both pinned and user uploads
    Maintenance: Tested with WordPress 6.4.4 and Ultimate Member 2.8.3
    Maintenance: Cleaned up code for new improvements
    New: Added Docs for Ultimate Member Groups extension
    Maintenance: Tested with WordPress 6.3.1 and Ultimate Member 2.6.11
    New: Customizable form labels
    New: Added email notification of new uploads
    New: Added new feature to approve new uploads
    Maintenance: Tested with WordPress 5.9.3 and Ultimate Member 2.3.1
    Maintenance: Few preliminary code clean ups
    New: Made plugin lighter by dropping some JS and CSS files
    Fixed: License is not activating
    Fixed: Pinned docs not showing on profiles.
    Fixed: Unable to set profile tab settings to Owner only
    Fixed: Sharing with users not working
    Made UM 2.1+ compatible
    New: New hidden folder created to protect files
    Fixed: UM Notifications update conflict with docs.
    Fixed: Owner cannot download files
    New: Option to Privacy Options for users
    New: Administrators can always download files from frontend
    New: Extra layer of file security added
    New: Option to disable download buttons to everyone except admin
    New: Option for limiting number of file uploads
    New: Added extra layers of file security
    New: Added numeric pagination
    New: Tabbed view for Pinned and Uploads
    New: Redirect user without download access to home page
    New: Added new shortcode options to um_docs_directory
    Updated: User role permission to work UM 2+ and backward compatibility
    Fixed: Docs titles appearing below list
    Fixed: User link from document
    Added: New privacy map
    Fixed: Not all public files being displayed
    Fixed: User shared docs showing in wrong place
    Fixed: Load more button showing wrong results
    Fixed: Some users couldn't update plugin with their license
    New: Users with direct link to download are redirected
    New: Added option to redirect restricted users
    New: Improved privacy option by storing in custom table (Updater button required)
    New: Added option to choose page to redirect users to
    New: Users can now share with other users from the front end
    New: Added option to allow frontend users to select who to share documents with
    New: Renamed Settings Tab
    Added Select2 after being removed from Ultimate Member 2.0x
    Fixed errors in admin console log
    Code improvements
    Fixed buttons not displaying well.
    Made buttons use same color as Ultimate Member
    Update delete function to remove associated attachment
    Fixed pagination issue
    - Default download number always starts at 1
    == 1.0.5 ==
    - Changed download script
    - Updated the allowed file formats
    - Updated language updater
    == 1.0.5 ==
    - Version Bump
    - Speed up JS and CSS
    == ==
    - Licensing class
    - Author names not displaying
    == ==
    - Updated code to WordPress Coding Standards
    - Updated the download file plugin for other server setups
    - Long thumbnails distorted
    == ==
    - Cleaned up code to make it more developer friendly
    == ==
    - Option to display modal message before downloading
    - Pinned Documents title not changing
    - Documents query for listing docs
    == ==
    - Option to assign multiple users to a document from admin
    == ==
    - User Uploads Label
    - Layout Options Grid and Table
    - Option to change position of subnav menu
    == ==
    - Option to restrict documents to UM Community Groups
    == ==
    - Option to add title above User Uploads
    == ==
    - "You do not have enough permissions to do that." when editing doc with um_action in head
    - Not seeing docs when private files settings is set
    - Compatibility with third-party plugin "Ultimate Member - Navigation Menu"
    == 1.0.4 ==
    - Option to customize labels
    - N/A to thumb when no file added
    - Language File
    - Admin settings text
    - Text "No Downloads" to "0 Downloads"
    - "Hide Thumbnail" option
    - Thumbnail not showing with no file attached
    - Changed the asterisk on account tab