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Easy Flash Uploader - Version 4.0.1

  • Description

License:

GPL v2 - Easy Flash Uploader License

Requirements:

  • Joomla 3.9
  • PHP 7.3+

Description:

This is a flexible file upload plugin that allows the user to upload files to it to the server with visual feedback of the upload status via a progress bar. This plugin allows the administrator to specify a destination folder, the design of the front end uploader, and an email notification of the successful upload. You can even have multiple plugins on the same page.

As of version 4.0 the plugin is no longer solely based on SWFUpload 2.2.0.1 for providing upload progress information. Starting from version 4.0, upload progress information is also available via pure javascript using the XMLHttpRequest object. SWFUpload is based on Aboda Flash, which will be discontinued by the end of 2020. As a result, SWFUpload is scheduled to be completely removed from version 5.0 and beyond.

Main features:

  • 4 ways to upload files, including 'Drag n Drop, File Input, and via a text link
  • Upload files to a specified folder path from the joomla root directory.
  • Specify the maximum file size permitted to be uploaded. This value can vary for each instance of the plugin on the page.
  • Specify the types of files, by extension and by MIME type, that are permitted.
  • Customize the upload label and submit button texts.
  • Customize the queue control buttons via css
  • Specify the color and size of the progress bar to match your theme
  • Customize the overall styles via css to match your theme
  • Specify whether to replace existing files on upload
  • Default parameters are specified in the Plugin Manager instance
  • Every parameter can be uniquely customized for each instance of the plugin on the same article page.
  • Optionally, send an email notification of all successful uploads to a specified email address
  • Plugin Manager colors available through custom Color Picker
  • Option to save files in username subfolders
  • Displays MIME Detection Compatibility in Plugin Manager
  • Layout Themes Available for selection
  • English and Spanish Language Files available

Important Notice:

According to Adobe, Flash Player will reach End-of-Life on December 31, 2020. After this date, there will be no support for Flash in web applications or browsers. Originally, Easy Flash Uploader was created uwing SWFUpload 2.2.0.1, which is a Flash-based uploap progress manager. As of version 4.0 of Easy Flash Uploader, SWFUpload will no longer be the main upload engine. And upon the release of version 5.0, SWFUpload will be completely removed.

Version 4.0 was designed to be used seamlessly in place of previous versions. It has various improvements compared to previous versions, which includes:

  • multiple recipients for email notification
  • full CSS customization
  • Drag n Drop uploading

Only two previous features were not implemented in Version 4.0:

  • maximum upload limit
  • queue limit

Important Notice: If you have installed version 2.0 or earlier, please update to latest version, because it fixes a security vulnerability in earlier versions. For those with 2.0, just go to your order history and download the latest version.

Version 4.0 only supports Joomla 3.9+. Earlier versions of Joomla are no longer supported.

Changes in version 4.0.1:

Released: December 1, 2020

  • Fixed issue with language localization of status and email notification

What's New in Version 4.0

  • Added HTML5 AJAX Progressive Upload
  • Automatic creation of user-based folders
  • Can email notification to multiple recipients
  • Removed MooRainbow Color Picker
  • No longer recognize pipe character to separate shortcode attributes

Changes in version 3.1:

Released: March 7, 2014

  • Compatible with Joomla 3.2
  • Fixed issue with multiple tags in one article

Changes in version 3.0:

Released: August 12, 2013

  • Added option for guest upload folder
  • Configure javascript to use translatable text
  • Added all translatable text to INI file
  • Removed Translatable Text from Plugins Manager
  • Removed Compatibility with Unsupported Joomla versions 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7

What's New in version 2.1.5:

Released: June 15, 2012

  • Fixed security vulnerability of helper file
  • Changed installation method from new to upgrade

Changes in version 2.1:

Released: February 14, 2012

  • Fixed security vulnerability of helper file

What's New in version 2.0:

Released: June 13, 2012

  • Compatible with Joomla 2.5
  • Tweaked CSS themes
  • Added Translatable Text section
  • Compensated for whitespace in mime types list
  • Added Button Sprite Selector
  • Added Translations
  • Added Themes CSS Selector
  • Changed to MooRainbow Color Picker
  • Fixed Javascript error applicable to IE

Demo Site:

Please feel free to check out the demo of the plugin at my demo site.

Known Issues

This plugin is designed to work on PHP 7.3+. If you have an earler version of PHP, it should still work but, you may encounter issues with detecting the MIME type of the uploaded file. This depends on your server setup, as it should work fine if PHP is allowed to call the exec function. Check out the support site for further details and considerations.

Credits:

Support:

Feel free to visit my support site.


About Us

Valor Apps is a registered business that is owned and operated by Michael Gilkes. The business is located and registered in Antigua and Barbuda.

We specialize in developing software for Joomla Content Management System (Joomla CMS), custom web apps, and custom desktop applications. We also provide computer support services to businesses located in Antigua.

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