Under the hood of FILEman

One of the most requested features of DOCman 2.0 is the ability to upload files in multiple folders. Currently, DOCman 1.x only allows uploading files in one folder.

Joomla’s media manager can manage files across different folders but is a hermetically sealed black box which has been around since the Mambo days. It neither allows extending it, nor can it be easily re-used by other extensions.

For DOCman 2.0 we needed a file manager that is more flexible, modern and extendable. Over the past months we re-built the media manager from the ground up. We took out the aging iframe techniques and static structure and replaced it with a brand new component. Meet FILEman.


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A Closer Look at LOGman

Knowing what’s happening on your site and what other people are doing is an essential part of web administration and the social web. Whether you’re alone or working with a team of web administrators, writers and editors, having the ability to record and view their activities in your site or across sites is very useful.

Activity Streams

Joomlatools is bringing Activity Streams to your Joomla sites through LOGman. If you use Facebook, you should have a general idea of what Activity Streams are. Knowing what you and others have done is very helpful. It shows you the progress of whatever project you’re working on, and it helps boost the productivity of people.

Logging Actions

LOGman is capable of logging all the actions of our Joomlatools extensions. For example, LOGman can log everything that is happening in FILEman 1.0 and the upcoming DOCman 2.0.

We also added support for some of Joomla’s core components. You can log events from content (add/edit) and users (add/edit/delete/login/logout). As an extra treat, LOGman can also log add and edit actions for DOCman 1.x. So even DOCman 1.x users can make direct use of LOGman.

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Meet FILEman and LOGman

The team has been working hard on DOCman 2.0 over the past months. We realized that DOCman is basically made up of 3 key features: files, documents and logs.

Together, these three make up the core functionality. Instead of holding of until all three features are ready, we have decided to release them as separate extensions. We are very happy to announce today two new extensions to the Joomlatools family: FILEman and LOGman.


FILEman is our lightweight, simple, speedy and vamped up version of the Joomla media manager that features multiple file uploading and automatic thumbnail generation. All powered by AJAX, CSS3 and HTML5 making for a much more responsive user experience.

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DOCman 1.4 end-of-life

Today we are announcing the end of support for DOCman 1.4. Released in February 2009 and downloaded more then 1 million times it has served us well for the past 2.5 years. With the end-of-life of DOCman 1.4 we are also officially saying goodbye to Joomla 1.0 which already reached its end of life on[ July 22,  2009][1].

We encourage everyone who is using DOCman 1.4 to upgrade to either DOCman 1.5 for Joomla 1.5 LTS (long term support) or DOCman 1.6 for Joomla 1.6/1.7 releases.

We will continue to offer support for DOCman 1.4 on our forums until the 1st of September 2011 to help users migrate to DOCman 1.5/1.6.

With DOCman 1.6 released and the end-of-life of DOCman 1.4, we are now putting all our focus on DOCman 2.0. Keep a close eye on our blog or follow us on Twitter to receive more information.


DOCman 1.x is no longer supported, and will not receive bug fixes & security updates.

Upgrading to DOCman 2.x is painless and preserves your data. You will get updates, as well technical support. And of course you are supporting a quality GPL-licensed Joomla extension!

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