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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DOCman 1.6 now available!

To some it may seem like the DOCman team had gone a little quiet of late but to those who know us it was a sure sign that something big was happening behind the scenes.

We are happy to announce the release of DOCman 1.6 for Joomla 1.6 and 1.7! Join our new Joomlatools club and download the latest update to the DOCman software in our Member Center.

DOCman 1.6 - Dashboard

A compatibility release

Conceived in 2003, DOCman has continued to be the premiere document management tool for Joomla for over 8 years.  As many would already know we have been working on DOCman 2.0 which is itself a revolutionary rebuild of DOCman using Nooku Framework.

What fewer would know is that we have also been working DOCman 1.6… a Joomla 1.6 and 1.7 compatible release of DOCman 1.5.

DOCman 1.6 does not include new features, instead we bring you the same stability, performance and security as DOCman 1.5 out of the box. It is intended that the DOCman 1.6 release will provide be a bridging solution for those already running with Joomla 1.6 or 1.7 and awaiting the release of DOCman 2.0.

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DOCman Secrets: Standard Buttons

We are back once again with yet another post in the DOCman Secrets collection which already includes some really great posts such as: Brief Permissions a quick look into the inner wranglings of the DOCman ACL, Email notifications a breakdown of the Notify plugin, Generating Thumbnails a breakdown of the Autothumb plugin and last but by no means least Batch importing a detailed look at Populate.

In this edition I want to show you one of the most simple functions DOCman offers, the ability to turn specific buttons off in the frontend. Great if you ever felt the need to rid yourself of additional options or you just don’t have the real estate on your pages to offer as many options as DOCman puts out by default.
DOCman 1.5 Standard Buttons
So how difficult is this to do? Very simple, each button has its own on/off switch located in the Plugin called ‘Standard Buttons’ which can be found in the Joomla Plugins Manager via the Joomla administrator.

Currently you can turn the following options on or off:

  • DownloadView
  • Details
  • Edit
  • Move
  • Delete
  • Update
  • Reset
  • Checkin/Checkout
  • Approve
  • Publish/Unpublish

That’s all for this edition of the DOCman Secrets, remember you can always get the support you need from the Joomlatools support portal or community forums!

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