Is Document Library Pro a good Memphis Documents replacement?
Memphis Documents Library was a popular free WordPress document library plugin until it was discontinued for security reasons. Now many users of that plugin are looking for a Memphis Documents alternative.
Recommended Memphis alternative
A lot of people use our Document Library Pro plugin as a Memphis Documents replacement. As the leading WordPress document library plugin, it has everything you need to add, manage and display any type of document online. This includes:
- 5 ways to add documents - manually, via a front end document upload form, by converting media library files to documents, bulk CSV import, or drag and drop import.
- Choice of 2 fully cutomizable document library layouts - either a table or a grid view.
- Lots of document-specific features such as document download buttons, file type icons, preview buttons, and multi-document download buttons.
- Built-in version control options.
If you're looking for an alternative to Memphis Document Library, then we highly recommend installing Document Library Pro. Here's a review from Alysia, who switched to Document Library Pro after searching for a Memphis alternative:
"I did a lot of research before deciding to use Document Library Pro to replace Memphis Docs. Our library is extensive and the conversion went smoothly by following Barn2's excellent documentation. The plugin is very well-made with features that I didn't even know I needed. I highly recommend this plugin."
Further reading: Complete guide to setting up a WordPress document library.
How to migrate from Memphis to Document Library Pro
Unfortunately there is no automatic way to migrate from Memphis to Document Library Pro because they use different post types, and Memphis didn't provide an export function.
One option is for you or your developer to export the documents from the Memphis database tables and use this as the basis for creating a CSV file which you can then import to Document Library Pro. Some manual work will probably still be required to get the data in the correct format, but this will save you some time if you have lots of documents.
Another option is for you to find the Memphis documents from wp-content/uploads/mdocs in your website's file system, and use the drag and drop file upload method to add them to Document Library Pro. This will add all the selected media files as 'Documents' in Document Library Pro, and the filename will be used to auto-populate the document title (so make sure the filenames are clean and descriptive before uploading the files). Some information, such as the file type and size, will be generated automatically so you can display it in your document library straight away. Other information will need adding manually by finding it in the main list of 'Documents' and using the edit option to add the remaining data.