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Save time and resources with a professional document library

Find documents fast

  • Instant search, sort & filter
  • Choose between a table or grid layout
  • Display documents anywhere on your site
  • List all documents, or categorize into folders

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Easy document management

  • Easily add, upload or import documents
  • Add categories, tags, and other document data
  • Supports any file type or 3rd party URL - even embedded audio and video players!

100% flexible

  • Show download buttons, links or icons
  • Choose which document data to display
  • 50+ customization options

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"Good product and service - this plugin was exactly what I needed for a document library. The plugin has great tutorials and documentation. Barn2 also provide amazing support. Highly recommended."
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Renee Romero Document Library Customer
"We needed a compact, easy to use document library. It was worth the money. The video tutorial was very helpful in explaining how to create a WordPress document library with search and filter."
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Professional Document Libraries

The #1 WordPress document library plugin has everything you need to add, manage and display documents and resources on any WordPress website.

4 Ways to Add Documents

Add documents and data manually, drag and drop file upload, convert Media Library files, or use the bulk CSV import.

Download Links Previews

Add or embed documents directly on your website, add quick download links, previews, or link to any URL or web page.

Any File Type

Supports, PDF, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, audio, video and more. Host files in the WordPress Media Library or externally.

Organize Your Documents

Categorize documents into unlimited folders, and sub-folders, add tags, and store extra data about each document.

Access Documents Anywhere

Users can access your document library from any device, anywhere in the world. All they need is a web browser.

Works With Your Theme

Your document library looks fantastic in any WordPress theme. It adapts to your brand and has flexible styling options.

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Maria Talasz
"Document Library Pro has been a "saving grace" as we needed to replace an abandoned WordPress document management plugin. Now we can arrange and present documents, media, and resources with ease."
Maria Talasz - US


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We've published 100s of step-by-step videos and tutorials on how to use our plugins for a wide range of purposes.

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Document Library Plugin FAQ

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  • Document Library Pro is a plugin which you can install on any WordPress website - either as a standalone website or intranet, or as part of your wider company website.

    It works like this:

    1. Each document is stored in the 'Documents' section in the WordPress admin area. There are several easy ways to add documents:
      • Add each document manually by going to Documents → Add New.
      • Select files in the WordPress Media Library and convert them to documents. This creates a document post that you can use to add extra information.
      • Use the drag and drop file upload tool.
      • Prepare a CSV file and import documents in bulk.
    2. Add the information that you want to display about each document (name, description, file size, any embedded content such as an audio or video player, etc.). Other information such as the file type is generated automatically.
    3. For each document, you can either upload a file (all file types are supported), link to its location on a third party website (e.g. Dropbox, YouTube or Office 365), or add/embed it directly into the page.
    4. Customize the display of your document library on the plugin settings page.
    5. Create a front-end document library by adding a simple shortcode anywhere on your site. See it in action on the plugin demo site!
  • Document Library Pro is better than a WordPress Media Library plugin because it creates a 'Documents' post type where you can store extra information about each document. This gives you complete flexibility.

    You can include any or all of the following fields in your document libraries:

    • Document title
    • Featured image
    • Excerpt/summary
    • Description (which you can use to add a summary, the full content of the document, or even embed content such as a video player, audio player, or content added using other plugins such as Google Drive embedded or flipbook app)
    • Date* (both the published and the modified date)
    • Author*
    • Document categories
    • Document tags*
    • File size (generated automatically)
    • File type (generated automatically)
    • A link to the downloadable document, or any URL if the document is stored externally
    • You can easily add extra fields* by installing a free custom fields or custom taxonomies plugin.

    * Available for the table layout only. 

    Once you have added the data, you can choose which columns to include in your document lists. The standard information will also appear on the individual page for each document.

  • By default, the document library is public and available to everyone who visits your website.

    You can easily restrict access to some of your all documents. We have provided a knowledge base article about the different ways to do this.

  • You can add as many document libraries as you like. To create multiple document libraries, simply structure your documents into categories and list them on different parts of your site.

    It's completely flexible and you have full control over which documents to list where. For example, you can:

    • Generate one big list of all your documents, with search box and filter dropdowns above if you are using the table layout.
    • Create a one-page document library structured into categories, with unlimited levels of nested folders.
    • List documents in different parts of your website based on their category, tag, status, date, and more.
  • Absolutely not! Your WordPress document library can list an unlimited number of documents.

    We recommend using the table layout for large document libraries. It has a lazy load option which loads the document library one page at a time. This allows you to have thousands of documents without any performance problems.

  • We have tested Document Library Pro with a range of free and premium themes and are confident it will look great with your theme. Our plugin support includes helping with theme-related conflicts.

    By default, the WordPress document library uses styling from your theme such as the font size and color. There are built-in styling options which you can use to customize it to your heart's content.

  • Clicking the Buy button above will take you to the purchase options. You can choose either a Lifetime or Annual software license.

    • Lifetime licenses never expire. It's a one-time payment which includes all future plugin updates, new features and support, forever.
    • Annual licenses are renewed once a year. As long as you have an active license, you will receive support, plugin updates and new features. If your license ever expires then you can continue using the plugin, but won't receive any further updates or support.

    You can also choose between Starter, Business and Agency options, depending on the number of sites and type of support you need. The pricing table above shows the difference between each license option.

  • dlp is designed to work with any WordPress translation plugin such as WPMLWeGlot and TranslatePress. This makes it easy for you to translate the document library into any language and use it on multilingual websites.

  • Document Library Pro is fully tested with the latest versions of WordPress and WooCommerce. We always recommend running the most up-to-date version, but we also support older installations:

    WordPress - 5.0 and up (tested to 5.8.3)

    PHP - 7.2 and up (tested to 8.0.13)

Current version
Version: 1.4.2
Last Updated: 07 Jan 22
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