Web Development Documentation

What is DOCMan?

DOCMan is an extension for Joomla! that allows you to upload documents to your website, so they can then be downloaded by visitors to your site.

FILE VS. DOCUMENT: THEY ARE DIFFERENT IN DOCMan

DOCMan defines "files" and "documents" as different things:

  • A file is the original PDF, Word document, or other file type that must exist on your computer or network drive before it is uploaded to the website
  • A document is a link to the original file, with some additional properties that are specified in DOCMan:
    • A title (which may differ from the file name)
    • A category
    • A description (optional)
    • The status, whether published or unpublished

document vs fileDOCMan "file": -Your original file (Word, Powerpoint, PDF, etc) -Not automatically accessible from website. DOCMan "document": -A link to your file -Accessible from website -Belongs to a category -May have different name