Info About This Plugin: :ponder_tb:
I wanted to be able to upload files and add them to my posts with either links, popup links, or just put them in the post. I’ve looked around at all the different blogging systems out there and didn’t find one that really did a great job at it! Once I found WordPress, I was happy with there system overall, but still needed this feature. I looked for a plugin that would go the job, but all of the plugins that I found had problems with them: Only supports Images, Doesn’t work at all or well, and just didn’t add file to the post. Well I set out to create the plugin of MY dreams and it has come to be LMB^Box FilePress!

LMB^Box FilePress is able to upload files to your blog and allows you options to add the file to your post. There is a button added to the Quicktags Toolbar in the Admin Write Pages: FilePress. You use this button to popup a new window to browse, upload, and manage all of you files. LMB^Box FilePress allow you to add your files to your posts by selecting how you want to display the file and then click “Add File to Post!” which will add all the code needed directly to your post’s content. Now, when I say “file(s)” I don’t just mean some file types like just Images, I mean WHAT EVER YOU WANT! You set which file types to you want to allow and the max file size for all files along with all other settings for LMB^Box FilePress, in your Admin Panel on the LMB^Box FilePress and Miscellaneous Options Pages. LMB^Box FilePress will try to make thumbnails of all Images that you upload and use it to show you what the image file is. If FilePress can’t make the thumbnail for an Image or the file isn’t an Image, it will use a file type default thumbnail image for file display.

To install LMB^Box FilePress read the readme.txt file or :
1. Copy the folder lmbbox-filepress into your wp-content/plugins directory

2. Copy the “files” folder to your wp-content/ directory

2.1 You will need to create a folder on your server where all the files will be uploaded to and set the permissions to 777 (full access). By default, the folder is called files and is in your wp-content/ directory.

3. Activate this plugin in the WordPress Admin Panel

4. Go to your Options -> LMB^Box FilePress Page and make sure to check and set all settings correctly.

Latest Version! :smoke_tb:
I have just updated my LMB^Box FilePress plugin to version 1.0 Beta! Ok … FINIALLY I’m proud to announce that the next release of LMB^Box FilePress is here! After a terrible incident, I was able to recover / rewrite what was lost and continue on developing FilePress to what it is now. The layout / control page is completely redesigned from the previous release and I’ll be making more design changes for the next release! Most of the big / basic features are finished but a few are still not finished (eg. Move / Copy Folders and Files). The documentation is still sparce but that’s because I’ve been putting all my free time into finishing up this release. I’ve also started to implement localization for FilePress! Currently there is only English, but I will be adding rough translations for some other languages. The next release most likely wont be for quite awhile because of my lack of free time, but I’m planning on keeping up development for FilePress. This is from the readme.txt file in the Change Log section for 1.0 Beta:

More Info With Next Release! But For Now …

== ToDo List ==
Upload Progress Bar < = Need To Find Better Way, Finish Everything Else First!

Folder Functions:

-> Move Folder

-> Copy Folder

File Functions:

-> Create File

-> Edit File

-> Move File

-> Copy File

FTP Versions Of Folder/File Functions

Create To Be Standalone File Manager < = In Alpha Stage!

Create Flash Interface

Try Adding Support For Running Downloads From Other Web Access Sites

== Completed ==
Thumb Folder

Focus After Add

Close After Add

Width/Height Thumbnailer

True File Size Limits

Folder Functions:

-> Create Folder -> Create Thumbnail Folder < = May Need Some More Work! <= Update: All DONE!

-> Rename Folder

-> Delete Folder

File Functions:

-> Get/Upload File -> Creates Thumbnail File

-> Rename File -> Rename Thumbnail File

-> Resize File < = Do I Want To Update Thumbnail Also?! <= Calls create_thumbnail_file() And Creates New Thumbnail File: All DONE!

-> Rotate Image CW & CCW -> Creates New Thumbnail File

-> Delete File -> Delete Thumbnail File

You may download the new plugin below:
LMB^Box FilePress Version 1.0 Beta

Old Versions! :zip_ee:
Here are all of the old versions and releases of LMB^Box FilePress plugin. There really isn’t that big of a need for this part but I’d like to keep all versions avalible to everyone. Below are the links to the archives:

LMB^Box FilePress Version 0.9 Beta
LMB^Box FilePress Version 0.1 Beta

Donations :money_mouth_tb:
Feel free to donate a little if you wish to and if you like what I’ve created. All donations would be wonderful and would help to keep all my plugins open source/free! To donate, click on the button below to use paypal. If you wish to donate via another form, please contact me. You may always just simply click on some of my sponsors’ ads on the left side of the page! Thanks!
Donate via Paypal!

Plugin Feedback: :help_tb:
Now I’m done talking about my LMB^Box FilePress plugin and it’s now time for you the reader and user to make the content. Please post comments below about any and all problems, ideas, thoughts, and feelings about my LMB^Box FilePress plugin. Thank you all for your support and help!

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  1. francesc
    Posted December 12, 2009 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    how can I download it?

  2. Thierry
    Posted January 18, 2008 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    Your plugin rocks! it is almost eactly what I was looking for. Thanks a lot.

    But I encountered a problem when I tried to use it. Even if I am logged as admin, I get the following message: You need to login.

    After a quick look at the code, I checked the variable $user_level and it returned “0″. When I set it to 7 (manually in the code), I get an access to the plugin GUI. I will try to find the reason of this problem but I am not a specailist.

    Test made on WordPress 2.3.2.

  3. Posted December 8, 2007 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    That’s great to hear sniperrifles!

  4. Posted September 17, 2007 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    the latest version is work good without any problem thank you for fixing the bugs.

  5. Posted August 6, 2007 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    SEO Blogger, yes LMB^Box FilePress can be setup for any folder you want so long as it’s on the web server and you have chmod to 777 (if you are running PHP as a module and not CGI).

  6. Posted August 5, 2007 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    Wow, thank for the plugin. Just a quick clarification question:
    “I can create a folder with any name other than ‘Files’ right?” Just need to CHMOD it to 777 correct?

    Oh, I’d like to make a ‘little’ suggestion here:

    *Please increase the font-size of your blog text. The itchy-tiny font seems to make my Is irritated a ‘little’ bit =P.

  7. Posted May 12, 2007 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Crunchy, what are the specs of your web environment (eg. Apache 2, PHP 4.2, Debian)? I have tested on both Windows and Linux systems all running Apache 1/2 and PHP 4.2/5.

  8. Crunchy
    Posted May 12, 2007 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Yes, I Did.
    I gave 777 permissions,
    and I changed to files of 4M but
    Noway ,I can’t upload files greater than 2M.
    Sh*t D*mm !!

  9. Posted May 12, 2007 at 6:08 am | Permalink

    Crunchy, did you chmod the files folder to 777 permissions? Open your FTP client and look for the files folder. You should see the permissions somewhere either displayed or if you right click on the folder.

  10. Crunchy
    Posted May 11, 2007 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Yes, you are right !!

    The file was created and sended.
    I have change the options, and
    the .htaccess file was modified,
    to 5M.
    But for any reason, when I try to
    upload files grater than 2M, the program
    uploads, but the file is not added to files directory.
    I think It’s because the server doesn’t allow
    files greater than 256K
    (but with this plugin I can upload files up to 2M)

    Any Idea, Lord M.

    Thanks !

  11. Posted May 11, 2007 at 5:45 am | Permalink

    Crunchy, if you do not see a .htaccess file in your /wp-content/plugins/lmbbox-filepress/ folder, then please create one by just creating a new text file and renaming it. If you are running a Windows OS, it will not let you rename it to .htaccess so just name it htaccess.txt. Then modify the content with the code you are given by FilePress Options. Finally, upload the file in place and use your FTP client to rename the file to .htaccess. It may disappear that this point if your FTP client is not showing hidden files, you may want to change that setting to show hidden files. Let me know if everything goes well.

  12. Crunchy
    Posted May 11, 2007 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    This is me again.
    Well, I can’t find the .htaccess file on the plugin directory, so what shoud I do?
    (Give me details …)

    Thanks Lord M.

  13. Posted May 10, 2007 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Crunchy, unless PHP has write access to modify the .htaccess file in the lmbbox-filepress plugin folder then you have to manually modify the .htaccess file with the code you are given. So locate the file, open it in an text editor and update the code. Then upload the file to your lmbbox-filepress plugin folder on your website.

  14. Crunchy
    Posted May 10, 2007 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    I’ve got a problem with this plugin that I can’t manage.

    When I tried to change the size of the files to upload
    from 2M to 4M ,wordpress says that can’t update and
    I should do it manually, what have I to change??
    (what php file and how)

    Thanks for your time….and great plugin.

  15. Posted April 11, 2007 at 6:10 am | Permalink

    Ed, because of other things going on, I have not worked on FilePress as much as I would have liked to. As of right now, the next version of FilePress is not scheduled to be released. This may change down the line as I’m able to spend more time with it.

  16. ed
    Posted April 9, 2007 at 2:48 am | Permalink

    Hi, just wondering if there will ever be a new release of filepress? And if so, when aproximately?

  17. Posted February 19, 2007 at 10:10 am | Permalink


    Not sure if I have picked this up properly and I can’t use it until 2.1 is ready anyways. But I thought this would be an excellent file archiver. I have clients and have files – invoices, correspondence and images that I need to archive. It occured to me that I could password protect the post and then use WP and filepress to archive all files associated with that client. It would be very easy to find files, etc. What do you think? Can filepress be used in this way please and when will it be ready for 2.1?

    Many thanks


  18. mel
    Posted January 22, 2007 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    This is a wonderful plugin! Thank you – just what I’d been looking for!

    One mention… “Embed” doesn’t work yet, but pointing the safeInclude plugin towards the files folder works really well in the meantime.

  19. Posted October 13, 2006 at 6:00 am | Permalink

    Stu, if you look at my comment on Jan. the 9th you will see I answered this. But for a more general recap … FilePress is somewhat ready for WP 2.x but does need work. I have not been able to work on this for a while now, even though I would like to. So as for right now let’s just say that FilePress is not meant for WP 2.x but it may work with some tweaking.

  20. stu
    Posted October 13, 2006 at 4:01 am | Permalink

    Hi. Sounds like a great plugin. I’d love to try it. Does it work with WP 2.0? Others have asked the same question, but I don’t see a response, which leads me to believe it won’t work with 2.0. Is that right? Thanks.


  21. Posted October 5, 2006 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Alex, Currently you can only upload one file at a time. Multiple file uploads will be added, but that will come later. I’m a bit confused though … if you’ve ftp’d them up to your site, you shouldn’t need to re-upload them. If you ftp them to your /wp-contents/files/ (or what you have set in the settings) folder, you will see all files and folders under there.

  22. Posted October 5, 2006 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    It’s only possible to upload one file at a time? Is there a way to read an entire folder thats already been FTP’ed and use the files there? I was using Photopress…one thing I liked is that you could upload multiple files. Is there an option for that, that I’m missing?

  23. Posted April 4, 2006 at 9:08 pm | Permalink


    I’m interested in trying out your plug-in. Is it okay to use it with WP 2.0?

  24. Posted February 2, 2006 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    I know exactly how you fell OrangeGuru! :D As you can tell, it’s been quite a while since I posted that and I still have not released an update … so please just hang in there until on is released! Thanks!

  25. Posted February 2, 2006 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    I am REALLY looking forward to get a new version of FilePress!

  26. Posted January 9, 2006 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Wayne, I will be working on all my plugin updates withing a week. That will include a new release of FilePress to work with WP2! So be looking for the updates the end of next week through the following week … it all depends on if I get the time to do the updates. :D

  27. Posted January 9, 2006 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    Hey do you know when this will work with wordpress 2.0?



  28. Posted December 29, 2005 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    Michael, LMB^Box FilePress is completely Open Source! You may use the source anyway you would like, I only ask that you leave my info in the source and on any documentation that you release. I am planning to release LMB^Box FilePress as a stand-alone system that will have pluginable features and code to work with many other systems and code. For example, WordPress, Joomla, and the WYSIWYG Editors like FCKEditor. :rasberry_ee: I’m very glad that you like what I have done so far! I have alot of ideas that I would like to work on with FilePress, so I’m wanting to continue the developement of the system. :D

  29. Posted December 29, 2005 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Really a nice plugin – I hacked around a bit, to integrate it as an Image/File-Manager into FCKEditor. I am thinking about releasing the combination as an integrated plugin, and wanted to ask about the license LMB^Box Filepress is released under – I could not find anything in the source code.

    If you want to have a look, you can download the combined Filepress/WYSIWYG-Editor Plugin here – feedback very welcome. Let me know if there are any problems with me republishing that.

  30. Posted December 28, 2005 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Michael, Thanks for the info! I’ll be looking into all these little things as I prepair a minor release to work with the new version of WordPress. I’m sorry about the comment posting problem. I’ll also look into this. Thanks Michael!

  31. Posted December 28, 2005 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    regarding waynes problem, just had the same. Bug is the escapeshellarg function in line 721 off lmbbox-fileupload-class.php, which surrounds all convert arguments with a single pair of single quotes. Replacing it with escapeshellcmd made it work for me, don’t know if thats the right thing to do though.

    PS: If you don’t enter your email here, you get a nice “please enter email, name” screen, but no way to go back without loosing your comment text.

  32. Posted December 15, 2005 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Wayne, First thanks for your support and donation! Now to your problem … Before anything else, please make sure that the path to ImageMagic’s convert binary is ‘/bin/convert’ (Unix/Linux normally comes with it, but Windows does NOT!). If it isn’t correct, you need to update it to the correct path! Then try to upload a new image and see if Thumbnail Creation works with ImageMagic (set back to ImageMagic in settings). Please let me know if this works … Thanks Again!

  33. Posted December 15, 2005 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    hey nevermind it’s working great! i had to change it back to PHP’s GD Support and it works

    Great plugin

  34. Posted December 15, 2005 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Hey I’m getting this error, when I upload a file:

    Fetching/Uploading File …
    Upload File – us.jpg => DONE!
    Create Thumbnail File – us.jpg => FAILED!
    ERROR: Unable To Execute – /bin/convert’ -antialias -scale 120×120 /home/photosnp/public_html/waynesutton/blog/wp-content/files/us.jpg /home/photosnp/public_html/waynesutton/blog/wp-content/files/thumbs/thumb_us.jpg’ – With Error – - Returned Code – 127 – !
    Done Fetching/Uploading File Process

    It uploads but doesn’t create the thumbnail.



  35. Posted December 8, 2005 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    This is very interesting … At first glance, I’m not really sure what is going on. But after some checking the problem is two-fold. First is that your server (mainly your PHP’s config) is not correctly setup or is setup a way that is causing errors. Secound in the ‘lmbbox-filepress.php’ file in the ‘lmbbox-filepress’ plugin folder on line 16 there is another ‘require_once('lmbbox-filepress-config.php');‘ line that doesn’t need to be there and that maybe what is causing the problem. Please try removing that line from the file and see what happens. Please let me know what happens and what your server’s info and stats are. Thanks!

  36. Posted December 8, 2005 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    Warning: main(): URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration in /home/guests/johkaard/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/lmbbox-filepress/lmbbox-filepress-plugin.php on line 36

    Warning: main( failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/guests/johkaard/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/lmbbox-filepress/lmbbox-filepress-plugin.php on line 36

    Fatal error: main(): Failed opening required ‘‘ (include_path=”) in /home/guests/johkaard/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/lmbbox-filepress/lmbbox-filepress-plugin.php on line 36

    First I got the “can’t find …config.php” error, I manually set the plugin.php to the config file, and then got these errors :)

  37. Posted December 4, 2005 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    Now mook don’t say that!

    Knowledge = ‘Ask Lots Of Questions’;
    if (Knowledge === Power) {
         exit(‘Most Powerful You Are!’);
    } else {
         exit(‘ERROR: Internal Unknown Fatal Error! Exiting …’);

    Enjoy! :D

  38. Posted December 4, 2005 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    no, I AM sorry for being unaware ^^

    keep up the great work!

  39. Posted December 4, 2005 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Yes Mook, I know! I haven’t been really worried about this because the current version of FilePress is 0.9 Beta … meaning that it will have these bugs in it. The next release will produce and be fully XHTML 1.0 Transitional. I’m sorry for any problems … :|

  40. Posted December 4, 2005 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Hi, the plugin works great, but after using it, i fail xhtml validation. the error is below:

    …omputer/1.jpg” title=”1.jpg” onClick=”‘

    You have used the attribute named above in your document, but the document type you are using does not support that attribute for this element. This error is often caused by incorrect use of the “Strict” document type with a document that uses frames (e.g. you must use the “Transitional” document type to get the “target” attribute), or by using vendor proprietary extensions such as “marginheight” (this is usually fixed by using CSS to achieve the desired effect instead).

    This error may also result if the element itself is not supported in the document type you are using, as an undefined element will have no supported attributes; in this case, see the element-undefined error message for further information.

  41. Posted September 3, 2005 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    At the time I released version 0.9 Beta, I didn’t realize that it didn’t work using IE. Since then, it has been brought up in these comments and it will be fixed in the next release of FilePress. Hopefully I will have it out soon too! I’m glad you have everything working now, and that you like it. Thanks for your support!

  42. Posted September 3, 2005 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Oke, that was the problem, I used IE. Why didn’t you mention this in your readme or the FAQ? I wasn’t aware of this fact.

    It works now, the buttons work as well, I have uploaded my first file, and the image could be added to the post immediately, just like I wanted.
    Great work! Thanks mate!

  43. Posted September 3, 2005 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    Vdu, what you’re discribing is exactly what it should look like for a new/first install. The ‘root/wp-conent/files/’ directory will be empty so there won’t be any files or folders. Now the big question is what browser are you using to access WordPress and FilePress … IE, Firefox … If you’re using IE, I’m sorry but currently FilePress doesn’t like IE at all! The way that the buttons are setup, IE won’t follow the links. I’m currently working on the next release of FilePress and I hope to have it out in another week or so. I have fixed this IE problem and I’m also making sure all other browsers work, plus all the stylesheets will work too! I hope this helps …

  44. Posted September 3, 2005 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    Hi, I am trying to use your (which I think is a wonderfull) plugin, but I just can’t get it running well …

    I copied the files to my server, created a ‘files’ directory, 777′ed it, all ok.
    Changed the settings in the ‘Miscellaneous Options’ of WordPress.

    Now, when I want to use the plugin, I click the button ‘Filepress’ and the popupscreen appears, with two buttons ‘manage Dirs >>” and “Upload File>>”

    The text below thos two button says : [root] / $> No Folders!
    The root links to ‘

    the table below this text says: No Files!

    What can I have done wrong?

  45. Posted September 1, 2005 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    Gina, This very issues has come up in the past and I plan on adding options for both the width and the height for the Thumbnails. I’m actually working on FilePress right now and hopefully I’ll have the next version out soon.

    I too, at first, was going problems with WordPress. I had tried pMachine Pro, EE, Sernidipity, and a few other open source blogging scripts but the only one that I found was the easiest to customize and use was WordPress. Yea there where many things that I wanted to add the make everything easier and nicer, and that’s why I started creating some plugins. FilePress is my answer to the non-tech user who needs/wants to add images/files to their blog and post them. Other plugins out there did almost what I needed here and there, but none were complete all-in-one package to do it all. And hopefully FilePress will be that package!

  46. Gina
    Posted September 1, 2005 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    Oh, that’s where I was misunderstanding. I already changed the value in “Maximum Image Thumbnail Size” to “400″, but my thumbs weren’t “400″. I was expecting that value to convert to maximum WIDTH, not height. Which, is odd to me. I’ve always had fixed widths on the content area of my blogs, and when I add a thumb, I’d want it to never break the design by being too wide. But, I could see it the other way too, if you’re doing a gallery type thing. Maybe the below will help.

    What I meant with the automatic height calculations, I meant that you’d have the same setup as the window height/width and positioning: you put in how wide you want the window to be, then the positioning value adjusts itself, right? Do the same with the thumbnail width box, where the user types in the width of the thumbnail, and the height box value is automatically sized for ratio. (And vice-versa for height) Then, if the user wanted to change the value(s), he could.

    I think the “maximum size” should apply only to the filepress browser thumbnails, that way, you could have smaller thumbs in the browser, which would save screen space, and any size you wanted in your blog.

    Does that make sense?

    Thanks for reading my comment and replying. I’ve been looking at WP as a replacement to MT, but I’m having a terrible time finding an image upload plug that makes sense. So far, you’re hitting it, just those above things would thrill me to death.

  47. Posted September 1, 2005 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Gina, thanks for you support and I’m sorry about the IE issues in the plugin right now …

    1 …
    To change the Thumbnails size, go to Options -> LMB^Box FilePress Options page and set “Maximum Image Thumbnail Size” to the max size (either height or width) in pixels that you want the Thumbnails to be. Note, the plugin creates the thumbnail size off the largest side of the picture … example: picture is 600 x 800 … thumbnail setting is 200 … new thumbnail will be 150 x 200.

    2 …
    That’s an idea that I could try to add, but alot of people want to have uniformed thumbnails so that it’ doesn’t throw off there site’s layout/design. I’ll have to look into that.

    Hope this helps!

  48. Gina
    Posted August 31, 2005 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    So far, this plug-in is the closest to what I am looking for. Thx. Two things:

    1. How do I make my thumbs larger?
    2. It would be nice to pick the width of my thumb each time I use the plug-in, then the height would be figured automatically.

    I am also having the IE issues, so I’ll be waiting on that too :mrgreen_wp:

  49. Posted August 10, 2005 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    I just took a look at it Orangeguru, and I’m KICKING :doh_tb: :wallbash_tb: myself in the ass right now for not testing the layout / html code in IE! I was only testing it in Firefox and forgot to check it in IE … the way the buttons are setup with the link … I guess IE doesn’t like buttons to be inside of a href link … I’ll make sure to fix all layout / code problems with most browsers in the next release! I’m finishing up the next release now so I’m hoping to have it out within the week or so … until then, I’m sorry for the problems … Thanks for your support and help with bugs. :)

  50. Posted August 10, 2005 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Work fine with FireFox – but not with Internet Explorer 6.0. The Dialogbox appears but I can’t get [Upload] to work / react. Work overall fine with FireFox. Any idea why?

  51. Posted August 1, 2005 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Well thank you Orangeguru! Thanks for your support, suggestions, and your donation! :thumbup_tb: That is defently something that I should add to FilePress (being able to set the thumbnails’ width and/or height to the size you want)! I’ll be working that into the next release of FilePress. So until then, please enjoy and use the plugin to help yourself out! :P Thanks.

  52. Posted August 1, 2005 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Hello again!

    I am using your plugin in my blog in a daily basis – and it helped a lot!

    I have one request: it would be nice to set an overall max width for images instead of a max dimension (height and width). Many people use (like me) a fixed for their blog layout – so you want your thumbnail to be ALWAYS max. width – the height ain’t so important.

  53. Markus
    Posted July 19, 2005 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Thomas,
    for your excellent support.
    I will waiting on your update, I am sure, once finnished, it will be very good.
    Best wishes from Switzerland.

  54. Posted July 18, 2005 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Well Markus there are many things to say:

    I’m not sure what is going on with the display and sharing the thumbnail files with IImage Gallery and Browser. FilePress really uses different ways to control the files and they really don’t work well together unless you set them up correctly (takes lots of tweaking).

    FilePress tries to minimalize the display of all the files so you can quickly find what you are looking for, instead of having to view large images and have the page look messy.

    It is always best to manage your files and orginize them into folders and subfolders. It’s not good to have 1,000′s of files in one folder when they can be separated into 5-10 subfolders having 100-500 files in them. Just much easier to find what you are looking for.

    I’m not quite sure how IImage Gallery works with the User Interface, but FilePress will have an Album feature in the future allowing you have have a File Galleries. But I think that you are trying to do with just simply adding 5-10 files (images) to a post to form a sort of gallery can be done with FilePress but is not as efficient as IImage Gallery right now. I need to change / update some of the features in FilePress so that it becomes more easy to access multiple files at once. I’ll be adding an option to either close or leave open the FilePress window when you “Add to Post” a file (right now it just closes, not always good!). I may also add a quick add feature to the main browse page of FilePress so that you don’t have to go through to the file page.

    About the searching to find a file, right now all files are just sorted by name. In the future FilePress will sort by name, reversed name and date modified. I believe adding a feature like you asked about (the ABC…XYZ listing that jumps to that section) would be possible, but may slow down FilePress’s loading times; it’s something to think about and look into.

    For right now, your best bet is to either just use IImage Browser / Gallery or you could use FilePress but use a dedicated folder for FilePress because you’ll have problems with image thumbnails not showing up and just many file issues. Hopefully soon I will have FilePress 1.0 out and things will just get better from there. Thanks for you support, it’s always welcome!

  55. Markus
    Posted July 18, 2005 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Hello Thomas,
    Thanks again to you!
    Well, I deactivated the plugin from IImage Browser and uploaded an image and then … it worked :thumbup_tb:

    Then I activated IImageBrowser again and … it works not also! Cool.

    Then I thought, ok, now I can use both (because some other people worked with the other one and some images are upoaded in other folder).

    This works realy except one thing:
    If I write the correct path (…folder) than FilePress works and the browser shows at the beginning this folder … but then the old image (not all) from IImage Browser are not more displayed.

    Hence now I have both plugins activated, all works, I must only allways first in FilePress change the folder (go to “files”) and then not forget to change the folder, where to store new images (in the folder “files”).

    Then all works.

    Allow me some words generally:

    With the IImageBrowser there is one problem: When we have a lot of imags, it is quite bad to scroll to the wished images. I tried in the past to generate some subfolders, but the problem is still there. (IIMageBrowser gives a _ for thumbs).

    I do not know how to solve this, but I guess, in FilePress could it be the same “problem”. Let me do some brainstorming:
    What for example with a ABC-register at the head? Then I could click on G and the browser would jump to the first image with a G.

    Or there could be some clever sorting?!

    Or a clever subfolder-system (for esamply by month?). But then I guess, could it be also a bit difficult to find an image.

    Also I do not know, is it “bad” to have several hundert or even tousends of images in one folder? If yes, we should deal something with subfolders?!

    I do not know, this, at first sight, are my thoughts about FilePress.

    BTW: The same author has also another plugin called “IImage Gallery”, you can see it here “in work” :wink_wp:

    These 5 images are made with IImageGallery.
    When I look at the code from your FilePress, I wonder, would it not be possible, to integrate something like this into FilePress, like I choose 5 images and click on a special knob “small Gallery” or so and FilePress would generate something like this.

    As I said, this all is only brainstorming from me, and maybe it is very stupid :redface_wp:

    I personally will try to work now with our Beta, while I let IImageGallery for the others and I will wait on the next release from you…. I wonder.

    Thanks and I hope you will go ahead with your very good work!!

  56. Posted July 18, 2005 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Well thanks again Markus for your support! The problem that you are most likely having is the fact that you used IImage Gallery to upload your files and create the thumbs. FilePress creates thumbnails on any image file that you upload! If the file is not an image or if the image can’t be created into a thumbnail or if FilePress can’t find the thumbnail, it will use something that I call “Default Thumbnails.” What they are is images that try to discribe the file’s contents with an image. Just like if you have a .txt file and a .jpg file on your desktop, the .txt file will be the notepad icon and the .jpg file is be some type of image icon.

    You can try a couple of things:
    1. To make sure that everything is working, try uploading an image (jpg / gif) with FilePress. You should see the thumbnail after the upload is complete.

    2. Find out what the prefix for the thumbnails are in IImage Gallery and if they are in a folder like “thumbnails” or something. Then go to the FilePress Options page and for the Thumbnail File Prefix enter:
    A) If there was a folder like “thumbnails,” then first put that folders name in like so “thumbnails/” (followed with a /). Else just move on to next step!
    B) Then put the thumbnail prefix from IImage Gallery in.

    What this should do is FilePress will try to access the thumbnails that IImage Gallery created. Beware, you may not be able to create thumbnails with FilePress if there is a folder like “thumbnails” where all the thumbnails go.

    This is something that I wanted to add to FilePress, it would sovle this very problem! There will be a Thumbnail / File Snyc option that will try to make sure that a thumbnail is there and if not, try to create one. Also there will be features like renaming, deleting, resizing, etc. All of that should come out in the next release! :ponder_tb: But until then, I’m sorry if there is any inconvenance.

  57. Markus
    Posted July 18, 2005 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    Hi Thomas,
    Because I love your other two plugins (smileys and comments), I gave this a try, although it is still Beta.

    It seems to work for me, and I like specialy the idea behind this plugin: a lot of options are possible. At the moment I use “IImage Gallery” from Martin Chlupka, what is quite cool, but lacks a bit of options. From this point of view your plugin seems to be VERY interesting :clap_tb:

    But one problem I do have, and I guess, I do something wrong: I cannot see the images in the folders, “only” placeholders. Is see the point of this, (for example IImage GAllery loads VERY long, if there are a lot of images), but on the other hand; I can see the filenames, but no thumbs.

    And to choose some images, I think, I have to see the thumbs. Must I first create some thumbs to see them??

    Sorry for my Bad English, I try a summary: All works, I can get the code into the post, but after publish it, the post shows only the placeholder (symbol of jpg), but on a click on it I can see the image.

    Thanks for some hints, but maybe I am simply to early, because your plugin is still in Beta.

    Thomas, I think, you make very good plugins, must be a lot of work, as I said in another post, I will donate your work
    Best wishes

  58. Posted July 13, 2005 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    I’m sorry then … I will try to have it in the next release of the plugin. :D

  59. Posted July 13, 2005 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    I did manually add the .thumbs folder. Anyways, I’ll just wait for your next release.


  60. Posted July 13, 2005 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    Ok, what’s happening is that FilePress can’t find the folder ‘.thumbs’ that you add. Now, did you manually add the ‘.thumbs’ folder to all of your folders? If not, do so and try again. The best way to add these folders would be to use a ftp client or Cpanel if you have it. But you could try using FilePress to add the folders but I’m not sure that it would work.

    If you did already add the ‘.thumbs’ folders, well I’m sorry. Right now FilePress just doesn’t support this. :doh_tb: I will try to have it in the next release! :P

  61. Posted July 12, 2005 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    Done all you’ve said and still I get this error:

    Warning: imagejpeg(): Unable to open ‘/images/.thumbs/thumb_logo.jpg’ for writing in /wp-content/plugins/lmbbox-filepress/lmbbox-filepress-config.php on line 646

  62. Posted July 12, 2005 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    You don’t need to edit any files. First make sure that you are using the lastes version 0.9 Beta of LMB^Box FilePress. Then go to the LMB^Box FilePress Options Page under the Options Menu. Find the field for the Thumbnail Prefix and fill it in with ‘.thumbs/thumb_’. Then give is a shot, if it doesn’t work or you get a PHP error, manually add a ‘.thumbs’ folder to every folder that you have.

    The end result should have your thumbnails being stored in a ‘.thumbs’ folder within the file’s folder, eg:

    |__> [images] — where the image file is!
    |_____> [.thumbs] — where the image file’s thumbnail is!
    |_____> [family_pictures]
    |________> [.thumbs]
    |__> [docs]

    Hope this makes more sence. :rasberry_ee:

  63. Posted July 12, 2005 at 11:26 am | Permalink


    which files exactly and which line should i replace with ‘.thumbs/thumb_’ ?

  64. Posted July 12, 2005 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    Hey Jasmin! In FilePress when you make a thumbnail, the plugin just simply adds the Thumbnail Prefix that you set in the FilePress Options Page to the name of the file that you uploaded. Meaning … the thumbnail of the file is in the same folder. Currently there is no setting to create the thumbnail in another folder like you mentioned, but if you would like to have them, give this a try:

    For the Thumbnail Prefix, set it as ‘.thumbs/thumb_’ (yes there is a ‘.’ period before the ‘thumbs’ part, this tries to hide the folder in unix / linux!)

    What this should do is simply add the thumbnails to a folder called ‘.thumbs’ or what ever you set. Now I have not tried this yet, but I do believe that this should work. The only thing that I think that you may have a problem with is you may get an error from PHP saying that ‘thumbs’ folder doesn’t exist. If so, manually add a folder called ‘.thumbs’ or what ever you set under every folder except a ‘.thumbs’ folder.

    Give this a shot and let me know how it does! I will look into adding this feature to the next release! Thanks for your support!

  65. Posted July 12, 2005 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    I just wish the thumbs will be created and stored in a different folder like all the default icon. Or is that already possible and I’m just being a dolt here?

    Otherwise, great plugins! Thanks

  66. Posted July 7, 2005 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Herr Porner! Your support just like all other is very welcomed. I haven’t had that much time to finish up the basic features that I want FilePress to have, but hopefully soon I will. Thanks!

  67. Herr Pörner
    Posted July 7, 2005 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Many thanks for writing FilePress. Since a few weeks I’m looking for a good upload manager and it seems that FilePress is what I’m looking for.

    Keep up this good work!


  68. Posted June 28, 2005 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Ok thanks Kan for the bug report and for your support! I’m trying to finish up FilePress to get it out of beta right now and all bugs should be fixed when 1.0 is released so thanks.

  69. Posted June 28, 2005 at 11:15 am | Permalink


    I’ve found a bug in IE6.0/Win ME, when I click in Upload File ou Manage Directory, nothing happens. But in Firefox, all works fine.

    Your plugin is the best.

  70. Posted June 23, 2005 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    Well orangeguru, Thanks! I really thought so too, this was a major gap that wordpress had but now it’s being filled. :drunk_tb: I’m still not done working on LMB^Box FilePress, still alot more that I want to add to it and hopefully I will have the time to do so in the next few weeks. Thanks again! :wub_tb:

  71. Posted June 23, 2005 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Most excellent! Love this plugin and works perfectly so far. Thanks for filling an important ‘gap’. I missed a proper image uloader / popup generator since I switched from MT. Thanks again!

  72. Posted June 13, 2005 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Ian I’m not really sure what is going on, but if you look at the error message

    Warning: main(config.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/web/SERVERS/ on line 13

    Fatal error: main(): Failed opening required ‘config.php’ (include_path=’’) in /home/web/SERVERS/ on line 13

    the problem that I see is that the plugin is calling the wrong directory for the plugins lmbbox-filepress-plugin.php file. It’s calling ‘lmbbox-filepress-remove’ as the plugin’s folder name, but that shouldn’t be correct.

    If you can wait a couple of days, I will be releasing the next version of this plugin that will just about finish up all the features. It will still be beta, but much closer to the finished, working, no bug plugin!

  73. Ian Stokes-Rees
    Posted June 13, 2005 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    After I active this with WordPress 1.5 I get the error message below on every WP page until I move the directory. Could this be because I installed the “file manager menu install plugin” first? Any suggestions what causes this and how to get around it? I’ve checked all directory and file permissions.

    Warning: main(config.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/web/SERVERS/ on line 13

    Fatal error: main(): Failed opening required 'config.php' (include_path='') in /home/web/SERVERS/ on line 13

  74. Posted June 5, 2005 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Thanks again!!

  75. Posted June 5, 2005 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    I’ll most likely do both, but at the least I’ll email it to you. No problem, glad to help!

  76. Posted June 4, 2005 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Montie!!

    Will you upload it to your server and post the link here, or email it to me?

    Thanks once again,

  77. Posted June 4, 2005 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Well then Danny, I will do my best to get the script working asap. I hope it works just like you need it to. :rasberry_ee:

  78. Posted June 4, 2005 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    Hi Montie!

    To be exact, I will be mirroring some linux distros from, I know your script can only handle single files. That is fine with me. Any working standalone script would be great!!


  79. Posted June 4, 2005 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    I know about the code, I didn’t include the rest of it because it’s for the upload feature and not the ‘copy from site’ feature (look in the upload.php file for the rest). The MD5 is defently doable for the security, the only thing that I’m wondering is what files will you be wanting to ‘copy from site’? Mainly, are you looking to copy the whole site or just certain files that you need? My code can only handle single files, like for example: If you get, you will have problems and only the index file will be gotten; If you get, you will get my font.htm file. Do you understand?

    But everything else shouldn’t be that much of a problem at all. When I get the time, I’ll work on it and either post something about it or email you.

    Oh, I was just thinking about how you would use MD5 and the php code … you really wouldn’t need to use MD5. Since the file will be php, you can set all your settings directly in the php file, meaning your password! If you are worried about someone getting the file, then you can deffently use MD5 else there really isn’t any point to.

  80. Posted June 4, 2005 at 12:49 pm | Permalink


    Thanks for all that, but I don’t think all of the code came out in your reply. :(

    It finishes with a brace which is obviously wrong. As for your questions:

    1) I will be the only one using it as I will be manually mirroring a website so I dont need much of an ‘admin’ area as such
    2) For protection, I want to use MD5 using the following script ( )
    3) I want as least code as possible
    4) I dont need a file size limit as I will be the only user
    5) No browse feature is needed, just a simple ‘copy from site’ form.
    6) THANKS!!!!


    P.S. In case you didnt know already, MD5 is a method of encryption, I have put my password in ‘md5.txt’, however, you cannot decrypt that. You get in by the script comparing the pass in the php to the pass typed (Encrypting it first)

  81. Posted June 4, 2005 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Well Danny, I would be glad to strip it down to just the copy from site feature and put it all in just one file, but right now I don’t even have the time to finish the FilePress plugin as it is! :doh_tb: :( I would maybe able to crank out a ruff version of it in a couple of weeks … I would need some info from you as what you may like in the security/admin part of the usage. Would you be wanting the php file to have content pages to do the work, or would you just want a function in which you can call and use the return in your own pages/files? Who do you want using the feature? Do you need a browse feature too?

    The Code …
    Most of the functions that make the copy from site feature work are just that of the upload feature too. The only difference is that the php code used to parse the ‘copy from site’/upload form. You just do a check for the ‘fileurl’ form field that is passed and see if it’s not blank and is not ‘http://’ … then you do a check to see if the file type is allowed … next see if the file already exists in the destination folder and if not … get the file by using the file_get_contents() function … then open the target file using fopen() and use fwrite() to write the file to the target/destination. Lastly you can create a thumbnail if you wish too. Below is the code from the upload.php file in LMB^Box FilePress that does all of these steps. In the config.php file is where all the functions are that the code calls. If you answer my questions and give me some guide lines, I’ll be able to create the file as you need.

    // First find out whether to fetch a file or accept an upload
    if ($_POST['fileurl'] != '' && $_POST['fileurl'] != 'http://') {
    if (!empty($_POST['target_filename'])) {
    $target_filename = $_POST['target_filename'];
    } else {
    $target_filename = basename($_POST['fileurl']);

    // Check file type
    $target_filename_ext = fp_parse_file_name($target_filename);
    $target_filename_ext = $target_filename_ext[1];
    foreach ($fp_options['allowed_types'] as $key => $ext) {
    if ($target_filename_ext == $ext || $ext == '') {
    $fp_file_type_good = true;
    if (!$fp_file_type_good) {
    echo 'Error: File Type
    '. $target_filename_ext . ' NOT Allowed!’;
    return false;

    // Get the filename and directory name formated
    fp_upload_secure($_POST['target_directory'], true);
    $target = $fp_options['home_abs'] . $_POST['target_directory'] . $target_filename;

    if (file_exists($target)) {
    echo ‘Error: File already exists on your machine! (‘ . $target . ‘)’;
    return false;
    } else {
    // Fetch file
    if (!$file_content = @file_get_contents($_POST['fileurl']) ) {
    echo ‘Error: File was not located on the remote server, are you sure the URL: ‘ . $_POST['fileurl'] . ‘ is correct?’;
    return false;
    } else {
    $fp = fopen($target, ‘w’);
    fwrite($fp, $file_content);
    // Create thumbnail $target
    return fp_make_thumbnail($target_filename, $fp_options['home_abs'] . $_POST['target_directory'], $fp_options['home_url'] . $_POST['target_directory']);
    } else {

    … DAMN I need to install that pretty php code plugin!

  82. Posted June 4, 2005 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    Hey Montie!

    I would love to use the ‘copy from site’ thing on my site for internal use (but outside of wordpress), would you care to publish a preferably one php file with just this function on please? As i’ve said, I want to use it outside of WP. Also, I would put it in the root, and I would like it to upload into /downloads/.

    I’ve looked on and the only thing that sounds like it will do what I want it to do is a broken link.

    If you dont want to publish it on your site, would you care to email it to me please? My address is , could you also forward it to ?

    Thanks a lot!

  83. Posted June 2, 2005 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    I know Danny! I need to work on my site and it’s styles! I’m sorry about that, but I do see what you are talking about and I thank you for tip and time. I need really finish this plugin but for the next few days I’m not going to have much time … I will be looking in this though, so thanks!

  84. Posted June 2, 2005 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    …Even when you use the code tags

  85. Posted June 2, 2005 at 5:48 pm | Permalink


    When you type html coding into comments it doesnt come out!!!!!

    Screw it!!

  86. Posted June 2, 2005 at 5:46 pm | Permalink


    One minor bug that I would love to be fixed. When I upload summat, it puts in the post something like:

    With slashes before wp-content. This causes broken images and links because my wordpress is not installed in the root dir, it is installed in /wordpress, however, simply removing the slashes fixes my problems, so, maybe you should fix that bug in your coding. ;)


    P.S. the code tag does not work when there is a “

  87. Posted June 2, 2005 at 5:43 pm | Permalink


    One minor bug that I would love to be fixed. When I upload summat, it puts in the post something like:

    With slashes before wp-content. This causes broken images and links because my wordpress is not installed in the root dir, it is installed in /wordpress, however, simply removing the slashes fixes my problems, so, maybe you should fix that bug in your coding. ;)


  88. Posted May 29, 2005 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    Yes I know exactly what you mean! I don’t have browsing done yet, but hopefully soon I will … I’m glad you like it!

  89. Posted May 29, 2005 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Hi there,

    I really like this plugin. It solves some problems I always didn’t like with wordpress: URL fetching and browsing of already uploaded files (very very useful for logos etc).

    Keep up the good work!

  90. Posted May 28, 2005 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    I never thought about intergration with WYSIWYG editors … I’ll have to look into this. There are some default setttings for the options to add a file to a post, but the major reason for all of the options to choose from is that I hated it when another plugin would work just fine but was too limited in the options as to the way the file was displayed or linked. I’ll look into making the options a bit more simple. Thanks for your feedback! :P

  91. Posted May 28, 2005 at 5:14 am | Permalink

    I think it’s useful, but could use with more simple default settings. Have to click around like 4 times to add a file link. It also doesn’t work with WYSIWYG’s like Matt’s.

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