Since 31 March 2023 this package is maintained by Sergey Tolkachyov (WebTolk). After some time, further releases, the update server will be moved from this site.
Component provides the creation and operation of digital projects catalog (programs, files, scripts, extensions, modules, etc.) and allows you to manage their description, characteristics and provides the ability of downloads.
Thanks to the key manager, you can organize paid downloads on your site.
To do this, just select in the project "Download Type: Paid" and then you can download the file only if the key is specified.
Component provides versioning of digital projects with the ability to specify the stability (Development, Alpha, Beta, Release Candidate, Stable) and changelog management.
Component includes statistical functionality with ability to track the count of downloads for each specific version.
File storage structure allows you to store files outside the root directory, which provides a high degree of protection and excludes downloading by direct link to the file, bypassing the component.
Developers who create extensions for Joomla! CMS are provided with additional functionality for creating and running their own update server, as part of the component.
In Joomla 4, in the admin panel before updating, there is an opportunity to view the changes made in the new version of the extension. You can also see them in the list of the extension manager in
System - Management - Extensions when you click on the extension version. However, this is only possible if the XML manifest of the extension specifies the changelog URL, which contains a specially generated XML file with a description of the changes. This function has been added to SW JProjects.