has, on the left side, a panel of 'buttons' like. For Categories the left side
panel is like . Note in both cases is inactive.
Both Downloads and Categories have 'buttons'on the righthand side.
To gain access to the Batch operations for say Categories then select the Categories button and select one or more categories or sub categories you wish to move or copy
As illustrated opposite it has expanded to do several other useful items like Setting Access levels, and adding Tags to multiple Categories and Downloads. Also in a multilingual site it allows changing the language for the selected categories or Downloads.
Note: the multilingual option only appears when a site is multilingual
These additional changes may be used individually or combined with each other or in conjunction with a move or copy.
Also note that there are three options when copying. This allows making duplicates of a Download in multiple categories.
Selecting the Categories or Downloads
First you just need to tick the selection box of the required items. In the image opposite three downloads have been selected.
Initially the button is inactive but when one or more items are selected then it becomes active and various actions are available as listed in the image on the far right
So click on the button in the pulldown list.
To UNLOCK if the batch processing should fail for an unknown reason then go to the section on the jDownloads Control Panel and select the .
Changing the Access Level
By default jDownloads sets the Access level to Public. That is any user is able to see them whether they are logged in or not.
The 'Set Access Level' is very useful for example when changing a site so that Registered users may see additional Downloads and Categories from those that the Public users can see.
This is quite simple just select an existing tag in the pulldown that you wish to add and then click on the button.
The default setting is 'Keep original Tags'.
Changing the Language
It is particularly useful when converting a non-multilingual site to a multilingual site
The default setting for 'Set Language' is to keep the original language.
Moving Categories or Downloads
This is illustrated opposite where a rectangle represents just one category and a circle which represents one or more Downloads.
There are three top level categories each with Downloads; four sub-categories of which only three have Downloads, and three sub-sub-categories with Downloads.
The 'moved' categories will retain their position relative to each other.
Note that if you wish to move the selection such that the most 'senior' category is to become a top level category then select 'Add to root' as the destination.
The alongside 'Dated Cats' indicates that it has been chosen as the 'source' category.
Presently Dated Cats is a sub category of 'LoggedOnDownloads'.
It has 4 sub categories.
Having selected the 'source' category as above use the pull down to select the 'target' category.
As shown in the first image opposite use the pull down to select the 'target' category, which in this example is 'TopA'.
After clicking on the target category and selecting the 'Move' option the view will be like the image below.
Next click on the button. The result is shown on the far right where Dated Cats and its sub-categories have been moved.
When moving categories the associated downloadable files are also moved. So it is recommended that moderation is used in the number you select.
This example selects moving the Downloads in category 'Public Downloads' as shown in image 1 into another Category called 'April 2017' Using the original as illustrated in the setup 2 below.
The result is shown in image 3 where the Downloads have been moved.
Copying Categories or Downloads
- Copy without assigned file - this then makes them a simple Downloads without a file, indicated by in the listing.
- Copy with assigned file - this results in a standard Download with a downloadable file, indicated by in the listing.
- Copy with reference file - the copied Download does not have its own downloadable file but refers to the one in the original Download, indicated by in the listing.
The result is shown in image 3 where the Downloads have been copied.
The other two copy modes are carried out in the same way but result in either their own downloadable file,, or a referenced downloadable file, .
Clearly if a Download being copied is itself a simple Download then the resultant copy will also be a simple Download.