Including a license in a Download
There are seven licenses as standard and additional licenses may be added.
Please note any enforcement of a license is solely the resposibility of the website owner or operator. jDownloads just provides the facilities and can take no part whatsoever in enforcing the terms of the licence.
1. Those that are linked to a document such as the GNU/GPL, GNU/LGPL and the Creative Commons licenses. A Description may also be included in these licenses. These licenses cannot be modified.
2. Those that only have a description that contains the text of the license, examples are Donationware, Linkware and Charityware. The text may contain HTML code.
To access the licenses view go to the main Joomla! menu panel click on then click on. Next click on . This opens up the panel of licences as shown opposite.
Adding a License to a Download
There are two parameters. The first is selecting which license to use and the second is deciding if the user must confirm acceptance.
To select the license use the pullddown as shown on the far right
When set to Yes the user has to accept the license in order to continue with the downloading.
Note: If you select 'No' then the user may simply ignore the license
Front End View
The license as shown in the Summary differs depending whether the license is a Description type, as shown immediately opposite, or a Link type as shown on the far right.
Whilst the button is shown it remains inactive until the license is accepted. There is a 'Back' button to take the user back to the Downloads Detail view.
Creating a New License/Editting Existing License
To edit an existing license then just click on its title.
A license may have a link and a description but if it does have a link then that takes precedence.
Generally link type licenses are used with what might be refered to as an 'established' or generally accepted licence.
Clicking on the gives a view as shown opposite
If a link is present jDownloads uses it as the license location otherwise it just shows the description.
Give the license a Title. If it is a Link type licence then paste the link in the 'Link to License' field. Then Save and Close.
An example of a Description license is shown below.
The view in the Editor of an example is shown opposite.
The equivalent code generated is illustrated opposite.
The Download button is inactive until the user 'ticks' the I accept box.