Joomla Plugin – Easy Flash Uploader

Easy Flash Uploader

Copyright: Michael A. Gilkes
License: GNU/GPL v2

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  • Joomla 1.5 or 1.7 or 2.5
  • PHP 5.3+


This is a flexible flash file upload module, based on SWFUpload It allows the administrator to specify a destination folder, and allows the user to upload files to it. The administrator can also specify the text in the front end. You can even have multiple plugins on the same page.


Thanks for your interest in Easy Flash Uploader. Please visit the secure online store at Valor Apps to make your purchase.

Main features:

  • Upload files to a specified folder path from the joomla root directory.
  • Specify the maximum file size permitted to be uploaded. This value can vary for each
    instance of the plugin on the page.
  • Specify the types of files, by extension and by MIME type, that are permitted.
  • Customize the upload label and submit button texts.
  • Customize the submit and cancel buttons via image sprite and css, respectively
  • Specify the color and size of the progress bar to match your theme
  • Customize the overall styles via css to match your theme (for example, you can make a Google Apps-like uploader with a few CSS tweaks. See the forum for details.)
  • Specify the maximum upload limit and queue limit
  • Specify whether to replace existing files on upload
  • Default parameters are specified in the Plugin Manager instance
  • EVERY parameter can be uniquely customized for each instance of the plugin on the same article page.
  • Optionally, send an email notification of all successful uploads to a specified email address
  • Plugin Manager colors available through custom Color Picker
  • Option to save files in username subfolders
  • Displays MIME Detection Compatibility in Module Manager

Demo Site:

Please feel free to check out the demo of the plugin at my demo site.


Please feel free to create your own buttons for this plugin at my button maker site.

Known Issues

This plugin has all the known issues documented for SWFUpload See documentation.

This plugin is designed to work on PHP 5.3+. If you have an earler version of PHP, it should still work but, you may encounter issues with detecting the MIME type of the uploaded file. This depends on your server setup, as it should work fine if PHP is allowed to call the exec function. Check out the support site for further details and considerations.

Support and Documentation:

Feel free to visit my forum for online support. You may also contact me via the Valor Apps Contact Page

Please visit the digital store for documentation:



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12 Responses to “Joomla Plugin – Easy Flash Uploader”

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Hi Michael, thank you for this great plug-in it works great. My clients regularly upload files to me for printing (we are a print company) and they have been asking if there is a way they can put a description against a file they upload. For example, they may upload a file and want to write “Please print 10 copies of this file”. It would be good if that message could then be emailed to me in the email message that is sent when the file is uploaded. Is this aceivable? Robert.

How to use multiple instances of easy flash uploader in one article joomla.
Only the first instance appear and work. The other instances appear in text.
When i delete the first instance the second become first and work. Only the first work!

@Benoit. Thanks for posting. I had to double check this. You are right. It wasn’t working as expected. However, I fixed it and released the fix. Please log into the Valor Apps website and download the fixed version from your Downloads area.

Thanks Michael, now it works!

Like Oscar, 2 things

1.- I need an uploader that will allow to me specify a different directory for each user to upload Reports

2.- I need a Listing Folder what I like Administrator can view the files of my users, and every user can not see anything form another user…

Help me Please…


I paid for ur flash uploader but it wont allow me to upload .mbd files successfully.

I added .mdb to file extentions and applications/msaccess to MIME and still didnt work.

@Derek. Thanks for purchasing and using my plugin. I am more than happy to assist you. However, you will need to post your situation at the support site:

Support is not provided from this site. Please create a post at the support site, and include any messages that the uploader displays on the screen as well as the size of the file and the exact instance declaration in the article.

Hi. I need an uploader that will allow me to automatically specify a different directory for each user to upload videos into and prevent any one from seen anyone else’s directory.

Is this possible with your product?

Hi Oscar,
Thanks for your inquiry! My plugin may be able to help you. From what you have described, the only way I can think of this working is if you set up individual folders for each user, and set up one article per user. In each article, you have an instance of the plugin that references the user’s individual folder. So, if you do it that way, you should be able to accomplish what you need. I don’t know if you would consider this to be automatic.

However, if you want to specify one article, and when each user accesses the article, the plugin automatically detects the user and automatically makes them upload to their specific folder, then my plugin won’t do that.

Now, if you understand a bit of the Joomla api, you could edit my plugin’s code and make it do that for you. It shouldn’t be too difficult to do, if you have folders with the username of each user, and edit the code to append the parent folder with this username, then it should work.

@Oscar. Just a quick update. The plugin can allow users to upload files to individual folders. These folders will be automatically created using the user’s username. Just turn on the “Enable Username Subfolders” feature.

How do i download the software after buying

Hi Vernon,

After you purchase the software, you will get an email with a custom link to download the software. Please check your email, and also you spam filter.

Thanks for purchasing!

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