Phoca Download

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Phoca Download
Developer(s) Jan Pavelka
Stable release
3.1.2 / 2 May 2016 (2016-05-02)
Operating system Cross Platform
Platform PHP
License GPL

Phoca Download is an open source project, download managing software which runs in Joomla! CMS. It is programmed in PHP and runs on web server with enabled PHP support and installed Joomla!. It includes component, modules and plugins and allows users to display files on their websites which can be downloaded, played, previewed.

Phoca Download renders categories and their subcategories. Categories include files which can be downloaded from the site by the visitors. Users logged in Phoca Download frontend can upload and manage files. In administration both - uploaded and downloaded files can be seen and statistics of them is displayed. Frontend users can rate rendered files. Files (pdf, images) can be previewed, other files (flv, mp3, mp4, ogg, ogv) can be played in the browser. Files can be stored on the server where Phoca Download runs but they can be stored on external server. Phoca Download then links such external files. Phoca Download includes Joomla! access system. It means, files or categories can be accessed only for specific group or users.[1]

Phoca Download is standard Joomla! extension and it can be extended by plugins and modules. There are many different modules and plugins for Phoca Download listed on Joomla! extensions directory.[2]


Phoca Download 3 is the current release of Phoca Download. It is based on Phoca Download 2 and overwritten for Joomla 3. Phoca Download 3.1.2 was released on May 2, 2016.[3]

Phoca Download 2 was released on June 18, 2011.[4] Component was overwritten for Joomla! 1.6 and new features were added.

Phoca Download 1 was released on July 25, 2008.[5] Phoca Download was new download manager component for Joomla CMS.

List of versions with release and support info
Version Release date Supported until
1.0.0 2008-07-25 2009-07-22No
2.0.0 2011-06-18 Yes
3.0.3 2013-11-16 Yes
3.1.2 2016-05-02 Yes
  No Release no longer supported
  Yes Release still supported


Phoca Download 3 is running under Joomla! 3, so it requires:[6]

Phoca Download 2 requires:[7]

  • MySQL 5.0.4 or greater
  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
  • Joomla! version 1.6 or 1.7 or 2.5 or greater


These are examples of websites using Phoca Download:

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Phoca Download Features Retrieved on November 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Phoca Download Extensions Retrieved on September 24, 2013.
  3. ^ Phoca Download 3.1.2 Released Retrieved on May 2, 2016.
  4. ^ Phoca Download 2 Stable (Joomla! 1.6) released Retrieved on September 20, 2012.
  5. ^ Phoca Download Features Retrieved on August 24, 2013.
  6. ^ Joomla! - TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS Retrieved on January 14, 2013.
  7. ^ Phoca Download 3 Retrieved on August 20, 2013.
  8. ^ Google Books
  9. ^ Google Books
  10. ^ Google Books

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