Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:29
Modified: Tuesday, 01 October 2019 11:21


Check also another tutorial about this App: How Files Attachments App works

With the updated DJ-Classifieds Files Attachments App you can let users upload private documents for the administrator.

Those files will be visible only for the website administrator and owner of the files (the user). None of those will be visible or published on the front.

This feature is super useful if you want to let users upload documents for instance to validate them (for example sending ID or other documents scans to validate the user). Of course, it's not limited to that, and you can let them upload any files with this feature.

How to enable attachments in the user's profile

First, go to your Joomla backend and go to Plugins -> DJ-Classifieds - Files Attachments and enable the feature Uploader in profile.

attachments in user's profile

and Save the settings.

How to use attachments in profile from the user's perspective

Once the feature is enabled in the plugin each user when editing the profile will see new uploader for the files:


  1. here's where the user can upload files (with a click or just by drag and drop feature)
  2. the uploaded files are visible over the uploader
  3. once files are uploaded user clicks "Save" to send photos or documents to the Administrator.

Hint: The user can see, edit, delete the files anytime by editing the profile again.

How website administrator can check the attachments uploaded by user

  • E-mail notification to the Administrator

Go to your Joomla backend and go to Plugins -> DJ-Classifieds - Files Attachments and enable the feature Profile admin email.

Profile admin email settings

This way the admin will get an email notification informing about the new document uploaded on Profile. Each document added in the profile comes in the email as an attachment

  • Possibility of filtering users "with an attachment"

The list of DJ-Classifieds user-profiles contains an icon of "Safety-pin". It means they have an attachment added. The website admin can filter them also using the box in the right top corner (with attachment / without attachment).

Attachment icon for user profiles

  • Attachments tab in the user's profile

Web site administrator can also check users' uploaded files by going to Components -> DJ-Classifieds -> User Profiles,


opening the user's profile that needs to be checked and clicking the Attachments tab.


Hint: The Administrator can also upload the files there, and they will be visible in the user's profile same way as the user would upload it. In some cases, this can be useful to be used as exchanging documents feature between him and website administrator.



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