Simplifying file and folder download procedure
Allow for more than one file to be downloaded at a time.
We've been using WA since 2013 and MANY times over the last few years, I've had to "clean out" files due to the limited space. Most of the "offenders" were photos. There is NOTHING more painful than "downloading" a photo which only opens it in a new browser tab, then right-clicking it, to Save graphic as..., then direct it to the right place, then save, rinse & repeat DOZENS of times. This is a massive waste of time.
As an all-volunteer group, none of us get paid to do this. I've clocked well over 50 hours a year JUST downloading all the stuff to keep us under the space allotment.
(for those wondering, I offload them into DropBox folders then provide a link to the "archives" for members or board to peruse)
Often we need to download and package monthly reports to send to officers or auditors. I can upload multiple files at once. I should be able to download multiple files at once as well. It really isn't an efficient use of time to have to download files individually when they are all located in one folder already. Should be able to highlight and download as a batch.
This would be beneficial for my registration portal, as currently when I have to download registrant abstracts I have to do individually by looking at the excel to see if they have attatchment and then go to their name and then download. It would be great if there was a function that we can download all attached files (abstracts) for an event,.
The reason I asked is because I have a slideshow with more than 50 images that needed to be optimized, and the only copies were in the resource files. I really didn't want to painstakingly download each and every one, optimize, then re-upload.
What I ended up doing was accessing the files with webDAV, copying the images, batch optimizing them, and copy and replacing them back, again using webDAV
Whereas I can upload multiple images or files at one time to a files folder, I couldn't download in the same manner. However, I solved my problem using webDev.
Whereas we can upload a folder of images or documents at a time, it would be advantageous to be able to download a complete folder, and it's subfolders, from the website resource files.
As it is now, we only have the ability to download a single file at a time.
AdminEvgeny Zaritovskiy (VP Technology of Wild Apricot by Personify, Wild Apricot by Personify) commented
Can you elaborate please? Why would you need this and what are the files you are talking about?