Using the Media Manager for File Downloads
You might be wondering, “How can I offer files to download off of my website?” WithJoomla!, it is possible to do this using an included feature called Media Manager. Files mightinclude PDFs, word documents, or just pictures.The nice part about storing your documents and files through the Media Manager isthat Joomla! takes care of uploading everything for you. This means that if you want to insertan image or a file link into one of your content pages, it doesn't require as much work asusing FTP (file transfer protocol) to put the files on your web server.
B. Joomla! Configuration
First off, you have to make sure that your Joomla! website is setup so that it can accept thefiles that you want to upload.1.Go to your Administrator page and log in. Then go to the menu bar, select 'Site' andthen press 'Global Configuration' from the list.2.Click on the 'System' tab. Then find the area titled 'Media Settings'. This is where all of the Media Manager settings are held.
You might ask whythere needs to be such settings.The main reason is so thatunwanted files are not uploadedto your site which might bedangerous.