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Media Vault

Protect attachment files from direct access using powerful and flexible restrictions. Offer safe download links for any file in your uploads folder.

How do I toggle File Protection on an existing Attachment?

You have two options. If you only want to toggle File Protection on a single attachment, you can do it directly from the attachment's Edit page. In the 'Media Vault Settings' metabox in the right column, you can toggle protection by clicking the button that will either say 'Add to Protected' or 'Remove from Protected'. Remember to click 'Update' to save the changes you have made.

If you want to toggle File Protection on multiple attachments, the plugin comes with two bulk actions that can be performed in the Media Library page in the WordPress Admin. On the Media Library page select the attachment or attachments you would like to manipulate by ticking the box next to their title. Then from the 'bulk options' dropdown select either the 'Add to Protected' or 'Remove from Protected' option and click the 'Apply' button next to the dropdown.

You can verify that the action took effect by looking at the Media Vault column in the Media Library list table. It will display when an attachment's files are protected as well as the permissions set on the particular attachment.

Can files uploaded from the front-end be automatically protected?

Yes they can, see this support question for more details!

How are unprotected files handled? How does this plugin work?

This question was recently asked and answered in this support thread, check it out!

Requires: 3.5.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.3
Last Updated: 2014-2-18
Downloads: 2,614

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