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Creating New Directory Outside of Root (to install secure files plugin) (4 posts)

  1. dlneuen
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello,

    I'm not very techy. How do I create a new directory outside of my web document root? I read that I should do this at http://almosteffortless.com/wordpress/ in order to get the Secure Files plug in working.

    Please help!

    Thanks.

  2. dlneuen
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Please help me!

  3. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Uploading_WordPress_to_a_remote_host explains creating a directory using FTP.

    Also many hosts provide some kind of file manager where you can create directories so if you don't see that, ask your host.

    Related:
    Changing File Permissions

  4. dainismichel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    your directories are linked to a URL (your domain name). If you make a directory called "files" or "whatever," but don't do more with it, then "most likely" that directory is simply NOT visible online. Ask your host, they are there to help you. I have the secure files plugin working and it's really nice. Also, download manager allows the same functionality.

    Just make a directory called /home/username/files, make sure it's not accessible via the web (but only via ftp) and put that into the Secure Files Directory.

    Then FTP some files into that directory and watch them appear. Use the >> to get the link to put into posts and pages. Neato. Then test. Log in via one browser, see if you can downlaod.

    Stay logged out via another browser (like use Firefox and Safari or Opera or IE or whatever).

    Then watch the link not work when you are not logged in.

    Neato :-)

    I think download manager even allows you to redirect folks who happen to browse your download link. :-)

    Best,
    Dainis

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