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Plugin to disable people from loading files from AddressBar/HotLink? (3 posts)

  1. Dirt2
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am making a downloads site and I have an issue with people who may hotlink files from my site, Is there like a download plugin like something that requires them to click an input button to download or something that will disable and redirect someone if they try to load the file from an outside website?

    The files are loaded in a specific folder because I am using another plugin that manages Custom fields and has its own download form so the file isn't downloaded into the regular wordpress gallery thing.

    Here's a good idea of what I mean:
    http://www.vecteezy.com/vf/1037-Tattoo-inspired-eagle-head-illustration
    Copy the download link and it just redirects back to the page.

    Thanks

  2. Stefano Lissa
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Usually hot link is disabled adding rules on .htaccess. Many hosting provider have the hot linking option in their panel to control how to deal hot links.

  3. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    There are also plugins for this.

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