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[Plugin: WordPress Download Monitor] Custom URL? (4 posts)

  1. Chintaru
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So I have just installed WP3 plus the latest version of Download Monitor and I was playing around with the custom URL setting. I'd really like to make it look something like this: downloads/file.php?id=[title]

    Is this even possible? If I even enter something with special characters (? =) I get a 404 error. I suppose I need to escape the characters in the htaccess file? Any help on that?

    Thank you in advance :)

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/download-monitor/

  2. Mike
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Leave the first box blank and change the dropdown to get something like download.php?id=title, otherwise you will get something like /download/title

  3. dsided
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    How would I change

    downloads/?category=1&did=5

    into something more SEO friendly like:

    downloads/books/sunshine

    Where category 1 is "Books" and download 5 is "Sunshine"

    Is this possible? I've been reading about htaccess rules, but I can't get them working. I wonder if it's the fact the wordpress rewrite takes over everything.

    I've tried the following to no avail:

    RewriteRule ^downloads/([^/]+)$ http://www.website.com/downloads/?page_id=40&did=$1

    Where the page id 40 has [download_page]

  4. Mike
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have not found a way yet; think it will involve 'endpoints', but its not well documented. http://johnbeales.com/20090824/endpoints-a-little-secret-for-url-manipulation-in-wordpress/

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