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[Plugin: WordPress Download Monitor] When right-clicking and 'save as', visitors prompted to save do (6 posts)

  1. pinkbeats
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Afternoon,
    When you right-click and select 'Save As' to download a file using Download Monitor, the file name always seems to be download.php instead of the mp3 file it's linked to. The workaround seems to let the file finish downloading and then just rename it to whatever it should be but also change the file type at the end from .php to .mp3 and it will play in any media player, no problem.

    How can you get it to save as the file it's linked to?
    For an example post with a download link, see here. Thanks in advance.

    Not sure if it makes any difference but I'm using the legacy tags to display the download image and link - am wondering whether I'll need to amend the 150+ posts at some point... *gulp!*

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

  2. supervee
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have this same problem, did anyone ever find a solution?

  3. supervee
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #


  4. pinkbeats
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The solution is to tick the box 'Force Download', there's a warning that it may not work on all website hosts but it does on mine.

  5. supervee
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    That's not really a solution ... I want users to be able to see the image in their browser and have the option to save from there if they wish.

  6. pinkbeats
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes - I think I understand what you mean, my 'solution' above only cured the problem in that, for some users, when they clicked the download link, it would open up another browsing tab and start playing the file whereas now it will prompt you to specify a location to save the mp3 file. Despite ticking the 'Force Download' box, if you right-click and save as, you are still prompted to save download.php.

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