Replace the add-to-cart button in Easy Digital Downloads with a direct link to the download file when the product is free and has only one file. This only works when the file is an external link to a web-accessible file.
For archive pages on the Shop Front theme, the cart icon is replaced with a download icon and direct download link.
Want to see it in action? Check out the WebAware shop — it’s running this plugin.
Many thanks to the generous efforts of our translators:
- Albanian (sq) — Besnik
- Chinese (zh_CN) — the Chinese (simplified) translation team
- English (en_CA) — the English (Canadian) translation team
- French (fr_FR) — the French translation team
- Hungarian (hu_HU) — Tom Vicces
- Norwegian: Bokmål (nb_NO) — neonnero
- Norwegian: Nynorsk (nn_NO) — neonnero
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- Either install automatically through the WordPress admin, or download the .zip file, unzip to a folder, and upload the folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory. Read Installing Plugins in the WordPress Codex for details.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
Because I wanted to add my free plugins to an Easy Digital Downloads shop, without making it harder to download them from the shop than from WordPress.org plugin pages.
- Are downloads logged in Easy Digital Downloads?
No. Downloads are direct from the site hosting the linked file.
- Can I change the download link label?
Yes, see Downloads > Settings > Extensions. There’s also a filter hook,
edd_free_link_label, if you want finer control over the link label.
- Can I change the download link HTML?
Yes, there are templates. Look in the templates folder of the plugin. There’s also a filter hook,
edd_free_link_template, if you want finer control over which template is used.
This works great for my needs, I wanted to have a simple link, and this extension does it.
Other plugin I used stopped working suddenly, I assume it is stopped by EDD because is too old and probably breaks some rules. This plugin, however works very nicely. Great job, webaware!
I have used this plugin for a number of years and find it very useful – it works exactly as advertised. I decided to post a review today because after something went wrong I needed a bit of support and I was so grateful for the service. The developer is patient and helpful.
Thanks for the plugin!
Contributors & Developers
“Easy Digital Downloads Free Link” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
The full changelog can be found on GitHub. Recent entries:
- fixed: accessibility of download icon on free Shopfront theme and derivatives