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EDD Downloads


This plugin allows you to add plugins and themes as free downloads in Easy Digital Downloads.

When you add a plugin or theme URL to a download, the add to cart / buy now buttons will be replaced with a “Free Download” button that links to the plugin/theme page instead.

This plugin also adds a helpful widget that displays info such as the download count, dates added/last updated, current version, and more. This info is cached via transients so it will work well on high traffic servers, and only displays on downloads added as downloads.


  • The URL setting added to the Add/Edit Download page.
  • The EDD Downloads widget settings.
  • Change the button text for downloads added as plugins or themes in EDD Settings -> Misc.


Install this plugin like you would install any other WordPress plugin.

Dashboard Method:

  1. Login to your WordPress admin and go to Plugins -> Add New
  2. Type “EDD Downloads” in the search bar and select this plugin
  3. Click “Install”, and then “Activate Plugin”

Upload Method:

  1. Unzip the plugin and upload the “edd-wordpress-downloads” folder to your “wp-content/plugins” directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress


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Contributors & Developers

“EDD Downloads” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed PHP notice on 404 pages
  • Only change free download text on downloads


  • Added setting for changing the download button text


  • Initial release