This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

S3 Secure URL

Description

Create temporary links to files which are stored in Amazon S3 service using simple shortcode.

Shortcode builder also available (see screenshots).

Read the detailed guide which describes how to use this plugin.

Shortcode usage

Wrap text (‘Download Now’) in the link (a-tag):

[s3secureurl bucket='bucket-name' target='/path/to/file.ext' expires='5']Download Now[/s3secureurl]

Output: Download

Display the raw link as text:

[s3secureurl bucket='bucket-name' target='/path/to/file.ext' expires='5' /]

Output: http://example.com/secure-url

Installation

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘s3-secure-url’ or for ‘S3 Secure URL’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select s3-secure-url.zip from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download s3-secure-url.zip
  2. Extract the s3-secure-url directory to your computer
  3. Upload the s3-secure-url directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

FAQ

What do I need to get started?

You need an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account and the AWS Access Key and AWS Secret Key

What are benefits of this plugin?

You can use this plugin to share or sell files on your website.
Read the detailed guide which describes how to use this plugin.

Reviews

Great plug-in for one of those “really complex simple things”

Great plug-in. I’m setting up a paywalled website for teachers with a lot of large PDFs and Powerpoints that I’m storing on AWS. They obviously need to be private URLs, but I couldn’t figure out where to start with signing a private URL even after reading all of this: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonCloudFront/latest/DeveloperGuide/private-content-signed-urls.html#private-content-how-signed-urls-work.

But Max’s great plug-in (and quick response to my newbie query) are perfect:

• connect up to AWS using your IAM key and the only two fields in the simple config
• wrap a shortcode round your link text, with the name of your S3 bucket and the path
• plug-in generate a temporary link on each page load, so if the user’s logged-in on a role-protected page, only they will be able to generate signed links.

Simples. Not that I could do it myself, tho, of course.

Read all 1 review

Contributors & Developers

“S3 Secure URL” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “S3 Secure URL” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.0.0

  • Initial release