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Traffic Limiter


Traffic Limiter is a useful addon for blogs with many media files which can cause high data traffic.
There are three traffic limits to avoid over traffic costs: daily, weekly and monthly limit. If one of these limits is exceeded downloads will either be redirected to a custom URL or a custom message is displayed. For images you can define a fallback icon which is displayed instead of the message. Additionally a download bandwidth can be set for registered users and guests.

Also included is a statistic system which displays the current traffic consumption and individual file stats to see which media produces the most traffic.

All files are sent to the browser by a PHP script, supporting the most HTTP headers like If-Modified-Since (for caching) and Range (for partial downloads)

If the Apache extension mod_rewrite is installed download links stay the same, if not links to media files are automatically redirected. It is recommended to install mod_rewrite, although this plugin works without this extension.

Note: If you provide lots of downloads or media files you should try my download manager WP-Filebase.


  • An overview about the traffic amount and the limits
  • The files which causes the most traffic are listed here


  1. Upload the traffic-limiter folder with all its files to wp-content/plugins
  2. Make sure that your upload directory (default is wp-content/uploads) is writable by the server
  3. Activate the Plugin and customize the settings under Media->Traffic Limiter

Contributors & Developers

“Traffic Limiter” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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  • New Option Force download (to avoid media streaming)
  • Fixed mod_rewrite rule bug
  • Enhanced download code


  • First version