Support » Plugin: WP-DownloadManager » Custom template

  • Resolved Julian Magnone



    I am using the WP DownloadManager version 1.68.1, so far I was using [download] shortcode once in the post, to offer 1 single download. However, I need to support the following.

    In a single post, offer multiple downloads, the main download and other secondary or alternative download links. I need to highlight the main download (with a button maybe), and provide normal links for alternate links. Would be possible to use a different custom template or specify a different format in the shortcode or any other function provided by the plugin?

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  • Plugin Author Lester Chan


    Sorry template are global and it applies to all. You can’t choose a custom template =)

    So, no way to override it via hooks, neither?

    Alternatively, could be possible to call a plugin function to get the plain file URL by file ID?


    Plugin Author Lester Chan


    Nope! There are no hooks for templates because they are designed from the start to be global to keep things simple.

    The URl is simple,, don’t need any function for the plugin.

    Hooks do not add too much complexity, and helps to make the code much customizable and flexible.

    So far, the way I solved it (to create a custom template based on my needs) is to use add_filter on option_download_template_embedded which will override the saved template.

    Plugin Author Lester Chan


    I agreed! Why not help me out, you can send a PR to with the filter and I will merge it in and of course credit you.

    I would prefix the hook name with “download_”

    Ok, sure. Sounds like a very good idea. I will try to help submitting my changes.

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