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  • I have some links with pdf files inside of a page.
    That page has restriction access.

    But if someone know the url of pdf link they can download it.

    How can I restriction also for that files – urls too?

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  • Plugin Author Chad Butler


    Please see the following FAQ:

    You can use the plugin’s Download Protect extension to block direct access to files:

    With this plugin do I have to upload again the files that I have already upload?

    Does it has own download system? Or can I use the custom fields that I have?

    Can I have demo account or do u have video for testing it?


    Plugin Author Chad Butler


    Unfortunately, it won’t automatically handle files already uploaded. I’d like to develop an import tool for the future, but that’s currently not an option.

    While the plugin uses WP’s file upload functions, it does apply its own system to the process. Files are uploaded as “attachment” post type (typical for WP media), but include some additional post meta that is needed for finding the actual file since access is via link and a key value (for id of the file). Those meta are generated when you upload the file through the plugin’s upload form. Also, in order to protect the file, they are saved to a protected directory (which can be filtered). So any existing files you have would be outside of that directory and would need to be uploaded through the plugin to be loaded into the protected directory and the extra post meta would be generated.

    While I don’t have a backend demo, there are some screenshots in the documentation:

    To get an idea of the frontend, there is a demo here: There is explanatory text on that page of what each link is demonstrating for you.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  Chad Butler.
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