Support » Plugin: Email Before Download » Error: Filename cannot be empty

  • When i click on the inline link to download the file, this message comes up:
    Warning: readfile(): Filename cannot be empty in /wp-content/plugins/email-before-download/download.php on line 236

    There was no update or change to the installation and it worked before.
    I have no clue what happened, it suddenly broke.

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  • I found the problem: the contact form needs to have an email field!
    Now im looking for a way to work around this.
    Any ideas how to enable the download after completing a form that contains no email field?

    You must have a field named your-email in the CF7 form or else it will fail trying to insert a row into wp_ebd_link table because the email column cannot be null.

    I have never tried it, but you might be able to make your-name a hidden field and just put some value in it in the form like “” or something like that. As long as you don’t care about that value & as long as you are set to ‘inline’ then it should never try to send email to it & you wouldn’t care that it was That might work…

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